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Island Slippers Gives New Meaning to ‘Island Style’

“A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.” — Thomas Carlyle

The kind of almost religious, quasi-mystic dedication to craft Carlyle advocated encapsulates sandal-maker Island Style’s philosophy. Since its founding in 1946, the local manufacturer and retailer has designed and produced sandals that speak to the unique culture of Hawaii.

Indeed, even as the company changed hands from founders Takizo and Misao Motonaga to the husband-and-wife team of John and Daisy Carpenter, a commitment to both quality and to the islands has been apparent in every pair of sandals.

“Every pair of sandals contains our ?ohana, our family, as well as all the materials and care that make it special,” John is quoted as saying on the company’s website.

A discerning shopper can be forgiven for saying, “ That’s all good and well, but how do the sandals looks and, more importantly, feel?”

We’re happy to report that Island Slippers scores on both counts. Whether made of nylon, leather, or some other material, the sandals are as comfortable as they are fashionable.

On your next trip to Hawaii, stop by one of Island Slippers’ retail outlets:

The Island Slipper Store

Ward Warehouse

1050 Ala Moana Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96814


Phone: 1-808-593-8229

Store Hours:

Mon. – Sat. 10:00am – 9:00pm

Sun. 10:00am – 8:00pm


The Island Slipper Store

Royal Hawaiian Center

2201 Kalakaua Avenue #A208

Honolulu, HI 96815


Phone: 1-808-923-2222

Store Hours:

Daily 10:00am – 10:00pm