Happiness one step at a time, with American made comfort.
Our Okabashi Family
Since 1984, Okabashi Brands has been a family owned and operated shoe company in the small town of Buford, Georgia.
Our shoes have garnered a loyal following with over 35 million pairs of shoes sold. Today, over 99% of American-worn footwear is made abroad. We are proud to be in the 1% that has chosen to stay and thrive in the USA.
Our line of flip flops and sandals is focused on foot health and wellness. We believe that support and comfort are key to a healthy and active lifestyle.
Okabashi resides in Buford, Georgia, 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. Once known as the "Leather City," Buford has a long footwear legacy: A large shoe factory operated here until 1941 and reopened to serve the military during World War II.
Okabashi occupies a 100,000-square-foot facility surrounded by trees, our home since 1984.
We partner with local vendors where possible. Working closely with the Two Ten Foundation and Souls for Soles, we have donated over 100,000 pairs of shoes for disaster relief, veterans, and more.
Less than 1% of shoes worn in America today are made in the USA.
Our shoes are manufactured in Buford, Georgia and each pair travels only 7% as far as the average imported shoe. This prevents 10,000 miles of carbon emissions from the ships, planes and trucks required to transport shoes to the US.
Our female leadership team goes above and beyond stringent US standards to create opportunity and community for our diverse team.
As a family owned company, we value stewardship and care for the environment.
Our proprietary material is made in the USA and is 100% recyclable. We operate a closed loop manufacturing system and invite our customers to send back their well loved and worn Okabashi shoes for recycling, and receive 15% off their next purchase.