The Comfy Shoe Brand That Always Racks Up Waitlists Launched a New Leather Sneaker
White leather sneakers are a pillar of a classic capsule wardrobe. They go with jeans just as well as they pair with midi skirts. You can dress them up for work and date nights or dress them down for running errands and casual outings. If your shoe collection is missing a pair, you'll want to check out Cariuma's newest style. The popular footwear brand just unveiled a white leather sneaker, and they could sell out fast.
One of Cariuma's most popular shoes, the OCA Low Sneaker, is known for racking up waitlists by the thousands after quickly selling out. The brand also has a reputation for collaborating with Pantone on limited-edition sneakers inspired by its highly anticipated Color of the Year predictions. So when Cariuma announces new styles, we pay attention and recommend not hesitating to make a purchase while you can.
The latest drop, a lace-up sneaker with a white base that goes for $98, is no exception. It comes in five subtle iterations—each with a different colored logo on the side of the shoe and a matching colorblocked section on the heel. And yes, one of the colors is Pantone's 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri.
To buy: $98; cariuma.com.
The new style, called Salvas, has a classic look, and the leather feels buttery soft with a comfortable stretch. Trust me, the brand sent over a pair for me to test ahead of the launch, and I was shocked that I didn't have to break them in. They slipped on easily from the first wear. If anything, they run a little large, so you may want to consider sizing down if you're between sizes.
In addition to their style and fit, the sneakers are made about as sustainably as leather shoes can be. The leather is responsibly sourced and processed using alternative energy. The result is leather that's 53 percent more energy efficient to produce than the industry average for similar styles, according to a brand rep. The shoes also create 78 percent less nutrient run-off into bodies of water and use 71 percent less water than other production methods.
The removable insoles are made with cork and bio-based foam that comes from mamona oil for a plant-based, lightweight cushion. The padded tongue is made of recycled nylon, and the outsole is made of slip-resistant natural rubber. Finally, the cushioned heel collar gives the shoes that already-worn-in feel.
Some sizes of the Very Peri Salvas are already low in stock, and there's no telling how fast other styles will fly off the shelves. Head to Cariuma to add a pair of these comfy leather sneakers to your capsule wardrobe now before they're gone.