This Flip-Flop Only Gets Better With Time

Flip-flops shouldn’t be breakable, supermarket-purchased afterthoughts.

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In the Hawaiian language, hoe means paddle. In a sense, OluKai’s Hoe sandal is much like a paddle — it’s an instrument built to facilitate motion, not across the water, but over land. The Hoe situates itself apart from other flip-flop sandals; OluKai crafts it from full-grain leather with hand-sewn stitching on its strap and along its perimeter. The strap’s perforations are inspired by the markings found on sea urchins (wana). The Hoe’s underside invokes its native islands, with non-marking rubber traction infused with coconut fibers. The summation is lasting comfort and durability — budget sandals will deteriorate before developing a time-worn patina, but the Hoe paddles on.

Buy Now: $150

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