Ali’i Tower 2005 Kalia Road, #241 Honolulu, HI 96815
Join us to talk story and see the latest OluKai shoes and sandals.Our stores are temporarily closed due to COVID, we look forward to talking story with you as soon as we are able to re-open. A Hui Hou!
Design and Philosophy
At our core, we are storytellers. These stores give us an opportunity to bring moʻolelo (stories) to life. Every design choice is rich with meaning, intended to be discovered, experienced and shared.
The triangular pattern in the wood store front represents traditional waʻa (voyaging canoe) sails, being filled by the tradewinds of Maui.
Mango Wood Centerpiece
A live-edge, upcycled genuine mango wood, salvaged from the Waimea Valley on the North Shore, stands proudly in the center of the store.
Lining the walls of the store are custom-made wooden fixtures and an artisan cash wrap, all of which have been hand-carved from premium wood and OluKai leather by local craftsman Dae Son of Wood Hi.
Custom art from Hawaiian artist adorn the walls including an Anywhere Aloha inspired piece by Pow! Wow! Artist Gavin Murai. In the Maui store, thereʻs an epic mural from art duo Wooden Wave that depict the stories of Maui in a colorful mauka to makai representation.
These engravings honor the Hawaiian tradition of entering a space with respect and positive intention. Each statement is unique and meaningful to its location. We encourage you to talk story with the team to understand the specific intent.
Premium Leather Accents
Made of the same high-character, premium leathers used in our footwear, we adorn benches and other touch points within the store to highlight its quality.
Lava tile symbolizes the foundation of the islands eminating from volcanic activity, the ʻāina (land) and the footsteps of those who walked here before us.
Coral tile is used to remind people of the powerful role the ocean plays in our lives. The lava and coral meet on the floor to symbolize the transition of mauka to makai.