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Vekla Low Top Sneaker GMTO (x Sons of Henrey)

Notch

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Hi everyone!

Some of you will know me, my name is Tom and I am the founder of Sons of Henrey footwear and Vekla clothing. I have an affiliate thread here on Styleforum but though it better fit to open a separate thread for this new endeavour.

Last year, we launched our first collection of low top sneakers, aptly named The Low Top Sneaker. They came in 6 colours and were launched through a pre-order campaign. The campaign helped us with funding the production run, but also gave us more insight in what were the more popular colours. The Vekla Low Top sneaker has been available since then in the same 6 colour ways, and it was time to add some more. For this, we need the help of the Styleforum community!

Through Sons of Henrey, we have a large network of quality leather suppliers and we wanted to let that shine through in this new offering. There are 6 models available for pre-order. In our opinion, these sneakers represent the highest value sneakers on the menswear market today. Their construction is unparalleled, the leather quality guaranteed and the price is hard to beat.

The pre-order will until early February, after which the order will be placed and delivery is expected early to mid April. A discount of €15 is offered to Styleforum members with code ‘VEKLA’. You can enter the code during the last steps at checkout.

Links to the pre-order page: https://sonsofhenrey.com/collections/vekla-sneakers and https://vekla.store/collections/low-top-sneaker-pre-order

Without further ado, an overview of all 6 models:

Vekla_Sneakers_Utah_Calf_Dark_Brown.jpg
Vekla_Sneakers_Utah_Calf_Black.jpg
Vekla_Sneakers_Kudu_Chestnut.jpg
Vekla_Sneakers_Taupe.jpg
Vekla_Sneakers_Calf_Black.jpg

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Did anyone ever buy a pair of these and if so, any feedback please? :)
 

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While there hasn't been much response on this thread, yes people have been buying them.

This is the second round of sneaker pre-orders we do, so we actually have quite a few customers on the forums here. It's difficult sometimes with the forum nicknames but I know that @mxgreen , @Thomas_M, @saurabh and @Gb21 , all have bought Vekla sneakers.
 

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Did anyone ever buy a pair of these and if so, any feedback please? :)
@Notch

I have two pairs plus the kudus on the way. I took my standard sneaker size and the fit is great. Super comfy out of the box and very high quality for the price
 

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@Betta , you had reached out for sizing advise, please see above, Gb21's comment.
 

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@Notch

I have two pairs plus the kudus on the way. I took my standard sneaker size and the fit is great. Super comfy out of the box and very high quality for the price
Should have mentioned, I wear a 43. Usually a UK9/9.5
 

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@Notch

I have two pairs plus the kudus on the way. I took my standard sneaker size and the fit is great. Super comfy out of the box and very high quality for the price
Thanks for the feedback. I am also curious how they compare in to the Thursday sneakers in terms of quality and comfort!
 

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Did anyone ever buy a pair of these and if so, any feedback please? :)
Hi,

I could not been happier with my Vekla.
Before Vekla, I have been wearing Common Projects for 15 years, so I was a big fan.
I prefer the Vekla.
The quality is top notch and they have the sleek profile that made Common Projects my favourite among that type of sneakers.

I think the Vekla are better than the Common Projects.
The shape is better, the attention to details, the leathers, the choice of leather (like Utah or Kudu!), the way it wraps you ankle better.

You can see Tom added all his GYW/HW experience into Vekla and it shows when you wear them.

Also, the price is ridiculous and Tom has to stop discounting it further.

I wear my usual Common Project size.
 

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@Notch can these be resoled?
do you really need them to be resoled though? I mean given how tough margom is I would assume upper would look pretty crappy by the time you need to resole, then do you really want to spend $100 plus on a ~$200 sneaker where the upper is super crappy?
 

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Did anyone ever buy a pair of these and if so, any feedback please? :)
Missed this thread. I ordered in the original run and echo the other guys thoughts. Have been a Common Projects guy for sneakers but added these in a couple different colors while keeping my CPs in white. Took Vekla in the same size and find the toe box to be a just a little bit more spacious without going overboard or looking blobby. They’ve got a clean look and have held up well. I haven’t bothered to clean or condition them at all other than wiping them off and don’t store them with shoe trees.

Can’t compare them to any of the other minimalist sneakers out there from brands other than CP since I haven’t tried them but these haven’t had any issues and I’ve been happy to recommend them to people looking for an option.
 

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do you really need them to be resoled though? I mean given how tough margom is I would assume upper would look pretty crappy by the time you need to resole, then do you really want to spend $100 plus on a ~$200 sneaker where the upper is super crappy?
I was actually thinking the opposite, especially the Kudu. I think those would look amazing with some age and patina on them, so it would be cool to have the option to keep that going.
 

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whic
Check these out. I have their shoes which are exceptional quality.

Not sure why I'd need to check those out? They make a good looking shoe, yes, but their sneakers are also just side stitched. In terms of being able to resole the shoes or not, they are no different than Vekla sneakers?
 

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