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Natural Rubber:
The Better Choice for Skate Sneakers

Finding the right skateboarding shoes will help you refine your skills and get the most out of your sessions. The best skateboarding shoes have a particular type of sole, and will provide the grip you need to handle your skateboard, without losing boardfeel.

If you want to be eco-conscious and still get the benefits of a classic skateboarding shoe, sustainable sneakers are an obvious choice. At CARIUMA, our footwear has features that make them perfect not just for skateboarding, but also for reducing your personal carbon footprint.

Our CATIBA Pro skate shoes combine performance and high-quality, planet-friendly materials. As for technical details, CATIBA Pro features a no-slip herringbone pattern on the outsole and heavy-duty foxing on the side of the shoe. All these performance-oriented details are built on a solid foundation, it all begins with our raw, natural rubber outsole.

Let’s unpack why natural rubber is the best material choice for skate shoes.

Natural Rubber:
The Better Choice for Skate Sneakers

Finding the right skateboarding shoes will help you refine your skills and get the most out of your sessions. The best skateboarding shoes have a particular type of sole, and will provide the grip you need to handle your skateboard, without losing boardfeel.

If you want to be eco-conscious and still get the benefits of a classic skateboarding shoe, sustainable sneakers are an obvious choice. At CARIUMA, our footwear has features that make them perfect not just for skateboarding, but also for reducing your personal carbon footprint.

Our CATIBA Pro skate shoes combine performance and high-quality, planet-friendly materials. As for technical details, CATIBA Pro features a no-slip herringbone pattern on the outsole and heavy-duty foxing on the side of the shoe. All these performance-oriented details are built on a solid foundation, it all begins with our raw, natural rubber outsole.

Let’s unpack why natural rubber is the best material choice for skate shoes.

Why Use Natural Rubber for Skate Shoes?

First, what’s so great about the natural rubber we’ve chosen for our sustainable skate shoes? Natural rubber, as opposed to industralised virgin plastic based substitutes, lasts longer and performs at a higher caliber overall. Raw rubber is extremely durable; even when stretched or pressed, it returns to its original shape. Rubber is also resistant to damage including chips, cuts and tears, and absorbs shock incredibly well. This makes it a perfect material for skate shoes.

Our natural rubber is ethically sourced and perfectly-weighted. It comes from the Hevea brasiliensis tree via an ethical process called ‘tapping’, through which a milky sap is extracted from the tree bark. No trees are harmed in the making of our sneakers!

Why Use Natural Rubber for Skate Shoes?

First, what’s so great about the natural rubber we’ve chosen for our sustainable skate shoes? Natural rubber, as opposed to industralised virgin plastic based substitutes, lasts longer and performs at a higher caliber overall. Raw rubber is extremely durable; even when stretched or pressed, it returns to its original shape. Rubber is also resistant to damage including chips, cuts and tears, and absorbs shock incredibly well. This makes it a perfect material for skate shoes.

Our natural rubber is ethically sourced and perfectly-weighted. It comes from the Hevea brasiliensis tree via an ethical process called ‘tapping’, through which a milky sap is extracted from the tree bark. No trees are harmed in the making of our sneakers!

Other Cariuma Skateboarding Shoe Features

Aside from its skate-optimized, heavy-duty outsole, our CATIBA Pro is unique in other ways. The shoes are created for ultimate comfort and durability in mind, handmade with organic cotton canvas and premium suede, with recycled plastic tags, threads and laces. We use suede and triple-stitch reinforcement strategically, focusing on high-impact zones to extend the life of your skate shoes.

We find every opportunity to enhance the overall comfort of your CATIBA Pro shoes. Our signature (rave-reviewed) insoles are cork-based, together with mamona oil. Mamona oil is an organic, plant-based petroleum alternative that helps us avoid using virgin plastic. Our insoles are molded to align with the anatomy and natural movement of your foot while skateboarding, without sacrificing boardfeel or adding weight to the shoe. We’ve also added a padded heel collar to reduce friction and ensure comfort right out of the box.

Other Cariuma Skateboarding Shoe Features

Aside from its skate-optimized, heavy-duty outsole, our CATIBA Pro is unique in other ways. The shoes are created for ultimate comfort and durability in mind, handmade with organic cotton canvas and premium suede, with recycled plastic tags, threads and laces. We use suede and triple-stitch reinforcement strategically, focusing on high-impact zones to extend the life of your skate shoes.

We find every opportunity to enhance the overall comfort of your CATIBA Pro shoes. Our signature (rave-reviewed) insoles are cork-based, together with mamona oil. Mamona oil is an organic, plant-based petroleum alternative that helps us avoid using virgin plastic. Our insoles are molded to align with the anatomy and natural movement of your foot while skateboarding, without sacrificing boardfeel or adding weight to the shoe. We’ve also added a padded heel collar to reduce friction and ensure comfort right out of the box.

Skate Shoes that Plant Trees

We’re actively changing the conversation around skate waste and the environmental impact of our shoes. Every time you buy a pair of CARIUMA skateboarding shoes, we plant two trees in the Brazilian rainforest. It’s part of our ecological reforestation efforts, aimed at promoting biodiversity and protecting this essential ecosystem.

We’ve recently introduced a brand new, skate-specific initiative: the Single Shoe Program. Skaters know, even with the durability of CATIBA Pro, that one shoe is often subject to more wear-and-tear than the other. This first-of-its-kind program gives you the option to replace a worn left or right foot shoe, extending the life of your favorite pair and reducing waste 2:1. What’s better for the planet is better for your wallet, too!

Skate Shoes that Plant Trees

We’re actively changing the conversation around skate waste and the environmental impact of our shoes. Every time you buy a pair of CARIUMA skateboarding shoes, we plant two trees in the Brazilian rainforest. It’s part of our ecological reforestation efforts, aimed at promoting biodiversity and protecting this essential ecosystem.

We’ve recently introduced a brand new, skate-specific initiative: the Single Shoe Program. Skaters know, even with the durability of CATIBA Pro, that one shoe is often subject to more wear-and-tear than the other. This first-of-its-kind program gives you the option to replace a worn left or right foot shoe, extending the life of your favorite pair and reducing waste 2:1. What’s better for the planet is better for your wallet, too!

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