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Vintage Japanese Wood Platform Geisha Sandals - Geta Tabi Shoes Asian Oriental Costume Fashion Thongs Rust Orange Velvet Straps Cosplay 7 8

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I found these charming vintage Japanese geta sandals in a giant box of clothing and costumes dating from the 1800s to the 1960s. The shoes are crafted from a nice warm yellow-toned wood, with wooden platforms on the soles and rust-colored velveteen foot straps on top. The foot straps are held in place with coiled twine that runs along the underside of the shoe. My guess is that these thongs date to the 1940s/WWII era, but they may have been made as late as the 50s.

These are in good shape and have lots of wear in them (if you are sure-footed enough to deal with the unusual construction!). They would provide a great authentic touch to a costume; they'd also make compelling decorative items. Or wear them with your everyday clothing -- they are sure to get attention!

For details on size, shipping and condition, please see below. For more vintage and antique clothing, accessories, and treasures, visit aquamarinedream.etsy.com! Here are a few Japanese goodies to get you started, plus a lovely Balinese wood carving:

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/77444845/hand-painted-japanese-teacup-dramatic
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{{Dimensions}}

The tops of these sandals measure 9 inches long, 3.75 inches wide. The platforms are 2 inches tall.

The shoes weigh 418 grams.


{{Condition}}

Very good vintage condition. They show very little wear. The flower-shaped metal pieces on the underside of the shoes have some rust, and there is some minor wear/soiling to the soles.


{{Shipping}}

I live in Canada, and will be shipping via Canada Post. I apologize for their high rates! I will refund any overcharge on shipping over $1 -- I'm not out to make money on shipping fees.

Surface mail to the U.S. is $13; air mail is a few dollars more. Both of these services include coverage against loss, but no tracking. The delivery estimate for surface mail is 6 to 12 business days, while air mail is 4 to 10 business days. Let me know if you would like information about faster and/or tracked options, or to combine shipping on multiple purchases.

Regular parcel post within Canada will be between $7 and $20, depending on your location. This price includes delivery confirmation, and I will chip in the cost of insurance against loss. Please contact me with your postal code for a more exact quote. I will often be able to combine shipping on multiple purchases within Canada for only a few dollars more.

I can ship this to the U.K. by air mail for $34; most European countries should cost a similar amount, but please contact me for a quote. Canada Post's delivery estimate for international air mail is 6 to 10 business days. This service includes coverage against loss, but no tracking. Please contact me for a quote for combined shipping on multiple items.

I love to combine shipping whenever possible. Ask me for a quote -- the default rates may be high.
I am happy to ship internationally! Let me know if you'd like a quote for your country.

Vintage Japanese Wood Platform Geisha Sandals - Geta Tabi Shoes Asian Oriental Costume Fashion Thongs Rust Orange Velvet Straps Cosplay 7 8

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: wood, velvet, velveteen, metal, vintage, twine, rope
  • Ships from Victoria, Canada to select countries.
  • Feedback: 202 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people