Photo by Carin von Berg
Just in time for Father’s Day, Lifestyle brand OluKai, has joined the golf game with the launch of a new, luxury collection of golf shoes for men and women. The California based company creates stylish and comfortable footwear that combines durability and function for the water-loving sportsman with an active lifestyle. Widely known for their sandals, Olukai’s golf collection utlizes the same Wet Sand Principle™ that believes your shoes should be designed to mimic wet sand for optimal support.
The eye-catching designs offer more than just their looks, with extra padding around the midsole, arch support and breathable material that allows for air circulation. The shoes were designed with walking golfers in mind, adding stability and grip with a stain and water-resistant coating and removable and washable footbeds. Unlike most golf shoes that are currently on the market, OluKai golf shoes offer a sophisticated street-style that can be worn off the course. The drop-in heel feature offers easy post-golf wear that transitions seamlessly for any social setting.
Men’s Waialae in Stone color
The Men’s golf shoe collection currently comes in three styles: the water-repellent Kapalua, the lightweight Ka’anapali and the waterproof leather Wai’alae. The Kapalua, which translates to a premier location on the island of Maui at the foot of the West Maui mountains, comes in Charcoal, Shadow and Trench Blue and is best suited for long walks on the fairway. The Ka’anapali, named after a place in Maui known for its beautiful beaches, offers reinforced stability and multi-directional traction paired with an ultra-lightweight material. The classically styled Wai’alae has the most varied color options, with White, Black, Stone and Dark Brown and is composed of a supple, waterproof leather and a cushioned midsole. Named after a neighborhood in Honolulu, the Wai’alae is the most dapper of the bunch, transitioning easily from the golf course to a night on the town.
Men’s Kapalua in Charcoal
Ladies have two styles to choose from with the ultra-lightweight Kawela and the classic Wailea in waterproof leather. Named after Kawela Bay on the North Shore of O’ahu, the Kawela comes in beautiful Sage and versatile Pavement. Both water and stain resistant, the Kawela is sporty and comfortable with an all-new cushioned midsole for long walks on the fairway. The Wailea is made of supple, waterproof leather and can be ordered in Stone, Tan or White to look stylish on or off the golf course.
Women’s Kawela in Sage
All Olukai shoes ship free of charge and come with a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase. A portion of all proceeds go directly to the Ama OluKai Foundation, a private, non-profit founded in 2014. The foundation partners with organizations based in Hawaii that support groups who are committed to preserving the Hawaiian culture.