This rugged boat shoe seems more like a boating, hiking and driving SUV. The soft glove fit is thanks to supple oiled leather and foam-and-fabric lining. The shoe rolls nicely from heel to toe for a comfortable stride.
The natural and synthetic rubber sole won’t leave marks. The tread “pads” like a bear’s paw, giving it hiking appeal. Its driving style comes from the leather wrapped around the pods and sewn to the uppers. All in all, it’s a good walker that won’t get you kicked off the boat for picking up rocks in the treads. It comes in dark wood, ray (lighter brown) and storm gray.
DRAINAGE: Zero drainage doesn’t deter purchase because the Oxford height makes water intrusion less likely, and the shoe dried quickly. TRACTION DRY: 30 degrees TRACTION WET: 28 degrees DUNK AND DRY, 1 HOUR:
DUNK AND DRY, 2 HOURS: 2%
SIZES: Half-sizes 8 through 11, plus 7, 12, 13 and 14
COST: $130; olukai.com