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TRANSITION TO MINIMAL SHOES
General principles on how to transition safely
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About Us

Cool EastMarket is your destination for Minimal Footwear.

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

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

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New at Cool East Market

Xero Z-Trail Kids' Sport Sandal
  • $90.00
Leguano Beat Knit Sneaker
  • $280.00
Leguano Active Plus
  • $239.00

Xero Barefoot Shoes

Sold out

Xero 360 Cross-Trainer in Men's Sizing
  • $160.00

Sold out

Xero 360 Cross-Trainer in Women's Sizing
  • $160.00
Xero Colorado Ultra-Lightweight Minimal Trail Shoe - Men's Sizing
  • $165.00
Xero Colorado Ultra-Lightweight Minimal Trail Shoe - Women's Sizing
  • $165.00

Our Brands

Tabi Boots - Jikatabi

12-Fastener Black Tabi Boots
  • $35.00
5-Fastener Black Tabi Boots
  • $24.99
Tall White Tabi Boots
  • From $24.99
Shatter Pattern Tabi Boots & Tabi Socks Set
  • $27.50

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
Tabi Socks in Patterns
  • From $12.00

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 - Friday   11am - 6pm
Saturday   11am - 5pm

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