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.


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Why Choose Okabashi?

Made in USA

Handcrafted in Buford, GA, we're proud to be in the remaining 1% of US footwear manufacturers in the United States.


Our material is vegan, cruelty-free, and 100% recyclable. Scraps and non-saleable returns are turned into new product.

Easy Care

Our sandals will not shrink and the colors will not fade, no matter how often you wash them. Bye, germs!