Much like a classic LBD and a great pair of flattering jeans, a cute and comfy pair of white sneakers is one wardrobe staple that should be in every woman’s closet. Yes, I wear them year-round, and you should too. And I may have just discovered the perfect pair in Cariuma Oca Low. The kicks have been on my radar for a while now, especially after seeing Helen Mirren wear a vibrant green pair, so when Cariuma asked if I wanted to give them a try for myself, I jumped at the chance.
I’m not as adventurous as Mirren, so I opted for the versatile white style so I could mix and match them with the rest of my wardrobe — and I am so happy I did. They look just as good when kept casual with jeans or leggings as they do dressed up with a cute frock or tailored trousers. I’ve worn them practically everywhere, including around town on errand runs, out to dinner and even to the office.
They not only look good with practically everything but also feel insanely comfortable. Seriously, there was no break-in time required. When they first arrived, I wore them straight out of the box on a long walk with my dog and was surprised at how supportive and comfy they were. The durable upper made from organic cotton canvas was breathable and soft against my skin, and the natural rubber sole definitely added some bounce to my step.
The cushioned memory foam insole is made from cork, bio memory foam and organic mamona oil, and the rest of the shoe is sustainably made too. The lining, laces, threads and labels of the shoe are created from recycled plastic bottles, and the sneakers are produced in ethical factories, shipped using carbon-neutral containers and delivered in recycled packaging. Bonus: For every pair you buy, the company will plant 10 trees, so you can really feel good about your purchase.
Cariuma’s shoes are unisex (Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Hamm are also fans), so guys can get in on the action too. The Oca Lows range in size from 5 to 13 in both men’s and women’s sizes, and there are 17 colors and patterns to choose from. Even better? These popular sneakers can be yours for just $85. Be aware that the sneakers have sold out numerous times and racked up waiting lists of thousands of people, so if you’re looking to give them a try yourself, we suggest adding them to your cart ASAP!