OluKai Sandals—Great Gift for Your Water-Loving Athlete

Whether you call them flip-flops, slippers or thongs, after hours of training, nothing feels better than throwing on a super comfy pair of ‘Ohana sandals to shuffle home.


  • Non-marking outsole with lug design for added grip
  • EVA midsole with brushed drop-in ICEVA footbed
  • Water-resistant synthetic straps with soft, quick-dry jersey knit lining
  • Nylon toe post
  • Retail $65.00


I don’t care if there ARE three feet of snow in my front yard, I could live in flip-flops. In fact, I pretty much do when I’m not running, swimming or biking—it must be a hold-over from being raised on the beach—so while it was a surprise to OluKai that I wanted to test a pair of ‘Ohana sandals in the dead of winter, it was no surprise to those who know me. The quality I’ve come to expect from OluKai was immediately apparent right out of the box. One of the things that I love the most about OluKai as a brand, is the high-quality materials and effort that goes into every project. The ‘Ohana is no exception, it’s a thoughtfully designed sandal made with high-quality materials. The synthetic straps are soft, immediately comfortable, and water resistant. Having owned a similar style from the brand with the same straps, I can tell you they hold up really well, even after long summer months in and out of the water.

The ‘Ohana requires no break-in period, despite the overall sturdy feel of the rubber lugged outsole. The footbed is anatomically shaped and has a soft feel without being too ‘squishy’—they really are the kind of slippers you could live in, and they will still last for years. I rated the comfort slightly lower than perfect below, purely because some prefer the ‘squish’ footbed.  (Unfortunately, that much give often means the sandal is less durable and cannot be worn for too long without causing foot issues.) I know the price seems a little high for a pair of flip-flops, but the reviews from others are very much in agreement with my opinion that they’re well worth the price; you’ll be very happy with your purchase.

The OluKai ‘Ohana sandal is an excellent choice for your water-loving athlete this holiday season, and thankfully, comes in a wide range of men’s and women’s sizing and 10 colors.

For more information about this and other OluKai products, go to: www.olukai.com.

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Jen has been doing triathlon for several years. She is a former bobsled pilot for America Samoa and has a passion for the outdoors; especially winter mountaineering. At home she is wife to a mountain obsessed husband and mother of three girls, but here at EnduranceReview, she is an author, Managing Editor and token chick.