BUFORD – Buford-based Okabashi Brands launches the Comfort for Frontline Heroes campaign that donates comfortable,  washable footwear to medical professionals across the country who are battling the novel coronavirus.  

Okabashi has a near zero-waste manufacturing facility in the city limits of Buford. Since 1984 Okabashi has been making affordable,  eco-friendly footwear that is both comfortable and durable. The materials they use to manufacture their shoes are plant-based and 100% recyclable.  

The company wants to help provide healthcare workers with a bit of comfort during these trying times. When every order placed on Okabashi.com, Oka-B.com, and ExploreThirdOak.com, they will donate a pair of shoes, up to 10,000 to the healthcare workers on the frontlines in battling COVID-19.  All of their shoes are non-slip, odor-resistant, machine washable, and water-resistant. In addition to those qualities,  Okabashi shoes are created with a patented, ergonomically designed footbed and superior arch support to provide comfort and stability for those on their feet for long periods of time. 

In a statement released by Okabashi, they say that the donation program is now live on their three websites, Okabashi.com, Oka-B.com, and ExploreThirdOak.com.  For every order, a pair will automatically be donated, or, customers can nominate a healthcare professional by filling out the online donation form at Okabashi.com/Pages/Okabashi-Request or Oka-B.com/Pages/Oka-B-Request or by emailing hello@oka-b.com or hello@okabashi.com. Customers are encouraged to include a note of encouragement with their order to be attached to the donation to thank healthcare workers for their work.

— Staff Reports

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