Kūlapa Kai

(koo-lah-pa kah-ee) Translation: To Frolic in the Ocean
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With a water-drop strap pattern and vibrant colors, the minimalistic Kūlapa Kai proves less can be more. Soft nylon toe post with a delicate laser-etched footbed design.



    Non-marking rubber or gum rubber outsole designed with our ocean currents in mind and molded siping for traction.



    Anatomical compression molded EVA midsole with a soft ICEVA drop-in footbed for both comfort and support.

  • Vegan Friendly

    Vegan Friendly

    Our vegan friendly footwear offers the durability, traction and support you expect from OluKai while using 100% high­-quality synthetic materials, 0% animal products.

  • Water Ready

    Water Ready

    Lightweight, quick-drying, breathable and durable materials built for in and around water.

  • Non-Marking Rubber

    Non-Marking Rubber

    Our thermoset rubber is a compound of natural and synthetic rubber that will not leave marks or ‘scuffs’ on surfaces of any type. Our gum rubber outsoles, as a natural material, will always naturally be non-marking.



Lightweight, quick-drying, durable water-resistant material built for in and around water.


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Well designed sandal!
By Eli | 2016-10-07
Of course with OluKai you can expect a decent arch support and cushion, although I've got a few of these sandals and the newer ones seem to have less cushion density than when first debuting in 2013. However, do let me add that the OUTSOLE of this sandal is phenomenal - it's very rubbery and cushy, that makes a world of difference. Do consider adding this outsole to other sandals, there is no stiffness due to the shock absorption.

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By T | 2016-09-14
I love, love, love these sandals!!! I'd love to have a pair in every color. I have at least 5 pairs of this sandal and they are by far the most comfortable sandal I've ever worn. I can't wait for next summer to roll around to buy a few more colors in this sandal. I wear dresses all of the time and they look cute with them. I'm 57 and am about a size XL in clothes. I can't wear high heels anymore so these are a pretty good substitute. They look stylish with my knee length summer dresses.

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LOVE them but...
By Sam | 2016-08-17
First and foremost, I would like to make very clear that these are without question the best flip flops I have ever owned and quite possibly the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. I practically live in them in the summer, and have tan lines to prove it, and even have trouble parting with them in the winter. That being said, this morning, the strap pulled out on my second pair which I have had for only just over a year. My first pair had the same thing happen at around the 2 year mark, but admittedly I had been more abusive to those, so their breaking didn't come as a surprise. What makes me so frustrated about this second pair is that I have been far more careful with them and the sole is only just starting to wear, and yet they still broke (just outside of the warranty period too, I might add). OluKai, I LOVE your product and cannot say enough good things, but please, please, please up your production quality!

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Best Flip Flop ever
By Juli | 2016-08-10
I have over 100 pair of flip flops and wear them almost every day. Well the cheap flip flops have done a number on my feet and I have felt as if I had no meat on the bottoms of my feet. They hurt every single day UNTIL I went to the mall and purchased my first pair of Kulapa Kai flip flops. I have wore them for 7 days in a row now and my feet are happy. I will be purchasing more of these for sure. Well made, great comfort and they look like a traditional flip flop. Cannot wait to explore more footwear options from this company. Since I have only had them a week I am praying that they hold up as long as the sales girl said they would.

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Perfect Arch Support
By Front Street | 2016-07-08
I love these and now wear them in the house due to the hard tile floors. It took me awhile to adjust to the new way of walking due to the awesome arch support but now I find myself using them all the time. My feet are HAPPY!

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Love Them!
By Val | 2016-05-23
I bought a pair last summer at our State Fair in September and loved them so much bought another pair. I had been having trouble with my arches and my feet aching at night but after buying these I don't have any troubles. I can stand in them all day and not bother my feet. I am ordering my 3rd pair in a fun color. I haven't got to wear them too long but looking forward to spending the summer in them. The price is more than the Nike's one I would purchase each summer, but if my feet don't hurt then they are worth it. I hope they quality will hold up for a couple of years.

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VERY comfy, but not made well
By Jess | 2016-05-15
These were the only sandals that helped my aching swollen feet and sore back through my last pregnancy. They were the most comfortable sandals ever. Unfortunately, my first pair became unwearable when the sole began to separate from the bottom of the shoe after about a year and a couple of months. When we moved to Florida this past summer, which is the land of year round flip flop wearing, I figured they were so comfortable that I had to give them one more try. Well, after about 7 months, the bottoms are flopping off of this $60 pair! Unfortunately, you have to keep the original store receipt for a year for their warranty to do you any good. Fool me once, shame on you...Fool me twice, shame on me! So, goodbye OluKai! You were so comfortable.

