When I was 11 years old, my family moved from sunny Florida in the United States all the way to Tokyo, Japan. All 7 years I lived there, I absolutely loved it. Nothing stood out more than the incredible people I met and the adorable characters, products, fashion, and art. Everything had that "kawaii" effect (or "cute" in Japanese).
I walked by a store that was selling the funniest little toe socks I'd ever seen and I had to get them all. There were singing pandas, dancing pigs, and sleeping giraffes... I'd never seen anything like these socks before. And not only were they cute and could make anyone who would see them laugh, but they were also surprisingly comfortable. I found myself beginning to prefer the feel of toe socks since I didn't get the sweaty feeling between my toes anymore.
Flash forward to when I moved back to the United States. I began to notice that fun and colorful socks were becoming more and more in style, but none were ever as fun or creative as the toe socks I saw in Japan. I searched the internet high and low for them.. Amazon, Ebay, Target, Etsy.. no where sold the toe socks that I had bought in Japan.
"Why don't you just make your own?" my parents asked.
A light went off in my head. If I could no longer buy these socks, then I would make them. And why not let other people enjoy them, too?
Tabi Toes was born.
You may think the socks are silly, strange, funny, or a bit too out there. Good. Because they are. And that's exactly how we want them to be. We love those people who don't take themselves too seriously and find that they get a good laugh when they see our socks! The sillier the better in our opinion! That's what made them so special in Japan and that's what makes our socks unlike anything else you will find on the market today. Not only are Tabi Toes comfortable, but they leave an impression and if we've made you smile today, then our job has been accomplished.
Arigato and happy shopping!