Craftsmanship Starts with Quality Materials
Our approach to the sandals we build starts with material. We carefully select full-grain and nubuck leathers for their warm tones, rich textures, and smooth finishes, not to mention their durability and breathability. We marry these premium leathers with high-quality materials to curate a look that’s both sophisticated and relaxed. Heavyweight hand-sewn stitching and laser-etched artwork inspired by the cultural heritage of the Hawaiian Islands offer handcrafted, refined detail.
Celebrating the Journey
These sandals, beautiful in their design and detail, serve to raise awareness of the importance of voyaging canoes within the Polynesian culture.
Etched detail depicting the proud voyaging canoes, the full-grain leather Hōkūle‘a Kia and Hikianalia sandals honor the Mālama Honua mission that began with the World Wide Voyage.
The Wet Sand Principle™
Design that Follows Nature – Our Comfort Philosophy 1. The Toe: Generous forefoot design allows toes to spread and move naturally. 2. The Arch: Anatomical arch support provides comfort and support. 3. The Heel: Minimize side-to-side movement, heel cup provides stability and support.
From the antiqued, waxed, and waterproof nubuck leather straps with their distinct kapa pattern emboss to the celestial inspired pod design on the outsole, the hearty Alania sandal features a molded footbed with micro-texture traction for sustained comfort.
Men’s Nalukai Sandal
The Nalukai sandal is stylish minimal with a clean, sophisticated look. With high-character, burnished, full-grain leather that develops a distinct patina as it ages. Nalukai is as refined as it is relaxed, our approach to celebrating Hawai‘i’s modern urban landscape.
The rustic Paniolo sandal taps into the timeless, upcountry paniolo aesthetic. Distressed full-grain leather straps, a comfortable hand-sewn leather toe post, and a deeply oiled, high-character premium leather footbed featuring a soft and beautiful, saddle-inspired micro-stitch design.