Everyone assumes that modern socks are just blasted out by hosiery robots somewhere humid with cheap labor. The truth is that knitting machines are complicated, and required highly skilled labor to run; and that there is a wide spectrum of these machines in use out there.
RoToTo works with factories around the Nara Prefecture and Goryocho village. Sock making began there over 100 years ago with a single machine brought home from the USA. Every one of their socks are careful balance between yarns, machines, and craftspeople. Even the most state-of-the art machines require operators who understands the nuances of the product being made.
Taking off shoes in the home is a Japanese cultural tradition, and as such, Rototo makes these ultra soft slipper-socks meant for being worn without shoes. The most comfortable thing to have on your feet if you're spending a day indoors.
- 86% merino wool, 14% nylon
- Non-slip grip on sole
- Wash cold, hang dry
- Made in Nara Prefecture, Japan
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Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
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Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50
Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55
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