ASHINAKA are traditional Japanese footwear, and appear in the Kamakura period picture scroll ”Kasuga Gongen Reigenki”, which means that they were already in existence 700 years ago. They are a kind of straw sandals, said to be so named because they are small and only halfway up the foot. The statue of Takamori Saigo in Ueno Park also wears a pair of ASHINAKA. After the Edo period, they were widely used in farming and fishing villages for labor, and even today they are used for cormorant fishing on the Nagara River. Because of their short length, they fit closely to the soles of the feet, preventing pebbles and mud from getting in and preventing slipping.
Traditional footwear, ASHINAKA structure. You can train your toes just by wearing them and walking. Tabi Shoes Type with a "Hase" design. The height of the left and right ankles are different. Manufactured by a long-established Tabi Shoes manufacturer celebrating its 100th anniversary. The outsole is made of VIBRAM CITY PLUS.
In order to strengthen the muscles of the toes, the traditional Japanese footwear, ASHINAKA, has been recreated in a modern style as room shoes that are easy to handle. First of all, it is important to acquire the habit of grasping the ground with your toes. Gently place the entire sole of your foot directly under your body as you walk.
"RUN + TRAIL", a magazine specializing in treellinning.
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