Olukai Hele Malie Slip Ons

There are few forms of footwear more functional than that of slip-ons but if you want them for anything more adventurous than taking the bin out, you’re going to need to get your hands on a specialised pair. They don’t come much better than these awesome looking Olukai Hele Malie Slip Ons which are both wonderfully robust and comfortable but also considerably more stylish than your average pair of slip on shoes.

The Olukai Hele Malie Slips Ons have a price tag of $130 which, on the face of it, might seem a lot for this type of footwear but when you delve deep into their performance potential and materials used then it begins to make much more sense. These superb slip ons from Olukai are available in two different colourways – Charcoal / Mist and Sand / Tapa – and both have their own unique aesthetic that will tally with different style persuasions.

Best Foot Forward

There are a lot of impressive features to these Olukai Hele Malie Slip Ons and they’ve certainly be put through their paces to make sure that they don’t let you down. Olukai’s terrain-tested, Hawaiian lifeguard-approved footwear is made in the spirit of the laid back island lifestyle and it is combined with contemporary technology to deliver some of the most comfortable slip ons we’ve ever slid into here at Coolector HQ.

Robust but comfortable is the order of the day with these Olukai Hele Malie Slip Ons ($130) and they offer an attractive aesthetic to go along with their impressive performance. They are ideally suited to camping adventures and each pair is lined with a thick layer of shearling for a incredibly cozy and soft feeling that you’ll definitely appreciate on those cold mornings when you’re heading outside.

This innovative footwear boasts a patented Drop-In Heel® design for both shoe or slide functionality and a lightweight and extremely supportive single-density poured PU anatomical footbed with a soft microfibre cover that keeps them in the best condition. The Hawaiian term ‘hele malie’ roughly translates to “to go easy,” which is the perfect name for these easy-wearing slippers from Olukai and we’re big fans of their versatility here at The Coolector.

Impressive Design

Everywhere you look with these Olukai Hele Malie Slip Ons there are some neat and eye-catching little design features which helps to set them apart from the competition and makes them the ideal candidate to be your next pair of slip ons. This includes a cushioned compression-moulded EVA midsole and non-marking ‘Wet Grip Rubber’ outsole traction which takes its design inspiration from Hawai‘iloa wood carving.

The $130 price tag is a fair one for footwear of this calibre which is both versatile and robust enough to last for years (and many adventures) to come. The Hawaiian inspired design of these slip ons adds to their appeal considerably and if you’re after a great pair for all your 2020 adventures then you need look no further.

Leo Davie
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