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Say "Aloha" to Your New Favorite Pickleball Shoes

by Jason Flamm on

In sports, we often feel we must sacrifice style and comfort for on-court performance and functionality. Consequently, we choose clothes or shoes that are considered more practical than what would make us look or feel better.

With the growing popularity of pickleball, that tide is shifting. Fashion and functionality are no longer mutually exclusive, thanks to a growing number of brands willing to go the extra mile to bring innovation and meaning to what they produce. 

Enter OluKai.

OluKai Pickleball shoes

From Bainbridge Island to Hawai’i

Pickleball was created in 1965 on Bainbridge Island in Washington. It was born out of the need to do something active and fun with family and friends. Since then, it has evolved into a cultural revolution, bridging gaps between communities, creating a sense of belonging, and promoting overall wellness.

OluKai is on a similar mission. 

Founded in 2005, their mission has been to create high-quality products rooted in style, comfort, and durability. Inspired by their Hawaiian roots, OluKai believes in making stylish and functional products for all aspects of life.

They also believe in an "Aloha" ("breath of life") lifestyle that focuses on culture, global communities, and being one interconnected "ohana" (family). 

Their story of connecting and community is familiar, and one all pickleballers can appreciate and relate to.

OluKai Pickleball shoes

Of course, they also have fantastic pickleball shoes that are lightweight and durable and provide excellent support during gameplay. Their stylish designs incorporate elements of Hawaiian culture, making them stand out on the court.

The importance of proper footwear in pickleball

Pickleball is a fast-paced and dynamic sport requiring players to move and change direction constantly. This puts a lot of strain on the feet, making proper footwear crucial for performance and injury prevention.

The right pickleball shoes should provide excellent cushioning and support for the feet and good traction on the court. This not only helps players move more efficiently, but also reduces the risk of slipping or twisting an ankle.

Pickleball shoes should also be lightweight and breathable to keep players comfortable during long matches.

OluKai's pickleball shoes tick all these boxes and more.

OluKai Pickleball shoes

Tested in Hawai'i, built for everywhere

OluKai's commitment to creating products that promote a healthy, active lifestyle goes beyond pickleball shoes. They also offer a variety of flip-flops, sandals, and boots for everyday wear.

But what sets them apart is their dedication to sustainability.

OluKai – which translates into comfortable (olu) ocean (kai) – takes great care in sourcing environmentally friendly materials and implementing sustainable manufacturing practices. They also give back to organizations that support ocean preservation and cultural heritage.

In addition, OluKai offers a one-year warranty on all their footwear products, showcasing their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

When you're ready to step into the ocean – er, amazing pickleball shoes, give OluKai a try.


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Jason Flamm

Jason Flamm

Jason is a writer from St. Louis. He’s been a coach in several sports and is currently working on his pickleball coaching certification. He loves to teach and share his passions.

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