MATERIAL: elastane cotton
MEASURES: 23-25cm (36/39)

Japanese tabi socks "鯨 KUJIRA whale"

  • Article description

    Typical Japanese socks for flip flops - in elastane cotton - machine washable - new


  • ..a bit of history

    Tabi (足 袋) are traditional Japanese cotton socks that reach the ankle and separate the big toe from the other toes. They date back to the 16th century and peaked in popularity during the Edo period (1603 - 1867).

    Unlike normal socks, which when worn adhere perfectly to the foot because they are made of elastic material, tabi are traditionally created with two flaps of non-elastic fabric; they therefore have an opening on the back to allow the foot to slide in and of course buttons to close the opening.

    It seems that the word tabi derives from the term tanbi, which means a level of skin. In ancient times they were made of leather and were brought by the wealthier classes and the samurai.