• A pair of traditional Japanese zori.
  • Boxed
  • Unused
  • Traditional hanao (V shaped thong straps).
  • Made and bought in Japan
  • Zori are generally classified as one size fits all, in Japan, there is some variation in sole length but only a little. It is normal for the wearer’s heels to stick out beyond the back edges of the zori; this is considered iki (stylish). See last two photos, given only as examples of zori being worn.
  • Zori are usually quite narrow and the toe post is in the centre of the sole (some contemporary ones now have the post in the centre), not offset to the side, which means the outer edge of the foot hangs over the side of the shoe. They are easier to put on with tabi to help the foot slide in. See last two photos, given only as examples of zori being worn.

 

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Condition:
Excellent – unused

Measurements:
Length 23.5cm 

Linen Blue & White Zori

SKU: fz64
£58.00Price
  • Japanese zori are thong toed shoes, usually with wedge soles covered in fabric, leather or polyurethane. They are considered suitable footwear for wearing with any kimono. They are worn with tabi (split toe socks). 
    Zori are usually quite narrow and the toe post is in the centre of the sole (some contemporary ones now have the post in the centre), not offset to the side, which means the outer edge of the foot hangs over the side of the shoe. They are easier to put on with tabi to help the foot slide in. 
    Zori are generally classified as one size fits all, in Japan, there is some variation in sole length but only a little. It is normal for the wearer’s heels to stick out beyond the back edges of the zori; this is considered iki (stylish).

    Japanese traditional footwear does not come in western shoe sizes, they are always sized by actual measurement, so I can't really advise on fit. Measure the length of your foot when flat on the floor and pressing down on it a little, then compare with footwear measurements given in the item description.

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