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aikido_diver
12-19-2004, 04:25 PM
While I was training in Japan, some students and sensei's were wearing little slippers on the mat. However I didnt get a chance to ask where to buy them or information about them. I've also seen footage with O'sensei wearing them and other Aikidoka, just wondering where I could buy them? and do people on this forum wear them for training? Any information please!

Thank you!

cheers all! :)

Janet Rosen
12-19-2004, 05:50 PM
Todd, were they cotton tabi (socks like mittens, with a big toe and then the rest of the foot, so they can be worn w/ zori)? If tabi is what you want:
http://www.budogu.com for traditional
or for fun ones http://www.cooleastmarket.com/tabi.html
or you can make your own with a pattern from http://www.round-earth.com/

Bronson
12-20-2004, 01:32 PM
I usually get them from the House of Rice (http://www.houserice.com/houserice/cottabsoc.html). It's the best price I've found on the net. Just be sure to follow there measuring instructions exactly.

Bronson

batemanb
12-21-2004, 02:34 AM
I wore one when I contracted some veruccas. Bronson is right about checking the measurements, I wear my size which was the largest size that was available to me and the big toe fitting was still very uncomfortable, hence the reason I only wore one on the problem foot. they take a bit of getting used to as the foot doesn't gide across the mat the same as bare feet.

rgds

Bryan