Style This Famously Comfortable Sneaker Has Been Waitlisted 16,000 Times — and It Just Got a Winter Upgrade
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The Versace designer on learning to love the outdoors, building organic hype, and what it's like to have his name on a shoebox.It’s that type of full-chessboard visualization that’s fueled Bembury’s winding, two-decade climb from sneaker forum lurker to industrial design student to Payless shoe sketcher to trusted Kanye protégé to luxury house vice-president to Guy Behind the Fall’s Hottest Signature Sneaker. But even for someone bold enough to shoot his shot with a potential employer via LinkedIn DM—which is how he infamously landed the Versace gig—the idea of someday having his own shoe, one with his name on the box, was beyond even his wildest manifestations.
You know a shoe brand has made a name for itself when its new releases not only sell out repeatedly, butthey do, . Such has been the tale of , the sustainable sneaker brand from Brazil you’ve likely seen on the feet of celebs, athletes, and influencers like Nina Agdal, Whitney Port, .
One year since the launch of, Cariuma is dropping a new version of the style that sounds so perfect for winter, it’s sure to sell out like its predecessor. For the first time, , but the brand insists the updated, boot-like kick is as featherweight and comfortable as the original. As always, the latest from the brand is carbon-neutral and crafted out of vegan and eco-friendly materials, like bamboo, sugarcane, and recycled plastic. Beyond sourcing sustainable materials, Cariuma made sure the design of the shoe itself was environmentally-conscious. By constructing out of two pieces of stretchy knit fabric that fit perfectly together, Cariuma was able to leave less excess material on the cutting room floor and save time and energy in the production process.
Jennifer Garner Wore the Ultra-Comfy Shoes Customers Have Deemed ‘the Happiest Pair of Sneakers’
They’ll put a smile on your face every time you wear them Comfort aside, Garner’s sneakers are obviously easy on the eyes. They’ve got that streamlined, classic silhouette customers and celebs have come to know and love from Soludos, but with a super quirky, smile-inducing touch you won’t find anywhere else: gorgeous and colorful embroidery, courtesy of artist Marie-Sophie Lockhart. The actor’s sneakers feature a rainbow stripe on one side and a shining sun on the other. But that’s not all.
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Shoppers already raved about the cushy insole of, and incorporates the same biofoam insole — only this time, even better. While the insole is still constructed of Cariuma’s vegan memory foam, it’s now also lined in recycled cork and organic castor oil. The newest IBI iteration also boasts an upgraded upper made with a water-resistant and eco-friendly coating that’ll keep your feet nice and dry during the colder, wetter months. Given the heightened attention to detail Cariuma paid while designing the latest IBI, it’s no wonder it took 15 months to finally launch the new and improved sneaker.
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The original IBI has accumulated, with countless shoppers in awe of the level of comfort the style provides, even for people like teachers who spend “all day” on their feet.
“I suffer from foot pain and these kicks are so comfortable I was able to stand up and dance all night in them without any discomfort,” one five-star reviewer said.
“In love! These are incredibly comfortable and I've already gotten stopped by a stranger to compliment me on them,” said another. “Love the look, fit true to size, no break in period required.”
While shoppers’ rave reviews make it sound impossible for a shoe to get any better,— especially as we head toward winter. The high-top design of the sneaker helps keep water out and hugs the ankle for cushioned support, while the U-throat lacing structure aims to create zero pressure points.
Adidas and LEGO are launching $130 sneakers that look just like the colorful toys
The new ZX 8000 $130 sneakers, a collaboration between Adidas Originals and the LEGO group, will go on sale on the Adidas website on Friday.The result is a colorful take on the classic ZX 8000 sneaker, which was first launched in 2008.
If the first version of this shoe managed to get waitlisted more than 16,000 times over the last year, a Cariuma sneaker even more comfortable and befitting of the season is sure to meet a similar fate., though, to guarantee your spot when the sneakers officially start shipping out. And since the sneakers will ship no later than December 10, they’d also make a great gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list.
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For every pair of Cariuma shoes purchased, the brand plants a pair of trees in the Brazilian rainforest — threading its environmentally-friendly mission all the way through to the last step of its manufacturing process. Shopin white, stone gray, stone black, off-white, or navy before they’re gone.
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