Clarks Un Maui Review

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If you are looking for your next comfortable everyday shoe, but do not want to compromise on style or versatility, then the Clarks Un Maui slip-on shoe might be the answer. Featuring a lightweight, yet flexible construction with its nubuck upper and EVA cupsole, as well as support and cushioning that will last all day, thanks to its contoured footbed, the Un Maui is a real investment, that will pay off in the long run.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Slip-on design with a nubuck upper
  • Lightweight and flexible EVA cupsole
  • Smooth leather lining
  • Fully cushioned contoured footbed
  • Excellent cushioning and support
  • Attractive design
Cons
  • Runs bigger
  • Expensive
Outsole

Outsole

The Un Maui Step belongs to Clarks’ Unstructured collection and features a combination of EVA foam and rubber for its sole unit. Namely, the outsole is made of durable rubber, on top of which Clarks added a lightweight and flexible EVA cupsole. The rubber outsole is highly abrasion-resistant and provides excellent traction for the wearer. It also features Gait Mapping on the outsole, for an optimized gait cycle. The EVA cupsole is not only lightweight, but highly flexible too, allowing the wearer to move in a natural way, not restricting their movements one bit. It also absorbs the shock of impact very well, for a bouncy stride. Clarks also included a fashion detail in their sole unit in the form of a stitched-on leather stripe. The Un Maui slip-on shoe from Clarks is excellent for everyday use, due to its lightweight and highly comfortable nature, but will perform great at the gym or just walking around town as well. One reviewer said, that they would make an ideal travel shoe, since they provide all day comfort and support for the wearer.
Upper

Upper

The upper on the Un Maui Step features a slip-on design and is made of high quality and durable nubuck leather. The slip-on design of the shoe allows the wearer to get them on and off easily and hassle-free, while the nubuck leather gives the shoe a chic and stylish look. The Un Maui has a round toe box, which allows natural toe splay for a comfortable ride. It also has an elastic band, which goes across the top of the foot, and has a dual function: aesthetic and practical, as it helps keep the feet locked in position. Inside the shoe, Clarks included a smooth leather lining, for comfort and breathability. The Un Maui also features a contoured footbed, that is lined with leather and has a cushioned heel and arch support for comfort that lasts all day. Additionally, the collar is lightly padded, which will keep the ankles comfortably supported, without creating blisters. This lightweight and flexible slip-on shoe does not require any breaking in, and it is comfortable straight out of the box. Thanks to its breathability and contoured footbed, the Un Maui will keep the wearer comfortably on their feet all day long.
Breathability

Breathability

Unlike genuine leather, the nubuck leather material on the Un Maui breathes much better, and will keep the wearer dry and cool throughout the day for maximum comfort. Inside the shoe, Clarks included a leather lining, as well as a leather-lined contoured footbed, that feel smooth against the skin and will prevent the feet from overheating. The wearer can enjoy all day comfort with dry and fresh feet, no matter the activity.
Comfort

Comfort

The Clarks Un Maui is the perfect everyday, casual shoe, due to the high comfort levels it has. Its lightweight and flexible EVA cupsole delivers excellent shock-absorption and provides a light, springy stride for the wearer that lasts all day long. The nubuck leather upper is likewise lightweight, lighter than genuine leather, and has a good amount of stretch to it. It follows the natural bending and flexing of the feet, and does not weigh them down, delivering an energized ride. It also has an easy, no fuss slip-on design with a lightly padded collar, that sits comfortably around the ankles, not creating blisters or irritation to the wearer. Inside the shoes, Clarks added a leather lining, that keeps the feet dry and fresh, while a leather-lined, fully cushioned contoured footbed gently supports the underfoot for maximum comfort. The Un Maui is excellent for both casual and office wear, as well as daily walking. One reviewer even commented, that they would make great travel shoes as well, due to their high comfort levels.
Durability

