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Haritsuke Jikatabi (Split-toed Japanese socks)

Jikatabi are traditional Japanese footwear with a rubber sole and a split toe. The clasp on the heel secures the jikatabi. Although traditional jikatabi are black, Kyoto textile maker SOU・SOU has reinvented them with modern colors. This is a highly functional and fashionable pair of footwear.

[Producer’s Remarks]
Since long ago, jikatabi have been a hidden gem in Japan. This traditional footwear has been given a modern twist in the hopes that it will gain popularity with those who have never worn them. This is an innovative product with a unique textile design. (Junzo Yamashita)