Who should buy the Olukai Alapa
The OluKai Alapa is designed for men in search of a comfortable pair of everyday walking shoes. It is designed with a light and breathable top to ensure that strolling on the beach, up the mountains, or around the city would be a pleasurable experience. It is a solid choice if:
- Daily activities require you to be on your feet standing or walking for extended periods that a shoe still comfortable even after several hours of wear is what you need.
- You are looking for a well-ventilated walking companion suitable for humid places and hot weather.
- A shoe that has enough outsole grip suitable for boat decks is what you prefer.
- You want the convenience of having multipurpose footwear that you can use on the beach, for everyday walks, running errands, and treks.
Wet Grip Rubber is used to line the bottom of the OluKai Alapa. It features siping that amplifies the grip on slippery surfaces.
The island theme of the footwear is embodied with how the rubber pods were placed. They mimic waves, and the tread pattern looks like ripples.
A compression-molded EVA foam makes up the primary midsole of the OluKai Alapa. This full-length compound dulls the shock of each footstep to keep the wearer going.
The Alapa features a single-density polyurethane (PU) footbed. It is anatomically designed to provide custom underfoot coverage. It is constructed to cup the heel while the raised arch delivers support. Because the insole is removable, custom orthotics can replace it if needed.
Covering the insert is a moisture-wicking textile. It has been treated with anti-microbial agents that prevent the development of foot odor. It is also washable, so you can ensure that your feet won’t get stinky with regular use.
The Olukai Alapa's breathable upper
The top of the OluKai Alapa uses a two-tones mesh to provide a protective wrap against the elements. This material is soft and breathable, aiding in temperature control of the foot chamber. The inside wall is covered with a microfiber that has moisture-wicking properties.
No laces or straps are used on the Alapa. Instead, elastic gores are used to connect the vamp to the quarters. They stretch out to accommodate the foot as it comes in or out and settles back to prevent the shoe from flying off the foot.
Easy to wear and remove
The slip-on style can be converted into a slider. Just fold down the back leather panel to make it more accessible whenever needs. The patented Drop-In Heel provides wearers the option of having more rearfoot security or freedom of movement.