Traditional Japanese sandals and sandals

Traditional Japanese sandals and sandals

Before the shoes ... were sandals. But in some areas, shoes were first designed rather than more comfortable and lighter sandals. around the world, there are artifacts and strong evidence that sandals existed from the first land inhabited by man. These evidences have not only been found in relics, but can also be seen in terminological similarities to evoke something that is worn to cover the feet. Take for example the Latin word sandalium, or the French sandal and even Arabic andal. All of this seems to be linked by a common sandal idea.

The variety of types of sandals testifies to the mastery of the manufacture of sandals and the use he found in the article. In the following sections of this article, we will discuss some of the most popular types of sandals in the world. Most of the types mentioned here will only be discussed briefly, as we will try to focus on the traditional sandal types of Japanese culture.

sneaker - type of sandal characterized by the sole of rope or rubber covered with a fabric for the upper part.

rocker - is of Japanese origin and is characterized by being without back. This sandal is held on the foot by means of a strap located between the second toe and the big toe.

Gladiator - named after the sandals worn by the gladiators of the Roman arena, sandals attached to the flat sole to hold the foot in place characterize this sandal.

huarache or huaraches - is a Mexican sandal with flat heels and braided leather straps.

Scuffer - is generally worn as a playfulness in children and as a sport in adults. Scuffers are often made from lightweight materials and are characterized by their rugged outsole.

shoe - is a shoe that is shaped to fit the foot. In general, the upper is made of leather, plastic or rubber and the sole is made of a much heavier and stronger material.

Talaria - is frequently mentioned in most Roman myths. This winged sandal is worn by Hermes, a Roman god.

Zori or pusher - originally Japanese, it is a sandal made of rubber sole and two straps that are held on both sides that meet at the top, between the big toe and the second finger.

Of these types of sandals in general, the most popular types are zori, huarache and gladiator.

Japanese sandals

The three of the basic Japanese sandals are the geta, tatami and the zori. Geta sandals are more commonly known among Americans due to the popularity of Geisha women images. There are varieties of geta sandals but two of the best-known are the vinyl and the wooden. The latter is worn during ordinary days while the vinyl geta is worn on occasion. Geta is named as such because of the sound (click clack) they produce when being walked.

Tatami sandals, on the other hand, are in the category of casual wear. These are usually worn for normal days and wear every day. The term tatami is derived from the Japanese word for "straw". The tatami sandals are made from tatami mats, the same material used for the carpet flooring of traditional Japanese homes. Traditionally, the string is available in black or red velvet.

For formal occasions, zori sandals are worn. With these sandals come tabi socks that are divided between the big toe and the second toe.

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