Delicate Beauties


Five Toe Socks 5本指靴下 - Delicate Beauties

 Delicate Beauties

They say size doesn’t matter, and in the case of many Japanese goods, they’recorrect. Whether they’re thoughtful, heart-warming, delicate or just small but perfectly formed, there’s a mountain of pocket-sized goods in Japan that make ideal souvenirs. In this column, we aim to showcase some of them.


Five Toe Socks  5本指靴下 

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Irrespective of who came up with the idea, toe socks do come with several benefits. First, regular socks force all your toes together. However, toe socks let your feet retain their natural shape, which, according to many podiatrists, helps prevent bunions.

Second, your feet sweat a lot each day. By covering each toe separately, toe socks absorb the sweat better, and therefore reduce the likelihood of odours or pitted keratolysis. On top of that, because you can move each toe individually, you can use them more effectively when you walk, leading to better circulation and greater stimulation for your brain. Walking this way also stimulates the pressure points on the undersides of the tips of your toes, which helps reduce sensitivity to cold, too.

Because they allow greater stability and grip, toe socks are also apparently beloved by many baseball players, runners and other athletes.

A fine example of Japanese technology, toe socks are definitely worth a shot. Irrespective of anything else, their comfort levels are sure to make you a fan. You can buy them from Daiso and other shops in Melbourne.


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