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OluKai 'Awe'Awe

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76%"Felt true to size"

83%"Felt true to width"

80%"Moderate arch support"

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I was pleasantly surprised at the size, as I'm an 8 1/2 and I ordered a 9. However, like most people, I have one foot that is slightly longer and narrower while the other is slightly shorter and wider. The 9 fit my longer foot perfectly, while the shorter foot is not "swimming" in its sandal. I don't notice any difference in the width between my feet. The leather is supple and is breaking in nicely without using any "techniques" (I am wearing stockings and not bare feet). The arch support is slightly less than moderate; however, I am surprised (once again) at how my feet do NOT ache at the end of the day. I do a lot of standing as well as walking during a regular day, and have noticed a bit less comfort in the former. I would definitely recommend this sandal. I am waiting to see how it holds up over time. . .catch me in a year! (I wear sandals daily.)
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Very cute! Perfect fit and super comfortable!
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Love the style, colors and comfort. So far I have only worn them around the house and am excited to bring them on a warm vacation.
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i wear a 7.5 in most shoes, although my running shoes and flip flops are usually a size 8. i got the size 8 OluKai AweAwe in black, and they are perfect. sometimes strappy shoes are too tight for me in a 7.5, but then i run the risk of the shoe being too long in an 8. this shoe was perfect for me in an 8. very happy with the casual style that is a step up from a too-casual flip flop.
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This shoe is great. I’m a 7.5 and ordered both a 7 and an 8. The 7 fit Better than the 8, but was a little snug (as expected). Wish they made half sizes!
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I absolutely LOVE these shoes. I bought them for vacation that included lots of walking in the city, as well as some light hiking. These shoes are perfect! They are so comfortable and really supported by feet all day long - no aching in the evenings. My only suggestion is to break them in first and/or get them wet to mold them to your feet. The leather straps felt quite tight (especially on the top of the foot) when I first wore them, so it felt like my feet were being "constricted" and the straps left marks. However, after wearing them for a day and getting them wet before putting them back on, they stretched out nicely to mold to my feet - no rubbing, excessive tightness, or irritation since! My feet feel super supported in these shoes, and they go with everything without looking like "old lady" comfort shoes. I'd buy these again, hands down.
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Absolutely love these sandals. I have them in two colors now. They go great with anything and I can walk in them forever.
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The sandal rock. So simple, so comfortable. And cute! I now have them in both brown and black.
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The footbed is very nice. All the straps were very tight – and I am a B width – but they are full leather and would stretch. Overall, a good sandal – fairly casual. I wanted something just a bit dressier, and so am returning.
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These are cute, comfortable sandals that can be worn with shorts, pants or skirts. Overall I like them very much and will get a lot of wear out of them. My only negative comment is about the strap. It's a little bit loose and I had to have an extra hole put in it. For some reason I also have a very hard time buckling the strap - the leather is loose and it's awkward to manage. That wouldn't keep me from buying it, but I wouldn't advise anyone with arthritis or other small-motor challenges to get these shoes.
I'd also recommend:
Merrell, Teva
Kathy, Zappos Customer,
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I have been shopping for a vacation sandal and this fits the profile of what i was looking for - casual, but not too sporty and can also be worn with casual skirts/dresses. Size wise, if you are a half size, I would recommend sizing up. I like a 5.5 in a sandal and the 6 in this one was not even a little bit too big. Sadly, I ultimately decided to choose another shoe because as other people have mentioned, the straps on this one are tight out of the box. And, although many people have attested that the leather would stretch, I was nervous as to whether that would be the case and whether it would happen in time for me to wear these (pain free) on vacation in 2 weeks. They were also a bit flatter than I prefer and didn't seem to have adequate arch support for walking long periods. But if I had the budget for a 2nd pair, I think I would have kept these and given it a try. Super cute and I love the color that I had selected (dark shadow/pewter), they were a nice neutral and the metallic was a nice matte finish.
I'd also recommend:
Naot
BZ, Zappos Customer,
