Fashion

Step Up For The Planet In Cariuma, The Sustainable Sneakers Blowing Up Right Now

By Sammy Preston
15th Oct 2020

Cariuma OCA Low Sneakers in Snow White.

If there’s one style lesson we’ve learned this year, it’s that comfort really is king. And while summer is on the way, we’re feeling pretty content about letting this reign of simple, comfy, stress-free vibes continue.

If you’re on the same style wavelength, you’ll want to add Cariuma to your summertime hitlist. This on-the-up sustainable label has been making big waves in the sneaker world this year for its comfortable, minimalist kicks with major eco-friendly credentials.

Cariuma was the shoe of the summer in the States—racking up an 8,000 person waitlist for the August 2020 restock of Cariuma’s best-selling OCA Low sneaker.

We love them for a few reasons—firstly, for every pair you buy Cariuma plants two trees in the Brazilian rainforest. Considering the recent blows dealt to this particular part of the planet, this is a major plus in our eyes.

Secondly, these guys are super-invested in premium sustainable materials. Cariuma sneakers are made with bamboo, natural rubber harvested without harming trees, organic cotton, Brazilian sugarcane, cork, recycled plastics, responsibly sourced leather and suede, and Mamona oil, which is a plant-based alternative to petroleum. You can read more here.

Finally, Cariuma designs comfortable, classic shoes to last—timeless, go-with-anything, effortless sneakers that skip the trends and ultimately inspire us to keep a more sustainable wardrobe.

Most recently, the Cariuma crew have been receiving tonnes of attention for their performance-ready pro skate shoe, the CATIBA Pro Skate, and—our personal favourite—their ongoing collab on the aforementioned OCA Low with the colour kings at Pantone. Channel all those moody spring vibes in Pantone pigments like “Classic Blue” or “Picante”, or keep it clean in “Moonless Night” or “Snow White”—these kicks are a vibe. 

Check out Cariuma’s collection here.

Image credit: Cariuma

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