Currently packing & shipping MAY batch of Kūkini sandals *6/3 to 6/5

Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa

Kūkini Koa

Regular price $199

Handcrafted Leather Sandals

Details 

Meet the Kūkini sandals. Hawaiian texts and legends tell great stories of kūkini or Hawaiian runners. Often chosen because of demonstrated athletic ability. At a young age they were trained and logged long training miles through rugged terrain and difficult trails, worked on both speed and distance. Kūkini were employed by royal chiefs to work as swift messengers, spys and to complete tasks that required stealth and courage. They often ran barefoot however in certain situations they used what is called a Kāma'a La'i or Hawaiian twisted kī leaf sandal. A woven minimalist sandal from dried kī leaves (cordyline fruticosa plant) to cover their barefeet when trekking over sharp lava rocks and jagged rocks of the Pali (cliff).  This is my creative expression of those ancient Hawaiian sandals.

Kūkini Koa: Constructed with leather straps, leather heel cup and a 3mm leather footbed. On top of a 4mm vibram rubber sole. Hand stitched around the edges for added durability. Total thickness about 7mm. Designed with urban exploration in mind for harsher environments like hot asphalt, concrete etc...

  • 7.5 mm Sole made with hand cut A grade Herman Oak (St Louis, Missouri) vegetable tanned leather
  • *Natural 5oz (Europe) vegetable tanned leather straps. 
  • *Brownish/Dark Olive 5oz Horween (Chicago, Illinois) latigo leather straps.
  • 6oz Horween (Chicago, Illinois) sand pebble leather heel cup 
  • Hand burnished edges 
  • Sealed with Hawaiian kukui nut oil
  • Hand stamped KōNEA Footwear branding 
  • Packaged with 272gsm military grade canvas drawstring bag. (No plastic) 

I suggest not using sandals in wet weather conditions unless you have experience oiling and re-conditioning leather.  (Questions 📧mail: info@koneafootwear.com)

*** Kukini's w/ brown Latigo leather straps: If you select this special request option.  Please email your foot size ASAP to sizing@koneafootwear.com for specific details pertaining to your order.

*Orders will ship Monday June 3rd.  Pre-Order deadline is Wednesday May 22nd unless 15 reservation spots are filled before date.

Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa
Kūkini Koa
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