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OluKai Mauna Iki

 

OluKai Mauna Iki

Color:  Henna Henna

Size Reviewed: 9.5 US / 42.5 EU

Garrett Altmann reviews the OluKai Mauna Iki for Blister Gear Review

OluKai Mauna Iki

 

UPPER: High character waxed Italian suede with light burnishing on toe and heel. Fully lined with Merino wool and an additional 200g Thinsulate insulation. Lining suede at heel for a sure fit.

FOOTBED: Removable LightFit, lightweight anatomical contoured footbed with premium fine knap suede cover and paniolo-inspired embroidery.

OUTSOLE: Durable high-density rubber with embossed leather arch insert and Polynesian Moko art influenced lug tread. Non-marking rubber.

MEASUREMENTS (size 10) Shaft Height: 4 3/4″

Stated Weight per shoe (with insoles): 1 lb 10 oz (737 grams)

MSRP: $250

I’ve been wearing the OluKai Mauna Iki as my street shoe for the past month around Europe and now back in Taos, and I have been really impressed.

Not only do they look really good, but have provided good traction and have kept my feet warm when it was dumping snow in the streets of Fieberbrunn and while negotiating icy train platforms in Innsbruck and cobblestone paths in Chamonix. The Mauna Iki’s rubber sole has an aggressive tread pattern that has done really well in the ice and the snow.

Garrett Altmann reviews the Olukai Mauna Iki, Blister Gear Review

Garrett Altmann in the OluKai Mauna Iki.

But for me, what really makes the Mauna Iki stand out, is its stylish leather design. The boot’s leather upper has cool designs imprinted near the heel, which are a subtle, nice touch. The Mauna Iki also has leather laces that are stylish but also functional.

The Mauna Iki has been really comfortable during long days on my feet. The insoles have an anatomical support structure with a suede cover that feel good, but are also easily removable if you prefer custom insoles.

Even though the boot’s price was a bit higher than I typically spend on my street boots, I have yet to be disappointed in the durability and construction quality of the Mauna Iki.

Unlike other OluKai boots I’ve tried on, the Mauna Iki fits pretty true to size. Even after breaking them in, I did not experience any stretch in the leather, and have only worn them with medium-to-lightweight socks. If you’re between sizes, though, I’d recommend going up a 1/2 size rather than downsizing.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a stylish, comfortable, and supportive boot, I can highly recommend the OluKai Mauna Iki.

 

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