Cool East Market Blog — Tabi

Tabi Art Contest Winners

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

Thanks to everyone who sent in drawings for the Tabi Art Contest.  The judges have met and selected these two:                                             as first place winners.  Mark and Kristofer D. will share the $50 Gift Certificate from Comics & More down the street on the Danforth.                                                 We really liked this entry as well and are offering Jenny M....

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Tabi Boots & Sheep

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

Our TABI BOOTS in a performance by Corpus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2q7OQ4c4lc   The show is called Les Moutons and you can see more about it here: http://corpus.ca/en/

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Art Contest at Cool East Market

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

We held a local Youth Art Contest at the Cool East Market retail store in Toronto.  Here's the winning image drawn by Laura, age 12.   Now we'd like to open it up to everyone, any age.  Just submit an image of an anime/manga character wearing Tabi Boots and or Tabi Socks.  The best one will win a $50 gift certificate for Comics & More, a great Comic book store down the street from us.  If you win and are not in Toronto, we will arrange shipping. You can email your image to us at leslie@cooleastmarket.com or bring it into...

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Another Use for Tabi Boots - Farming

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

A while ago, a customer came in to the Toronto store to buy some Tabi Boots to wear in her barn.  She liked the 5-Fastener Tabi Boots because of the waterproofing on the front of the uppers, easy to clean.  Then yesterday another customer called from Virginia who has been wearing his Tabi Boots for organic gardening.  He says they are light to wear and the flat sole makes them good to walk in.

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Dyeing Jikatabi - How to

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

 It's easy to dye Tabi Boots.  Here's how I do it: Make sure the boots are clean.   Fill a big kettle with enough water to cover the boots and bring it to a boil. While the water is boiling soak the boots in warm water  Rub the boots together to remove sizing that may block the dye.   Once the water boils add the dye and stir to mix thoroughly.  I use Tintex but any commercial dye will do.  Make sure the dye is completely dissolved in the water.   Add the wet boots.  Submerge the boots and stir,...

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