Japanese Tabi Socks

Keep your feet warm the Japanese way with these Japanese tabi socks, specially designed to be worn with a pair of geta or other Japanese style shoes that separate the big toe from the others.

The tabi, Japanese socks  that literally means "foot bag"

With Japanese footwear like geta, it's not easy to put on a pair of socks. The Japanese tabi socks are specially designed to be worn with these Japanese footweae, to complement a traditional kimono or yukata outfit.

This traditional type of Japanese socks can reach up to the ankle or knee, and has the particularity of separating the big toe from the rest of the toes.

The traditional tabi are not elastic like the Western socks, they are made of cotton with a slightly thicker sole and they close at the back with metal fasteners. Their thick sole makes them ideal for use as indoor footwear after taking off your shoes.

These days, it is possible to find tabi made of elastic fabric so that they can be put on just like western socks. It's these modern tabi socks that you can find at Japan Avenue.