These shoes are known as okobo, and are most often associated with apprentice geisha known as maiko, and also Japanese brides. Many people will take these shoes a step further and decorate them in various traditional styles. These shoes are blank, making them idea for decorating further. Some cosplay costumes also make use of this kind of shoe. The base of these shoes are wooden, and the bottom has a rubber foam sole for comfort. The straps on these shoes are black.
- Shoe Condition: A, new with tags.
- Shoe Width (top): 3.5 in - 8.89 cm
- Shoe Length (top): 9 in - 22.86 cm
Do you have tabi socks to wear with your shoes? In Japan it is considered taboo to wear shoes without shoes. In the Edo period, high ranking courtesans would show off their bare feet. Today showing your bare feet is considered taboo and socks are worn with almost all kinds of shoes, even sandels. We have a lovely selection of tabi socks for sale i our Japanese kimono store.