Engineered for comfort anywhere, anytime. The climate of the islands runs the extremes — from the snowy peaks of Mauna Kea and drenched, lush Hilo, to the sun-baked Kohala coast. From trail to slick sidewalk to rocky cove, you need footwear built for any demand. OluKai aimed to design footwear that meets the challenges, no matter the weather or the terrain. The Hawaii-based footwear label stays true to the brand’s philosophy with the release of their AW16 collection.
Carefully crafted, stitch by stitch. The details of a traditionally made koa wood paddle need not shout — they are understated, beautiful, and timeless. OluKai treats every pair of footwear with a similar attention to every element of design. The island way of life will always inform our approach: casual, comfortable, and crafted.
OluKai’s heritage of giving back stems from Hawaii’s cultural value system. Since inception the brand has consciously guided their business practices with the ideas of Malama, by giving back to the community, adopting practices for island sustainability, and supporting a collective effort greater than our own. As a Certified B-Corporation, OluKai meets the higher standards of social and environmental performance and accountability.
Since delivering their first pair of sandals in 2006, giving back to the community has been an important part of the OluKai mission. What started with a product-specific ‘Ohana Giveback Program has blossomed into a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in the state of Hawaii, the Ama OluKai Foundation. Every pair of OluKai supports Ama OluKai Foundation’s mission in Hawaii. In Polynesian tradition, the canoe is instrumental to the village, providing the means for ocean travel and subsistence. The ama is the canoe’s float, delivering balance and support. As Hawaii sets its course for the future, it is OluKai’s aim to support island communities in a similar and meaningful way. Ama OluKai Foundation partners with programs and organizations that preserve and celebrate Hawaiian heritage, culture, customs and communities.