Meri Ellen E011 Children's Indoor Flip-Flops

Modern version of traditional Japanese zori sandals for kids

The Japanese think of the zori split-toe sandals as something formal, probably because of their connection to kimono, a traditional piece of attire worn on special occasions like weddings, fairs, and the tea ceremony. In the West, we tend to be more casual in this regard, hence used to describe them: flip-flops. So when you hear the name Meri Ellen E011 Children's Indoor Flip-Flops and actually see the sandals, it's natural to believe they were made in the West. But make no mistake, these are a very Japanese item of footwear.

The Meri Ellen E011 Children's Indoor Flip-Flops are as sophisticated as a regular pair of leather zori worn by a tea ceremony master, being handmade in Tokyo according to the finest Japanese craftsmanship traditions. The difference is that they are made according to a unique method of interlacing soft but sturdy 50% cotton, 50% polyester yarn. This makes them ideal for children's feet since they won't irritate, even if worn for hours. They are available in one size with a foot length of 21-22 cm (8.3-8.7"), have an adjustable strap, and even come with a flower accessory on the top to make them more fun to wear!

Specs and Features:

  • Color: red
  • Modern update on zori sandals
  • Size: 21-22 cm (8.3-8.7")
  • Adjustable strap
  • Washable (hand-washing recommended)
  • Materials: cotton (50%), polyester (50%)
  • Flower accessory on top of the toe separator
  • Handmade in Japan
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€ 79