Kuha’o Zane, Creative Director of Sig Zane Designs about the shoes:
“Mauka” Chukka Boot LX Premium
This boot body features a suede and linen upper, cut leather laces and gum sole. We chose an espresso brown colorway with lighter leather accents to reflect the Mauka (mountain inspired) feel and environment. The Mauka Chukka design incorporates Sig Zane’s hand-cut artwork of the endemic Hawaiian silversword, ‘?hinahina, and the Mauka-inspired print, Pu’umanawale’a.
“Makai” Era LX Premium
The reflection of the blue sky with glimmers of white in Omoka’a pond is the signature of our paradise. Where the Pacific meets the islands, we are left with a tide pool palette unique to the Makai (the sea). With a sky linen body, white leather tongue and also with cut leather laces, this is the solid summer joint. The Olako’aka featured on the insole takes us back to the beginning of the Kumulipo creation chant. The mushroom coral is one of the first creatures mentioned in the Kumulipo and make up the origins of our Hawaiian islands.