These Sustainable Sneakers Always Rack Up Waitlists—and Their New Spring Colors Are Bound to Sell Out
The arrival of spring is a time to finally leave behind neutral winter accessories and embrace a kaleidoscopic array of colors to wear that reflect sunnier days ahead. Of course, it's a good idea to own a pair of supportive black boots or beige ballet flats, but if you're looking to branch out and add a dose of color to your closet this season, we've found just the thing.
Cariuma, the under-the-radar shoe brand beloved by shoppers, has launched three new colors of its ultra-popular Oca Low sneakers. Now available for pre-order in bright pink, violet, and tangerine, the bold shoes are perfect for standing out in a sea of white sneakers. The Oca Low shoes have racked up a 34,000-person waitlist in the past, according to Cariuma, so it wouldn't be surprising if the three new colors sell out before you know it.
Even without the fun new colors, the Oca Low sneakers belong in your rotation for many reasons. The shoes are known to be incredibly sustainable: Their soles are made with ethically sourced natural raw rubber, while their bio-based memory foam insoles are created from cork and infused with organic mamona oil (an alternative to petroleum). Plus, the lining, laces, and labels are all made from recycled plastic bottles, and the insole is designed with arch support, so you can wear the shoes all day without getting sore feet.
Shoppers love how comfortable the shoes are, with one adding that even with their bad knees, they've had "no trouble with pain or swelling" since they started wearing them. Another reviewer who is a teacher and on their feet most of the day said Cariuma's sneakers are "by far the most comfortable shoes" they own.
The bright spring colors are bound to become compliment magnets that make your favorite blue jeans and sundresses pop; pre-order them now for $79 at Cariuma before the shoes officially ship on May 31.
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