Azaleas have a rich history dating back to ancient times. It’s believed that the flower originated in Asia and was first introduced to Europe in the 16th century. It was highly valued in Japanese culture and was often used in traditional tea ceremonies.
Are there azalea flowers in Hawai‘i?
In the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants began bringing azaleas to the Hawaiian Islands, and in the 1920s they were first planted in the famous Kapiolani Park in Honolulu, where they quickly became a popular attraction. Over the years, azaleas continued to be planted in public parks and private gardens throughout Hawai‘i, becoming a cherished part of the Islands' floral landscape. It was even designated as the official flower of the City and County of Honolulu, and it remains a beloved symbol of renewal and celebration in the city to this day.
What was the inspiration behind the Azalea Collection?
In 1934, it was selected as the official flower of the Season Opener. Since then, the azalea has become an important symbol of this prestigious tournament, and the beautiful blooms are a staple of the event's decor. Many patrons come specifically to see the azaleas in bloom, which typically occurs in early spring.Given its vibrant history, it's no surprise that we chose the Azalea as our main inspiration for this collection.
Which Azalea shoes are designed for golf patrons?
Men’s Ulele Golf Sandals - This one-of-a-kind style has a kalo-inspired spikeless outsole that’ll ground your feet while you take a practice swing. The straps also feature our limited-edition azalea print and are water and stain resistant for added durability. And after you practice your drive or putt, you can kick back, feel the breeze, and catch the championship round. Women’s Ho‘ōpio Hau Sandals - Water-friendly with a playful look, it’ll energize your step whether you’re watching from the comfort of your couch, walking alongside the course, or claiming your spot at the 16th hole. And when you’re ready to head out for a celebratory cocktail, those contoured and cushioned footbeds will support you.
Which Azalea shoes are designed for golf players?
Men’s Wai‘alae and Women’s Wailea - These waterproof and stain-resistant leather shoes are not only stylish but also incredibly comfortable with technical materials and spikeless designs that provide optimal support for every swing. They’re destined to become your new favorite golf shoes, especially since we added our limited-edition Azalea print on the Drop-In Heel® and rubber outsole design.