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Great Flip Flops!
By Mariah | 2016-02-10
I love these flip flops! They are super comfortable and durable. They also provide great arch support which is key for me! I had a pair before but unfortunately my dog got to them and ruined them beyond wear. I just bought a new pair in black though and they're fantastic!
I've had two pairs of 'Ohana for two years now.
By Carlo | 2015-11-20
I've had two pairs of 'Ohana for two years now. I've been so happy with them, I decided to buy a pair of Kulapa Kai for my wife last summer in Atlantic City, NJ. She rarely wears flip flops because she could never find one that fits her perfectly without causing a blister somewhere. After wearing it exclusively on vacation in Cancun and Orlando (THREE theme parks on THREE consecutive days), she's making me buy another pair for her online! Comfortable, waterproof, light, stylish, and worth it.
Truly exceptional comfort!
By Fussy Feet | 2015-11-20
Truly exceptional comfort! These really are the best flip-flops I’ve ever worn. They are exceptionally comfortable and barely show any wear after having them on my feet every single day for more than a year. (No joke!) In winter I wore them around the house and now I’ve worn them through two entire summer seasons. I’m here to order a new pair so I have them in another color. I bought my first pair on a whim at Marshall’s an
Best Flip flop ever!
By Shelly | 2015-11-20
Best Flip flop ever! These are the most comfortable flip flops I have ever owned. From the first time I wore them my feet felt great no need to break in like others. I love them will buy another pair in another color.
So comfy!
By Emily the baker | 2015-11-20
So comfy! These sandals are exactly what I was looking for…stylish comfortable and lots of support. I need to get another pair in a different color!
Fit Guide
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7 40 6.5 9.625 " 24.4 CM

8 41 7.5 9.9375 " 25.4 CM

8.5 41.5 8 10.125 " 25.7 CM

9 42 8.5 10.25 " 26 CM

9.5 42.5 9 10.4375 " 26.7 CM

10 43 9.5 10.5625 " 27 CM

10.5 43.5 10 10.75 " 27.3 CM

11 44 10.5 10.9375 " 27.9 CM

11.5 44.5 11 11.125 " 28.3 CM

12 45 11.5 11.25 " 28.6 CM

13 46 12.5 11.5625 " 29.4 CM

14 47 13.5 11.875 " 30.2 CM

15 48 14.5 12.1875 " 31 CM

16 49 15.5 12.5 " 31.8 CM

17 50 16 12.875 " 32.7 CM

18 51 17 13.31 " 33.8 CM


5 35 3 8.5 " 21.6 CM

6 36 4 8.875 " 22.5 CM

6.5 36.5 4.5 9.0625 " 23 CM

7 37 5 9.25 " 23.5 CM

7.5 37.5 5.5 9.375 " 23.8 CM

8 38 6 9.5 " 24.1 CM

8.5 38.5 6.5 9.6875 " 24.6 CM

9 39 7 9.875 " 25.1 CM

9.5 39.5 7.5 10 " 25.4 CM

10 40 8 10.1875 " 25.9 CM

11 41 9 10.5 " 26.7 CM


9/10 269.5 6.625 " 16.8 CM

11/12 2911.5 7.25 " 18.4 CM

13/1 32.513.5 8 " 20.3 CM

2/3 34.52.5 8.625 " 21.9 CM

4/5 36.54.5 9.25 " 23.5 CM

6/7 386.5 10 " 25.5 CM

9 25 8 6.25 " 15.9 CM

10 27 9 6.625 " 16.8 CM

11 28 10 7 " 17.8 CM

12 30 11 7.25 " 18.4 CM

13 32 12 7.625 " 19.4 CM

1 33 13 8 " 20.3 CM

2 34 1 8.25 " 21 CM

3 35 2 8.625 " 21.9 CM

4 36 3 9 " 22.9 CM

5 37 4 9.25 " 23.5 CM

6 38 5 9.625" 24.4 CM

OluKai footwear is guaranteed against manufacturer’s defects for one year from the date of purchase. Footwear covered by the OluKai guarantee will be replaced at OluKai’s discretion.


  • Straps pulling out where soles are not excessively worn
  • Delaminating of sole layers
  • Frayed or loose stitching on uppers, footbeds or logos


  • Deterioration from water abuse
  • Outsole wearing out or worn through
  • Skateboard or bicycle abuse
  • Cuts, scratches, burns etc.
  • Shrinkage from overexposure to extreme heat
  • Anything not listed will be solely determined by OluKai

If your sandals or shoes are covered under warranty, please return to the location at which you purchased them with the original receipt. The retailer should be able to replace the damaged footwear, however due to their own store policy some retailers are unable to replace footwear. If the retailer is unable to replace the footwear, or if you are no longer near the retailer and the footwear is covered under warranty, please email us at [email protected] along with an explanation, the date of purchase, and photos of the damage or defect.

For more questions about caring for your OluKai footwear and our guarantee, please see our comprehensive FAQs.

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