We've redesigned the dress shoe from scratch fixing all of the things we hated about traditional dress shoes in order to improve health, mobility, and comfort.
We developed a shoe mold that gives the typical dress shoe look from the outside but in fact is actually a faux heel derived from special cut outs allowing your foot to stay flat to the ground.
Soft, Flexible Fibers
The whole shoe is soft and flexible for extreme comfort. The upper is made from flyknit fibers that helps reduce production waste compared to more traditional manufacturing processes.
OAKAs have an innovative anti-slip open tread outer sole that utilizes our specialized faux heel cutouts as a way to drain water out and prevent hydroplaning like you'd find in a traditional dress shoe without you being able to see the treads from the outside like with a sneaker.
OAKAs have a zero drop inner sole. What that means is as you walk your feet stay flat to the ground rather than at an angle like with almost all other shoes. Most shoes, not just dress shoes, have a 8mm to 16mm height difference between the toe box and the heel making you walk at an unnatural angle and can contribute to changing your gait, poor posture, shortening the tendons, and foot pain. A zero drop sole allows you to walk more naturally and strengthen your feet over time.
Laces can be necessary but are often just annoying to deal with on a constant basis, so we made the whole shoe an easy slip on.
OAKAs are completely machine washable making them ready for travel and any adventure.