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OluKai Kava Slide Reviews

20 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

7%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

13%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt a full size smaller "

82% "Felt true to width"

67% "Excellent arch support"

17 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/20/12
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I typically wear a size 12 in most any shoe, boot,sandal...this one is a freak. I tried a 12, felt like a 10; then a 13, still too small. Heel was on the back edge, finally decided to give it one more try. Went with the never before in my life would I wear a 14 and jackpot, it fits. Trust me, these run very small. The color wasn't really brown but more of a taupe color, lightweight and stiff. I haven't worn mine enough to soften them up yet. I'm not used to this type of sandal, I mainly wear flip flop style but wanted a different look. These rub the little toe side of each foot after a short while, not sure they will become my 'go to' pair. Hope this helps.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/30/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Zappos should return these to OluKai. Great style and construction, but the sizing is all wrong. After trying with 2 different sizes I gave up. I own other OluKai and they usually run a bit fuller if anything. This design runs a size and a half smaller and is very narrow. Irritating since I've had to return pairs twice, and I think OluKai is not paying attention to its sizing.

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August 8, 2013

Don R

from La Habra, Ca

these sandals are great. I think a cut above the rest in style and materials.its true, order 1 size larger. I have worn these for the past month around the house and no regrets buying them, a little pricy but what the hey. the only thing that I am not overly thrilled about is the integrated soles, hard rubber type and leather. to me that limits them to more or less just around the house/yard. I would recommend these.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 8, 2013

Greg T

from Sterling Heights, MI

Great slide with that right-out-of-the-box comfort that is so hard to find. Great construction and very well built. A bit pricey, but after wearing them for awhile, I have no regrets. They run small so make sure that you order a full size above your norm. You will love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 14, 2013

Chris R

from League City, TX

Awesome is how I would describe these! I must confess, I am an Olukai junkie, and I know these are expensive, but they are so worth the price. Olukai builds a sandal for comfort AND longevity (looks are a given), so cost per year of wear are reasonable. These sandals are ultra comfortable and very stylish, and can be worn dressing up or down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Born, Ugg and Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 6, 2013

Troy

from SoCal

I love the Slide sandals. They are comfortable and I wear them all the time. They do run a full size smaller. I most generally were an 11.5 in draw shoes and a 12 in tennis shoes. I had to order a 13. All other reviews showed them running a full size short. It's true. The arch support in the foot of the shoe is great. You can wear them for hours without your feet getting tired.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 19, 2013

H A

 

Really nice sandals. Super comfy. They run 2 sizes small. I normally wear a 10 shoe, but I needed a 12! Other than sizing issues I love 'em.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 22, 2013

Chuck

from NY

I love the feel of these sandals. They are very comfortable. I read through the reviews before I purchased a pair and ordered the next size bigger. That wasn't enough so I called Zappos' wonderful customer service and they shipped me the next size bigger. I've had them for almost a week and they are already comfortable and broken in. Wonderful slides...just make sure to order them in a size or two larger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

I read all the reviews and then ordered a pair one size larger than usual. That was a mistake. I returned those and purchased my size. Perfect fit. These are everyday wear sandals, excellent fit and finish. Well worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are great sandals. Fit just right and have fantastic support. I wear them all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 8, 2012

Anonymous

from mi

Good quality shoe. About a half size smaller than most brands.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 5, 2013

CT R

from Western Connecticut

These are stylish, extremely comfortable and beautifully made sandals. I usually wear a 9.5D but ordered a 10 after reading other reviews and they fit great. My heel comes to the end of the shoe but they appear to be designed to wear that way (look at the guys foot in the video). I also have a somewhat slender foot and these fit comfortably snug (I hate sloshing around in slip-on sandals). If someone has a wider and beefier foot or is used to having 1/2 inch of sole behind their heel, perhaps they need to up-size one to two sizes but for me, a half size up worked great! I initially balked at the price but once I put them on and looked at the craftsmanship, I was sold. My primary concern is long term durability of the soles. They are a bit thin (more like a leather flip-flop) with thin rubber pads sewn and glued onto a leather sole. I seem to always wear out the outer edge of my heels but it's not clear from looking at these sandals if/how the pads can be replaced once they wear down. I noticed another reviewer had a similar problem and had the heel pad replaced with some sort of plastic substitute. So I decided to take the risk that these can be repaired over time and I'll be able to get 5-7 years out of them which is what I expect for a shoe at this price. I'll update the review as I gain experience.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 5, 2013

Thomas

 

The previous reviews have been spot on. These slides run at least a half size small so be careful. That said...I'm able to wear them and they are comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Donald Pliner

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

I have a pair of black and also a pair of the brown. I love them. I think I order a size larger and they fit perfect. The leather on the black pair is softer for some reason. The heal of the shoes were wearing down fast because the heal doesn't go all the way across the width of the shoes. I had a shoe repair store put on plastic inserts on the heals and they are wearing better now. I think this is a design flaw. I have two other pair of the OluKai top of the line flip flops and they don't have this type of heal wearing out problem.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Uhhhh, everyone said it was too small. I ordered one size larger and it was way too big, I tried walking in it for 15 minutes and it cut the top of my foot. Sandal at this price should be comfortable and not cut you.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 11, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Do not buy this shoe. Every comment about the sizing being off is correct. Plus (and this is a first in my 40 years on this planet) the right and left fit very differently.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 10, 2013

Jack

from NJ

I'm a big fan of OluKai. I own 10 pairs of sandals, all size 12, all fit great. These however did not. I purchased a size 12, they were small and narrow. I returned them, ordered size 13, the size was ok, but narrow, I returned them also. I refuse to buy a size 14.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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