The OluKai Paniolo is an elegant flip-flop with saddle-inspired stitching covering the footbed. It's a head turner and can easily be dressed up (way up!) or down, depending on the occasion. Despite the expensive leather, this shoe (like the others in our test suite from OluKai, the Lala and Ohana) handles water with ease, the footbed drying amazingly quickly. While we found it took some time to get used to the hand-sewn toe post, the break-in period for this beauty was minimal. The Paniolo is indeed an investment, but it only looks better with age and should have no problem lasting the right person for many years.
For other highly stylish options that are a little more comfortable and supportive, both our Editor's Choice Birkenstock Gizeh and our Top Pick for Stylish Adventures, the OluKai Lala are fantastic, albeit more expensive, choices.