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OKABASHI INTRODUCES NEW FLIP FLOP WITH ‘CURVE’ APPEAL

February 18, 2009

— New Okabashi flip flops feature new curved heel design while still providing healing
comfort and support —

ATLANTA, February 18, 2009 – Okabashi Brands, Inc., a U.S.-based designer and manufacturer celebrating 25 years of making casual and comfortable shoes, today announced its new Women’s Splash and Men’s Surf flip flops.

The new 2009 Okabashi Splash and Surf flip flops feature a new, curved heel for fashion and summer fun versatility – accenting everything from beach wear to casual wear – while retaining the uncompromising comfort, support and a massaging feel that customers expect from Okabashi.

The Women’s Splash combines a comfortable foot bed with a fashion-forward 1.75-inch curved heel, featuring the same arch support and massage beads as Okabashi’s classic Flip Flop. Okabashi Splash comes in four fun colors – black, brown, white and chartreuse.

The Men’s Surf is built with a wider foot bed and a relaxed style brings out the beachlover in anyone or is a perfect after sports/workout recovery shoe. The Surf is non-slip for sure footing on the beach, boardwalk or backyard. Okabashi Surf is available in brown or black.

“Unlike cheaper import shoes that fall apart in one season or ‘fad’ shoes that charge an exorbitant price, Okabashi shoes represent a made in America brand that has consistently outperformed overseas competition on design, durability and price for 25 years,” said Bahman Irvani, CEO of Okabashi Brands, Inc.

Okabashi Shoe Features:
• An exclusive comfort foot bed help relieve back and foot pain
• Two year guarantee
• Machine washable
• Made in the USA for 25 years

Using a unique, proprietary Microplast® material, Okabashi designs its footbed to conform to one’s foot, supporting the toes, arch and heel at the right places, producing healing comfort and helping avoid and alleviate foot, ankle, leg and back pain.

About Okabashi Brands, Inc.
With manufacturing based in Buford, Ga., Okabashi celebrates its 25th year designing and producing shoes ‘Made in America.’ Okabashi is number one in massaging footwear, having sold more than 100 million pairs worldwide. Customers can find men’s, women’s and kid’s shoes in a variety of styles and colors. Shoe collections include thongs/flip flops, casual slides, mid heel sandals and clogs. For more information, visit our Web site at www.okabashi.com or call us at 770-945- 1330.



OKABASHI SIZE & FIT GUIDE
For questions about our sizing system, please call customer service at 800.443.6573 or email us at hello@okabashi.com.
  
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