What is the level of stability and arch support provided by these shoe?
These shoes uses our PU-GEL footbed with anatomic arch support as used in our most common styles (Mio Lī, Lae'ahi and Kākaha)
What is the level of ventilation provided by these shoes to keep the foot cool and dry?
* Holo has a more protective forefoot material for durability rather than breathability. This is the cousin of the Mio Li. For certain, Mio Li would be more breathable than the Holo. Yet the Holo may be more protective with the ripstop upper.
* Kāholo kept breathability in mind by removing layers and is more conducive to barefoot wear. The forefoot in the upper has no lining and allows better breathability than other shoes.
* Pūnini is more an all purpose shoe that has internal linings for all season wear. This is not our most breathable shoe but has some protective elements with a combination suede and mesh upper. We use a seamless tongue and forefoot lining for a seamless feeling if worn barefoot.
What is the quality of the materials used to construct these shoes and their ability to withstand wear and tear?
* Holo - Most of the upper utilized a ripstop material that resists tearing and provides more protection over the front and sides of the shoe.
* Kāholo - This shoe is stripped down for breathability. Its engineered knit eliminates unnecessary seams between part of the shoe and could prevent parts from premature tears, but its purpose isn't primarily protective.
* Pūnini - The upper is a combination of cow leather suede in the high wear areas of the shoe and a mesh in areas to provide a level of breathability in zones over the foot and on the side of the foot.
What is the length, width, and overall fit of these shoes?
* Holo - These shoes are standard D in width so folks with wider feet may feel additional pressure. The lace up features should help folks with narrower or lower volume feet.
What is the overall weight of these shoes?
* Holo - Size 10 - 376 grams per half pair, 752 grams per full pair.
* Kāholo - Size 10 - 367 grams per half pair, 734 g per full pair
* Pūnini - Size 10 - 474 grams per half pair. 948 grams per full pair.
What is the level of flexibility provided by these shoes for natural movement of the foot?
* Holo - The bottom of this shoe comprises of a combination of Polyurethane and wet grip rubber outsole. There is no shank in this shoe and flexibilty is intended for walking comfortably.
* Kāholo - The bottom of this shoe comprises of light weight EVA and wet grip rubber. Forefoot rubber coverage provides slip resistance, but also good flexibility intended for walking and casual wear.
* Pūnini - The full wet grip rubber cupsole is the most protective athleisure shoe. This may be a little less flexible, but still is intended for walking and casual wear.
Drop or heel-to-toe offset: What is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot?
* Holo - 8.5mm Heel to Toe Drop* Kāholo - 6.0mm Heel to Toe Drop* Pūnini - 6.0mm Heel To Toe Drop
What are the materials that make up the top of the shoe and the way they fit around the foot?
* Holo - Stretch tongue with Recycled Polyester forefoot lining. Heel Lining is microfiber for better heel capture and wicking and dries more rapidly. Holo is protective and uses a ripstop mesh for durability.
* Kāholo - This upper is a one piece engineered mesh to provide open zones in the forefoot and quarter but also tighter knit along the high wear areas to prevent dirt intrusion. This upper does not have a lining across the forefoot to promote breathability in the shoe.
* Pūnini - A combination of cow suede and polyester air mesh in the forefoot. The drop-in heel features a Recycled Polyester and Recycled PET textile that provides padded comfort at the heel. The forefoot and tongue lining provide a seamless feel for the barefoot wearer.
What is the layer of material between the upper and outsole that provides cushioning and support?
* Holo uses a poured polyurethane midsole that provides underfoot comfort with out breakdown. This foam usually is a little heavier than EVA but has much better resiliency and promotes longevity for the shoe.
* Kāholo - Kāholo uses an injection EVA midsole that is lightweight, but resists breakdown and has better rebound than other EVA's we've used in the past.* Pūnini has two EVA cakes inside the cupsole that provides better underfoot comfort rather than standing on rubber alone. We use similar midfoot cushioning to this as the women's Pehuea.
What is the bottom material of the shoe that comes into contact with the ground?
* The Holo uses wet grip, non-marking rubber podded with our sea urchin inspired articulating lugs that provide multidirectional wet grip traction in damp conditions. The outsole is siped for additional traction in damp conditions.
* Kāholo - Kāholo uses our wet grip, non-marking rubber and utilizes small lugs for better flexibility in the outsole.
* Pūnini uses our wet grip non-marking rubber from the bottom and wrapping up the sidewall of the cupsole. It's lug-less design maximizes surface contact from rubber to surface.