Good-looking, steadfast, reliable, giving...no, I’m not talking about a man (but if you know of one who fits that criteria, please send ‘em my way). I’m talking about the best-selling Cariuma Salvas shoe ($129). ICYDK, Cariuma was born out of a love for board-sports between two Brazilian friends. (Think: skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing and the like.) Together, they created their own line of classic sneakers that are sustainable, next-level comfortable and pay homage to their beloved hobby.
And with every pair of sneakers bought from Cariuma, the brand plants two trees in the Brazilian rainforest as a way to restore and preserve its longevity. Plus, you have a 60 day window to return or exchange sneakers that are unworn, unwashed and in the original packaging if needed. See here for full transparency of their return policy.
Now let’s get this straight: I’m no sneakerhead, but every year like clockwork, I hunt for my go-to sneaker that’ll last me all season long. Similar to vetting for a perfect partner, I have a long list of (somewhat flexible) requirements that guide me in my quest. It must be comfortable. It must be supportive. It must be versatile. And it mustn’t feel suffocating. So you can imagine that when I went to try on the Cariuma Salvas, it had a very thorough screening to go through.