By Pia Velasco
February 04, 2020
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This story originally appeared on HelloGiggles.com.

It’s 2020, and we’re no longer closing an eye to the problem that is global warming. More and more we’re seeing public figures like Greta Thunberg and Leonardo DiCaprio influence environmental policies and even our IG feeds (yes, environmental sustainability is getting all the “likes”). With that in mind it makes sense the fashion brands that have taken major steps towards creating pieces with sustainability in mind, like Reformation, Everlane, and Girlfriend Collective, are seeing massive success. The brands are incorporating cool pieces that are made from recycled materials, don’t use as much water as their competitors, and use clean energy — so dope. And as awesome as that sounds, sustainable footwear isn’t nearly as prevalent as sustainable clothing is, but Brazilian brand Cariuma is changing that. What’s more, its sneakers are incredibly comfortable.

"I can’t get over how these are made from recycled water bottles. They formed to my foot almost immediately, cutting down on that annoying 'break-in' period most sneakers have (hello, blisters)," raves HelloGiggles Content Writer, Mackenzie Dunn. "After wearing them around the busy city, I can honestly say — as someone who owns an absurd amount of sneakers in particular —that these are the most lightweight, flexible, and comfortable pairs I own. Major props to a company that made shoes that not only feel amazing and do good for the environment, but look super cute, too. I’m especially looking forward to breaking out my pink pair this spring."

Below, eight Cariuma’s IBI sneakers, so you can visualize how they’ll look in your closet.

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Cariuma IBI sneaker in Rose

Put a pep in your step with this girly kick.

To buy: cariuma.com, $98

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Cariuma IBI sneaker in Sand

Sandy beige is the neutral that goes with everything in your closet.

To buy: cariuma.com, $98

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Cariuma IBI sneaker in Mineral Blue

I’m blue, da ba dee da ba dai—you know how it goes.

To buy: cariuma.com, $98

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Cariuma IBI sneaker in Sun Yellow

Brighten up your wardrobe with sunny sneakers that are sure to put a smile on everybody’s face.

To buy: cariuma.com, $98

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Cariuma IBI sneaker in Off White

White sneakers are a must-have in everybody’s wardrobe, so if you’re going to buy a pair, they may as well be eco-friendly.

To buy: cariuma.com, $98

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Cariuma IBI sneaker in Raw Red

Add a pop of color to your wardrobe with these bold red sneakers.

To buy: cariuma.com, $98

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Cariuma IBI sneaker in Stone Grey

This grey knit print is begging to be taken out to Sunday brunch with your friends.

To buy: cariuma.com, $98

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Cariuma IBI sneaker in Black

A black sneaker is always a good addition to any laid-back outfit.

To buy: cariuma.com, $98

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