Tabi shoes are a traditional Japanese footwear, easily identified by their split-toe style and ultra-thin sole, that provide greater grip and control than conventional footwear. Traditionally (and in modern times), they are worn by workmen and rickshaw drivers, as well as during matsuri (festivals).
Tabi began as socks. The split-toe design was thought to promote balance through the separation of the big toe—a holistic reflexology strategy that promotes a clear mind. It's also considered to be connected to your sense of self, and it just happened to fit the thonged sandals commonly worn at the time.
Materials: Light cotton with a leather sole.
These classic tabi are ideal for indoor use and are secured with velcro on the interior ankle area.