TRANSITION TO MINIMAL SHOES
General principles on how to transition safely
Athletic Shoes
Sneakers and running shoes for an active Spring & Summer
Learning Hub
Resources and advice on Minimal Footwear
TRANSITION TO MINIMAL SHOES
General principles on how to transition safely
Athletic Shoes
Sneakers and running shoes for an active Spring & Summer
Learning Hub
Resources and advice on Minimal Footwear

About Us

Cool East Market is your destination for Minimal Footwear.

We carry great brands such as Xero Shoes, Lems, Leguano and more.  Cool East Market was also the first website in the world to specialize in Japanese Style split-toe Tabi products. 

We've been importing and selling Tabi Socks since 2000 and Jikatabi Boots since 2006.

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New at Cool East Market

Injinji Spectrum Trail Midweight Crew Toesocks
  • $30.00
Injinji Ultra Run Toesocks
  • $26.50
Ahinsa Ananda Ballet Flat
  • $145.00

Xero Barefoot Shoes

Sold out

Xero Gracie Rain Boot
  • $115.00
Xero TerraFlex II Trail Shoe in Women's
  • $175.00
Xero Zelen Men's Athletic Shoe
  • $188.00
Xero Zelen Women's Athletic Shoe
  • $188.00

Our Brands

Tabi Boots - Jikatabi

12-Fastener Black Tabi Boots
  • $35.00
5-Fastener Black Tabi Boots
  • $24.99

Sale

Shatter Pattern Tabi Boots
  • $27.50
  • $14.99
Tabi Boots Hase Plus Extensions
  • $14.99

So Many Kinds of Tabi Socks to Choose From!

Tabi Sheer Stockings
  • $39.00
Children's Tabi Socks
  • $10.00
Children's Fleece Tabi Socks
  • $15.99
Polar Feet Fleece Tabi Socks
  • $20.00

Testimonials

Awesome staff

Shoes are great and so are the staff!

Brody R. on Xero Hana Closed Toe Shoe for Men

Excellent service, from Cool East Market, and I love xero shoes.

All I wear for the last 3 years is Xero shoes and sandals

Anonymous on Xero Shoes Umara Z-Trail

Great

Very good. Nice tabi. quick delivery.

James B. on 5-Fastener Black Tabi Boots

Excellent

Quick and easy, great communication. Thank you!

Kirsten E. on Xero Prio Men's Lightweight Running and Fitness Shoe

So comfortable!

They're so comfortable, and great for everyday wear, even at the office.

Anonymous on Xero Prio Women's Lightweight Running and Fitness Shoe

Nice and comfortable!

Great, I wear them around the house also in the dojo. Very comfortable!

Anonymous on Ninjitsu Tabi for Mat Training

Repeat Buyer

 Been buying tabi here for the last 7 years running, and don't plan on stopping.

Charles W. on Tall Tabi Socks

Very pleased with the shoes

The TerraFlex shoes came in good time and were what I expected.  Great customer service!

Maureen L. on TerraFlex by Xero Shoes

Great store w great customer service

I always love going here for my barefoot shoes! They are super friendly and helpful.

Anonymous on Leguano Lady Loop

I love my boots!

I love my new Waterproof Rubber Boots from Japan! They are comfortable and will suit my needs perfectly! Thank you!

Brin J. on Waterproof Rubber Boots from Japan

Cool East Market

1390 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON M4J 1M9

Tuesday - Saturday   11am - 6pm

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Blog Posts

CEM Needs Your Help!

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Navigating Online Shopping for Minimal and Bare...

How do we navigate this situation? The community has realised that shoe fit comes down not only to length and width measurements, but also to the s...

Self Empowered Learning

We believe these shoes have a great potential for benefiting overall health, but we’re also conscious that the shoes by themselves aren’t a solutio...

Introducing the Zelen from Xero Shoes

The new Xero Zelen casual athletic sneaker is already getting great feedback from the minimal shoe community! Made from eco-friendly biodegradable ...

The Calf Stretch

The Calf Stretch is the corrective exercise we recommend most often here at CEM. Calf Stretch is part of the minimal shoe-friendly Restorative Exer...