California based ocean lifestyle brand OluKai is getting ready to add a more performance based shoe to their collection. Minimalist in nature and all-island adventure ready, the Maliko can be worn surfing, cliff diving, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, hanging out on the beach, or for just about anything.
A combination of the words comfort (olu) and ocean (kai), the OluKai brand is inspired by island living and Polynesian culture. The company supports the preservation of these local cultures and traditions and is committed to environmentally responsible manufacturing for a cleaner environment.
Featuring a unique, split toe design, the Maliko lets your big toe move around freely, giving you better balance and maneuverability. A quicklace system makes these split toe shoes very easy to slip on and off.
The mesh upper is extremely breathable and quick drying for when you are in and out of the water all day. The water resistant insole provides your with arch support and heel cushioning and is also removable to help with drying.
To give you better traction on wet, slippery surfaces, OluKai uses strategically placed rubber suction cups on the outsole, combined with overall siping for better traction in all directions. You can vary the height on the outsole, raising it for more protection or dropping it for a little more flexibility.
The OluKai Maliko comes in both a men’s and women’s version, retails for $100, and will start shipping in a couple of weeks.