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Rikio Lace Up Jikatabi (Outdoor Tabi)

by Rikio

List Price: $85.00
Price: $72.95
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  • Imported Direct from Japan
  • NEW versatile lace-up style boot
  • Flexible, light-weight, durable and extremely comfortable.
  • Superior craftsmanship and durability
  • Black cotton upper, JRFMA rubber sole

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Rikio Lace Up Jikatabi (Outdoor Tabi) + Tabi Socks, 6 pairs/ Flip Flop Socks-Athletic Flip/ Geta Socks
Price for both: $92.94

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Product Description

These tabi are imported direct from Japan. Their lace up fastening feature a new twist on an age old Japanese design kohaze. The upper is constructed from cotton. The sole is extremely durable JRFMA rubber. Be the first to own these new jikatabi. Every pair comes with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied we will offer a prompt refund. Don't waste your money with cheaper immitations. Want your tabi to last longer?? Try wearing Tabi Socks under your Tabi. They're more sanitary and extend the life of your tabi.

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If ordering outside of the US, customer is responsible for import restrictions of their country. Please be aware that some countries (i.e. Italy) are very restrictive with the importing of footwear of any kind. We will still process and ship the order but are not liable for any shipments confiscated by customs. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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  • ASIN: B000X3RIAO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,727 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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I will never be without tabi again.
Pandra Selivanov
Now the good stuff: The shoes fit very well and are extremely comfortable.
John B. Flexner
Will be replacing them when they wear out.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John B. Flexner on February 9, 2010
Size Name: 25.0 (US Men 7, Woman 8)
Before you buy, check the sizing. I have several pairs of tabi, so I was confident I knew what size I was, but it turns out that these run a little small, and they do not run in 1/2 sizes. I had to return the first pair for one size up, but the new ones fit perfectly and are very comfortable.

Now the good stuff:
The shoes fit very well and are extremely comfortable. Out of all my tabi, these are definitely the most comfortable. They are slightly heavier than some of the Velcro or Tab-closure tabi, but they are also more rugged and seem like they will be pretty durable.

These shoes look great. They look a little like boots in some of the pictures, and the soles are similar to boots; however, the overall look and feel of the shoes is closer to Converse Allstars, than boots. They look very similar to black on black Chucks if you're not really looking closely at them.

If you're not used to wearing tabi, you will get a lot of looks if people notice you wearing these and a lot of questions too. "Yes they are kinda' like the shoes Ninja wear." "Yes they are Japanese in origin." "No, they are not part of my pajamas" "Yes, I could kick your mom in the face"...You know, the general stuff from people who have not seem them before.

I think these are well worth it for the price, if you wear tabi a lot, you are probably used to the premium mark up we pay to get them in the US, and the price for these is no exception. But they are unique, put together well and overall a very nice pair of shoes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Thomas Young on February 25, 2010
Size Name: 25.0 (US Men 7, Woman 8) Verified Purchase
I ordered a pair of these and the Jikatabi fighter boots from Ippon supplies. Their service is great, I ordered a size too large and sent them back to get a smaller pair with no problems. The delivery was very fast, even quicker than was specified by Amazon. As for the tabi, they are comfortable to wear and very quiet. They have a rubber squeak on certain surfaces before you break them, but once they are walking normally barely makes any noise. They are cloth, so drafty on cold days and I wouldn't suggest walking through snow/puddles with them. You're feet will get wet relatively easily. They are also a little difficult to slip off without unlacing them quite a bit because you're heel will get stuck in the shape of the shoe. So easier to put on than tabi with tabs, but takes a little more time to take them off. Just a trade off. Overall, a great pair of tabi. I can't tell you how many compliments from people that have noticed me wearing them.. One such one was that they look like converse with a ninja turtle twist :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Silent Ninja on March 20, 2008
I haven't had these for very long but I can certainly tell a quality shoe when I see it. Although the sole is sturdy it is quite flexible as well. The shoe itself is just like the Converse canvas, and it hugs my feet so well. These shoes (though they may not look like it) are actually very light. Let me also say that the service I received from Ippon was top notch. The shoes actually came about 4 days early than expected (the earlier the better, right?). I have had a great experience with this shoe and I know you will too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Afixed on June 20, 2012
Size Name: 28.0 (US Men 10) Verified Purchase
Got these to combat some knee pain I've gotten in performing in boots over the last few years.

Pain in my knees went away almost immediately (within a day of wearing them now) and these have got to be my favorite minimalist shoe I've tried. Not a huge fan of 5 toe shoes, so these are the perfect blend. Good traction, and seem durable enough for the price point.

The quality of the pair is sufficient, no defects noted thus far. I am a men's size U.S. 11, and the 28 cm pair fits me great. Seems to be a bit too much room on the pinkie toe side, but I would need a custom ordered pair to have them fit much better then they do.

Extreme praise for Ippon not only speedily sending out the smaller size, since the first (29 cm) were too large, but also refunding the shipping fee. Will return to them for future tabi purchases!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay beth on January 2, 2014
Size Name: 28.0 (US Men 10) Verified Purchase
There was talk in comments about these fitting, because they are snug. I was also worried about the Delivery, However, these Shoes came Through Perfectly. They arrived far sooner then I expected, and though tight to get on, they Fit like I needed Tabi's to Fit. These are now of my favorite of Tabi shoes and I have about 6 Types.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ookamiVII on December 12, 2013
Size Name: 29.0 (US Men 11) Verified Purchase
These are the best shoes I've ever had. The shoes are very comfortable, do well walking through snow, and very lightweight. Overall a good investment for first pair of tabi's I've ever had, plus you can pull of the ninja look very well while having a converse style appeal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doug Elwell on August 2, 2013
Size Name: 30.0 (US Men 12) Verified Purchase
These are the real deal, will hold up under wear, heavy enough to stomp those foolish enough to oppose your will.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aryn on January 10, 2013
Size Name: 26.0 (US Men 8, Woman 9) Verified Purchase
I love these shoes. They've become my go-to for pretty much everything and have replaced my Chucks. One thing to keep in mind- the sole is SUPER SQUEAKY for the first couple days until you wear them in a little. That said, they look like work boots but are comfy and flexy like chuck taylor high tops, so they're a win in every way. They seem pretty well made as well. I hope that's the case. I've only had them a month or so.
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