At home and on the road, I rely on OluKai sandals, especially slippers and slides. Not only are they comfortable, but they go with a variety of outfits, and many of them can handle casual and more dressy occasions. My family members often refer to our regular slippers and “dress” (leather) slippers when we’re communicating about what we’re wearing.


Recently, I bought some OluKai Tiare Strappy sandals, and I think it’s the only time in years when I’ve had sandals with a strap across the heel, as opposed to slippers or slides. They were comfortable out of the box, and I’ve already taken them on a couple trips. As someone who often has to spend extra time to “wear in” some kinds of sandals, especially those with straps across the heel, it’s been a relief to be able to wear these for extended time right away.


The Tiare Strappy sandals are minimalist in design, yet elegant enough to pack for evening events. They’re made with soft, 100% full-grain leather, and the smooth calfskin straps offer all-day comfort. The lightweight footbed is wrapped in equally soft 100% full-grain leather and customizes to your unique fit over time. A raised heel with ocean wave-inspired designs is made with OluKai’s non-slip Wet Grip Rubber for good traction on various surfaces.


Because I prefer to pack light, I love sandals like this—not only because they are great to take from day to night, but also because they pack flat. That way, I can wear my bulkiest shoes on the flight, while I have a couple pair of shoes in my carry-on that aren’t taking up too much room.


Did you know that a portion of all proceeds from the sale of every pair of OluKai shoes directly supports the Ama OluKai Foundation, which honors those who preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage and Aloha spirit of Hawaiʻi?


The Tiare Strappy sandals come in black, fox, silver, and bubbly, and list for $130 on the OluKai site.

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