Sandals like Waraji

waraji with leather tabi

Waraji are Chinese and Japanese sandals
traditionally woven from rice straw
they can also made be from
almost any other suitable materials.
Natural fiber sandals are best
worn on less abrasive surfaces
not on concrete or asphalt.
rope sandals
String shoes String shoes are light
Always carry a spare pair.
Hemp rope sandals 100% hemp Waraji
100% coconut fiber sandals Our first Coconut string (Coir) shoes
Japanese and Chinese characters
for Waraji:
Straw (herb) and Shoe (boot)
strawshoe
natural fibre shoes
There are various ways of arranging the cords
to tie waraji to the feet.
It is very important to use a nakagukuri
(extra tie across the instep)
as this will be a great help while walking
on steep, snowy or muddy roads,
in crossing swamps or rivers,
and when marching on hard roads.
woven shoes
Biodegradable footware Waraji were probably the straw-made item produced in greatest
quantities for use by the general public of Japan.
Records of waraji are found in documents
as far back as the Heian period (794-1185).
comfortable, light and healthy
Hemp rope waraji with leather tabi Japanese people in ancient times would leave waraji as an offering
to pray for safety before starting a long journey.
Even today, we see large waraji
at the entrance to some Japanese temples and shrines
some people still wish on them
or leave pairs as an offering.
sandals made with 3 types of fiber
Sandals made with fibers from Mauritius Hemp Manila hemp woven shoes
Ninja style rope sandals Ninja style rope sandals
Ninja waraji with leather tabi Ninja waraji with leather tabi




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