|Enhance your Anime/Manga/Cosplay costume with hand-dyed Jikatabi/Tabi Boots. |
Unique Hand-Dyed Tabi Boots in a great variety of colours, sized from 23 cm to 30 cm.
I was selling White and Black Jikatabi on my website cooleastmarket.com for a few years and people keep asking for other colours. I'm not very crafty but when someone suggested I try dyeing them, I thought, "I can do that." If you want to try it yourself here is a link to the instructions:
The White Jikatabi Boots are dyed using consumer dyes. The stitching and sole stay white during the dyeing process giving them a unique look.
Etsy is just for Hand-Dyed items so if you are interested in regular non-hand dyed Jikatabi please visit my main website.
These Jikatabi are fastened with traditional Japanese metal tabs called Kohase. There are three rows of stitching that allow for custom fitting to your leg.
If your legs are large and you think the boots might not be big enough to go around you can order the extensions which add about 5 cm. to the width.
Order these at the same time and I will dye them when I dye the boots so they will match exactly.
Sizing is VERY IMPORTANT so please follow these instructions for measuring to make sure you are not disappointed with the wrong size.
The Jikatabi are measured in centimetres. There are many conversion charts around, but they are all different. So please measure carefully and don't guess. Then you won't have to exchange.
Stand up and have a friend trace your foot on a piece of paper. Then measure from the back middle of the heel to the tip of the largest toe. That is the length of your foot. For instance, if your feet are 10" long, that converts to about 25.5 cm. You need to ask for size 26 cm. boots. If your feet are a little over 26 cm. you need to take the 27 cm.
A free pair of Tall Tabi Socks in the same colour is included with your Tabi Boots. If possible we send one in the same dye lot, otherwise we send a similar colour or plain white or black.