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Vegan Tabi - Black

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🦶 Designed by former YEEZY and Proenza Schouler designer🖖 Split-toe design for comfort + mobility♻️ Knit from recycled water bottles🐻 Comfy AF 🔥 Unapologetic style🌎 Ships worldwide from NYC


Silk Tabis

Upper: 25% recycled polyester, 36% polyester, 20% viscose, 14% spandex, 5% silk

Interior Lining: biodegradable UMORFIL Beauty Fiber, a collagen-infused yarn suitable for next to skin wear, even for sensitive skin!

Insole: Felted Australian merino wool top for next-to-skin softness. Two layers of recycled foam: a base layer of high-density foam for support, and a midlayer of springy foam for cushioning in a low-drop design.

Sole: Semi-transparent rubber for range of motion, traction, durability and comfort.

Vegan Tabis

Upper: 44% polyester, 27% tencel, 17% spandex, 12% recycled cotton

Interior Lining: Tencel lyocell, from renewable wood pulp via sustainable processes

Insole: New and improved soft and flexible removable insole with a two layers of high and medium density recycled foam for cushioning and support.

Sole: Opaque matte black rubber for range of motion, traction, durability and comfort.

Metal Tabis

Upper: 68% polyester, 14% recycled polyester, 18% spandex

Interior Lining: Tencel lyocell, from renewable wood pulp via sustainable processes

Insole: New and improved soft and flexible removable insole with a two layers of high and medium density recycled foam for cushioning and support.

Sole: Semi-transparent white rubber for range of motion, traction, durability and comfort.

Our Tabi Sneakers run true to size. If you size down, your foot will likely "fit" due to the upper's ability to stretch, but you may experience rubbing at the heel.

Vegan Tabi - Black



What is a tabi?

The tabi is a style of footwear with a split toe that dates back to 15th Century Japan when it was originally designed as a split-toe cotton sock to be worn with geta, or wooden sandals. Our tabi is an eco-friendly take on a time-honored classic, with all the comfort and style of a modern shoe.

Do I have to wear socks with my tabi?

We designed our tabi sneakers so that they could be worn barefoot. Our insole and lining materials have anti-microbial properties, and the insole is removable so you can throw the shoe (minus insole) into the wash to freshen them up. For those of you that cannot go without socks, we make those!

How do I take care of my tabis?

It’s super easy - just throw 'em in the washing machine! We made sure that the insole is removable and hand washable as a first line of defense when it's time to clean your tabis. After you’ve removed your insole, place your whole shoe in the wash - treat it like a sweater. Wash on delicate cycle in cold water. We recommend a gentle detergent and tumble dry on low or air dry in a warm, sunny place.

What are your tabis made out of?

The vegan tabis are either knit from recycled water bottles or polyester and elastic. The silk tabis are made with a blend of recycled polyester, viscose, and silk yarn. All of our tabis are 3d-knit.


Returns or exchanges are accepted within 30 days of delivery in a like-new, unworn condition. Please try on your tabis indoors on smooth clean surfaces. 

About Us


ILYSM is a sneaker brand and digital community-driven platform whose mission is to support an ecosystem of artists and elevate new talent.

We believe that sneakers and fashion can be a vehicle to connect everyday objects and experiences with artistic expression. 

Our Community

We’re taking a community-first approach; designing, manufacturing, and selling sneakers and beautifully made things while working to empower artists. We bring balance and purpose to every step you take with beautiful materials, functional integrity, innovative technology, and sustainable practices.

Wanna work together?

You can support us in a few different ways. Are you an individual? Check out our tabi sneakers, or tell your friends about us! Are you a nonprofit, brand, or corporation that would like to collaborate? Let's talk!

Wanna be friends? Email us: DM@ILYSM.COM

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Levon T.
Germany Germany
Super Comfy but …

First of all, nice branding. I love the vibe! I love the package design, the experience, and the shoe design. The shoes fit perfect for me. Shoes US men 14 -> exactly my size. The upper material is super Comfy, but the Sole… I really don’t like the bump below the arch of the feet. Furthermore, the sole is very thick and stiff at the heel, so that, when I’m walking, my heel slips slightly up. Maybe the version 2022 will have a more “Barefootshoe-Like-Sole”. By that I just mean: Super Flexible all over! (Not just at the tiptoe) Thank you for putting your vision out to the world! I’m a fan of Tabi! Best wishes Levon Germany


Hi Levon! I'm so glad to hear that you love your tabis so much, though I'm sorry to hear about the slight issues you're having with the fit. If slippage at the heel is a primary issue, I would recommend getting a pair of heel huggers (or similar adhesive stickers to put on the back of the tabis to hold them in place better). If you have any other questions about the fit, you're more than welcome to email us at dm@ilysm.com I hope this helps!

Maddy B.
United States United States
Size up!!!!!!

If you’re between sizes get the bigger size. If you have long toes get the bigger size. I don’t know why they don’t say this on the website. And make sure you don’t wear the shoes outside until you’re sure they won’t **** your feet or you won’t get your money back. I’m having to buy a whole nother pair out of my pocket because ILYSM won’t take back my shoes that didn’t hurt until I wore them outside.


Hi Maddy! We're so sorry your tabi's did not fit as expected. We definitely want you to have comfy tabis. While we cannot accept returns/exchanges for shoes that have already been worn, we've gone ahead and e-mailed you some ideas on solutions

Pinchas S.
United States United States
Just what I was looking for!

They’re a touch big, but I don’t mind! So def order true to size and/or measure your foot to make sure you get the right pair Personally I think they need socks so grab some tabi socks for these, but over all an awesome look and super comfortable to wear/walk around in!

Micah H.
United States United States

I mean... just... jus.. just incredible. An amazing pair of shoes comfortable lightweight and perfect for the fall and warm weather. Completely COMPLETELY Satisfied!

Kevin K.
United States United States
Love it!

The shoes are super comfortable after a bit of breaking in. They're easy to clean and look great!

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