Sunday, March 24, 2013

OluKai Men's/Women's Footwear Fall 2013-Shoes, Boots for Land and Sea

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

Plus: The ALI'I Fall 2013 Collection

Hawaiian Junior Lifeguards...are one of the GiveBack Projects aided by OluKai

OluKai is a high end brand of footwear, based on the Hawaiian value of "K¨lia i ka nu'u" meaning "strive to reach the summit."  Collections for men and women handled with respect, constructed with care..."---embrace the meticulous artisan aspects of the islands, incorporating select leathers and design details that make OluKai a label to watch...

Or Buy,

A second season for us in previewing at OR, OluKai surprisingly hasn't been snatched up by one of those mega-shoe companies that seek established niche brands with a devoted following.

A signature detail of OluKai shoes and boots---is the performance/comfort aspects of the Wet Sand Principle=taking the bare foot strike on the aforementioned---and incorporating that supportive posture into a design principle via removable PU dual density- or triple or dual density EVA anatomical footbeds...that minimize side to side heel  movements, provide supportive comfort for the arch,  and room for the toes to spread and move naturally.

KIA'I Trainer II Mid-(Guard) lightweight adventure shoe made of ballistic mesh upper that's abrasion tough-w/supportive overlays, lined with Dri-Lex® performance mesh, non-marking rubber outsole

lace pattern guarantees a great fit---cool embroidered logo

dual density footbed with ActiveFit Contour. Hydrophobic-meaning wet condition friendly, removable and washable

Men's Kia'i Trainer II...built for the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association---also available. Both styles-with bevel edge outsole to ensure smooth transition of gait on tough surfaces... contribute a portion of proceeds to the HLA Junior Guard Program. FYI: Women's version too.
non marking outsole that grips 

WALI WEDGE LEATHER (Smooth, Supple)---premium smooth oiled pull-up full grain leather with matching heel binding, hand sewn moccasin toe, EverFit molded PU footbed  covered with Dri-Lex® moisture wicking lining and embossed leather heel patch-removable and washable. Available in suede too-pictured below.

A beautiful mixed textured, pull-on boot-the PA'IA Leather (name after a town on the North Shore Maui)...with an upper of naturally weather resistant polished full-grain leather with crushed suede leather accent, unlined boot shaft and Dri-Lex® moisture-wicking lining. Non-marking outsole.

PA'IA Leather -with two leather straps with antiqued press cast leather buckles

MAKAWAO naturally weather resistant polished full grain leather partially lined with soft synthetic and Dri-Lex® moisture wicking lining. Side zipper with leather pull tab for easy on/off

MAKAWAO (Upcountry) -rugged full grain leather boot inspired by the kickers worn on the upcountry paniolo ranches in Hawaii.

non-marking molded rubber outsole with weather resistant lug design, embossed leather arch insert. Big Island emblem detail...on leather tab

Men's HONOLULU BOOT (right) and HONOLULU LACE (left)

all weather rubber outsole with Polynesian Moko art influenced tread design, Non-marking rubber

Men's footwear gets rich premium leather with unique brogue-ing perforations details, burnished heel and toe, and antique rivets,
logo on heel 

women's-HELEUMA Leather (nautical anchor) casual leave-up premium smooth oiled pull-up full grain leather with a moccasin hand-sewn toe. W/ versatile Drop-In Heel for shoe and slide functionality and embossed OluKai tongue logo

moccasin hand stitching detail

Men's-MOLOA KOHANA FALL (lazy)...naturally weather-resistant lightly waxed full grain leather upper-with a matte surface finish.
removable EverFit contoured footbed with merino wool cover

heel up or down for slide or shoe functionality-Versatile Drop-In Heel™, elastic gore for customized fit, hand sewn, whip stitching, embroidered logo detail

Women's HELEUMA CANVAS (Nautical Anchor) Breathable lace-up, bright cotton canvas and a moccasin hand-sewn toe, with nautical natty, seersucker style, striped lining...EverFit contoured footbed-removable. Leather embossed heel patch...and Versatile Drop-In Heel™ for shoe or slide functionality

non-marking rubber outsole with a nature inspired tread design

ALI'I 'ELIMA (Royal Five) premium vegetable tanned American Bison leather-with a vamp of scaled vegetable leather,  laser etched Ali's proverb and hand sewn moccasin seams

anatomical compression molded vintage cork and EVA wedge midsole wedge with a fine knap suede cover, Italian wool lining
HANDSOME!!!! The ALI'I collection---that celebrates the history of the bygone Ali'i---with material references to the royal 'ahu'ula capes...via quality leathers, meticulous hand stitching, and savvy silhouettes that would work on a beach or in any fashionable urban setting. Each pair is etched with a traditional Hawaiian phrase of community strength: Püpükahi i holomua "Unite In Order To Progress."
slimmer last---still comfy

hand tinted, vegetable tanned leather outsole with rubber pods


ALI'I 'EHA (front, left=Royal Four) in Night Scale/Night-premium vegetable tanned American Bison leather ...and a vamp with scaled vegetable tanned leather. molded vintage cork and EVA midsole wedge with a fine knap suede cover....and ALI'I "ELIMA (back, right-in Husk Scale/Husk)

ALI'I 'ELUA (Royal Two) in HONU/SCALE/HONU-monarch red velvet lining complimented with fine-knap suede

hand tinted vegetable tanned hard leather outsole with rubber pods


Monarch red velvet lining...

PLUS-the OluKai logo-is MAKAU bone hook -a traditional Polynesian symbol for strength, good luck, and safe passage over water