Cariuma’s Knit Sneaker Racked Up a 12,000 Person Waitlist, And It's *Finally* Back In Stock

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It's not every day that you see a shoe with a 12,000 person waitlist. Unless they’re Meghan Markle's favorites, of course. But in this case, the hype around Cariuma's IBI sneaker comes from the fact that they're sustainably-made, comfortable and cute. Oh, and did we mention they’re machine-washable too?

The all-vegan upper fabric is made from a proprietary blend of bamboo and recycled plastic from water bottles, while the soles are crafted from ultra-light Sugar Cane EVA. The result? A shoe that’s way more comfortable than the leather and canvas kicks you’re used to sporting. Wearers are obsessed. “I've fallen in love with my Cariumas. They're super comfortable and so lightweight! And I love love love how environmentally-friendly they are!” one woman writes.

"This sneaker offers quality and comfort without sacrificing looks," says another.

Cariuma spent a whole year developing this shoe, complete with six different designs for the upper and four for the shoe itself, and we’d say they succeeded in creating the quintessential everyday sneaker.

They’re in such high demand that they sell out regularly, which explains why a few shades are only available for pre-order at the moment. But don’t worry, they’ll ship by August 15th at the latest. Here, shop five of our favorite colorways before they’re out of stock.

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1. Cariuma Ibi Mineral Blue Knit Sneaker

A deep blue that's ideal for everyday wear.

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2. Cariuma Ibi Men’s Stone Grey Knit Sneaker

We’re obviously getting a pair for our husband too.

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3. Cariuma Ibi Rose Knit Sneaker

This dusty rose shade will go with everything from our favorite midi dress to our errand running uniform.

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4. Cariuma Ibi Off White Knit Sneaker

We'll be ditching our Keds in favor of this cuter, environmentally-friendlier pair this summer.

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5. Cariuma Ibi Sun Yellow Knit Sneaker

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From 2019 to 2021 Kara Cuzzone held the role of Assistant Commerce Editor covering sales and deals across beauty, fashion, home and wellness.
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