Our Editors Swear By This Eco-Friendly Shoe Brand & Now Your Kids Can Wear Them, Too
Parents, summer is winding down, which can only mean one thing: School is almost back in session. As you scramble to get your little one everything they need for the year ahead, allow us to check one major item off your list. Our favorite eco-friendly shoe brand just debuted its first-ever children's line, and the Cariuma Oca Low Kids are every bit as cute as we imagined.
What's great about these shoes
The 100% vegan Oca Low kids design swaps out traditional laces for velcro (so parents can have one less headache in the morning), with familiar features like the brand's signature bio-foam insole and organic cotton canvas upper.
To keep your kids' feet comfy and secure, Cariuma added an even softer recycled mesh lining and extra cushioning around the ankle. This is one pair of shoes they won't complain about putting on.
Plus, a slip-resistant rubber makes the sneakers playground-friendly.
Available in sizes K6 through Y2, these mini kicks are designed for toddlers to eight-year-olds. To start, the brand launched four shades: off-white, black, rose, and shadow blue.
If you're passionate about bettering the environment, consider these shoes a one-two punch. Not only are you investing in your child's comfort (and style!), you're investing in the future of the earth, too.
In true Cariuma fashion, the brand will plant two trees for every purchase of the Oca Low Kids (and any other style, for that matter).
The best part? If you want your child to truly follow in your footsteps, you can score some pretty significant savings by bundling these kicks with a matching pair for yourself.
And just like that, a planet-friendly children's shoe is born. Personally, I'm about to stock up for my nieces and nephews. Cariuma is notorious for selling out new launches, so you'll want to hop on this one quick—the only question is how many pairs will you snag?
Carleigh Ferrante is the Commerce Editor at mindbodygreen. She is a certified Health & Nutrition Coach and a born and raised New Yorker with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Psychology. Her work has appeared in Bustle, The Zoe Report, PureWow, The Everygirl, and more, covering topics such as fitness, travel, home, fashion, beauty, and dating, sex, and relationships. When she’s not testing and reviewing products and services, you can find Carleigh training for her next World Major marathon, planning her next vacation, or interviewing experts on her dating podcast, Mostly Balanced.