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What Does Olukai Mean?

FAQs Jackson Bowman August 8, 2022

What is OluKai in Hawaiian?

What does OluKai mean in Hawaiian? Our name, Olu (Comfort) Kai (Ocean), is Hawaiian. We feel most at home in and around the sea, and we feel most inspired in Hawaii. That’s why we create shoes that combine comfort and craftsmanship with the marine lifestyle.

What does the OluKai symbol mean?

The Makau, or fishing hook, is a symbol of safe passage across water and brings good luck and strength to those who wear it. Also used as OluKai’s logo, the Makau has had deep cultural meaning in Hawaii and throughout the Polynesian Triangle for over a millennium.

How is OluKai pronounced?

Is OluKai based in Hawaii?

Established in 2014, the Ama OluKai Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation located in the state of Hawaii.

What do Hawaiians call their girlfriends?

The word wahine came into English in the late 18th century from Maori, the language of a Polynesian people native to New Zealand; It was originally used for a Maori woman, specifically a woman. The word is also used for a woman in Hawaiian and Tahitian, although in the latter it is spelled “vahine”.

What is OluKai known for?

OluKai Craftsmanship

Every pair of OluKai shoes or sandals offers style, durability and comfort from heel to toe. This is the OluKai way. Their attention to detail in every design element from tailored lasts and anatomical footbeds ensures a superior fit every time.

What is an aumakua in Hawaiian?

Definition of aumakua

: a Hawaiian personal and familial god.

Who owns OluKai?

In the midst of the cheap flip-flop craze, Hawaiian-born Bill Worthington and his partner Matt Till decided to launch OluKai to address consumer needs for high quality, premium wearable Sandals to cover anywhere from the beach to dinner.

What does the turtle symbol mean in Hawaii?

For the Hawaiians, sea turtles or “Honu” are sacred creatures. They embody luck, protection, endurance and a long life.

Who is the CEO of OluKai?

OluKai CEO Jim Harris was named one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs of 2015. Harris—and his passion for the surf lifestyle brand—was honored at the Goldman Sachs Builder + Innovators Summit (Oct.

Are OluKai made in China?

All of our shoes are designed and engineered in the United States and made in Asia.

What brands does OluKai own?

In addition to Roark Revival, the Olukai family of brands includes the Melin headwear line and the ocean lifestyle eyewear brand Kaenon.

Can you get OluKai flip flops wet?

OluKai leather sandals and shoes are water resistant, not waterproof.

References:

  1. https://olukai.com/blogs/news/the-3-most-commonly-asked-questions-about-olukai
  2. https://olukai.com/blogs/news/the-meaning-of-makau
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZKDJwDHfBk
  4. https://algonquinoutfitters.com/olukai-sandals-born-hawaii/
  5. https://dictionary.tn/what-do-hawaiians-call-their-love/
  6. https://blog.cultivatepcg.com/blog/the-casual-shoe-you-know-and-love-olukai
  7. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aumakua
  8. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2018/07/24/these-founders-reinvented-flip-flops-and-made-them-a-premium-product/
  9. https://sailmaui.com/the-magic-of-hawaiian-sea-turtles/
  10. https://sourcingjournal.com/footwear/footwear-brands/olukai-ceo-jim-harris-honored-by-goldman-sachs-for-entrepreneurship-101423/
  11. https://olukai.com/pages/faq
  12. https://footwearnews.com/2017/focus/athletic-outdoor/olukai-roark-outdoor-clothes-shoes-ryan-hitzel-mark-tinkess-385784/
  13. https://support.olukai.com/kb/products/are-olukai-leather-sandals-and-shoes-waterproof

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