Presented in partnership with OluKai…
It’s just about summertime, bros, meaning you’ve got warmer destinations and outdoor adventures on your mind. With the sunshine making more of an appearance these days, it’s time to get your summer style ready to go, making sure everything you’re wearing around town looks so fresh and so clean.
Since no outfit’s complete without a little footwear, we’re giving you some of our favorite OluKai shoes to consider scooping up before you’re really jet-setting around on all those summer trips you’ve got planned. Too cheap for out of town excursions? Hey, no worries, because OluKai shoes make you look good even if you’re walking down to your neighborhood bar to toss a couple back with some locals.
Look, there are plenty of different shoe companies out there, but OluKai shoes and sandals are different than anyone else because of the incredibly unique craftsmanship. Inspired by the passion of Hawai’i, the company also gives back, with a portion of all proceeds directly supports the Ama OluKai Foundation, which honors those who preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage and Aloha spirit of Hawai‘i.
It doesn’t get more pristine than Hawai‘i, and, because of that, Olukai shoes is the go-to brand to make all your summer dreams come true. Take a look at some of the styles we think you should be slipping onto your feet.
Nohea Moku – BUY NOW
Want a unique new spin on the traditional boat shoe? If so, these OluKai Nohea Moku will do the trick, with the inspiration behind these coming from those with an adventurous nautical mind. The no-tie laces and stretch bootie construction makes the Nohea Moku equal parts terrestrial, amphibious and adventurous, capable of being worn without socks. Add in the dual-density anatomical PU footbed that has a polyurethane gel insert, and this show brings maximum comfort and breathability.
Hōkūle‘a Kia – SHOP NOW
The decorative Hōkūle‘a voyage inspired laser-etched footbed detail is enough to grab the attention of anyone you’re talking to, but the story behind the Hōkūle‘a Kia is even more fascinating, as these sandals pay homage to the revered Hōkūle‘a voyaging canoe and its legacy of exploration and courage, celebrating its adventurous spirit. The zig-zag stitching is inspired by the sails of the Hokule‘a, and the soft lining provides superior comfort.
Mākia Ulana Kai – BUY NOW
One of OluKai’s newest releases, the Mākia Ulana Kai places a premium on cushioning, support, and rebound. Regardless of what your summer activity is, these shoes are versatile enough to withstand the elements, keeping your feet comfortable and, if unexpected rain comes, capable of keeping your feet dry, too. Thanks to a custom designed, unlined engineered knit upper and functional water-resistant PU coated overlays/accents, the Mākia Ulana Kai can tackle anything you throw at them.
ʻĪnana – BUY NOW
Specifically designed with the lifeguards of Hawai’i in mind, the ʻĪnana shoe is meant for the athletic, rugged type, capable to withstand some of the toughest conditions. The streamlined, one-piece mesh upper pairs with a ‘Wet Grip Rubber’ outsole for maximum traction on both wet and dry elements. Plus, the Dual-density anatomical EVA footbed provides excellent support and cushion, which means these are perfect for hikes and light jogs.
Liko Kahu – BUY NOW
A breathable slip that’s ideal for walking to, from and on the beach, the Liko Kahu might just become your favorite summer shoe. Combining a canvas upper naturally hand-dyed with plants found in Hawai’i, plus custom artwork on the footbed of the plants used in the dye process, each pair is one-of-a-kind and made just for you. Uniquely designed, slip these on with some shorts and you’re good for the day.
Kahu Aho – BUY NOW
Want to feel like you’re walking on air? The Kahu Aho is your choice, blending class and comfort with technical craftsmanship in this lightweight sneaker. Plus, since it’s lined with a cooling and quick-drying air mesh, your feet with breathe nicely no matter the conditions. OluKai’s patented Drop-In Heel® design offers both a shoe or slide functionality, and the unique zig-zag upper stitching and custom designed footbed detail will have you dreaming of the ocean, which is good, because these are inspired by ocean sea life.
Alania Kai – BUY NOW
When it’s summer, being outside and hanging around water is expected, meaning your sandals need to pack a punch. Thankfully, OluKai’s Alania Kai are light and comfortable enough to walk around in on any surface, whether that be sand, rocks, the best, the pool deck or, yep, even the occasional cliff jump. Water-friendly and quick-drying, these sandals can are the ideal option to keep your feet happy this summer.
ʻĀlapa Lī – BUY NOW
Sporty and lightweight, the ʻĀlapa Lī’s versatile enough to wear while taking a stroll on the beach, around town with a cup of coffee and, yep, even into a big business meeting. Thanks to a patented Drop-In Heel®, the ʻĀlapa Lī stays functional in all sorts of conditions, giving your feet flexibility while keeping them dry thanks to the moisture-wicking cover. Plus, the ʻĀlapa Lī’s ‘Wet Grip Rubber’ outsole stays strong and sticky to the surface for added traction on wet surfaces — just in case it rains on your summer day.
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