Slippers tend to be the seasonal footwear that gets pulled out of the closet around October (in the Northern Hemisphere, certainly), and becomes the go-to house attire until spring. But slippers aren’t only for wearing around home. When you bring them along on a trip—whether it’s a road trip or something farther afield—it feels as if you’ve brought a little bit of your cozy home along with you.
It may be a while until we can all jump on an airplane for a long vacation, but we can still have comfortable slippers, with the OluKai women’s Ku’una slippers.
Made from premium nubuck leather with a shearling lining, these slippers will keep your toes toasty, no matter where you are. The non-marking rubber outsole gives you great traction when you need it, and its fishing-net design is in keeping with the brand’s practice of recognizing Hawaiian traditions.
Along those lines, ku’una means “a clearing to beach a canoe.” Not that your feet are boats. Think more about that clearing being a comfortable spot to hold those feet for a while—until you’re off adventuring again.
Two of my favorite things with these slippers are the OluKai patented drop-in heel design (which affords lazy people like me to wear them as slides) and the dual-density PU footbed with its cushy gel insert. Wearing slippers all day can wreak havoc on your arch support unless you have some great, supportive inserts like these. The wool-blend footbed cover is also removable, so you can wash them from time to time.
The Ku’una slipper comes in black, mahogany, and golden sand, and lists for $120 on the OluKai site. While this is my favorite slipper by the brand to date, other women’s slipper styles are available. Men looking for OluKai slippers this season shouldn’t fret. There are plenty available to keep your feet warm, too.