Our Craft at Olukai. Sandals on workshop bench.

Our Design Philosophy

Every product we make must offer style, durability, and comfort from heel to toe. We pay close attention to every element of design, starting with the use of custom-made lasts and anatomical footbeds to ensure superior fit. Premium materials are carefully selected to be beautiful, durable, and soft against your skin. Handcrafted details honor island culture with authentic artwork.

Behind every pair is this commitment to quality for those who wear them and those who craft them.
Left footprint in sand next to right Olukai sandal.
Olukai sandal close up of insole artwork

Fit by Nature, Crafted by Hand®

One step inspired it all — the Wet Sand Principle.

A bare foot sinks slowly into wet sand. All at once it cups the heel and fills the arch while the toes splay out. Inspired by the feeling of bare feet in wet sand, we build our footwear with anatomically contoured footbeds to deliver the perfect balance of instant comfort and lasting support. You’ll find these contoured footbeds in every product we make. From water-friendly sandals to beach town shoes to upcountry boots, our footwear is designed to deliver unparalleled comfort from the ground up.

The Heel

To minimize side-to-side movement, our heel cup cradles the foot, providing stability and natural shock absorption.
Olukai insole showing fish, hook logo, and detailed artwork.

The Arch

The strength of the foot is in the arch, and our anatomical arch support system provides all of the comfort and support that your feet deserve.
Olukai slip on close up of fabric with Olukai logo on side.

The Toe

With room to move, our generous toe box allows your toes to spread and move naturally.
Olukai sandal toe showing clean and detailed stitching.

Style is in the Details

Every product we make must offer style, durability, and comfort from heel-to-toe. We pay close attention to every element of design, starting with the use of custom-made lasts and anatomical footbeds to ensure superior fit. Premium materials are carefully selected to be beautiful, durable, and soft against your skin. Handcrafted details honor island culture with authentic artwork. And we back all our footwear with the peace of mind of a 1-year guarantee. Behind every pair is this commitment to quality for those who wear them and those who craft them.
Lifestyle image of Olukai collection of sneakers and slip ons set on top of wood table with wood slabs and old school clock.

Only the Finest Materials

We use only the highest quality materials, selected for their high character, durability, and tactile qualities. Our premium leathers are selected for their warm tones, organic textures and smooth finishes, while lining materials are carefully chosen to be soft against your skin. Our water-friendly products are crafted with innovative synthetic materials that are quick drying and designed to withstand life near the ocean. And our commitment to quality is also a commitment to the environment; we use recycled rubber in our outsoles and source all our leathers exclusively from environmentally conscious iso-14001 certified tanneries.

Premium Footbeds

We build our footwear on anatomically contoured footbeds to ensure proper medial and lateral arch support, long term comfort, and a personal fit right out of the box.
Olukai premium footbed soles.

Product Guarantee

As a testament to our quality construction, all OluKai footwear is backed by a one-year guarantee against manufacture’s defects.
Photographer standing on cliff with Olukai Fish hook

Superior Fit

Our footwear is handcrafted on custom-made lasts for superior fit, comfort, and support. Our generous toe box allows your toes and forefoot to stretch naturally with each step while the arch and heel of our anatomical footbed cushions and stabilizes your stride.
Woman sitting on beach sitting in hammock with close up shot of her feet in some Olukai sneakers.