In Japan, most children get to wear their first kimono when they are three or five and their parents take them to a local Shinto shrine for their Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3) ceremony. It is then that they first get to also wear zori sandals, the footwear that goes with traditional clothing in Japan. Zori is the Japanese version of the split-toe sandals called flip-flops in the West and are likewise casual, hence the Meri T011 Children's Indoor Flip-Flops using this name despite the fact that they are handmade in Tokyo!
What makes the Meri T011 Children's Indoor Flip-Flops different from the usual zori sandals is that they are made using knitting yarn: the whole sole is made up of a special 50% cotton, 50% polyester yarn that is as sturdy as it is beautiful. It isn't just about appearances and style, though: the uneven surface of the zori's sole massages your children's feet as they walk and helps improve their balance and posture! They come in a green color with an adjustable strap with a triangular pattern and in 21-22 cm (8.3-8.7") size.
Specs and Features:
- Color: green
- Modern update on zori sandals
- Size: 21-22 cm (8.3-8.7")
- Adjustable strap
- Washable (hand-washing recommended)
- Materials: cotton (50%), polyester (50%)
- Handmade in Japan