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The new year is bringing with it new fashions and sustainable intentions. If only these can both be combined to create a dream product that rids us of guilt and elevates the style-factor. Well, it looks like the folks at Cariuma have found a way to bridge this gap with its sleek and minimalistic OCA low sneaker — and Instagram users already can't get enough!
Made of premium sustainable materials, these sneakers are the preferred everyday footwear choice for many. Inspired by the rich beach and street culture in Rio, Brazil, these shoes were made with Cariuma's transparent brand aim in mind: to better serve the people and the planet.
Shop: Cariuma OCA Low Canvas Sneaker, $79
The outside of the shoe is made of handcrafted, robust canvas while the inside includes a one-of-a-kind memory foam and vegetable-tanned leather hybrid insole, which is also completely removable. Not only are the OCA low sneakers made of eco-friendly materials and recycled packaging, but the "go green" initiative surrounding the product is a complete 360 deal, including their thoughtful transportation process which is 100 percent carbon neutral to fight climate change.
Further adding to Cariuma's brand transparency, the site clearly outlines that its craftsmen are paid fair wages and work in safe conditions that guarantee that the products are made without harm to the environment or its manufacturers.
In addition to these shoes being consciously sound, they boast more than 300 glowing reviews, adding to a collective 4.89 customer review rating.
"The best tennis shoes I ever owned literally. I wish I could wear them every day," one five-star reviewer wrote. "I've owned $200 tennis shoes. I've owned every brand in the book. These are by far the most comfortable tennis shoes I've ever owned and they're so adorable."
Another shopper highlighted that Cariuma also has "fabulous customer service," while another raved about the removable insoles, which she explained made her daily six-to-nine mile walk at Disney World a breeze.
Available in both male and female sizings, these sneakers go from size five to 13 for both genders and feature 11 color options.