I Own Dozens of Sneakers, but These Feather-Light Slip-Ons Are All I'm Wearing This Summer

They’re so breathable, I never have sweaty feet.

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Cariuma IBI Slip On Review
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At this point, it's safe to say that you, dear readers, know me just as well as my friends do. I've shared about my non-existent dating life! I've openly written about how I overcame my frustrations with my fine, thin hair — all thanks to a Jennifer Aniston-approved trick that's a total game changer. And maybe you know this, or maybe you don't yet, but I sweat — a lot. Hey, there's no such thing as TMI here.

Given the fact that I'm prone to excess perspiration, I'm always very careful about what I wear, especially during the summer months. I actively avoid reaching for anything that shows sweat marks, like silk tops or gray tees, and I won't be caught dead in shoes that technically aren't warm weather-friendly, like leather boots. Breathable, lightweight pieces take priority, and that's exactly why I've been living in one particular pair of slip-on sneakers from Cariuma. (In case you also didn't know, I'm a Cariuma stan.)

While I'd recommend any shoe from the brand's vast assortment (they all are amazing, just ask my mom!), I 100 percent suggest getting the brand's IBI Slip-Ons right now, because they're a light-as-feather sneaker that's perfect for anyone who gets sweaty feet (like me) in summer heat and humidity.

Cariuma IBI Slip-On
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Shop now: $98; cariuma.com

Cariuma IBI Slip-On
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Shop now: $98; cariuma.com

I know, I know: You're probably wondering what makes them different from other slip-ons you've tried. Unlike your typical cotton Vans or Converse, the IBI is designed with a knit upper that's made from a mix of bamboo and recycled plastics. Not only is this material feather-light and breathable — a major game changer for my sweaty feet — but it's also incredibly comfy, so much so that it provides a sock-like fit. Love! And before you ask, no, I don't wear socks with these. I'll get to that in a moment.

The IBI comes with a removable, cushioned insole made from sustainably harvested cork and mamona oil — the keyword here being removable, which means that if your sweaty feet tend to make the inside of your shoes smelly, fret not because this one can be replaced. I haven't needed to swap out the original insole just yet, but at the end of the summer, I'll likely get a few replacements to have on hand for next season.

The removable insole is one reason I feel comfortable enough to go sockless — and don't have to worry about my sweaty feet ruining my shoes for good — but the other reason I can nix socks altogether is because these slip-ons are machine washable. Stinky feet? I don't know them. I haven't needed to throw mine in the washer just yet, but I know by the end of the summer, I will.

As for how they rank in the comfort department? On a scale of one to 10, these are an easy 15. Translation: They're incredibly easy on my feet. In fact, I've worn them for eight-hour-long days, which were spent mostly on my feet, and didn't want to throw them off the second I got home. (Yes, I've had that reaction to shoes before.)

TL;DR: If you're prone to sweaty feet or simply want a pair of easy summer sneakers, the IBI Slip-Ons are for you. Shop them below and thank me later.

Cariuma IBI Slip-On
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Shop now: $98; cariuma.com

Cariuma IBI Slip-On
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Shop now: $98; cariuma.com

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