The health benefits of Tabi socks
A tradition brought up to date from Japan
Originally, Tabis were part of the traditional Japanese wardrobe in the same way as kimonos, they are socks that separate the big toe from the rest of the foot. In order to better withstand the cold, Tabi were created, first in leather and then in cotton to be worn with getas or zōri, the traditional hard-soled flip-flop-like shoes. Inside it is also customary to take off one's shoes, so the Tabi becomes an indoor sock.
The Japanese have managed to keep the link with their traditional culture by integrating it into modern life with panache. Tabis can be worn with flip-flops as well as in trainers or dress shoes. As a manufacturer of handmade Japanese socks, we naturally offer a wide range of Tabi socks for men, women and children.
Top 5 health benefits of Tabi socks
Tabi socks have many health benefits for the body and foot hygiene. At first glance, its unusual shape attracts curiosity and may seem uncomfortable to put on. However, on the contrary, the Japanese have found the secret of a healthy foot by creating Tabis. Many French people try it and immediately adopt it for its comfort.
In this article, we will see why many doctors and specialists recommend them to their patients.
The toe is freed from the rest of the foot and returns to its natural position for better stability. Tabi socks offer a feeling of comfort and relief for many of their followers because they allow the soles of the feet to be better anchored to the ground. They provide a better sense of balance when standing and doing physical activity.
Triporous™ Sustainable Pile Trainer Tabi Socks
Sustainable material made from recycled rice husks.
2- MOISTURE CONTROL
As perspiration is better controlled thanks to the absorption of moisture between the toes, the risk of developing bacteria or worse fungus is greatly reduced. Thus, Tabi's keep your feet dry and limit bad odours. For this reason we recommend Tabi in Lyocell, silk or cotton.
The recommended model is the Tabi in Lyocell, a polyester fibre with rapid moisture absorption. Ideal for summer, they are available in different sizes.
Lyocell Plain Soft Top Tabi Socks
3- PREVENTION OF DEFORMITIES
According to podiatrists, tabis have the advantage of preventing bunion formation (Hallux valgus). Foot deformities are a common problem when wearing narrow shoes or high heels. Because the first toe is slightly separated from the second, they also relieve the ligament tension associated with hallux valgus by slightly altering the axis of the big toe. Some of our customers come to us on the recommendation of their podiatrist (Tabis are not a medical device, please consult your doctor )
The recommended model is a plain cotton Tabi, comfortable and easy to wear at home or in flip-flops.
Plain Cotton Tabi Socks
4- BETTER POSTURE
The great stability offered by Tabis allows the foot to regain a natural, solid support position, as if one were barefoot. This better foot positioning improves the general posture of the body. This is why they are gaining popularity in sports models as it is said to improve performance. The absence of friction with the toe is also an additional comfort when walking or exercising. Our marathon models have been designed with this in mind and are a real gain in comfort for sport.
The recommended model is dedicated to sport, it is the marathon tabi with an anti-slip system on the sole for increased stability in the shoe. They are available in several sizes S, M or L.
5- THERMAL INSULATION
The better absorption of perspiration between the toes, as well as the insulation of the big toe, promotes better blood circulation and good thermal insulation. Thus, your feet tend to maintain a natural temperature in all seasons. For those who like to put socks in their flip-flops at home it is also ideal.
In winter, wool blends are preferred and in summer, lyocell or cotton.