Tabi Socks and Tabi Boots (also known as Jikatabi) originated in Japan. You can wear Tabi Socks with your Flip Flops and Thong Sandals and regular shoes too. People wear Tabi Boots for Ninjitsu and other martial arts, Taiko drumming and Japanese Dancing. Being flat on the ground, they provide excellent balance and support. Your feet will like Tabi!