Don't overthink it.
Overthinking your outfit on a warm summer morning is unnecessary, especially when you've got the Olukai Nohea Nubuck Shoe waiting patiently by the door. Slip on your breeziest sundress, grab your reusable tote, and head for the farmer's market with the Nohea on your feet, and you'll be comfortable no matter how long you linger among the stalls.
- Float through summer in this elegant leather slip-on
- Durable leather construction only gets better with time
- Cushioned removable insole can be washed to remove stink
- Non-marking rubber outsole grips without scuffing
- Item #OLU0065
- Q & A
Not at all waterproof
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'll start by saying that this style of shoe is the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn (thus the 4 stars). I own the Waialua Mesh pair (the mesh version) and loved wearing them all summer. My feet were so happy! But, I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest, so when rainy season began, I decided to buy the Nohea Nubuck leather version so that my feet could still be comfortable, but now dry, too. Unfortunately, these shoes are not at all waterproof and do not keep my feet dry, not even on the first use. The leather absorbs any and all moisture that it encounters. Even when it was not raining, but the sidewalk was wet, drops of water flipped up to the top and front of the shoe as I walked, and the leather got soaked, and water went through the holes in the stitching, and the inside of the shoe, my socks, and my feet were wet. Very disappointing. I even used tent seam sealer on the stitching and polished the leather with shoe cream, and my feet are still getting wet because the leather still absorbs water all the way through. My next plan is to coat the entire shoe in liquid silicone. They will not look as nice, but I hope that at least my feet will stay dry after that. I hope!! So, if you are wanting to keep your feet dry, do not buy these.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11 womens
- Height: 6'0"
I've had a few pairs of Olukai shoes over the years and have loved them all! This pair is so comfortable, simple design and look. Casual and comfortable. It's a good around town shoe and perfect for daily wear or travel. Love the slip on feature with the fold down heal as well. These are slightly narrow but seem to stretch a bit as long as you don't have a really wide foot. Happy walking!