Why Are OluKai Sandals The Best Sandals With Arch Support

It’s time to toss those rubber flip flops and upgrade to a quality sandal with good arch support. Trust us, the difference you’ll feel after a day of walking around in supportive sandals is pretty unbelievable. Not to mention the long-term health benefits. So why are OluKai sandals the best sandals for arch support? 


Let’s get into it:


1. OluKai Arch Support Sandals Use The Wet Sand Principle™


It all comes back to our Wet Sand Principle. Our sandals (and all OluKai footwear) are designed to capture the feeling of a barefoot stepping into wet sand. All at once, it cups the heel, fills the arch, and splays the toes—molding to the foot regardless of the shape. The cupped heel offers stability and shock absorption. The anatomically correct arch and contoured footbed provide all-day comfort. And the toe box allows the toes to spread naturally with no restrictions. It’s support from the ground up.


The Best OluKai Arch Support Sandals


2. Our Arch Support Sandals May Help Alleviate Pain


Think of it this way: The arch is where your feet find their strength. The more supported the arch, the more balanced your entire body becomes. That balance can lead to less hip, knee, and back pain, improved posture, and unparalleled comfort. Because we construct all of our sandals like fine footwear and incorporate anatomically correct arch support, customers often report pain alleviation. Some even told us their plantar fasciitis subsided and lessened after switching to OluKai!


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3. Experts Recommend OluKai Arch Support Sandals


Don’t take our word for it. OluKai sandals and shoes have been featured in a handful of articles on why arch support matters and how to find the right shoe. Most podiatric experts recommend looking for sandals that support your specific arch type, have a contoured footbed, and are built with a strong, sturdy sole. Check, check, and check.


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4. These Styles Combine Arch Support and Style


Believe it or not, high-performance orthopedic sandals can still be stylish. Our team works hard to design footwear that looks as good as it feels. Check these styles out:


Men’s Arch Support Sandals:


Ulele Men’s Beach Sandals: The ultimate water sandal. Ulele is everything you love about your sneakers—comfort, performance, versatility—in the easy, water-ready build of a sandal.


Mea Ola Men’s Leather Beach Sandals: Craftsmanship meets comfort. With this full-grain leather sandal, you can have the arch support you need and the handsome style you want. 


‘Ohana Men’s Beach Sandals: Unmatched support. Chances are, this bestselling men’s sandal will be the most comfortable pair you own. Plus, it’s water-resistant.


Women’s Arch Support Sandals:


Paniolo Women’s Leather Sandals: Premium leather. As hardworking as the paniolo (cowgirl) culture it’s inspired by, the contoured footbed and beautiful stitching on this sandal won’t disappoint. 


‘Ohana Women’s Beach Sandals: Unmatched support. A timeless bestseller, ‘Ohana is sure to be one of the most comfortable sandals in your closet. Did we mention it’s water-friendly?


Nu‘a Pi‘o Women’s Beach Sandals: Cloud-like comfort. The added cushion on our women’s Nu‘a Pi‘o sandal is exactly what your feet need. This one’s built for the beach too.


When it comes down to it, providing you with comfortable and supportive footwear is our main priority. More than that, it’s our mission. If you want to explore our full lineup of sandals and flip flops with arch support, start here: