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Tabi socks, Japanese One Toe Socks for Zori
- 100% cotton tabi socks from Japan
- Available in white with a white sole or black with a white sole
- 3 tin tab closures on the ankle
- Sold in INCH sizes NOT shoe sizes
- If you are inbetween sizes, order the longer length.
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These are 100% cotton tabi socks from Japan. They are available in white with a white sole or black with a white sole. Each tabi has 3 tin tab closures on the ankle. These tabi socks have a heavier cotton sole for indoor use or use with zori sandals. The tabi are sized by inches, to find your size, stand on a piece of paper and make an outline of your bare foot, with your pencil ALWAYS PERPENDICULAR to the floor. This is very important and will allow room for your heel. Measure the drawing from the tip of your longest toe to the end of your heel. **IMPORTANT!!! If you are in-between sizes or have doubts because you are worried about shrinkage, ROUND UP to the next 1/2 inch size. MEDIUM width only. These tabi may not fit a wider foot. Hand or machine gentle wash in cold water, line dry. Machine drying may shrink the tabi socks.
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 4.5 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0007G6UAG
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 24, 2006
- Average Customer Review:
Top Customer Reviews
My recommendation: order them 0.5 inches bigger than the actual measurement of of your foot with a ruler. If they are too big you can shrink them in the dryer, if they are too small you will have to pay for S&H.
Regarding the quality of the product, I think they could stand up to being worn outside without sandals for a fair length of time. The soles are nice and thick. I wouldn't run a marathon in these, but I might walk around the yard if I was too lazy to don my zoris. Also, the upper section consists of a black or white outer layer (depending on what you order) and a white inner layer of very tightly woven cotton.
The metal fastening tabs are thicker than I expected, however they will bend if you purposely try to bend them. I bent one ever so slightly and straightened it right back out to test the strength. I was satisfied. They are sewn in, so the worst that will happen is the thread may come loose at some point. This should not be an issue if your tabi fit correctly.
If I lost these or wore them out, I would buy them again.
Wondering if they might still exist, we checked on-line (what ever did we do without the internet?)and sure enough, House of Rice had them.
They are exactly as we remembered them --- soft, comfortable, with a nice, non-skid sole. We are enjoying them again, and thank House of Rice for stocking them and delivering them in record time.
Quality of Material: Good for dojo practice, but I have some doubt about outdoor durability.
Quality of Workmanship: Decent
Traction: Slightly slick cloth soles, but not as slick as athletic socks. Will provide good pivoting ability.
Sizing: I agree with the other reviewers that these are made small. Also, they definitely shrink when washed.
I wear a 9.5 Shoe, and I ordered size 11. Unwashed, they drowned my feet but after washing in hot water and drying on high, they are only slightly loose. I could've gotten away with a 10.5 size if I wanted a more snug fit, but they do fit acceptably.
Fastenings: I'm slightly concerned that the fastenings could come apart or break eventually. As these are my first pair of Tabi socks, I'm uncertain whether to call this a "con". The fastenings are little clips that you slide behind loops of string. Are these fastenings meant to be "traditional" or functional? I don't know. Time will tell.
Overall: Great for kenjutsu practice or anyone obsessed with the idea of wearing "ninja booties"
I'd've given these 5 stars if not for the sizing rigamarole and the slightly questionable fastenings. Still, consider that I'm not a great authority on how Tabi should be fastened.
Just an fyi for anyone looking for something a little stickier: the sole doesn't have quite as much tread as I would like. I think it has more to do with our mats than anything else--tatami style judo mats--so movement is a bit of an adjustment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
excelent service and they fit just right. i am perfectly satisfied with the product and will order a couple more in near futurePublished 3 months ago by Ignacio Bustillo
Great Quality. But you must go to the sellers site and find out how to measure your foot. It's not obvious. Had to return them for a larger size.Published 4 months ago by Michael Casmey
I purchased these to wear with a cosplay for an anime convention. I wear a women's size 10 1/2" shoe and thought the tabis that were 10 1/2" long would fit. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jado
Haven't had these for years... glad they are still around ! ! !Published 6 months ago by Anthonette Houston