Introducing OluKai Golf ShoesYou read that right. We just launched a golf collection. And we’re not just talking about shoes that you wear to the course for your 19th hole pau hana (happy hour), but real golf shoes. We took everything you know and love about OluKai products and engineered them to perform from tee to green. In fact, they might just be the most comfortable golf shoes you ever wear.
But what makes them the best? To start, they’re built for golfers like us. The kind who prefer to walk. Because when you’re out there, every step drives connection—to your surroundings, the ‘āina (land), your playing partners, and your shots. We’re continually inspired by nature and wanted our golf collection to provide that same grounded feeling that all OluKai footwear does. So, we created our dream lineup. And we didn’t take any shortcuts.
In our humble opinion, a good golf shoe should do three things: Perform well on the course. Keep you comfortable throughout the entire day. And hold up to course conditions. We kept all of that in mind when designing this collection, adding performance features like a stain and water-resistant coating, an updated outsole for stability and grip, and an ultra-lightweight midsole with extra cushioning to keep you comfortable and energized no matter how long you’re on your feet.
You can expect our tried-and-true OluKai features as well. Think anatomically shaped arch support, our Drop-In Heel® that folds in for post-round slide wear, and removable and washable footbeds (an especially important feature when you’re on your feet and in the sun all day).
What The Players Are Saying
We could go on and on about how much we love these new shoes, but actions really do speak louder than words. That’s why we invited a few experts in the field to join us on Hawai‘i Island and test out the new products. Here’s what they had to say:
Hunter Larson, PGA Professional
Hunter is a Class A PGA Professional and Pro Golfer who’s been playing for almost 30 years. He’s well-accomplished in the sport, earning titles like Player Captain 2010 USGA State Team Championship: Team Hawaii and 2019 Aloha Section PGA Assistant Professional of the Year (among others). With that kind of track record, we knew he’d put our products to the ultimate test.
“They stayed with me on every single swing and are extremely comfortable. This is the first time I’ve had arch support in a golf shoe.”
Hannah Gregg, Pro Golfer
Hannah Gregg is a Pro Golfer on the Epson Tour and Women’s All Pro Tour. She co-owns a golf training aid company called Short Game Gains to help people improve their golf skills in an accessible way. Hannah needs a high-performance golf shoe that can keep up with her on any type of terrain, round after round. For her, lasting comfort and solid grip are two of the most important qualities.
"There was no breaking in or uncomfortable rounds. I like how they’re spikeless and still have enough grip for me to feel comfortable playing. My feet feel awesome.”
Blair Wheeler, 10 Hdcp
Blaire Wheeler grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and has been golfing for the past 19 years. He took some time away from the sport to focus on surfing but recently fell in love with it again out of “sheer competitiveness”. As a waterman, Blair was excited to see OluKai enter the golf space.
“The epitome of a perfect golf shoe for any environment and situation.”
Reece Alnas, PGA Professional
Reece was born and raised in Waikoloa Village on Hawai‘i Island and spends most of his days on the golf course. He’s been an Assistant Golf Professional at Kuki‘o Golf and Beach Club for seven years, which means he knows the best gear in the game. According to Reece, when it comes to shoes, comfort means everything.
“I fell in love with these before I even put them on. They are comfortable, breathable, easy to slip on and off, and have very good grip.”
Kaira Martin, 3 Hdcp
Kaira Martin played golf competitively from the age of six and all the way through college, picking up her first club at just three years old. These days, Kaira is focused on playing for fun and empowering female golfers. She’s turned her expertise into a social media career and always has the best gear recommendations.
“These are incredibly comfortable and I love that they’re so transitional. I can go from the course out to dinner, and they still have the performance of a high-quality golf shoe.”
Shota Tikata, PGA and JPGA Tour Caddy
As a golf caddy on tour, Shota spends a lot of his time walking the course. That being said, footwear choices can make or break his day. Shota typically looks for a pair of golf shoes that are supportive, stable, and have the ability to adjust to different terrains. We designed OluKai Golf to deliver all of that and more.
“I encounter all kinds of terrains and having a golf shoe that can adapt to any of those gives me the comfort and stability to play my best golf game.”
The OluKai Golf Shoe Collection
Now that we’ve covered the basics let’s break down the full collection and find out which style is right for you.
Men’s Kapalua and Women’s Kawela Golf Shoes
Long walks down the fairway require a golf shoe that can keep up. These lightweight and breathable sneakers have all the support and stability you need. No slipping, just comfort. We crafted them with water and stain resistant materials like breezy mesh and added a responsive midsole for comfort round after round.
The outsole construction features a kalo-inspired, full-rubber spikeless design for multi-directional traction and non-marking Wet Grip Rubber.
Think of these as your casual golf sneakers. Perfect for days when you need to stay light on your feet or just want to feel the breeze. As Blair says, “You could go straight from the beach to the links. You don’t even need socks.”
Men‘s Wai‘alae and Women‘s Wailea Golf Shoes
Whether you’re smashing drives from the back tees or playing a quick nine before dinner at the club, these leather beauties have you covered. Both high-performance golf shoes are designed to be the most comfortable ones you’ve ever worn—and look good doing it.
Wai‘alae and Wailea are built with supple, waterproof leathers that form to your feet while maintaining the shoe's look and shape over time. And since they feature the same responsive EVA midsoles and grippy, spikeless outsoles, they’ll have you playing at the top of your game no matter how many games you play.
If you prefer a more classic look or want a shoe that you could take from the course straight out to dinner then Wai‘alae and Wailea are for you.
It’s time to bring the spirit of Hawai‘i to the fairway. Shop the full collection here and put OluKai Golf to the test.