Why OluKai is the Best Gift For 2023

What’s not to love about the holidays, right? Well, except for maybe, the whole obligatory get everybody you know a gift-part. So, how does one find the “perfect” gift — a truly thoughtful one — for the folks you care about, without stressing out? The good news? We’re making it easy for you. OluKai shoes certainly make the best gifts for 2023, whether you’re shopping for someone who is all about comfort, an adventure lover, or a friend who lives in slippers year round and only wants the best.


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Plus, all our OluKai products come with a 1-Year Warranty, so you can feel confident that we stand by our footwear. What’s more, returns and exchanges are free within our extended holiday returns period, so if you do pick the wrong size or color — we've got your loved one covered.



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Built on the simple concept of comfort from heel to toe, OluKai actually builds custom lasts and anatomical footbeds to ensure a superior fit, while our Wet Sand Principle is inspired by the way a bare foot sinks into wet sand — cupping the heel, filling the arch, and giving the toes room to spread out. However, if you have a true comfort-lover in your life who just lives in slippers, check out our Moloā Slipper for men, the purest form of relaxation with premium nubuck leather, and supple shearling. Meanwhile, the Ku‘i (for her) is a do-anything slip-on that can go from couch to coffee run to surf check, without missing a step. With ultra-puffy shearling, this is comfort defined.




When it comes to searching out the best gifts for 2023, don’t just take our word for it. Look at these styles with rave reviews, so you can see what other customers are loving.


Moloā Slipper:

“I bought the Moloā slippers for my son for Christmas. He said they felt like he was walking along a soft sandy beach. His foot settled into the liner and was really comfortable. He now tells his friends about them!” –Lianne


Kīpuka Hulu:

“Wear these every night around the house. I have worn them in the store too because I forgot I had ‘slippers’ on my feet. Very comfortable!” –Eric



“An awesome indoor-outdoor slipper shoe. The size and fit were perfect and comfortable. The material for the soul is rubber and doesn’t slip and the uppers are waxed canvas that are not only good-looking, but super easy to clean; two thumbs up.👍👍” –David


Lae’ahi Lī ‘Ili:

“Extremely comfortable and well-made shoes. High quality materials and craftsmanship. I absolutely love them and have received several compliments on them.“ –Jeff


Papakū ‘Ili:

“These are my new favorite Winter footwear. I bought the tan ones and liked them so much I then bought them in the other color. (Lucky they only come in two colors!) Very comfortable with medium-weight socks. The quilted liner is just right. I've worn these boots on long neighborhood walks, and they are very comfortable.” –David



Kīpe'a Heu:

“These slippers are a tiny bit of heaven! So soft and comfortable — for around the house or running errands!!” –Jill


Hawai’iloa Manu Hope:

“I recently purchased these boots for my trip to NYC. I wore them every day and they did not disappoint! The weather was cool, windy and rainy but my feet were warm and dry throughout my visit. We were walking between 6 to 8 miles a day and my feet never hurt! Love my boots!!! Quality is excellent.” –Katherine



“Very well-made and comfortable slippers. They support my arches and keep my feet warm. I like the soles, which can be worn outside. I highly recommend these well-made slippers.” –Christina


Nohea Slipper:

“There are not enough words to say how much I LOVE these slippers! I am on my third pair of OluKai Nohea slippers, which I get now every year as a Christmas gift. The cedarwood color is my favorite. These are a delight to slip my feet into every morning! The arch-support is amazing, they feel and look great, and they are cozy in the winter here, as well as in the AC during summer. They make me happy every day! Also, OluKai customer service is fantastic. So much love for OluKai!” –Kat


Hila Heu:

“So comfy, soft, durable and cute! Love the color and they feel so good on my feet. Have already recommended to several friends.“ –Shannon 




Sure, we’re kind of always on Island-time over here — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take OluKais on vacation or, really, anywhere abroad. Plus, whether you live in a cooler climate or know there’s a cold-weather winter ahead for the person on your list, a pair of OluKai slippers is always a thoughtful gift. All pack handily in a carry-on, too, so there’s no excuse for taking them on that next trip.




