Profile of the OluKai Manoa

Who is it for? The laid-back style of the OluKai Manoa is suited for anyone who wants an easy-to-wear trainer. Its simple style pairs well with beach or boat wear as well as casual city clothes. You can use it as a full-on sneaker or a slider for quick on-and-off operations.

What is it for? This pair of OluKai walking shoes is created for leisurely walks around the neighborhood or traveling the world. It is made of light yet durable materials that can keep you comfortable during extended periods of walking or standing.

Outsole

Traction. The bottom of the OluKai Manoa uses rubber pods to deliver grip on different types of surfaces. They also feature island-inspired tread patterns, which adds style and enhances traction.

Midsole

Shock attenuation. The primary cushioning unit of the Manoa is engineered from compression-molded EVA foam. It reduces the impact felt by the wearer.

Comfort. Sitting atop the midsole is a triple-layer EVA insole. It mimics the underfoot shape to provide full coverage and support. It is covered with a soft microfiber that has moisture-wicking property.

The footbed of this travel walking shoe is removable, allowing the use of custom orthotics. It can also be washed to prevent it from getting dirty or developing a foul odor.

Upper

Coverage. The OluKai Manoa employs a cotton canvas top. The inside is also lined with soft canvas. The use of supple fabrics ensures prolonged walking comfort.

Style factor. This OluKai walking shoe has several accents that amplify its look. It has stitchings on the front that resemble boat shoes.

Leather trimmings are also used in several places. They add a rustic vibe to the footgear. They also have the brand logo and name stamped on them.

Lockdown. A traditional lacing system secured the foot inside the trainer. However, if you need to be able to put it on in a jiff, this model sports the brand’s patented Drop-In Heel. Simply fold the back panel to change it into a slider.

Nice to know

  • Unlike other OluKais, this model is named after a place in Honolulu, Hawaii. This pair of sliders embodies the chill vibe and quiet neighborhood of Manoa.
  • The island vibes of Hawaii are represented in various forms in this trainer. The insole features a paisley print while the tread pattern of the outsole reminds you of the waves in the pristine beaches of the islands.
  • The Makau fish hook logo is seen on the leather overlays, the back panel, on the insert, and the outsole.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 10oz
Arch support: Stability
Use: All-day wear, Travel, City
Closure: Lace-up
Features: Orthotic friendly / Lightweight / Removable insole / Collapsible heel
BRAND Brand: OluKai
Surface: Concrete

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Olesya Kryakvina
Olesya Kryakvina

Laci is a contemporary dancer turned shoe aficionado. She is the most knowledgeable person when it comes to athletic shoes, size conversions and details people nitpick about footwear. She keeps the RunRepeat content gears turning 24/7. And she walks 20miles/week.