Durability

Although, it might not look like it, the Clarks Un Maui is quite the durable shoe. Featuring a durable rubber outsole, with an equally durable, yet lightweight and flexible EVA cupsole, this shoe is highly abrasion-resistant and will stand the test of time even after extensive use. The nubuck upper, while not authentic leather, is also durable and provides structure. The leather lining and leather-lined footbed make sure, that the inside of the shoe will not wear out prematurely either. While on the pricey side, if you decide to invest in the Clarks Un Maui, you can rest assured, that they will stand the test of time.
Fit

Fit

The Clarks Un Maui is available in widths from standard to wide, making them available for people with all foot shapes. However, reviewers all pointed out, that the shoes come at least half a size larger, so it is recommended to buy at least half a size smaller than your regular size, in order to get a perfect fit. Since this is a slip-on shoe, the last thing anyone wants is for their feet to slide out of the shoes mid-stride.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Clarks Un Maui slip-on shoe is quite flexible, thanks to its materials and construction. Namely, the outsole is made of durable rubber and a lightweight, yet flexible EVA cupsole, making them great for everyday wear. Furthermore, the upper is made of a flexible nubuck leather, that is not as stiff as real leather, and moves together with the feet for a natural stride. Inside the shoe, Clarks added a leather-lines, fully cushioned contour footbed, that delivers springiness with every step. The Un Maui is excellent for casual wear, at the gym or the office, as well as your daily walks, since the Gait Mapping in the outsole enables the optimal gait cycle.
Style

Style

The Un Maui is quite the attractive shoe, with its simple slip-on design and quality materials. Namely, the upper is made of nubuck leather with an elastic band stretching over the top part of the foot, giving the shoe a very minimalist, yet chic look. The outsole features a stitched-on leather stripe for added style. The Un Maui is available in the colors black, white and rose, as well as some metallic colors, that appeal to a lot of people. They are easily incorporated into anyone’s wardrobe, and can be dressed down with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, or dressed up with a dress or a skirt, making them appropriate for a variety of occasions.
Support

Support

Regardless of being a slip-on shoe, the Clarks Un Maui shoe comes with a decent amount of support. It features a durable rubber outsole with excellent traction to keep the wearer steady in their every step. It also comes with Gait Mapping, for an optimal and aligned gait cycle. The lightweight and flexible EVA cupsole absorbs the shock of impact, keeping the feet stable and supported. The upper, which is made of nubuck leather, gives structure to the shoe and together with the elastic band over the top of the upper, help keep the feet locked in their position. The collar comes with a light padding, that hug the ankles comfortably, yet securely. Inside the shoe, Clarks included a contoured, leather-lined footbed, that has a cushioned heel, for enhanced shock-absorption and to cushion each footfall. Additionally, it also has a decent amount of arch support, that accommodates both high and low arches and eliminates any foot pain for all day comfort.
Weight

Weight

The Un Maui slip-on shoe from Clarks is very lightweight, making them comfortable for all day use. They weigh about 14 ounces, not much more than regular running sneakers, while looking like a pair of leather shoes. Although closely resembling leather, the nubuck leather upper weighs much less in comparison, and combined with the lightweight EVA cupsole and rubber outsole, make for a very comfortable everyday shoe, that you can wear for long periods of time without getting foot fatigue or soreness.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Clarks Un Maui is an excellent everyday shoe, featuring a lightweight, yet durable construction. The outsole is made of durable rubber, coupled with a lightweight and flexible EVA cupsole for shock-absorption and cushioning. The upper has a slip-on design and is made of nubuck leather, a more breathable and flexible alternative to leather. It has an elastic band over the top of the foot for a secure fit and a lightly padded collar. The lining is made of leather, ensuring that the feet stay dry and fresh all day, while the leather-covered, fully cushioned contoured footbed delivers gentle support for the underfoot. The Un Maui has a minimalist but very chic look to it, as well as attractive colorways, that go with almost anything from jeans and T-shirts to dresses and skirts. That said, this particular shoe tends to come half a size too big, so it is recommended to size down when buying it. It is also on the expensive side of footwear, however, it is an investment piece, that will deliver all day comfort and style to the wearer.