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These are fun and fantastic sandals. Except for one thing, one of the back straps was a bit stretched out and keep falling down making them look sloppy. I adjusted the buckle but to no avail. The problem only worsened over time, giving them a short life span. I liked them a lot, I would have loved them had they lasted longer. Even so I am contemplating buying a second pair as they are super comfy out of the box.
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The sandals are actually cuter in real life than on the screen. Once you figure out where the straps are most comfortable on your foot, it's like a custom fit. They are very comfortable for walking in the city considering how flat they are. There is some arch support but not a lot. However, this style of sandal from other brands is usually completely flat so some is better than none. I can't speak to the width of the sandal as Zappos sent me the wrong width. They sent me a Wide instead of a Medium. I didn't want to deal with the hassle of returning them so just kept the Wide. The Wide version is not dramatically wider than the Medium from my previous experience with this brand. The only thing I am not crazy about is a small raised part at the front of the shoe where your toes are supposed to go.
Sunny, Zappos Customer,
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I love these sandals, but the straps are way too loose, so I’ll have to send them back. I’m so sad, because they felt so comfortable and had great arch support. Wish there was a way to adjust the straps.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These sandals were so very cute, but I had to return them since they were just a bit too long. I also ordered a size 9 (I'm a 9.5, usually), and those were far too tight. If you're a half-size, these may not work for you.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I liked the way they looked. And how soft and flexible the leather straps are. But they were way way *way* too tight. I'd read in reviews that they'll stretch with wearing, but that implies I'd get them on my foot to begin with. I have a *slightly* wide foot, but not wide enough that I need a shoe labeled wide width. Some brands/styles are just too narrow for me. Apparently, the 'Awe'Awe is one of those. Returned.
I'd also recommend:
Teva, Merrell, Keen
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These shoes were a nice color, were cute, had nice arch support, and were well-made. I would highly recommend them for the right foot shape. I have wide feet but not enough to wear a size wide shoe. Due to that factor, the arch support made the middle of my foot spread out and look a little "Fred Flintstone" so I looked for other alternatives. I do wish there were more dark brown leather options available.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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The leather was soft enough to put on and keep walking. No breakin period. Nice quality.
I'd also recommend:
Teva,Toms
Jackie, Zappos Customer,
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This is my second pair of OluKai 'Awe'Awe sandals, as I wear them nearly every day. I normally wear an 8 1/2, but the 9 fits fine. They were comfortable right out the box and I can walk long distances on cobble stoned streets without any problem.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I loved these, with the exception of the raised spot for my toes. That felt a little weird. I did a lot of walking in them (Naval Academy tour, airports) in one day. My feet felt pretty good after. I have bunions and the straps did not bother them at all!!!!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I ordered the half size up at first, and because the buckle does not go very tight, my foot wasn't in the right place in the foot bed. You might need to try both sizes. The size down is perfect for me.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I bought the brown, nice rich color. I am usually an 8.5, so I bought an 8. They fit perfectly. I never size up in shoes. Straps are not too tight or loose. Very comfortable right out of box. I plan to wear them all over Mexico for a month. Wanted an easy walking sandal that wasn’t a flip flop and didn’t look “old lady”. These are them. They’re a keeper.
Jodi, Zappos Customer,
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I absolutely love these! I tried several pairs of black sandals before I found these. They are incredibly comfortable. I got tired of only having Clark’s flip flops for beating around. These look a little more dressy, and I wanted something that wasn’t a thong. If I didn’t already have brown and tan sandals, I’d definitely buy another pair.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Very comfortable-felt like I wasn't even wearing shoes! Just cute enough to wear to work and casual.
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My new favorite summer shoe that goes along with everything and is super comfortable to boot. I wear a Tom's 8 1/2 and a Nike 9, and I have high arches, so I went with the 9 in these shoes. They fit great, maybe a tiny bit too much space around the toes but an 8 would be too small. I highly recommend!
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