The OluKai Hiapo defied expectations of many testers. What appeared at first to be simply an overpriced dress sandal proved itself to be much more. A full leather body and thong with classy baseball stitching make this one of the fancier, classier thongs we tested, and our skeptical testers were sure that its attributes would end there. This model performed surprisingly well on steep dirt trails and even provided great traction on rock slabs. For this reason, we decided to award it our Top Pick for the Classy Occasion.
Despite all of its great qualities, the Hiapo was not the most versatile flip-flop we tested. Looking for something that is more versatile? Consider the plush, award-winning OluKai Ohana for a more well-rounded flop. The Hiapo is by far the most expensive flop we tested and is constructed from the finest materials. Is it worth it? Read the rest of the review and decide for yourself.