These Sneakers Instantly Transform Into a Pair of Slides With a Unique Push-Down Heel

Collapsible Heel Sneakers Slides Shoes
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* These are the ideal beach/pool shoe for summer
* The kicks feature a collapsible leather heel
* Unique look blends modern sneakers with island inspiration

Shoe norms are in flux right now. Sneakers can be worn to the office, athletic slides are stylish alternatives to flip-flops and dress shoes are a statement piece. It can be hard to decide what to wear in the morning – or what shoes to buy – but we just found a versatile, stylish pair of sneakers you’ll want to wear every day this summer: the OluKai ‘Alapa.

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2 years
Them hoes ain’t slides

2 years
Them hoes ain't slides

OluKai 'Alapa


The standout feature of these sneakers is a drop-in heel that seamlessly transforms the kicks from stylish sneaker to comfy slide. This is obviously very convenient for beach days and pool parties when you can’t decide between secure shoes and relaxed sandals, but they’re also great for slipping on to take out the trash or walk the dog.

The ‘Alapas have a unique style that’s in-line with the super minimal, athletic-inspired look we’re seeing everywhere right now. They feature a heathered mesh upper (inspired by traditional Hawaiian fishing nets) and a high-quality leather heel that won’t deteriorate from changing styles. The sole is also specially designed for scrambling over rocks at the beach with a ‘Wet Grip’ rubber. Inside, the ‘Alapas utilize a sweat-wicking, antimicrobial footbed for sockless wear.


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