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October 20, 2011


 October 20, 2011- ATLANTA– Okabashi Brands, the leading U.S. manufacturer of recyclable shoes, is proud to announce Holidays with SOLE, in conjunction with fellow Atlanta based Better World Books.

Starting November 1, 2011, for every pair of Okabashi shoes purchased online through December 31st, Okabashi Brands will donate a pair of shoes to a homeless student in need.  Better World Books will also be conducting a parallel program by donating an age-appropriate book for every book sold on their website.  Donations will be distributed to Atlanta area schools.

“At any given time there are 12 million American children at risk of becoming homeless,” says Okabashi  CEO Bahman Irvani. “While we can’t help everyone, every little bit counts and we are working hard to do our part to make a positive impact for children within our community.”

Even more reasons to buy this unbeatable shoe. All Okabashi shoes are:

• Recyclable and contains up to 30% recycled material
• Supportive with a massaging insole that helps relieve foot and back pain.
• Guaranteed for 2 years
• Made in the USA
• Dishwasher-safe and machine washable
• Anti-slip
• Completely water proof (will not change shape or fade)

About Better World Books:  

Better World Books ( is a for-profit social enterprise that collects and sells books online matching each purchase with a donation, book for book, and with each sale generating funds for literacy initiatives. With more than eight million new and used titles in stock, Better World Books is a self-sustaining company that balances the social, economic and environmental values of its stakeholders. Better World Books diverts books from landfills by conducting book drives on thousands of college campuses and libraries. Since its founding in 2003, the Atlanta, GA.-based company has raised over $10 million for libraries and literacy, donated over 5 million books; re-used or recycled over 64 million books and achieved 23,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon balanced shipping.

About Okabashi Brands:
With all manufacturing based in Buford, GA, Okabashi has produced wellness-oriented casual footwear in the United States since 1984. All Okabashi footwear is designed with a massaging insole, superior arch support and ergonomic foot beds. For environmental wellness, Okabashi operates a clean manufacturing facility, which only produces recyclable shoes.  To learn more

For questions about our sizing system, please call customer service at 800.443.6573 or email us at
Okabashi Size USA Women's Shoe Size USA Men's Shoe Size
S 5.0 - 6.0  -
M 6.5 - 7.5 5.5 - 6.5
ML 8.0 - 9.0 6.5 - 7.5
L 9.5 - 10.5 8.0 - 8.5
LL 11.0 - 12.0 9.0 - 10.0
XL  - 10.5 - 11.5
XXL  - 12.0 - 13.0