Tuesday, March 27, 2012

OluKai Men's+Women's Footwear Fall WInter 2012/13

"FIT BY NATURE, CRAFTED BY HAND"


Outdoor Retailer, SLC


The well supported, heel cupped feeling of bare foot stepping on wet sand---inspires the OluKai comfortable Polynesian inspired designs for all of its footwear- from laid back luxe leather upcountry boots...to water friendly sandals... to beach town shoes that are savvy picks for city dwellers too.




We always think of the signature leather flip flops- with micro stitched patterns, burlap fabric mixed in the outsoles' rubber, and a hand sewn leather post-for a unique feel that wears well when we think of  OluKai-the brand -reflecting the Hawaiian culture it emerged from.




Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowgirl)-women's full grain leather straps, pigskin lining, anatomical compression-molded EVA midsole with full grain leather cover and leather binding edge. 


Non-marking gum rubber outsole with fish scale pattern and infused with natural burlap fibers with cast metal hook logo
HIGHLIGHTS:


For Fall/Winter 2012-13, OluKai references the cattle ranching industry on the Big Island of Hawai...rich in Polynesian culture and also inspired by the Mexican Vaqueros tradition.


Available now in black-the rugged, lightweight Mauna Kea boot is made from a rich full grain waxed leather that's naturally weather resistant and  sourced from an eco-tannery with a closed-loop system in which nearly all the resources-and by products are repurposed-like water, recycled, or re-used...and energy efficient---with no compromise on quality.  $300


MAUNA KEA (Snow Mountain)-comfy/supportive-with triple density EVA insole,  nice burnished leather embossed detail on heels


lined with antimicrobial  red merino wool that aids moisture management-backed with 200g Thinsulate insulation and suede heel grip


waterproof medial zipper for easy on/off-Big Island metal detail


LightFit contoured footbed-heel cup cradle, anatomical arch support, generous toe box insole-suede cover with paniolo embroidery design detail


durable high density rubber with embossed leather arch insert, decorative metal work, and Polynesian Moko art influenced lug tread










Redwood Mauna Kea delivers Fall 2012
























 The Mauna IKI (Small Mountain) is a lower profile boot with a cap for ($250)...rugged and lightweight with the same full grain weather resistant waxed leather or Italian suede upper-burnished toe and heel, naturally antimicrobial Merino wool lining backed with 200g Thisulate, and suede heel grip,


high density rubber outsole with embossed leather arch insert, decorative metal work, Polynesian Moko art influenced lug tread


Big Island metal detail


















Alpine lace-up hiker style, the Mauna Lalo (Low Mountain) is "a good looking shoe"---available in Redwood and Darkwood ($225)--rugged and lightweight with the same full grain, weather resistant waxed leather or Italian suede upper-burnished toe and heel,
































LightFit contoured footbed-heel cup cradle, anatomical arch support, generous toe box insole-suede cover with paniolo embroidery design detail


high density rubber outsole with embossed leather arch insert, decorative metal work, Polynesian Moko art influenced lug tread






New color waves for bestsellers---like the Kila Suede and Kila (Strong) pictured below...surf inspired...made from premium weather resistant all suede upper and soft cotton twill, Everfit contoured footbed with Dri-Lex® microfiber synthetic suede cover---decorative stitching nice casual kicker.






all weather outsole with heavy gauge sidewall stitch and molded rubber traction pods. 

 Women get some equestrian style all weather boots.




Holo Lio II (to ride horseback) is made from supple full grain leather "from upcountry inspiration to uptown style."




Premium oiled pull-up full grain leather, suede underlay and soft pigskin and Dri-Lex® microfiber synthetic suede lining


non-marking molded rubber with weather resistant lug design on forefoot and heel


heavyweight zipper-easy on/off, leather tab pull








Kaila (stylish) is utilitarian lace-up with paniolo inspired accents---in a premium waterproof suede with soft nubuck overlays.




non-marking molded rubber with weather resistant lug design on forefoot and heel, heavyweight stitching, leather arch insert




Dri-Lex® microfiber synthetic suede lining


metal eyelets and lace ook hardware










Women also have the option of shorter boots- a look we think will trend high for Fall 2012. Pictured below...Kaona II (Town) $250 ---a classic full grain leather boot with a medial zipper and leather pull for easy pull on/off. 












Elima (five) with deconstructed five buckle style-made of premium oiled ill-up full grain leather with suede straps---or  of premium waxed suede with nubuck straps and soft pigskin and Dri-Lex® microfiber synthetic suede lining.
















Laced-up leather and deconstructed style-this versatile boot, O Laila (of that place) with a coconut bead shoelace detail and logo embossed leather lace keeper.




























non-marking gum rubber with stacked leather heel and rubber heel tap






EVERFIT footbed-dual density PU anatomical footbed with polyurethane based gel insert, cushioning and supportive
Casual lifestyle---the Pakele's flexible footbed and forgiving upper of silky suede upper with full grain pigskin lining...with eco minded stitch and turn construction for comfort and leather outsole patch with embossed logo.
Pakele (escape)


non-marking rubber outsole with a native Hawaiian vine inspired design detail








Premium soft nubuck with pig suede heel grip




Wear the heel up or down-the Wali (Smooth, supple) is a nice mix-up of a moccasin and sneaker style in a cool looking low profile shoe that's soft---unlined forefoot, hand sewn moccasin stitch and medial zipper with leather pull on for easy on/off.


INFO: www.olukai.com