Cariuma Partners With Skatepark of Tampa
Skatepark of Tampa (SPoT) proudly announces a new partnership agreement with sustainable skate shoe company Cariuma. The two-year partnership boosts the Skatepark of Tampa’s global footprint and reinforces Cariuma’s commitment to supporting skateboarding culture and its community. The partnership kicks off at Tampa Pro October 15th-17th 2021 and runs through Tampa Am 2022.
As host to the most defining contests for amateur and professional skateboarders, SPoT has consistently been an unrivaled destination since opening in 1993. Tampa Pro and Tampa Am are historically skateboarding’s most respected events and are enthusiastically embraced by the skateboarding community. Many of today’s skateboarding greats have claimed the podium at SPoT events, including Paul Rodriguez, Luan Oliveira, Torey Pudwill, Bastien Salabanzi, Jagger Eaton, and Nyjah Huston. With today’s announcement, the SPoT legacy will be stronger than ever thanks to Cariuma’s brand presence at the events along with the majority of Cariuma’s skate team.
Cariuma was founded by two Brazilians with a vast experience in the footwear industry and lifelong boardsport enthusiasts, Fernando Porto and David Python, who put people at the center of their mission. Born and raised in Rio, skateboarding has been a part of Co-Founder Fernando’s life since he was a child with a plethora of injuries to prove it. They started Cariuma in May of 2018 with a clear vision of creating a conscious brand built with premium natural materials that skateboarders and surfers would actually want to wear in the streets, to the beach, and beyond. The company announced its skate team in September 2021. Since its inception, Cariuma skate has taken the industry by surprise as a small but power-packed team of positively-minded individuals. And this past summer, the skate team performed and denominated the biggest stage for athletes, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Kelvin Hoefler and Jagger Eaton won the inaugural silver and bronze medals for the street skateboarding competition, which commanded the industry’s attention. In its third year, the brand is now bringing its presence to skate shops internationally, bringing our sustainable, ethical values to more skaters through their local communities. Cariuma shoes will soon be available at SpoT’s skate shop and ecommerce platform.
Get your fix and watch Tampa Pro x Cariuma in action this weekend [10/16 -10/17] at 12PM EST at SPoTTampa.com
CARIUMA is a conscious sneaker company founded by Fernando Porto & David Python, two prominent figures in the footwear industry who put people at the center of their mission. The two bonded over their shared values of wellness-balanced employment being at the root of ethical business practices and the passion for boardsports. After defecting from their high-status, corporate footwear roles, they decided that consciousness needed to come second only to the quality of life for every person that works around them. They felt they had a responsibility to take a stance against the wasteful practices inherent in fast fashion and that it was vital to reinvent the sneaker game. Even with all of the progress made regarding ethics and comfort, the old-school brands they’d previously worked for were, alternately, delivering low-quality. These low-comfort sneakers still dominated the market in an unethical way. Enter, CARIUMA. CARIUMA delivers future classics crafted for all-day, everyday comfort as well as longevity and an increased lifespan. CARIUMA works exclusively with ethical factories and sources only natural and recycled premium materials. All shipping impact is offset to become carbon neutral, and their single-box shipping method is crafted with recycled and 100% recyclable materials. Plus, for every pair of sneakers sold, the brand plants a pair of trees in the Brazilian rainforest to directly aid reforestation and endangered species’ habitats.
About Skatepark of Tampa
Founded in 1993, Skatepark of Tampa (SPoT) is the longest operating private indoor skatepark in the world. SPoT is also a leading online retailer and full-service production company specializing in the management of the most authentic events in skateboarding. Famous for hosting the annual Tampa Pro and Tampa Am, SPoT has taken that success around the world via its Damn Am Series, the premier global amateur contest series. Visit SPoTTampa.com for more information and follow @SPoTTampa –’93 ‘Til Infinity