Movement Partner Series
We recently spoke with Carol Robbins about minimal shoes, what she does in them, her favourite brands, and her advice for folks just starting out!
Fall / Winter Collection
Fall & Winter Boots and our core indoor shoes
Athletic Shoes
Browse shoes for indoor, gym training and everyday wear.
TRANSITION TO MINIMAL SHOES
General principles on how to transition safely
Movement Partner Series
We recently spoke with Carol Robbins about minimal shoes, what she does in them, her favourite brands, and her advice for folks just starting out!
Fall / Winter Collection
Fall & Winter Boots and our core indoor shoes
Athletic Shoes
Browse shoes for indoor, gym training and everyday wear.
TRANSITION TO MINIMAL SHOES
General principles on how to transition safely

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

Wyde Hallux 1.0
  • $195.00
Vivobarefoot Opanka Sandal (Women's Sizing)
  • $230.00
Vivo Primus Lite Knit Women's
  • $270.00

Clearance Sale

Items on sale - No return or exchange

Sale

Shapen Glam Boot CLEARANCE
  • $299.00
  • $209.30

Sale

Be Lenka Synergy Fleece CLEARANCE
  • $230.00
  • $161.00

Sale

Bohempia Kolda 2.0 Low-Rise Hemp Sneakers CLEARANCE
  • $175.00
  • $140.00

Sale

Xero TerraFlex II Trail Shoe in Women's CLEARANCE
  • $175.00
  • $122.50

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!

Children's Tabi Socks
  • $10.00
Children's Fleece Tabi Socks
  • $15.99
Polar Feet Fleece Tabi Socks
  • $20.00
Traditional Japanese Style Black and White Cotton Tabi Socks
  • From $11.50

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

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