Okabashi shoes have been manufactured in Buford, Georgia since 1984. We are proud to be part of the less than 1% of shoes that are still made in the USA

Okabashi womens flip flops made in USA

Fast facts about Okabashi and our hometown of Buford, Georgia:

  • We are located just 40 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • In the early 1900s, Buford became widely known for its leather production and earned the nickname: “The Leather City.”
  • Buford has a long footwear legacy: A large shoe factory operated there until 1941 and reopened to serve the military during World War II.
  • Buford’s leather industry ended after the tannery experienced a fire in 1981 and the facility was not rebuilt.
  • This coincided with the Irvanis, the founders of Okabashi, moving to the United States after escaping the Iranian Revolution.
  • Okabashi occupies a 100,000-square-foot facility in Buford, GA, ringed by trees in a manufacturing park.


Featured Sandals

These are the perfect house shoes to wear during the colder months. The slip resistant material and supportive footbed will carry you all year long.

Venice womens brown sandals Okabashi shoes Eurosport Mens navy sandals Okabashi shoes
Venice - Women’s sandal that is slip and water resistant and ready for rest and relaxation Eurosport - Water resistant and waiting for you after you get that workout in


Featured Flip Flops

Year round comfort, providing arch support and foot wellness whenever you need it. 

Maui Women's flip flops Okabashi shoes Surf men's flip flops Okabashi shoes
Maui - Our best selling women’s flip flop will be your new best friend this summer Surf - With arch support better than most sneakers, this flip flop is ready for anything

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November 08, 2018 — Melissa Crane