The Best Sandals & Flip Flops for Beach WeddingsIt’s officially getting closer to beach wedding season. That time when you start to pull out your flowy dresses, linen shirts, and… shoes? While shoes might not be the best choice for a sandy ceremony, you’re probably wondering if there’s such a thing as wedding sandals.
Good news – OluKai has beach weddings covered. With a range of premium, full-grain leather sandals that don’t just check the box of dressy wedding flip flops but are also responsibly sourced, “beach formal” starts here. Or as we like to call it, “Hawai‘i formal”.
Read on to discover the best beach wedding sandals and wedding flip flops for every guest (and even the bride and groom).
Best Wedding Sandals for Men
‘Ilikai Men’s Leather Sandals
The full-grain leather of the ‘Ilikai sandal meets soft, curved lines that mimic a calm ocean surface. Formal but not fussy, these sandals keep getting better with age and feel broken in from the first wear. Which is pretty handy, if that first wear happens to be your first beach wedding.
Mekila Men’s Leather Sandals
It’s not every day you go looking for beach wedding groom attire, so when you do, make it count. The Mekila sandal is totally groom-worthy, with workmanship built into every step. Made from high-character, full-grain leather with a soft microfiber lining, you can say your “I do’s” in comfort. And when you throw them off for your first (barefoot) dance, you get to impress your guests with the beautiful footbed embroidery, inspired by the stitching on traditional Hawaiian saddles.
Tuahine Men’s Leather Sandals
Yet more proof that leather is a man’s best friend when it comes to wedding sandals, the Tuahine sandals bring an element of casual-yet-classy style to your outfit. Better still, these sandals aren’t afraid of a little water, so if it’s a photos-at-the-water’s-edge kind of day, you can chill knowing these waterproof, full-grain leather sandals can hang.
Mea Ola Leather Men’s Sandals
Comfort. Good looks. Full-grain leather. The Mea Ola is a no-brainer when it comes to wedding sandals. And with canoe lash whipstitching and octopus-inspired laser-etched artwork, these premium leather sandals are a nod to native exploration and craftsmanship. Just be careful you don’t out-sandal the groom…
Best Wedding Sandals for Women
Kāpehe Luana Women’s Sandals
The key to the perfect bridal sandals is finding something that’s premium quality but with laid-back vibes. The Kāpehe Luana is it. The strappy design elevates the style beyond the basic flip flop, while the soft, full-grain leather lends a sophisticated air. In other words, beach wedding perfection.
Paniolo Women’s Sandals
Hand-sewn, saddle-inspired stitching, and deeply oiled full-grain leather? Wedding sandals (or flip flops) don’t get better than this. The Paniolo is simple sophistication that will complement almost any beachy dress. And when the wedding is over, your journey with Paniolo will just be beginning, because they’re the perfect summer sandal no matter where you’re headed.
Honu Women’s Leather Sandals
If you’re lucky enough to see a honu (sea turtle) during your beach wedding escapades, we’re happy for you. But if you don’t, at least you can pay homage to this beloved Hawaiian creature with the Honu sandals. With a wrapped full-grain leather footbed adorned with honu-inspired artwork and premium leather straps, these wedding sandals will give you talking points if you run out of things to say at dinner.
‘Aukai Women’s Leather Sandals
“‘Aukai” means to travel or swim by the sea, which seems pretty fitting for a beach wedding. And as far as beach wedding sandals go, these are the epitome of understated style, soft leather, and lasting comfort. Even the anatomical footbed is covered with premium full-grain leather, giving them an upgraded look and feel that will put all those plastic flip flops to shame.