Traditional Japanese footwear includes tabi and geta, both of which have been worn for centuries.
Tabi are split-toed socks that are worn with zori or other types of Japanese sandals. They were originally made of leather, but today are typically made of cotton or synthetic materials. Tabi are worn by both men and women, and are often worn by workers, such as construction workers or farmers. They are also worn for traditional Japanese activities such as tea ceremonies, martial arts, and dance.
Geta are wooden sandals that are worn with traditional Japanese clothing such as yukata and kimono. They are made of two wooden planks that are held together by two crosspieces, with the thong passing between the big toe and the second toe. Geta are usually made of lightweight paulownia wood, but can also be made from other types of wood such as cedar or cherry. They are often worn in the summer months to keep feet cool and dry.