There’s just something about slipping your feet into sandals that preps your mind for all the fun, sun-soaked activities that spring & summer have to offer! Whether it’s hanging out poolside, beach bonfires, or taking in a sunset at the pier, these cool sandals have us all wishing for an endless summer!
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Giving back to the community is something that’s engrained in the DNA of surf footwear brand OluKai. That’s why they’ve partnered with Project Save Our Surf to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims in New York. Olukai donated over 700 pairs of close-toed shoes as well as financial support to stores and retail shops they work with that have suffered structural damage.
Ambassadors from Project Save Our Surf made the drive from Santa Monica to New York where they work with New York Surfrider Foundation to set up several relief outposts for those affected by the storm.
"Everyone at OluKai has been deeply moved by the aftermath of Sandy,” said Cara Hockersmith, OluKai Project Lead for Sandy Relief Efforts. “We are grateful to be able to take local action with our partners Project Save Our Surf and New York Surfrider.”
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Although we love them for their super comfy, great quality flip flops and sandals, Olukai makes some pretty amazing boots and loafers, too! They still manage to infuse some Polynesian inspiration into their fall collection, whether it’s through subtle embossing in the leather, or just the style names themselves.
Just because you aren’t at the beach, doesn’t mean you can’t wear a little island style at all times!
Paddling forward to give back. OluKai is a brand that is deeply grounded to the ocean and the culture, history and community that surrounds it. This spring, OluKai held their interpretation of the traditional Hawaiian celebration, the Ho’olaule’a, on Maui’s north shore. The event blends elite competition with family-friendly cultural activities. They also gathered some of the world’s best SUP (stand-up paddle) and outrigger canoe paddlers to race the legendary 8-mile Maliko downward run.
The OluKai Ho’olaule’a is truly a celebration and expression of gratitude, inspired by the strong tradition of giving back in the Polynesian culture.
TV personality Billy Bush raved about his favorite go-to shoes, the Olukai Moloa while guest-hosting on the TODAY Show alongside Kathie Lee last week. During their "Favorite Things" segment, Billy showed off the comfy Moloa slip-on loafer and how the back folds down to transform it into a slipper.
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Stories unite us all; they serve as the thread that connects people and cultures together, a way to share our past, present and future with one another. In the Hawaiian islands, this conversational dialogue is known “talk story”.
Olukai has dedicated a microsite especially dedicated to the tradition of storytelling. Their hope is to inspire and connect people from all walks of life through their words and passion.
Check out the Olukai Talk Story page for on-going stories of inspiration.
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