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OluKai Paniolo W Reviews

143 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

54% "Excellent arch support"

140 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/11/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have tried several different Olukai flip flops. These are my favorites because first, I love the embroidery on the footbed -- so cute! The colors are great. I ordered Dune, but the red and blue colors are very pretty (they are much darker in person -- red is more wine and blue is darker). Second, the straps on this flip are very smooth. The part between your toes is leather, so that's something to consider whether it will bother you. The Kumu has fabric there, and they are very similar to this shoe. One thing I have finally discovered with Olukai shoes is that I have to size up. I normally wear a 7.5. I don't have a wide or narrow foot. I have narrow ankles but a bit wider across my toes, but not overly so. I don't have long toes, though. When I tried the 7 (in many different Olukais) the arch just did not hit me right. It was a little bit too far forward, but I couldn't slide my foot any farther forward because my toes are short. The 8 is a bit long beyond the toes, but it isn't bad. The arch hits me in the right spot, though. So, if you have short toes and are in between, size up. If you have longer toes, you'll probably be fine sizing down. The length was fine in the 7, but the arch just didn't hit me right. Olukai says on their website that's how you determine your size -- the one where the arch hits in the right spot. The straps are more snug on the 7 and will probably stretch. I just hope they don't stretch too much on the size 8. I also tried the Haiku, Kumu, and Ohana. The Haiku was too narrow on me and just shaped a bit weird, so if you have a narrow foot, you might try that one. The Kumu fit close to the Paniolo, but the straps were a bit rougher, plus they are a little wider as well. That one does come in nice colors, including pewter (metallic). The Ohana also felt good, but it does have a much higher arch. So, if you need a higher arch, try that one. That's the one where I really felt the arch was in the wrong place. I haven't gotten to wear my Paniolos much because I ordered the wrong size, but wearing them around the house they feel great. I expect some breaking in, but that is going to be the case with almost any leather shoe. I have never spent this much on a pair of flip flops, but as a stay at home mom, I wear them all the time, so it's worth it. I can't wear cheap shoes with no support. I am a runner and used to good support in my running shoes. These have very good arch support. I put medium just because the Ohanas have more. I highly recommend the Paniolo, but I recommend all Olukai shoes. You just have to find the right ones for your feet and allow some break-in time.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/18/10
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I was really excited to try these, but when I tried them on the straps were really loose and the foot bed was slipper, making it really hard to even walk. The toe post is pretty uncomfortable as well. Needless to say, these are getting sent back. If you have fatter feet, these will probably be fine for you, but otherwise, no.

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 11, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great. Really comfortable with good support. It took a few days to break them in but now I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Hartford, CT

Worth the extra dollar. This my second pair of Olukai's flip flops. They are well constructed, comfortable, and supportive than a regular pair of flips.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reef

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Jaffrey, NH

Love the design and the color. The arch support is great, one of the best things about the Olukai sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Victoria BC

These sandals are nice looking, comfortable, and don't turn the soles of your feet black like rubber flip flops. They can be worn with shorts, pants or a skirt and are comfortable enough to wear all day long. The colours are attractive, and they have a great design on the foot bed. All in all, I'm very happy with this purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: mephisto, naot, birkenstock, keen, chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 21, 2011

LM

from Chicago, IL

Beautiful shoes (I got seagreen). One of the shoes I received had cracked and scratched leather, so I will be sending it back, but I have already ordered the same pair. They were comfortable from the second I put them on, the width was just enough (if you have really wide feet these might not work - I have wide, but not very wide, feet). The arch hit me in exactly the right place and I found the leather center comfortable (although I did not walk more than a few feet with them). The sizing was accurate.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 10, 2011

Anonymous

from McAllen, Texas

This is my third pair of OluKai flips. While somewhat pricey, they are well worth the price and are the best, most comfortable flips ever. I have a wide foot and could use a tiny bit more width, but they are still okay. The stitching is beautiful too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthoheel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 13, 2011

Kelli

from Austin, TX

I wanted to revise my previous review. I actually ended up keeping the size 7 (I wear a 7.5) because the straps on the size 8 were just too loose on my feet. So, if you have short toes and wider feet, size up, but otherwise, you might still want to size down. The straps will stretch because they are leather. I love these flips! They are super comfortable (now that I've worn them a while) and cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 21, 2011

Stella

from NY

Loved these! But unfortunately, will return them. They rubbed my foot raw where the toe strap meets the top strap (within a half hour wearing in my house). I normally wearing 7.5 to an 8, but the 8 also seemed a bit too long (too much space in front of my toes). I am so sad! They had nice arch support & were so pretty but am going to send them back.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 4, 2011

Paula

from Winter Haven, Florida

Excellent shoe, however, it takes a little getting used to! Runs slightly larger in the top strap portion compared to other standard flip flops! Beautiful detailing, fabulous construction! I definitely would recommend these to any flip flop lover!

