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  • Deftly walk the line between two worlds with this ruggedly rich Paniolo sandal from OluKai™.
  • (Pah-Nee-Oh-Loh) - Translation: Hawaiian Cowboy. The Paniolo represents the authentic culture of upcountry Hawaii.
  • Soft, full grain antiqued leather straps with comfortable pigskin lining.
  • OluKai metal logo on center of strap.
  • Comfortable hand-sewn whipstitched toe post.
  • Full grain leather cover and leather binding edge.
  • Double row cowboy saddle-inspired microstitch design.
  • Anatomical compression-molded EVA midsole.
  • Gum rubber outsole with a fish scale texture and infused with natural burlap fibers.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 6 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 6, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

87% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 5% Half size too Large
  • 87% True to size
  • 6% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
91% Felt true to width
  • 91% Felt true to width
  • 5% Felt narrower than marked
  • 4% Felt wider than marked
51% Excellent arch support
  • 51% Excellent arch support
  • 47% Moderate arch support
  • 2% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Deftly walk the line between two worlds with this ruggedly rich Paniolo sandal from OluKai™.
  • (Pah-Nee-Oh-Loh) - Translation: Hawaiian Cowboy. The Paniolo represents the authentic culture of upcountry Hawaii.
  • Soft, full grain antiqued leather straps with comfortable pigskin lining.
  • OluKai metal logo on center of strap.
  • Comfortable hand-sewn whipstitched toe post.
  • Full grain leather cover and leather binding edge.
  • Double row cowboy saddle-inspired microstitch design.
  • Anatomical compression-molded EVA midsole.
  • Gum rubber outsole with a fish scale texture and infused with natural burlap fibers.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 6 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 6, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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OluKai Paniolo W

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 142 reviews.

Top Positive Review

11 people found this review helpful.

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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.

Read more » « Show less May 11, 2011 by Kelli
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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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.

Read more » « Show less May 18, 2010 by Anonymous
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11 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

I'd also recommend: Chaco, Sole, Earth, Birkenstock, Orthaheel

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Moderate arch support

  • from Austin, TX
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Saw these in a store last summer and just bought them for spring vacation this year. And I love them! I wear "Reefs" and these are just are just as comfy and so much cuter! Construction seems good and the 8 fits perfectly. I was worried the stitching on the footbed would bug me but it doesn't.

I'd also recommend: Reef

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Moderate arch support

  • from Tampa, Fl
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is my second pair of Olukai Paniolos. I work in retail on very hard floors and I found them to be super supportive and comfortable. Unlike most flips I can wear them all day!

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  • from Rapid City South Dakota
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I called customer service twice before purchasing these sandals. I am an exact 7.5, narrow. I had tried them on in the store where they use the Euro sizes (printed on the shoe). The customer service people did not have that info and both of them told me to size up to the 8. I ended up ordering two pair, a 7 & an 8. Turns out Zappos 7 is Euro 37 & Zappos 8 is Euro 38. I am keeping the Zappos 7. It grips my foot tighter and my heel is right at the end of the sandal. In the size 8, my foot had more room both at the top and bottom. Arch support worked for me on both sizes, I have a high arch.

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Excellent arch support

  • from Kauai, HI
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These sandals are the best flip flops I've owned. I have two pairs. I normally wear a 7 1/2 and the 7 fits perfectly. No break in period and are very comfortable. A bit pricey for a leather flip flop but long lasting and worth the price.

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Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Western New York
$85.00

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