2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St.
Koloa, HI 96756
Join us to talk story and see the latest OluKai shoes and sandals.OluKai Kukui‘ula is open.
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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 single red panel represents the flame that comes from a kukui nut and the color ‘ula (red), paying homage to the mo‘olelo (story) of Kukui‘ula's and our theme of illumination.
Our custom table is crafted from reclaimed Monkey Pod wood, which we salvaged from a fallen tree in Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu.
Custom artwork can be found throughout the store, including a piece by Samuel Schryver and Kaplan Bunce of KASA Studio. The mural plays with colors, shapes, and landscapes found on Kaua‘i's south side to represent illumination. Eight straight lines sit in the center, symbolizing rays of light and the Hawaiian islands.
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.
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.
Lava tile symbolizes the foundation of the Islands emanating from volcanic activity, the ’āina (land), and the footsteps of those who walked here before us. Coral tile is also used to remind people of the powerful role the ocean plays in our lives. The lava and coral meet to symbolize the transition of mauka to makai (from land to water). Brass inlaid lines extend out from the protocol statement into the store, symbolizing light rays and knowledge, both major parts of the store’s theme of “illumination”.