Brands I'd also recommend: Yellow Box, Reef

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 4, 2011

Paula

from Winter Haven, Florida

Excellent shoe, however, it takes a little getting used to! Runs slightly larger in the top strap portion compared to other standard flip flops! Beautiful detailing, fabulous construction! I definitely would recommend these to any flip flop lover!

Brands I'd also recommend: Yellow Box, Reef

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 14, 2010

Karen D

from Portland, OR

I purchased these to wear on vacation in Mexico. They were a little stiff at first - I probably should have worn them around home a bit first. But the leather softened up soon enough and I love them. Excellent arch support. Plenty of cushion. True to size. Great quality. Very attractive. A bit expensive for a flip flop, but definitely worth it as I am sure they will last for years. I bought the black this time but it comes in a variety of cool colors and I am sure I will be buying the red and the turquoise if they are still available.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 26, 2010

Mary B

from Pennsylvania

I think this is the most beautiful flip flop I have ever seen. I bought the turquoise and love them! They are very comfortable with some arch support and thick soles.

Brands I'd also recommend: born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 24, 2010

Kathleen G

from Houston, TX

This is my second pair of Paniolo\'s; I have them in black, too. The red color is subtle enough to act as a neutral, and the gold embroidered insole is stunning. They definitely are flip-flops, but very attractive ones. I wear them with skirts to work all the time, and get lots of compliments. They provide excellent cushioning with a nice arch support. These two pairs are my go-to sandals for humid summer weather. I\'ve also gotten them very wet with no visible damage.

Brands I'd also recommend: Uggs, Dansko, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Florida

Love, love, love this flip flop! Wore them for 4 days walking around Orlando and not even one day of tired sore feet!

Brands I'd also recommend: chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 8, 2010

Joyce C

from Wyoming

I love my OluKai flip flops. While they are a bit pricey, they are the most comfortable of any that I have worn.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco, Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 2, 2010

Shirley V

 

Best flip-flops ever! Really good arch support and comfortable for long walks. Worth the bucks! This is my second pair, my puppy chewed up the first...grrrrrrrr!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 28, 2010

Judy S

from Glen Arm, Maryland

Great shoe! I can wear it with pants or a skirt. I have received several compliments. I am very pleased.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan, Naya, and Cordani

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 27, 2010

Cost

from Santa Fe NM

This sandal ran at least a half size larger than the other styles I have worn by OluKai. I ordered a size 9 and was swimming in them. Had to return them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Mephisto, Ugg, Cole Hahn, Eccos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 16, 2010

Anonymous

from oregon coast

These are absolutely the most comfortable pair of sandals you are going to find for the price. They are ready to wear as soon as you slip them on...no rubbing, breaking in etc. I can wear these all day and my feet are never tired. I was a Born sandal girl before but with the awesome arch support these have I will be buying these from now on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 23, 2010

Anonymous

from Sunny NC

I fell in love with these at a surf shop while on vacation this summer. Decided to research them on Zappos when I got home. It took three tries, but once I got the right fit, I have worn them literally every day this summer. Great arch support and so stylish! This style is true to size. Can't say enough about how cute they are-I can be hip and have good arch support this one!

Brands I'd also recommend: chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 2, 2010

Anonymous

from Dillon, Colorado

Very high quality leather sandal. Easy to walk in and very comfortable. The arch support definitely makes a difference. Love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born; Merrill; Sketchers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 20, 2010

Anonymous

from Dallas, TX

Love these sandals. I am going to order another pair in black. I wasn't sure I was going to like the arch support, but it conforms to your feet. I usually wear the cheap flip flops, but I think I will be wearing these more. Fast shipping. I ordered these on a Sunday night and received them on Tuesday.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 11, 2010

Phyllis

from West Virginia

These sandals are great. They conformed to my foot the first day that I wore them. I will buy other Olukai styles. Zappos is my first stop when I am looking for a particular shoe. I wear a size 6 and is often difficult to find. Love the selection and the customer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 31, 2010

Anonymous

from Delafield, Wisconsin

Every summer I buy a casual pair of sandals, usually flip flops and wear them until they fall apart. These sandals are not going to fall apart! Comfortable, attractive, with great stitching on the foot bed. Friends ask me what brand they are and where I got them! They are definitely worth the price!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cordani, Gentle Souls, Caleen Cordero

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 30, 2010

Anonymous

from Cupertino, California

While these are a bit pricey for flip flops, they are so comfortable that I actually bought a second pair. The leather is so comfortable and quite pretty. I am a fan of the ribbon instead of leather between my toes but these are so comfortable that it didn\'t matter. But it is the arch support that is the best part. Flip flops frequently have no arch support but these are definitely are the exception. If they could, my feet would sigh with relief every time I put these on.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reef

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