Behind the Limited-Edition OluKai Azalea Golf Shoes
Celebrate the greatest week in golf with us in our new limited-edition Azalea Collection. Designed for both players and patrons, OluKai men’s and women’s golf shoes will turn heads on and off the course and keep you comfortable way beyond the tournament. We packed them with can’t-miss product features like multi-directional traction to anchor your feet, reinforced stability to power your swing, and responsive midsoles for all-day support. Whether you’re teeing up or setting up your chair on 16, the aloha spirit of OluKai Golf has you covered.
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The History of Azalea Flowers
Azaleas have a rich history dating back to ancient times. It’s believed that the flower originated in Asia and was first introduced to Europe in the 16th century. It was highly valued in Japanese culture and was often used in traditional tea ceremonies.
In the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants began bringing azaleas to the Hawaiian Islands, and in the 1920s they were first planted in the famous Kapiolani Park in Honolulu, where they quickly became a popular attraction. Over the years, azaleas continued to be planted in public parks and private gardens throughout Hawai‘i, becoming a cherished part of the Islands' floral landscape. It was even designated as the official flower of the City and County of Honolulu, and it remains a beloved symbol of renewal and celebration in the city to this day.
Outside of Hawai‘i, azalea flowers were also becoming popular in the southeastern region of the United States, where warm climates allowed them to thrive. In 1934, it was selected as the official flower of the Season Opener. Since then, the azalea has become an important symbol of this prestigious tournament, and the beautiful blooms are a staple of the event's decor. Many patrons come specifically to see the azaleas in bloom, which typically occurs in early spring.
Given its vibrant history, it's no surprise that we chose the Azalea as our main inspiration for this collection.
Men’s Wai‘alae and Women’s Wailea
Allow us to introduce you to our Wai‘alae and Wailea, in case you haven't had the chance to try the classic designs out yet. These waterproof and stain-resistant leather shoes are not only stylish but also incredibly comfortable with technical materials and spikeless designs that provide optimal support for every swing. They’re destined to become your new favorite golf shoes, especially since we added our limited-edition Azalea print on the Drop-In Heel® and rubber outsole design.
Designed to last way beyond the championship, this timeless yet of-the-moment look should be on every golfer’s list. Both the Wai‘alae and the OluKai Wailea come with enhanced grip, so you don’t have to worry about slipping and sliding in your most critical moments. The custom spikeless design features Wet Grip Rubber® and kalo-inspired tread for 360° traction.
Love your Ulele sandals so much you won’t even take them off at the driving range? We get it. That’s why we made this exclusive golf edition. All the comfort and support you’ve come to know and love, with the product benefits you’d find in our golf outsoles. That’s right, this one-of-a-kind style has a kalo-inspired spikeless outsole that’ll ground your feet while you take a practice swing. The straps also feature our limited-edition azalea print and are water and stain resistant for added durability. And after you practice your drive or putt, you can kick back, feel the breeze, and catch the championship round.
Women’s Ho‘ōpio Hau
Our bestselling beach sandal has been updated to reflect the beauty of the game. Wrapped in azalea flowers, this exclusive Ho‘ōpio Hau design is the perfect way to welcome your favorite golf championship. Water-friendly with a playful look, it’ll energize your step whether you’re watching from the comfort of your couch, walking alongside the course, or claiming your spot at the 16th hole. And when you’re ready to head out for a celebratory cocktail, those contoured and cushioned footbeds will support you. Don’t wait too long, this sandal might not be around for long.
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Men’s & Women’s Limited Edition Azalea Collection