Profile of the OluKai Pehuea Leather

Who is it for? The OluKai Pehuea Leather is designed for women looking to amp up their collection of walking shoes. Its leather/suede upper delivers a luxurious vibe that automatically turns any boring outfit into the next fashion hit.

What is it for? This pair of slip-on walking shoes can be used for leisurely walks in the neighborhood, running errands, and even traveling. Its construction pairs well with different types of clothing, from jeans, leggings, shorts and even dresses. Because of the leather top, it has also been used for work.


Traction. Rubber lines the underside of the OluKai Pehuea Leather. This compound features a Polynesian print for the tread pattern. Not only do they make the bottom more interesting to look at, but they also enhance the grip of the rubber.


Comfort. This OluKai walking shoe uses a removable footbed for underfoot protection. It is made of a dual-density polyurethane (PU) foam that is flexible at the front, but firm under the heel. This construction allows it to support natural oot motions and promote steadiness at the rearfoot.

The insole is anatomically shaped. It allows the foot to rest comfortably as the arch is given adequate support.


Coverage. Depending on the colorway, the OluKai Peheua Leather either uses smooth full-grain leather or suede with embossed design. Regardless of the color, the interior is lined with microfiber, which aids in moisture and temperature control.

Construction. The slip-on style of this walking shoe makes it quick to remove and put on. There are gore panels on either side of the camp that allows it to adjust as the foot comes in or out. They return to normal to keep the foot locked inside. The gores are reinforced with leather tabs.

Like the original Pehuea, this iteration also uses the brand’s Drop-In Heel design. This patented feature allows the slip-on to turn into a slider by merely folding the back panel. It amplifies the laid-back vibes of the trainer.

Nice to know

  • Pehuea is a Hawaiian term that translates to rising winds. Though the shoe itself doesn’t blow air, it embodies the cool breeze that you feel when you hike up the top of a mountain or when you’re strolling along the beach during sunset.
  • The Makau fish hook brand logo is used on the outsole, leather tabs, insole, and the back of the sole.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 283g
Arch support: Stability
Base model: OluKai Pehuea
Use: All-day wear, City
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Leather upper
Features: Orthotic friendly / Lightweight / Removable insole / Collapsible heel

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