Traditional Japanese footwear is good for your health and beautiful to behold, so we hope you’ll enjoy wearing them with any style of clothing and not just kimonos. They look marvelous with casual clothing, and can make for a compelling ensemble with traditional clothing of other cultures as well. From ancient times in Japan, the saying “putting on geta” has been used to mean making someone or something look even bigger and better. Indeed, geta, the traditional footwear item with raised “teeth” platforms, are much taller than shoes, so wearing them can make you look taller, and your legs appear longer.

You might expect such tall footwear to be quite heavy, but geta are made from the wood of the paulownia tree, and therefore you’ll surely be surprised at how light they actually are. Walking in the proper way while wearing high quality geta made from light and soft paulownia with thongs custom-fit by a skilled artisan, will ensure that even the longest of walks will be comfortable and pleasurable.

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