What Makes OluKai Boat Shoes The Best?

Chances are, you’ve had your fair share of boat shoes in the past. They’re stylish, comfortable, and can be worn pretty much everywhere. Most importantly, boat shoes are a necessity for watermen.


Finding the perfect boat shoe can be challenging, so you might be wondering where to begin. That’s where we come in. OluKai is a brand born out of a love for the ocean. We know what qualities a boat shoe needs to perform well on the water, and we used that knowledge to make our very own men’s boat shoes collection.


Boat shoes, river shoes, deck shoes, lake shoes—whatever you call them, here’s why ours are the best:


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They’re Designed to Perform


Our product team put a lot of effort into designing the perfect boat shoes. Here’s everything their design delivers on:


Enhanced Traction

A non-slip shoe is essential on deck. Our ‘Wet Grip Rubber’ was created to make sure you’re safe and secure, even on those wetter surfaces. They perform beautifully on dry land too, for those who aren’t heading out on the boat.


Sustained Comfort

Those days at sea can be long, so you’ll need a comfortable boat shoe. Our slip-on boat shoes are made with a lightweight and high-rebound EVA midsole for sustained support. The anatomically shaped footbed will give added stability, which leads to better posture and less pain in the long run.


The Right Materials

A good fishing shoe needs to be as at home in the water as you are. We designed ours with water-resistant materials, quick-drying mesh, drainage ports, and a stretchy build so you can easily slip them off and jump in.


Non-Marking Rubber

Don’t worry about scuff marks. Our boat shoes use a non-marking rubber outsole because we know that clean boats lead to happy watermen.


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We Have Multiple Styles to Choose From


What’s the difference between our Moku Pae, Nohea Moku, and Nohea Pae boat shoes? All three perform well around the water, so it mostly depends on what you’re looking for in terms of style.


Moku Pae Men’s Boat Shoes

Our Moku Pae men’s boat shoes features an engineered mesh. On it, we strategically placed each opening to provide either ventilation (larger holes) or support (smaller holes). In short, it’s a tech-driven option perfect for more serious days on deck.


Nohea Moku Men’s No-Tie Boat Shoes

Nohea Moku is done in a lightweight mesh that is super breathable and comfortable on foot. It’s your go-to for cruising around or kicking back.


Nohea Pae Men’s Slip-On Boat Shoes

Last but not least is our Nohea Pae men’s slip-on boat shoes. This leisurely boat shoe is a lot like Nohea Moku, but in an easy slip-on design that makes it perfect for slipping off and jumping in the water.


Other People Think They’re Pretty Great Too


We love to talk up our products because we truly believe in them, but that doesn’t mean you should take our word for it. Here are a few OluKai customers who are loving their new boat shoes.


“Bought these [Moku Pae] for my 8-day sailing adventure...good looking, easy to use on the boat for grip, wet all the time, and dried out nicely.  Great shoes for a somewhat suspect Captain.” -Stephen, Verified Buyer


“Fantastic slip-on shoe [Nohea Moku] for a day on the boat! Comfortable with no socks! Grippy sole, water drains right out, perfect boat shoe!” -Scott, Verified Buyer


“By far the most comfortable boat shoe [Moku Pae] I’ve ever owned” -Chris, Verified Buyer


“The shoes [Nohea Moku] look great and are fantastic when wet.  They’re super comfortable to walk in for any amount of time or distance.” -Kenneth, Verified Buyer


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