This pair of tabi, or white cotton slippers, have a white cotton canvas sole. There are four metal and thread enclosures at the ankle, and the toe is split to fit around the thong of a traditional-type shoe (such as geta).
Tabi are traditional Japanese ankle-height, split-toe socks. They are unisex and worn with traditional thonged footwear, zori and geta. Most tabi are white, but patterned and colored tabi are becoming increasingly popular.