Kogire Jikatabi

Kogire  Jikatabi

Product Description

Made to order Jika-Tabi made from kogire, Size: 23 cm (9"), 23.5 cm (9.2"), 24 cm (9.4"), 24.5 cm (9.4"), 25 cm (9.8"), 25.5 cm (10"), 26 cm (10.2"), 26.5 cm (10.4"), 27 cm (10.6"), 28 cm (11"), please note there is no one same design and no same kogire jika-tabi.

Jika-Tabi are a type of heavy-duty footwear worn in Japan. Also known outside Japan as tabi boots, they are modelled on tabi, traditional split-toe Japanese footwear. Being made of heavier, tougher material and often having rubber soles, they are often preferred by construction workers, farmers and gardeners, rickshaw-pullers, and other workmen. Like other tabi, jika-tabi have divided toe areas so they can be worn with slip-on thonged footwear, but they resemble boots and function as outer footwear rather than as socks. Shojiro Ishibashi, the founder of major tire company Bridgestone Corporation, is credited with their innovation. Outside Japan, jika-tabi are appreciated by martial arts practitioners who often believe that jika-tabi were once worn by ninja and samurai; some people also like wearing them for exercise, specifically trail-running, walking, and climbing.