Cariuma’s World Oceans Day slippers are doubly sustainable | well+well

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Get ready: For the second year in a row, Cariuma is making a splash with *new* custom-made ocean colorways in honor of World Oceans Day (June 8, in case you missed it), and even ocean lovers the earth will want a pair as soon as possible. The Brazilian sneaker company has partnered with 4ocean, which has been cleaning up waterways and coastlines around the world since 2017, to release three limited-edition shades of its popular OCA low-top sneaker. For every pair purchased, the brands will extract two pounds of plastic and marine debris from the oceans and rivers, making an already eco-friendly shoe the same plus more ecological.

The online sneaker market thrives on rumours, as does the sustainability market. If you fall in between, there’s Cariuma, the sustainable everyday sneaker loved by celebrities and praised in five-star reviews. Bet your bottom dollar we’ve been on the waiting list of over 60,000 people multiple times.

Made from ethically sourced raw materials like bamboo, sugar cane and castor oil, this waste-conscious Brazilian brand offers seven styles that are stylish and comfortable for all genders. Whether you love the plastic-free lifestyle or are carrying a baby (Ahem) steps, Cariuma’s walk-the-walk initiatives make it easier than ever to shop with morality. Case in point: Each shoe has details like vegan, plant-based insoles, organic cotton canvas, and laces made from organic cotton and post-consumer recycled plastics. For every pair purchased, the founders plant two trees in the Amazon rainforest, which has been slowly devastated by deforestation. Better yet, you can walk around all day in these bad boys and you’ll look good doing it.

Now, you can double down on sustainability efforts by planting two trees Y eliminating two pounds of plastic with just one click of the button. The Cariuma x 4ocean OCA Low Top Sneakers ($89) are currently available in three ocean-inspired colors: 4ocean’s signature blue, a salty off-white, and a steely charcoal gray. The collection is made to order for shipment in August 2022.

Make waves with your own Cariuma x 4ocean OCA low top sneakers

Cariuma x 4ocean, 4ocean Blue — $89.00

This super lightweight pair from Cariuma has a versatile design and slim silhouette, making them comfortable to wear and easy to style. Its resistant fabric? Made from post-consumer recycled plastic. Padded with memory foam with vegan insoles made from organic castor oil and cork, they’re as easy after ten miles as getting up in a boat.

Cariuma x 4ocean, off-white — $89.00

Did we mention that these shoes take virtually zero time to break in? You can put them on and start adventuring right away. Still, they feel strong and supportive. This off-white shade can be paired with most occasions and dress codes. I imagine pairing mine with crisp white jeans (and ideally an aperol spritz by the sea). While I don’t normally like logos on lightweight shoes, this 4Ocean emblem is a subtle reminder of the shoe’s benefit; the elegant blue line running through it is a tasteful nautical touch.

Cariuma x 4ocean, gray — $89.00

Like a stormy sky before a gale, or an anchor chain, these gray shoes have a minimalist marine feel. Luckily, charcoal gray goes with everything. Its classic and timeless style is intentional: if you have a shoe that works for every situation, there is no need to buy more. But since Cariuma materials are sourced ethically and shipped carbon neutral, we’ll go ahead and take them all…

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