The 5 Pairs Of Shoes You Should Keep In Your Car For Outdoor Adventures This Summer


Presented in partnership with OluKai… 

If you’re an outdoorsy type, there’s a good chance you’ve been in the situation where you lacked the gear you needed when some good ol’ fashioned spontaneity hits. When those moments of, “man, it’s perfect for a hike,” replace the thought of going home and binge-watching some mindless show. Problem is, all you’ve got to make it through a hike are the flops on your feet, and nobody should put themselves through that pain.

That’s why we think it’s important to always have a spare shoe, or three, in your car for those moments. And because OluKai shoes and sandals have a variety of options to choose from for any expedition you want to tackle this summer, it makes sense to give some of our favorite choices from the Hawaiian-inspired brand.


Whether you’re looking to get out for a hike, lounging around on the beach way past sunset, or simply just walking back-and-forth from your kitchen to the grille in your backyard, OluKai shoes and sandals have your feet covered. Plus, every pair of OluKai Shoes gives back to the culture of Hawai’i, with a portion of all proceeds directly supporting the Ama OluKai Foundation, honoring those who preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage and Aloha spirit of Hawai‘i.

So, before you split from your house this summer and get into a bunch of fun, last-minute adventure, make sure you have some of these OluKai shoes and sandals in your car; your feet will thank you.

Alania Slide Sandal – BUY NOW

If you’re looking for a sandal that basically hugs your foot, the Alania Slide Sandal from OluKai is it. With an anatomical molded PU footbed with micro-texture traction and a supportive platform for sustained comfort, this sandal forms to your foot for the support it needs. With a dynamic fit that stretches to conform to the shape of your foot, the soft, antiqued, waxed, waterproof nubuck leather will feel and look incredible no matter what adventure you’re about to tackle.

Moloā Aho – BUY IT

Inspired by nature, the all-new Moloā Aho from OluKai really does live by the motto of life imitating art. With a detailed coral-inspired laser-perforated vamp, which adds breathability and ventilation, the Moloā Aho helps bring the breathtaking beauty of the ocean to life. Premium, high character waxed nubuck leather, unlined with custom laser-perforations on vamp, hand-sewn stitching details and elastic gore fit provide superior comfort, and the versatility of this shoe is perfect as either a shoe or slide function.


Hōkūle‘a Kia – BUY IT

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.

Check out the Liko Collection, which are hand-dyed in small batches using a 100% natural dying process with plants found in Hawai‘i — yellow hibiscus, koa, and eucalyptus. They’re perfect for Earth Week, so feel good about what you’re wearing.


ʻĀlapa Lī – BUY IT

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.


ʻĪnana – BUY IT

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.


ĪNANA men's sneaker from Olukai

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