I love Hawaii. And I love a lot of things that connect me with the islands. Including Olukai.
Any shoe that I can easily slip on and off gets major points from me. I think if I had it my way (maybe when I move to Hawaii – ha ha!), I would walk around barefoot all of the time. But short of that, having slip on/off shoes is nearly as good.
With record-breaking temps and stretches of days where the temperatures have been in the 80’s (unusual for Seattle,), these have often been sitting by my door just waiting for me to slip them on when I head out.
But I also got to wear these a lot while I was on my culinary tours to and in May and June. So, they’ve had a fair bit of testing, I’d say.
In addition to the ease in which I can get in and out of these, the style of the Momi is just too cute to pass up with the perforated pattern throughout the upper. There’s just enough stiffness in that upper that I feel like they will hold up for a long time BUT they are supple enough to make them soft against my foot. (Side note: even when they were brand new, I never got any blisters or rubs from these–which can happen when I wear shoes for the first time.)
The footbed is anatomically contoured to provide arch support. Not something I normally need but it’s appreciated in these.
While I do love these shoes, I have to admit that I found my feet to get a bit tired in them after wearing them all day. I think that contoured footbed also makes them a bit hard. Not a lot. But a little. In other words, these are great for about a half day but I had a hard time wearing them touring around a city for a whole day.
The Momis come in four colors: Black, Clay, Coral and Dolphin. Size is true to fit.
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Disclosure: Olukai provided these shoes to me for review. Regardless, everything I have said in the post reflects my honest opinions.