3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, HI 96753
Join us to talk story and see the latest OluKai shoes and sandals.OluKai at The Shops at Wailea is open.
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Daily
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 wing-like pattern in the wooden storefront is inspired by the native ‘Elapaio bird, which symbolizes our theme of Observation.
Monkeypod Wood Centerpiece
A live-edge, upcycled genuine monkeypod 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-crafted from premium wood and OluKai leather by local craftsman Dae Son of Wood Hi.
Custom artwork can be found throughout the store, including a mural by local artist Shar Tuiasoa which portrays Lea, the goddess of canoe builders who takes the form of the ‘elepaio bird. You'll also find six custom illustrations by Noa Emberson that further represent the ‘elepaio and its life.
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.