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Hula Skirt

by John Kaohelaulii on 07/09/17

Depending on the hula school, many of the young girls start dancing hula at the age of five. This is Jasmine’s very first hula skirt.  

It was made by Juliet twenty years ago from ti leaf and thick cordage.  I remember hanging it up in my shop after it turned brown and was no longer useable for the stage.  It sat on the wall for two decades until we move into our new location on the cutting edge of Old Kapa`a Town.   Her big brother made a frame for it out of old pallets. 

It’s got a nice spot under the light up high in our store. Proudly displaying our love for the Hawaiian culture, our daughter’s hula skirt and what makes us special in this place that we love.


by John Kaohelaulii on 02/10/17

These his and hers Olukai brand footwear, make the perfect match for soul mates on Valentines Day

Tanza: My Teva Sandal of Choice on Kauai.

by John Kaohelaulii on 09/21/16

 What we like about this sports sandal is that it is comfortable, durable, lightweight and it has an great grip for different types of surfaces.  Perfect for enjoying Kauai’s natural beauty. Take it on a light hike or walking around our old town’s How about roaming the beaches.  These are great for the outdoors, yet casual for the luau or a quick sip of a Blue Hawaii to finish off the day.  

Moved to Old Kapaa Town

by John Kaohelaulii on 06/25/15

Aloha Everybody,

After twenty years at the Coconut Marketplace, Sole Mates has moved to Old Kapaa Town.  Visit our new location at 4-1286 Kuhio Hwy Unit A Kapaa, HI. 96746.  for more information call (808) 822-2180


We are right behind the "Ono Ono Shaved Ice". On the corner of Kuhio Hwy and Inia St.

New Spot at the Coconut Marketplace

by John Kaohelaulii on 05/06/14

Sole Mates is moving to a new location at the Coconut Marketplace.  Come and see us at unit C-11.  We are just 5 stores north.