At the same time interest in plant-based eating continues to soar, vegan footwear is becoming popular as stylish, practical, ethical and sustainable statement pieces—especially Cariuma IBI sneaker, which has a 5,000-person waitlist. These plant-based sneakers are actually made from bamboo and recycled plastics, offering a style that's exceptionally lightweight and low-impact yet high on performance.
While the upper and lining portion of the sneaker are knit from self-generating and waste-reducing materials, the outsole is a green EVA made from sugarcane. The laces are made from recycled plastic bottle threads and the shoe's comfortable insole combines memory foam, cork and Mamona oil. To top it all off, the production and shipping of the IBI sneaker is 100% carbon neutral and Cariuma works with NativeEnergy to support the Amazonian rainforest.
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