The 5 Best Barefoot Shoes for Men & Women

Warm weather means it’s time to swap out your cozy boots for lightweight sneakers. And if you love feeling the breeze as much as we do, you might want to skip socks altogether.


We design all of our slip-on shoes and sneakers for barefoot wear by using materials that breathe and feel soft against your skin (i.e. less sweating and uncomfortable rubbing).


The best part? You can throw our footbeds right into the washer to keep things fresh. Here are the top 5 OluKai barefoot shoes for men and women that will make wearing socks a thing of the past. 


 The 5 Best Barefoot Shoes For Men and Women


Best 5 Barefoot Shoes For Men


1: Mio Lī Men’s Lightweight Barefoot Sneakers


The lightweight sneaker every guy needs in his closet. Whether your goals are to be more active, travel, or spend more time kicking back, Mio Lī will help you crush them. All that breathable mesh makes them the ideal sneaker to wear without socks. Not to mention, they look as good as they feel.


2: Lae‘ahi Men’s Breathable Barefoot Sneakers


Comfortable barefoot wear is paramount for the perfect, everyday beach sneaker. So we crafted the breathable Lae‘ahi with our Drop-In Heel® and a removable and washable insole. This uncomplicated sneaker flawlessly blends ease of wear with the very best of island soul to give you an unparalleled fit. Just slip them on and go.


The 5 Best Barefoot Shoes For Men and Women 


3: Lae‘ahi Pa‘i Men’s Everyday Barefoot Sneakers


All the benefits of our classic Lae‘ahi sneaker, with a naturally handsome print. We revamped your favorite breezy sneaker with a camo design inspired by wild Hawai’i. It’s the everyday beach sneaker you didn’t see coming, and it’s lined with soft microfiber for even comfier wear.


4: Nihoa Lī Men’s Athletic Barefoot Sneakers


Nihoa Lī is the rugged barefoot athletic shoe you need for your daily outings and beyond. From bike rides around town to a hike up mauka (mountainside), the tough shell and cushioned fit will keep your feet nice and protected. And hey, all that mesh feels pretty great when an ocean breeze passes by.


5: Moku Pae Men’s Barefoot Boat Shoes


Need a boat shoe that you can wear barefoot? Look no further than Moku Pae. Built for ocean adventures, our Moku Pae brings a modern approach to the traditional boat shoe. We designed it with breathable mesh and our signature Drop-In-Heel for ease.



Best 5 Barefoot Shoes For Women


 1: Pehuea Women’s Breathable Barefoot Sneakers


Drop-in and bliss out with the casual and breathable comfort of the Pehuea. Crafted with lightweight materials, our signature Drop-In Heel®, and a removable and washable footbed (like all of our sneakers), this slip-on is as vibrant and laidback as life in Hawai‘i. It’s the breezy shoe for everything you do.


2: Pehuea Pa‘i Women’s Everyday Barefoot Sneakers


Just like Pehuea, this wild camo everyday sneaker is as comfy and lightweight as they come. Made with a jacquard-woven upper and a soft, breathable mesh lining, it’ll keep every step feeling comfortable. Pehuea Pa‘i also features a dual-density anatomical footbed that naturally contours to your foot for all-day support.


 The 5 Best Barefoot Shoes for Men and Women


3: Ki‘ihele Women’s Breathable Barefoot Sneakers


Another mesh shoe to add to your barefoot lineup, Ki‘ihele is designed for the adventure seeker. Airy mesh and a modern midsole design provide breathability and comfort whether you are trekking to the beach or biking around Waikīkī. We gave it a single-layer mesh and suede microfiber for softness.


4: Pehuea Lī Women’s Casual Barefoot Sneakers


If you haven’t guessed by now, our Pehuea Collection is all about breathability. Whether you’re exploring the beaches along Kaua‘i’s north shore or catching a Maui sunrise, you’ll find the perfect companion in this everyday casual lace-up sneaker. It has that same signature mesh design that makes barefoot wear feel even better.


5: Kaula Pa‘a Lī Women’s Barefoot Espadrilles


Espadrilles? With socks? Never. This new lace-up style is made with lightweight linen and our signature Drop-In Heel®, making it the perfect sneaker for cruising around town on a sunny day. It’s the most comfortable espadrille you’ll ever wear, thanks to our cushioned gel insert and the braided rope and jute construction. Bonus: the lining is made with recycled contents.