Presented in partnership with OluKai…
It’s that time of year when we’re all ditching our couches for the outdoors. That means lots of sunshine, time around water, cracking some cold ones with our buddies and walking around as much as possible to soak it all up. It really is the best time of year, isn’t it?
To help prepare you for the warmer, longer days — and to make sure you look and feel your best — we’ve got some of our favorite OluKai shoes and sandals to slip onto your feet. Whether that means you’re walking around pavement in the big city, or enjoying a little sand between your toes on the beach, OluKai has a ton of different style options that will make your feet happy.
OluKai shoes and sandals are different than anything else you’ve ever put on your feet. Sure, they obviously feel and look great, but there’s unique craftsmanship with OluKai that makes them better than anything else you’ve ever worn, and they give back to the source of inspiration, Hawai’i, 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. That just makes you feel good about wearing them doesn’t it?
Now that you know a little bit about OluKai’s backstory, how about we get into some of the styles we think you need this season.
FOR A GOOD HIKE
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.
FOR AROUND THE BEACH OR POOL DECK
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.
FOR A CASUAL NIGHT OUT
Nalukai Kala Boot – BUY NOW
Hey, just because you’ll be spending lots of time at the beach doesn’t mean you won’t have a reason to get dressed up a bit afterwards. That’s where OluKai’s Nalukai Kala Boot boot comes in, because it’s the perfect medium between casual and professional. The rough exterior of the boot is designed to withstand most conditions, while the inside is full-grain leather, giving these boots a raw, natural look that delivers refined comfort.
FOR CRUISING AROUND TOWN
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.
FOR CHILLING ON YOUR BACK PATIO OR FAVORITE ROOFTOP
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.
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.
The BroBible team writes about gear that we think you want. Occasionally, we write about items that are a part of one of our affiliate partnerships and we will get a percentage of the revenue from sales.