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Modern, sophisticated and soulful. Every stitch tells a story.

Craftsmanship Starts with Quality Materials

Craftsmanship Starts with Quality Materials

Our approach to the sandals we build starts with material. We carefully select full-grain and nubuck leathers for their warm tones, rich textures, and smooth finishes, not to mention their durability and breathability. We marry these premium leathers with high-quality materials to curate a look that’s both sophisticated and relaxed. Heavyweight hand-sewn stitching and laser-etched artwork inspired by the cultural heritage of the Hawaiian Islands offer handcrafted, refined detail.

Celebrating the Journey

These sandals, beautiful in their design and detail, serve to raise awareness of the importance of voyaging canoes within the Polynesian culture.

Etched detail depicting the proud voyaging canoes, the full-grain leather Hōkūle‘a Kia and Hikianalia sandals honor the Mālama Honua mission that began with the World Wide Voyage.

June 2017 homecoming arrival at Magic Island O'ahu.

Men’s Hōkūle‘a Kia Dark Wood / Dark Wood
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Men’s Hikianalia Tan / Dark Java
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The Wet
Sand Principle

Design that Follows Nature –
Our Comfort Philosophy

  • 1. THE TOE

    Generous forefoot design allows toes
    to spread and move naturally.

  • 2. THE ARCH

    Anatomical arch support provides
    comfort and support.

  • 3. THE HEEL

    Minimize side-to-side movement,
    heel cup provides stability and support.

Crafted with premium, naturally tumbled or marbled leathers, every stitch in the Hiapo tells an authentic story. Using hand-sewn whipstitching inspired by Hawaiian canoe builders and traditional moko tattoo artwork on the footbed, the Hiapo holds fast to storied details.

Men’s Hiapo Rum / Dark Java
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Men’s Alania Charcoal / Charcoal

From the antiqued, waxed, and waterproof nubuck leather straps with their distinct kapa pattern emboss to the celestial inspired pod design on the outsole, the hearty Alania sandal features a molded footbed with micro-texture traction for sustained comfort.

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Featuring antiqued full-grain leather and hand-sewn stitching with heavyweight thread, the artisanal Hoe pays attention to the details, the mark of traditional quality craftsmanship. Hoe’s leather-wrapped outsole with kapa texture for enhanced grip provides unmatched comfort and durability, meaning the Hoe feels as good as it looks.

Men’s Hoe Black / Black
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The Nalukai sandal is stylish minimal with a clean, sophisticated look. With high-character, burnished, full-grain leather that develops a distinct patina as it ages. Nalukai is as refined as it is relaxed, our approach to celebrating Hawai‘i’s modern urban landscape.

Men’s Nalukai Sandal Fox / Fox
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Women’s Paniolo Natural / Natural

The rustic Paniolo sandal taps into the timeless, upcountry paniolo aesthetic. Distressed full-grain leather straps, a comfortable hand-sewn leather toe post, and a deeply oiled, high-character premium leather footbed featuring a soft and beautiful, saddle-inspired micro-stitch design.

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Inspired by artisanal craftsmanship, the hand-braided, USA-sourced leather straps on the elegant Kāhiko sandal reflect traditional Polynesian rope braiding. With soft and breathable full-grain leather paired with a plush underlay for all-day comfort, the sophisticated Kāhiko is a sandal with a twist.

Women’s Kāhiko Burnt Red / Tan
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Women’s Nōhie (left) Tide Blue / Tan $100
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Women’s Ke‘a (right) Silver / Tan $100
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