The Soothing Solution
We frequently hear from customers who thank us for making "the healing shoes" and "the most comfortable shoes ever". Learn how our shoes help customers find solutions to foot and back problems:
I have plantar fasciitis and was told not to wear flip flops....until I found Okabashis. They provide the support I need and all the colors I had previously collected in the flat (bad!) flip flops. I have both the flip flops and slides styles. Other than at work, these are the shoes I wear all summer. I recommend them to folks all the time.
– Anne Arbor, MI
After having cortisone injections for plantar fasciitis, my doc put me on to these shoes - the relief was immediate. I wear them all the time; they are the only things I can actually wear that do not cause me pain! My friends thought the straps on the top were leather so that was a bonus as well! I now own several pairs in a variety of colors. Love them.
– Relieved, Asheville, NC
I live in Indiana, but I wear my Classic Flip-Flops every day (indoors, of course)!! They are the only shoes I have found that keep me plantar fasciitis pain free. When they become dirty and smelly, I just toss them in the washer and they come out looking and smelling brand new!!! I love that!
– Fort Wayne, IN
The Facts about our Footbed
Superior arch support and a heel cup promote proper alignment of the feet and spine. This can minimize strain on the knees, hips, and back and result in pain relief from several ailments. A toe rest prevents feet from sliding forward, allowing a more sure-footed step.
Reflexology-Inspired Massage Beads
Tiny Massaging beads are strategically placed across the foot-bed of each shoe to stimulate different areas of the sole. This component of our shoe design is based on the principles of a Japanese practice called Reflexology. The beads add another element of full-body comfort while promoting better circulation. Learn more about Reflexology.
Signature Microplast Material
Microplast is a specially formulated, patented, recyclable blend of plastics that is far more durable than the plastics used in other, similar shoes and sandals. Our material is unique in that it is soft, flexible, non-slip, odor-resistant, dishwasher safe, and contains an anti-microbial agent. Learn more about our material.
Our customers aren’t the only ones who think our product is great! In 2006, Okabashi merited an endorsement by the ACA (American Chiropractic Association). It is now the only footwear brand to carry this endorsement as a testament to the comfort and value of Okabashi’s products. Learn more about this endorsement.
In today's high fashion world, shoes designed with foot care in mind often take a back seat to the stylized perception of how a shoe should look and the image that it should present. Each year millions of shoes are created by designers with a keen sense of new trends in fashion but with little or no knowledge about the health or well-being of the human foot. Medical experts around the world agree that the majority of foot care related problems are the result of ill fitting shoes.
Okabashi takes a very different approach to footwear design. Starting with a basic understanding of the anatomic structure and functionality of the foot, a unique footwear product is created based on the ancient oriental belief that good health starts from the foot up.