The Hottest Shoes of the Summer Are Sustainable
Claire Miles - July 26, 2020


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

The hottest shoes of the summer is none other than a pair of sustainable sneakers! And they are so hot that they can’t stay in stock for longer than a few days at a time! The popular eco-friendly sneaker is back, thankfully. Cariuma’s best-selling OCA Low sneaker is so popular that it’s got a pretty long waitlist. The comfortable low-top sneaker is made from sustainably sourced cotton canvas and has amassed a waitlist of more than 8,000 people prior to its restock in spring 2020. But those waiting have some good news: five new colors of the top-rated sneaker are officially available for pre-order! Expected shipment dates in mid-August. These sneakers are part of Cariuma’s long-time partnership with Pantone.


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Pantone is an expert on color so you have a wide range of options available to you. The offerings: Snow White, Moonless Night, Picante,  Blueprint, and El Capitan. So everything from white to fiery red, blue, and gray. The OCA Low sneakers are so popular that they received more than 3,000 five-star reviews! The kicks include a signature streamlined silhouette, a comfortable canvas upper material, an innovative, lightweight cushion technology, and 100% slip-resistant rubber sole. The sustainable Cariuma sneakers are retailed at $89 and are sure to last you a long time.