OluKai Kia'I Trainer II

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
OluKai Kia'I Trainer II best water shoes of 2013 summer buyers guide

OluKai Kia'I Trainer II    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

With aggressive lugs (for water shoes) and thick midsoles, the Trainer IIs are the most substantial shoes here. But they don’t feel oppressive on bare feet or in the water, thanks to mostly mesh uppers and aerated footbeds. They quickly became our go-to shoes—even when we were nowhere near a river or beach.