Classic Tabi are inspired by historic Japanese tabi meant for climbing. Ours are made of heavy duty canvas and feature a reliable, large toothed zipper closure on the instep. Featuring our custom cast high rubber soles, these shoes are ideal for rapid movement and stealth. We have blended modern comfort with a historic aesthetic in true #ModRen style. The lace up feature on the outside of the boots is perfect for fitting these shoes to your legs when you first set them up for wear. The zipper should be your primary means of putting them on.