• The original Traditional Japanese Zori Tatami Sandals
• Pack down small and lightweight
• No more dirty feet in your face or on your Gi
• Look the real deal when approaching the mat for training
• Straw sole for that traditional feel
To make you see the benefit of these Japanese Zori Tatami Sandals, all you need is your training partners dirty foot in your face. Suddenly the purpose presents itself very clearly. It doesn't take many trips on and off the mat to make it filthy and mean you'll be scrubbing your Gi clean till midnight. Even swept training halls carry dirt and you can't help but walk across them. Everyone should have some kind of footwear coming on and off the mat.
What are the options, well people do wear a cheapo pair of flip flops, but why not get the real thing. Here they are. Japanese Zori Tatami Sandals. Not only the traditional footwear designed for this exact purpose but also look and feel great.
They’re lightweight and pack easily flat, everyone will want a pair when they see them and the only downside is you’ll be constantly quizzed on where you bought them.
"My only advice on these, apart from insisting on them, having used them myself for many years during my Ju Jitsu career, is that you can end up with quite a few identical looking pairs along the side of the mat. It's pretty easy to mix them up.
When training at your club this may not be a problem, if it’s a small club, but at big national events, tournaments, competitions, it will be. Try adding your name, label, sticker, colour, whatever you think, to your pair so you don’t end up with someone else."
Doug Swift - Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
These Japanese Zori Tatami Sandals come in European sizes. They are a pretty good fit relative to what's 'normal' so if you are a EU42 equivalent UK8 then that will be your best bet. Check out our size chart for you UK size.
- EU35 = UK2
- EU36 = UK3
- EU37 = UK4
- EU38 = UK5
- EU39 = UK5.5
- EU40 = UK6
- EU41 = UK7
- EU42 = UK8
- EU43 = UK9
- EU44 = UK10
- EU45 = UK11
- EU46 = UK12
Please note these are guesstimate size conversations as Europeans don't covert to UK perfectly. If you're not sure what your EU shoe size is, please contact us at our shop to discuss your best choice, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]