The Maliko is the ultimate crossover all-island adventure shoe for performance without limitation.
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Posted by Patrick Corcoran – 29th Jun 2012
Key features of the Maliko include a light weight low-top upper, a minimalist sticky rubber sole, a splittoe feature for your big toe, and a removable arch support. These features distinguish the Maliko as a real performance-oriented shoe compared to traditional neoprene surf booties and lug-soled kayak shoes. I really like the tactile feeling between my feet and my board when I wear these shoes, and the rubber of the shoe is the perfect stickiness for my deck pad. The arch support is a nice feature for those longer days on my feet, but I don’t see the need for the arch support to be removable. (I’ve taped mine in place.) The lace-and-toggle system is OK, but I prefer simple laces, or Velcro closures. These shoes will come off in the surf, but that’s the trade-off for being so light and low-cut. In really hot weather (Miami in June) the shoe is a bit clammy, but it is very comfortable here in the PNW. As with any shoe, a proper fit is the most important criteria. But, if this shoe fits, wear it! For performance oriented paddle boarders in temperate climates, the OluKai Maliko is an excellent water shoe.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund, or exchange within 30 days of receiving your order.