BLACK LEATHER TABI
*Ninja Soft Leather Tabi
*Spanish goat leather
*The most acclaimed indoor tabi: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gauchoninjaleather/reviews
*Japanese Size System (please read for instructions)
Tabi are traditional footwear from Japan with a separate big toe. Tabi date back to the 15th Century when the Japanese started importing cotton from china. At the time wooden or woven straw sandals with a separation of the big toe (like what we call flip flops) were the popular footwear. So cotton tabi were developed to be able to slip on the outdoor shoes over light indoor footwear. They were commonly used by wealthy people who often had fine rush mats to walk on in their houses. Geishas and Samurai, the tabi provide a comfortable shoe that will give the feeling of a second skin.
Leather tabi are a modern version of the regular cotton tabi. They are more durable, the leather moulds completely to one’s foot and the grip is far better.
These leather tabi are made completely by hand using conventional Japanese methods. For an easier fastening they are made with Velcro, quicker than the traditional clasps.
The leather is sourced in Spain. It’s made by a long-established Spanish tannery that is specialised in making high quality leather and suede for shoes.
The feeling is soft, very pleasant to the touch, and it has a slight shine that will improve with time.
Being a handcrafted item and made with a natural material, it may present differences from the ones shown in the photos.
These leather tabi are a must for all martial artist as they will find a perfect balance of protection and freedom of movement for their practices. Dancers and performers that use wooden floors for their movements also will find them very pleasant to wear. Various types of therapist, like Shiatsu, use these leather tabi in their work.
Benefits of using leather tabi are plenty. They are proved to prevent and treat bunions, especially those on the big toe. The split toe will help to correct the shape of the foot by opening the toes. It can also provide more sense of balance and strengthen the Abductor hallucis: A muscle on the inner side of the foot that runs from the big toe to the heel, it pulls the big toe, or hallux, away from the body.
These leather tabi are designed and made by expert leatherworker and martial artist Lisandro Serra Delmar, owner and creator of Gaucho Ninja Leather UK, specialised in making leather tabi for more than a decade.
Leather care. It is recommended to use a natural leather conditioner at least twice a year to ensure that the qualities of the leather held. For Nobuk leather, spray for suede is more recommended.
*How to choose your size like a Japanese tabi expert?
Japanese size system (JP): the best way to know your size is by measuring from heel to big toe in cm while barefooted and standing up. add 0,5cm for comfort and that will be your exact size. Placing your heel against the wall while measuring is more accurate.
For extra size please request custom order!
How are your tabi made? Look this video showing Gaucho Ninja's secret techniques:
Gaucho Ninja Leather UK
A blend of Argentinian Cowboy + Japanese Martial Arts
Gaucho Ninja was created by Lisandro Serra Delmar in 2015.
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Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
The warranty applies to all leather goods as marked and is specific to material defects or defects found in the craftsmanship of the product. It does not apply to improper use, washing, loss, wear and tear or any other situation regarding the product. The Lifetime Guarantee assumes that you have been regularly conditioning the item with Gaucho Ninja Leather Conditioner to keep the leather fibers in good shape. It can be purchased separately at my shop. If you believe an item purchased from Gaucho Ninja’s shop shows a material defect within the years of purchase, please get in touch via email and send photos of the defect. Gaucho Ninja may then offer to repair the product free of charge providing the customer pays shipping to and from Gaucho
May 28, 2021
Jan 4, 2021
I am genuinely impressed! GREAT quality!!! Shipped on time. Fit true to size. My partner of 12 years has been practicing Martial Arts, and throughout the years I have bought tabi for my partner and they never really lasted more than 1-2 years, given the amount my partner trains (which was average 2-3x a week - due to COVID we now train virtually). Very excited to see my partner wear these in the dojo. If I could I would give this shop 10 stars!!
Sep 29, 2020
I've worn cloth tabi for years and I love them for their traditional look and feel but they wear out quickly when training on tatami. After hearing many positive reviews for Gaucho Ninja's leather tabi, I finally placed an order. I received them in about a week and was immediately impressed when they arrived. The worksmanship is top-notch and they have more than met my expectations over the last couple weeks. I have wide feet but I ordered my usual size and they fit pretty well. I would consider a custom order next time but I will see how this pair holds up.
May 8, 2020