Born and bred from the Hawaiian mindset of “Aloha,” OluKai produces footwear inspired by the shores of Hawaii. The good vibes of island living are pervasive throughout the vast sandal and sneaker lineup of this high-quality footwear brand — made for the avid waterman, or really anyone who’s down with the seaside lifestyle. Each product is durable enough to deal with the wear and tear of sand and comfortable enough to have on your feet all day long — both off and on the beach, boat or street.
Olukai’s original shoes were inspired by the feeling of bare feet in wet sand, meaning the soles provide natural arch support as well as a contoured footbed with just enough give to make each step a little bit more enjoyable.
Each shoe is named after the values and Aloha spirit that’s been passed down in Hawaiian culture. The latest in the line is the Kahu Lace (meaning “caretaker”); a canvas sneaker meant to appeal to the everyman. The versatile Drop-In heel transforms the shoe into a slide seamlessly, and a dual-density footbed is designed to mimic your feet thanks to a relaxed yet firm gel insert. Topping that off is the soft microfiber footbed cover, intricately designed with a fish and wave pattern, that’s both removable and washable, so there’s no worry about wearing these with no socks (true beach feels). And with leather tabs on both the tongue and beginning of the vamp, it’s more elevated than your average cloth shoe.
An all-weather, non-marking rubber outsole provides added traction on wet surfaces like docks, boat decks, sidewalks and trails while the intricate design of the razor-cut pattern disperses water to prevent slips. Between the easy washing and the full-year warranty, these shoes are built to handle whatever experience is at hand.