Value: Each manufacturers supply free delivery and the pricing isn’t too dissimilar, however should you’re searching for a shoe that’s below $100, you’ll need to take a look at Cariuma. Alternatively, you possibly can keep watch over Allbirds’ markdowns or take a look at the model’s Rerun program for a lightly-worn pair at a reduction.
Help: I discovered all three of the Allbirds kinds I attempted to be extraordinarily comfy proper out of the field. Nevertheless, they’re undoubtedly extra versatile than any Cariuma footwear (which, for the report, I additionally discovered comfy proper out of the field!).
Whereas Allbirds do have respectable arch assist, should you’re somebody who wants a extra structured shoe for (say, for customized orthotics), you might not discover them supportive sufficient. Cariuma, then again, has a detachable insole in every shoe, so you should use customized orthotics if wanted.
Supplies: Each Cariuma and Allbirds use sustainably-sourced supplies. Nevertheless, if sturdiness is a priority for you, Cariuma’s leather-based kinds is likely to be your best option. In fact, should you’re vegan, Cariuma’s (ethically-sourced) leather-based kinds will likely be a turnoff. Fortunately, the model does have loads of vegan choices to select from.
Upkeep: One enormous professional of Allbirds is that the footwear are all designed to be washable. Whereas Cariuma’s IBI kinds are machine-washable, the canvas and leather-based kinds are usually not—so that they is likely to be a bit trickier to keep clean.