Waraji Gake Tabi (Warabi kaki 草鞋掛け) are traditional style of Japanese tabi cut from cotton linen that is to be worn together with the Waraji Sandals. A new pair of waraji sandals can be quite itchy on the feet and this pair of socks makes wearing them very comfortable. The Waraji Gake Tabi Socks date back to the 15th century, typically ankle-high and with a separation between the big toe and the others. They are traditionally worn with waraji (straw sandals), zōri (flat sandals), geta (platform clogs), and other traditional thonged footwear. Tabi are also essential with traditional clothing kimono and other wafuku as well as being worn by samurai in the Feudal Era.
Features: Traditionally crafted, cut from Japanese linen, then sewn from cloth and are open at the back ankle area; so they can be slipped on and fastened. Available in both Japanese linen or poly-cotton (for a snug fit). Our samurai waraji-gake tabi are handmade by the Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order, so please allow 2 to 3 weeks for crafting of this item. Please note that linen is not stretchable and may shrink after washed, it is best to add 2 cm extra to your sizing for most comfortable and sure fit. Because of different foot types / sizes, we can not guarantee a perfect fit.