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This Helen Mirren-approved brand just launched a classic, comfy sneaker you'll want to wear all summer

The Oscar winner loves her Cariumas — and there's a versatile new style just in time for sunny season.

Need the perfect pair of kicks to go with a closet full of cool, comfortable summer outfits? Cariuma sneakers are beloved by regular folks and A-listers alike, with megastars like Dame Helen Mirren among the brand's fans. Well, Cariuma has just released what could be the "it" shoe of the season: Cariuma Uba White Premium Leather Sneakers. They're made with sustainable materials, they'll look great with both elevated and laid-back 'fits and they're available in three designs, all featuring crisp, classic white leather.

Inspired by '90s skateboarding and basketball shoes, these kicks are an elevated version of classic cool-kid styles.

$159 at Cariuma

We've seen Helen Mirren wearing Cariuma's Oca Lows around the world, most notably sporting the cool and comfy kicks (in fetching green) at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. And she's not the only celebrity fan — Robert Downey Jr., Jon Hamm and Brooke Shields have been spotted in the trendy sneakers as well. Cariuma is known for creating classic styles to match almost any outfit, setting off adorable maxi dresses and pairing perfectly with jeans and a crisp white tee. Cariuma's latest offering, its Uba White Premium Leather Sneakers, is an elevated take on '90s skateboarding and basketball styles, updating the cool-kid looks of yesteryear with a timeless, on-trend design.

Helen Mirren wearing green and white outfit with matching Cariuma sneakers / two styles of the Cariuma Uba sneakers
Helen Mirren loves her Cariumas so much, she styled her Cannes 2021 arrival outfit around them. (Getty Images/Cariuma)

The Ubas have multiple layers of cushioning for all-day comfort, including a flexible outsole and an insole made of sustainable cork and bio-based foam (derived from mamona oil) that stays true to the brand's emphasis on "crafting sneakers with a green conscience." So, not only do they look great, but they're great for the planet too. The uppers are made from premium leather and suede sourced from certified Gold Rated tanneries, meaning that the materials were obtained from facilities that use sustainable practices, per the Leather Working Group.

The thoughtfulness of Cariuma's process doesn't end there: The lining, laces, threads and labels of the Ubas are made from recycled and sustainable materials, the rubber soles are made with natural, ethically "tapped" rubber, and each pair of sneakers is manufactured in ethical factories, shipped using carbon-neutral containers and delivered in recycled packaging. Plus, for every pair you buy, the company will plant two trees.

Sustainable, stylish and celebrity-approved — Cariuma Uba White Premium Leather Sneakers are the total package. Bring home a pair in White Smoke/Ice or White/Metallic, or White/Leopard Print if you want a little extra flair.

These sleek, stylish sneaks feature tons of cushioning for all-day comfort, including a flexible outsole and an insole made of sustainable cork and bio-based foam.

$159 at Cariuma

If you'd like to mimic Queen Helen's laid-back style without spending as much, you can snag her go-to Oca Lows for a fab price — just $85!

Oca Lows are crafted from durable canvas with 100% vegan insoles made from cork and organic momona oil.

$85 at Cariuma

"I love this shoe. I love the look, the color and the amazing footbed that makes it possible to walk in them for hours," said an enthusiastic Cariuma reviewer, one of nearly 10,000 five-star fans.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.