Cariuma is well known for its comfortable sneakers, as well as its exciting collaborations with other brands, including Pantone and Atari. The brand just released a collection with GRLSWIRL, a women-founded skate collective based in Venice, California. With chapters in California and New York, GRLSWIRL hosts events, offers a skate mentorship program, and makes stylish skateboards, apparel, and accessories. If you’re a fan of retro-inspired beachwear styles, you won’t want to miss this limited-edition launch.
The GRLSWIRL collection includes three pairs of sneakers: the Oca Low, a low-top canvas lace-up shoe, the Oca High, a high-top version of the same shoe, and the Catiba Pro, a low-top skate shoe. The Oca Low and High styles come in white canvas with stylish, retro-inspired orange and red stripes and GRLSWIRL logo on the tongue and rear heel tab, while the Catiba Pros come in a rich burnt orange canvas and suede with white stitching and details. You can mark all pairs in men’s and women’s sizes ranging from 5 to 13, including half sizes.
Each pair of shoes in this collection features the same durable materials that Cariuma is known for, along with the brand’s signature construction that puts comfort first. For example, you’ll find lightweight cork and memory foam insoles that cradle the feet and provide plenty of support, making them comfortable for walking all day. Natural rubber outsoles are durable and shock absorbing whether you’re walking down city streets, maneuvering through a busy airport, or even hitting the skate park. Additionally, the organic cotton upper offers breathability, while the laces are made from recycled plastics, with sustainability in mind.
The Oca Low is probably Cariuma’s most popular style, known for getting thousands of waitlists (it’s so good), while the Oca High offers even more support thanks to its taller silhouette. The Catiba Pro trainers, in particular, are particularly suitable for skateboarding, as they have a grippy natural rubber outsole that will help you find a comfortable position on your board, as well as chunky diagonal stripes in the outsole for added traction. .
And although Cariuma has many famous fans, including Helen Mirren and Jon Hamm, thousands of customers also love the sneakers. Speaking to the Oca Lows, one reviewer said: “I was able to wear my shoes right out of the box with no break-in time.” Another shopper said the Oca Lows are “stylish and comfortable shoes for walking short and long distances.” One wearer even said the Oca High sneakers felt like “standing on pillows.” How’s that for a glowing review?
Skaters also frequently compliment the comfort and style of the Catiba Pros. One reviewer wrote that the sneakers offer “superb comfort and great skate capabilities”, adding that they “fit true to size and are ready to go out of the box”. They also mentioned that “the insoles will protect your feet from heavy impact like no other.”
If you’re looking for a new pair of sneakers to get through the summer in style, don’t miss this collaboration between Cariuma and GRLSWIRL. Some colors and sizes are already sold out, so we recommend that you buy as soon as possible.