Who should buy OluKai Moloa

The OluKai Moloa is designed for people who are:

  • in search of a walking shoe that can be used in both casual and formal settings
  • in need of footwear that is easy to put on and off
  • searching for a walking shoe for every day and traveling purposes
  • in need of a shoe that is orthotic friendly

OluKai Moloa side profile

Who should NOT buy OluKai Moloa

No matter how desirable the OluKai Moloa is, this walking shoe is not for you if you don’t want a shoe with a bit of high sides, which can hit the ankle bones. You can choose the OluKai Nalukai Slip On instead.

If you also have severe overpronation, you should avoid getting this model and opt to get a shoe from our collection of motion control walking shoes like the dressy New Balance 1200.

OluKai Moloa low top

Enjoy the slip-on/slider design of the Moloa

Slip-on or sliders? With the Moloa, you don’t have to choose one over the other because you can have both. 

This trainer features OluKai’s patented Drop-In Heel construction. The heel panel can be easily folded down because of how it is attached to the quarters, and it won’t feel uncomfortable to the wearer.

OluKai Moloa collapsible heel

When the heel is not collapsed, wearing the shoes is still manageable. The elastic gore panels that connect the vamp to the quarters provide users with a customized fit and promote quick on-and-off action.

OluKai Moloa elastic gore panel

A slip-proof walking shoes from OluKai

The OluKai Moloa features an outsole suited for both the island and city life. It employs a combination of full-grain leather and rubber to grip various types of surfaces.

OluKai Moloa sole

The all-weather rubber allows you to traverse concrete pavements, grass, or even sand without any issues. It is also non-marking, so you won’t have to worry about leaving ugly streaks on your office floor.

Smooth movement

The outsole sports a segmented style. The rubber pods are separated by the leather. This construction aids in maintaining the flexibility of the layer for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

OluKai Moloa rubber pods and leather

Stroll under any weather conditions 

A lot of people are delighted that this model can be worn during warm and cold weather without any issues.

The top of the OluKai Moloa is made of antiqued waxed nubuck leather. This material is designed to protect the foot from outside elements and not quickly lose its shape.

OluKai Moloa upper

The inside is lined with a moisture-wicking microfiber to manage sweaty feet. It is also soft to enhance walking comfort.

Need to change the insert? Go ahead!

The Moloa is an orthotic-friendly walking shoe. Owners can simply remove the insert and replace it with something that provides more arch support or cushioning.

OluKai Moloa removable insert

The removable insert has a gel component in the arch area, which improves support and walking pleasure. It is covered with soft microfiber that wicks away moisture from the foot. If things start to get stinky or icky, fret not as the insert can easily be washed.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 425g
Arch support: Stability
Use: Travel, City
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Leather
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Collapsible heel
BRAND Brand: OluKai

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