Look Fly in These Hawai‘i-Inspired Sandals Designed in Barcelona by an HPU Alum

Foot dressing has never been more easy peasy.
ALOHAS Sandals, the Hawai‘i-born, Spain-based shoe brand.
Photos: Courtesy of ALOHAS


Seasons come and seasons go. Seems like only yesterday we were like, “YAS, spring is finally here,” and now summer is right around the corner—and with it a whole slew of new trends (which, by the way, we’ve got your back on). One spring fad that’s sticking it out through the steamy months, though? The muy caliente, classic Spanish espadrille.


We’ve gone bonkers for this rustic look before, but now that it’s shaping up to be serious competition for our fave summer shoe (move over, gladiators), we’re especially on the prowl. Enter the latest offerings from ALOHAS Sandals, the Hawai‘i-born, Spain-based shoe brand that’s got us excited about new espadrille styles launched earlier this year.


ALOHAS Sandals, the Hawai‘i-born, Spain-based shoe brand.


Founded by Hawai‘i Pacific University alum Alejandro Porras during his time in the Islands, the company specializes in Spanish-inspired shoes that are a perfect resortwear pick for tropical-dwelling fashionistas. Now back in Barcelona, he’s keeping one foot in the Islands with his products, which are available in stores across O‘ahu. We’re loving the effortless slip-on style and distinctive all-natural jute element. Plus, ALOHAS Sandals uses soft leather in a variety of colors (we’re loving the soft mint and clay red), with pretty slingback details, extra-chunky platforms and trendy crossover straps—just the sleek finish for your summertime boho ensemble.


Talk about Spanish fly.


$119.25–$90.86, alohassandals.com (converted from Euros). Plus, check back soon! The ALOHAS Sandals team is expecting a big restock shipment soon, so sol- out styles will be hitting the site again in the next couple of week.