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Zoom Vegan Tabi - Papaya
Zoom Vegan Tabi - Papaya
Zoom Vegan Tabi - Papaya
Zoom Vegan Tabi - Papaya
Zoom Vegan Tabi - Papaya

Vegan Tabi - Papaya

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Papaya is a bright, peachy orange. 

🖖 Split-toe design for comfort + mobility
🌊 Machine washable
🐾 Conforms to your foot shape (not the other way around)
🧸 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 - Papaya



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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Barbara B.
United States United States

Strong statement! But...

I've been wearing these around the house for half a day, and the fit is overall very comfortable. The footed is a happy medium between firm and cushioned, and the woven upper feels great with or without the socks. I'm noticing a slight pinching of my big toes, hopefully that won't make them too uncomfortable to wear. So far I love how the shoes look with jeans. I would really like to wear these out and see how the sole print looks in the wild, but I don't want to get stuck walking around town with pinched big toes. I'll try to update this review after more time.

Aidan K.
United States United States

Orange is my fav color

I wore them right out of the box, perfection



We love to hear it! Thanks for the support

United States United States

too narrow and bad return experience

These shoes have a narrow foot-bed, so anyone with medium to wide feet these are not for you. I was so excited to get them, but the hard rubber foot bed immediately dug into my arches. There's another reason I can't recommend this company is the return process. Other Direct-to-Consumer companies that I order make it very easy to return - ILYSM not so much. I couldn't find the page or link to a return, so I had to email the company to send me the link. Then, the really annoying part. There is a hidden fee of $8.00 to return. This isn't listed anywhere on the site until you get to the last step of the return process. Most of the brands I order from online understand that since there isn't a location to try on their products, there should be FREE returns if they don't fit. In my case, it wasn't just a matter of exchanging, the shoes are just too narrow. If this 8.00 fee was called out on the website, I would have never ordered the shoes. I just don't think its good business practice. THEN, when I emailed the customer service person to ask about the fee - the team that was very responsive earlier - now just ignored my emails questioning this charge. I still haven't received an answer. So I returned them and had to pay the $8. It may not sound like a lot of money, but I don't think this is how a DTC business should operate.



Hi Timothy, We're sorry to hear this was your experience with us. We strive to find solutions for all our customer's needs, and we regret that we let you down. We're also bummed the tabis did not fit as hoped! Our tabis are specially 3D-knit to conform to all feet, which eliminates the need to distinguish between "wide" and "narrow". You should definitely not experience pain or discomfort in ILYSM tabis - if you do it's likely due to a sizing issue rather than the shape of the shoe. We're always happy to work with customers to resolve sizing issues by offering exchanges or returns if we can't get the size quite right. Regarding returns: as previously expressed to you and as stated on our website, we do not charge our customers returns fees; however, while we cover return shipping costs, as a small business we do deduct nominal processing costs. Again, I'm so very sorry to hear that this experience has been such a deviation from our standard quality and was not absolutely perfect. Thank you once more for letting us know. If we can assist you with anything else you can email us at -- we're always glad to help.

London M.
United States United States


Very comfortable and shockingly well made, its rare i buy shoes online and they come to me in good quality.

Isaac K.
United States United States

Not a good for people with large digits.

I wear a size 13w and can barely fit my big toe into the slot.



hi there! i'm so sorry to hear that the tabis weren't a good fit for you. while our tabis are meant to fit snugly, they should never be causing you discomfort (they're meant to conform to your feet!) We just had someone from our team reach out to you regarding ways to make the tabis a little more comfortable, but if you need assistance on anything else you can email us at

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