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...
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|
|non marking outsole that grips|
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|
|WALI WEDGE SUEDE|
|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|
|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|
|slimmer last---still comfy|
|hand tinted, vegetable tanned leather outsole with rubber pods|
|ALI'I 'ELIMA -in HONU SCALE/ HONU|
|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|
|ALI'I 'ELUA (Royal Two)-NIGHT SCALE/NIGHT|
|Monarch red velvet lining...|