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ACA Endorses Okabashi Footwear

Arlington, Va. - The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced its endorsement of Okabashi's line of therapeutic footwear.


Tested by a panel of ACA representatives, Okabashi shoes are designed to promote correct weight distribution and support, and feature an anatomically correct, therapeutically contoured insole with beaded surfaces at the instep and toes.


“The endorsement from ACA means a great deal to our company because we design our shoes to help alleviate the types of back, leg and foot pain that plague people seeking chiropractic care,” said Bahman Irvani, president and CEO of Okabashi Brands, Inc. “We feel that doctors of chiropractic will be excited to offer a comfortable shoe to their patients that is both cost-effective and long-lasting.”


“Because footwear plays such an important role in the functional biomechanics of the human body, choosing the right shoe can help eliminate pain in your back, hips, knees and feet,” explains ACA President Richard G. Brassard, DC. “Okabashi’s product line provides wearers with a shoe that is designed for comfort and support at a very affordable price.”  

Specific benefits of Okabashi shoes include:

  • Foot support and massaging comfort
  • Durability and flexibility
  • Slip-resistance soles on wet and dry surfaces
  • Use of Micro-Check, an antimicrobial agent, which keeps shoes dry and repels stain and other deterioration
  • Affordability

Okabashi shoes are available for purchase in a range of colors and styles, including flip flops, casual slides, mid-heel sandals and clogs.  Available sizes range from 5 ½ to 11 for both men and women.  Okabashi products are available online at or at select retail stores including some Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid, and Osco Drug locations.  


Special Pricing for Doctors of Chiropractic

Okabashi is offering a special 20 percent discount to doctors of chiropractic and their patients through March 31, 2006.  For more information on special pricing offers, contact Sara Toole at (800) 443-6573 or 


For more information about ACA’s new relationship with Okabashi, contact Torrey Hairston at or (703) 812-0216.  


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About Okabashi Brands, Inc.
Since 1981, Okabashi has been dedicated to providing the best therapeutic footwear at the lowest possible prices, while at the same time maintaining a stylish look.  In fact, Okabashi is ranked No. 1 in sales of massaging footwear, having sold more than 100 million pairs worldwide.  Okabashi Brands, Inc. manufactures all of its shoes in the United States.  For more information, visit or call (800) 443-6573.


About the American Chiropractic Association
The American Chiropractic Association, based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic. The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.