Looking for some gift ideas for the guy or gal who never stops moving? Look no further than one of our gift guides. Designed with the outdoors in mind, the men’s Hanohano slipper is crafted with weather-resistant waxed canvas, soft genuine shearling and designed to go way beyond the house, making it an ideal present. Meanwhile, the women’s Hawai’iloa Manu Hope is a well-crafted bootie made with waterproof leather, perfect for rambling around outside when the weather isn’t “cooperating.”




It’s not just our customers who think OluKai footwear makes for a good gift, either. Check out the following articles that are seriously backing our slippers.


“Comfort reigns supreme with OluKai’s Mahana slipper. It’s cut from a lightweight, lightly insulated jersey fabric and lined on the inside with plush terry cloth for exceptional comfort. Don’t fret if your slippers tend to get stinky over time—the lining is removable and machine washable. The soft hand-stitched upper sits on a non-marking rubber outsole with cross-hatching for extra grip at home, on deck, or wherever you happen to be lounging. –Men’s Journal, Give Your Feet a Break: The Best Slippers for Men


"Elevate your footwear game with OluKai, where tradition meets contemporary fashion, delivering not just a shoe but an experience that captures the essence of Hawaii. Guys, don’t miss out on one of the top Christmas gifts for your wife!" –Daily Mom, 20 Top Christmas Gifts For Your Wife That Will Have Her Jumping With Joy


“Hawaiian surf culture meets old school luxury in these OluKai mules. The leather upper has a faux shearling lined footbed with a flat, sneaker-like outsole. Which means these are probably the only leather mules you could skate in.” –Men’s Health, Men's Mules Are the Sharpest-Looking Slippers You Can Wear in Public


“Olukai’s Kīpuka Hulu Slippers are some of the coziest slippers we’ve tried. A soft shearling lining makes these slippers a joy to put on, and a wider fit means your toes are free to wiggle as they please. A collapsible heel is par for the course. The slippers also simply look great, coming in four different shades of premium leather. That being said, they were a bit roomy, reducing the potential for more physical use. That said, the sole, a nice grippy rubber, certainly stands up to outdoors abuse.” –The Inertia, The Best Camping Slippers of 2023



“Who would have thought you could score a super cozy slipper from a shoe brand that hails from Hawaii? This OluKai sandal has soft shearling-wrapped straps for a comfy fit, and an anatomical platform and cushioned footbed, giving it a supportive barefoot feel. It also boasts a non-marking, grippy rubber outsole for added traction on wet or slick surfaces. Not to mention, the outsole features a tropical design of island flora for a mood boost during winter. Despite being fully covered in shearling, these sandals don't make feet sweat — pretty impressive..” –Shape, The 18 Best Slippers and House Shoes of 2023, Tested and Reviewed


“Another year-round favorite of Kirkland’s are the Kīpe’a Heu slippers from OluKai, a Hawaiian-inspired brand, in a saturated shade of blue called Storm. The flip-flop-style upper is wrapped in plush shearling, so they’re toasty in winter and, with their open-toe design, “perfect for a summer evening.” On top of that, Kirkland says, their resilient rubber soles make them “great for running out to the mailbox—or down to the concierge desk at the hotel.” –Wall Street Journal, The 15 Best Slippers for Women, According to Style and Travel Pros


“Wrap your tired tootsies in a cloud of coziness by stepping into OluKai’s authentic shearling slippers with leather detailing. The contoured, washable footbed delivers comfort with added support. And the rubber sole provides enough traction, so you can wear them outdoors too.” –The Hollywood Reporter, What to Wear to the Most Stylish Spring Break Ski Destinations


“It’s hard to find slippers more comfortable than this pair from OluKai, thanks to their fuzzy shearling construction and cushioned insoles with arch support. Plus, their sturdy, non-marking bottoms mean you can slip them to make quick runs outside to check the mailbox or walk the dog.” –Travel + Leisure, The 12 Best Outdoor Slippers of 2023


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