Who should buy the OluKai Lae Ahi

The OluKai Lae Ahi is for the individual who:

  • needs a breathable shoe for warm and hot weather
  • requires footwear that's easy to put on and take off
  • wants a light and convenient pair for traveling

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Who should NOT buy this slip-on shoe

Those concerned about the potential heel slippage in the Lae Ahi might want to consider OluKai silhouettes with the added lacing system for enhanced fit like the OluKai Nohea Moku or the OluKai Moku Pae.

OluKai Lae Ahi's slip-on style

The Lae Ahi is a walking shoe designed as an everyday beach sneaker. It features a slip-on design with the brand's signature collapsible heels for the ultimate convenience and chill vibes.

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This design allows for effortless on-and-off action. And once your foot is inside the shoe, it fits like a glove. Little-to-no break-in period is needed to feel comfortable in this OluKai shoe.

Well-ventilated upper

The shoe's breathable upper allows moisture to evaporate quickly, making it an ideal summer shoe. It is super lightweight too. In the words of a reviewer, "a lot of open air passes through the shoe."

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Comfy and supportive

Most reviewers find the OluKai Lae Ahi uber comfortable. Many of them also added that they've walked miles with no discomfort at all:

  • "remarkably comfortable"
  • "so comfortable, like wearing nothing"
  • "can be on my feet 6+ hours...my feet never hurt"

More than a few gentlemen also ended up buying multiple pairs of this shoe.

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It employs a supportive insole that can be removed and washed. 

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Reliable traction

Its outsole has excellent slip-resistance even on wet surfaces

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Premium quality materials

Owners point out that the shoe's materials and construction are of superior quality. Those who have owned other pairs of walking shoes from OluKai claim that the Lae Ahi is among the most well-made and durable models.

It is also pricier than average. With the asking price of $100, it turns out to be $12 more expensive than walking shoes on average.

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The shoe is remarkably light too. "Like walking on air," states one of the reviewers.

It's a good-looking pair

A lot of wearers choose this style for its clean and attractive design. It can go well with a wide variety of outfits, both casual and business casual. Whether it's a dinner or a movie, you are covered.

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Buyers also appreciate the range of colorways available for this silhouette. Be prepared to receive compliments and attention when donning the OluKai Lae Ahi.

Another nice surprise for the reviewers was the fact that this style is really easy to clean and maintain.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 278g
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Travel, City
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Mesh
Features: Orthotic friendly / Lightweight / Slip-resistant / Breathable / Removable insole / Collapsible heel / Cushioned
Condition: Flat feet

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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.