Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Toebitter tabi: an Etsy find

I'm going to try and feature a favourite from Etsy, at least from time to time. This is my second feature, and every time I look at these guys, I want them.

These are Toebitters Tabi socks. Tabi have traditionally been worn in Japan with a sandal that goes between the big toe and the rest. These ones, in a wonderful salmon-coral, are made by zerkahloostrah on Etsy. No, I don't neeeeed them, but yes, I waaaaant them.

There are also tabi with soles, that can be worn like shoes, that we wear when we play taiko. Very comfy once you get used to them. A member of our taiko group is cooperating by showing you the bottom of her foot here:

Here's another pair by zerkahloostrah, this time for men. The texture and deep green colour are great. You'll be surprised at how happy your big toe will be to have a little time on his own.


High Desert Diva said...

I just discovered this shop yesterday. Love the shoes!

tatsuko said...

Yup, her shoes are great too :) Thanks!

Aria Images by Melody said...

Those are so awesome. Btw, I love your blog! :)

tatsuko said...

Thanks so much!... I keep trying to find a reason to buy them, even tho I don't need them ☺

zerkahloostrah said...

Thanks so much for featuring the Toebitters! So nice! My friend Eiko gave me a pair of the tabi-with-rubber-soles; they were the inspiration for the felted slippers.