Strangely, the most expensive pair of shoes I own are flip flops. I was headed on a trip to Italy and knew I was going to be doing a lot of walking in hot weather, so I wanted to invest in some quality sandals. At a local surf shop in NY, I tried on a few pairs and the OluKai Akua’s completely stood out in terms of comfort. If I would’ve noticed the $150 price tag I wouldn’t have even tried them on, but after wearing them I had my mind set and bought them anyway. The sandals are of the utmost quality and design with full grain Italian leather, hand stitching, and rubber traction pods underneath to absorb shock and ad grip. After walking countless miles in mine they are still in great shape and just as comfortable as the day I discovered them in the surf shop.