Kimono Pattern &
How to Make a Kimono
Patterns & Kimono Styles
How to Wear a Kimono
& How to Tie an Obi Sash
The Summer Kimono
Robe & Japanese Robes
How to wear a Kimono Robe and Japanese Robes
Sandals, Japanese Zori, Tabi Socks & Under Garments
Shoes & Japanese Sandal Types
Sandals & Tatami Sandals
Coats & Japanese Festival Clothing
- Tabi Boots, Tabi Socks
Tabi or also called tabi boots or tabi socks are a japanese sock that have a split in the sock for the large toe
so that they may comfortably be worn with sandals. There are two basic
types of tabi. The odori tabi socks which people call the tabi boot or the stretch tabi socks.
- Tabi Boots
Tabi or also called tabi boots are called odori. Odori tabi socks are made of
cotton and have a vinyl sole bottom with clasps
on the back. The term tabi boot was coined by westerners for the sock
goes past the ankle and resemble boots. Odori tabi socks are purchased to the exact fit of the persons
foot. The tabi are popular among traditional japanese dancers
and theater artists. The vinyl sole bottom of the tabi protects their feet
since japanese shoes are not normally worn during performances. However,
the odori tabi socks are difficult to maintain because they must be hand
washed and line dried so they will not shrink.
- Tabi Socks
Stretch tabi socks are the newest rage in japanese socks. Made of 100% nylon,
the stretch tabi basically comes in two sizes and are easy to fit any
person. The light weight stretchy fabric makes them very comfortable,
can be machine washed and are quick to put on, just like American socks.
Stretch tabi socks are the most versatile and most commonly worn tabi
when worn with japanese sandals. For quality Japanese tabi socks visit JapaneseGifts.com.
They have several sizes and available in either white or black.