Stumbled across this cool shoe in Bali and definitely think you should know about it. The Wakai slip on shoe is a Japanese-inspired footwear company making boat shoes that are cooler than cool.
These are my new favourite travel shoe, and so comfortable, I do believe everyone should have a pair.
- 1 Wakai Shoes Bali Store at the Mall Bali Galeria
- 2 Wakai Shoes Indonesia, Singapore & Malaysia
- 3 Four Styles of Wakai Boat Shoes
- 4 Wakai GYOU shoe
- 5 Wakai Shoes Price
- 6 Wakai Kids?
- 7 Wakai Shoes Online Shop
- 8 The Inside Scoop – Wakai Footwear
- 9 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN places to visit in BALI with Kids?
Wakai Shoes Bali Store at the Mall Bali Galeria
If you are heading to Bali soon, or are in Bali now, make your way to the Mall Bali Galeria to find one of the Wakai concept stores on the ground floor.
Hot tip: If you love these shoes as much as I do, don’t “think about it” or walk away without purchasing. Wakai shoes are impossible to find in Australia, and the online stores I have found do not ship here.
Do not leave Bali without at least one pair, or more!
Wakai Shoes Indonesia, Singapore & Malaysia
Wakai Shoes is an urban Japanese-brand of go-to sneaker, but these shoes have taken off in both Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Wakai shoes remind me of Japanese indoor slippers, with elegant folding reminiscent of origami but there’s a touch of Anime and Manga in their styling too. Best of all, they are are cozy and snug as they are cute!
There’s Wakai mens shoes and Wakai womens shoes in eye-catching colour and pattern combinations.
Four Styles of Wakai Boat Shoes
There are now four styles of Wakai footwear – the original funky patterned Wakai Atsui (shown in the photos) released in 2015, and the new upgrade, the Wakai Hashigo which is similar but with a cork sole and a rubber outsole for extra traction. Wakai Hashigo shoes come in two-tones of the same neutral colours, and duo complimentary patterns too.
Both these shoes are slip-on.
The third version is the Wakai Uwabaki which is a laced up boat shoe, and a bit boring for my liking.
As the Wakai statement goes, mix your style to brighten your day
Wakai GYOU shoe
The newest addition in 2018 is the GYOU (Go Your Own Unit- yes, another strange “JapEnglish” statement).
The GYOU is a rubber soled sneaker with a cotton elastic cuff that snuggles your ankle. These shoes look SUPER comfy, like a favourite old tracksuit you never want to change out of. I reckon I could sleep with these shoes on my feet. Take a look!
Wakai Shoes Price
Wakai shoes retail at around $40 – $50 AUD, with the GYOU at around $70 AUD but you might be lucky enough to happen upon a Wakai sale when you visit.
Wakai holds regular seasonal sales so keep your eyes open, and ASK the sales assistant when the next one will be before you buy.
Yes, the whole family can wear Wakai brand shoes. The Wakai kids range comes in spots, florals, cute travel prints, and licenced characters. They have Pooh Bear Wakai shoes, and a Wakai Snoopy Edition too!
Wakai Shoes Online Shop
I cannot find any online store anywhere that will ship Wakai shoes back to Australia.
Another reason to book your next Bali trip!
The Inside Scoop – Wakai Footwear
Address: Find the Wakai footwear shop at the Mall Bali Galleria – Ground Floor.
Wakai Website: To see the range of shoes available, click here. You’ll have to visit the Wakai Bali store to see what colours, patterns and sizes they stock. Good luck!
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