Throughout the whole of Japan’s considerable history, thong-style footwear of one type or another has been worn. Though obviously different from shoes, Japanese open-toed footwear is also different from sandals developed elsewhere in that they were designed based on a uniquely original idea. The feet are considered the key to staying healthy and it is upon this secret which Japanese traditional footwear evolved.

The ancient secret to well-being from the feet up

Throughout the whole of Japan’s considerable history, thong-style footwear of one type or another has been worn. Though obviously different from shoes, Japanese open-toed footwear is also different from sandals developed elsewhere in that they were designed based on a uniquely original idea. The feet are considered the key to staying healthy and it is upon this secret which Japanese traditional footwear evolved.

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No Left or Right in Traditional Japanese Footwear?

Footwear for Well-Being from the Feet Up

How to Wear, How to Walk

Choosing an Authentic Retailer

Picturesque Footwear

Coordinating with Western Clothes

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