Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kahki green ensemble

Today's customer is Benjamin. He chose the pair of the short tabi boots in khaki green.

A lot of customers are concerned about what to wear (or not wear) with our short boots, but the thing to remember is to just be yourself. There isn't any article of clothing that's off limits; we've had customers in dresses, jeans, shorts, leggings, skirts, everything!

Benjamin is an excellent example of how versatile the short boots can be!


(Chinatsu & Bryna)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Couple in SOU・SOU Shoes!

Today's customers are Greg and his wife Christine. It's said that all couples begin to dress alike eventually. We hope it's true!

Greg chose the pair of black sashiko round toe tabi, and Christine chose the
pair with the radish flower pattern. They look so cute together!

(Chinatsu & Bryna)

Thursday, July 29, 2010


We are proud to announce that our U.S. online store is open for business!

Come visit us atSOU SOU US Online. This is perfect if you are unable to visit our physical location in San Francisco, or even if you have stopped by, the online store has a wealth of info about the brand and our products.

See you there!


(Chinatsu & Bryna)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Paper stream pattern

Today's customer is Jennifer from Texas. Jennifer has been collecting tabi shoes for years, and now she has almost 40 pairs from all different places! Today she picked up the combo tabis with black sashiko and paper stream fabric.

These are a very popular design with men, but it also looks very stylish on women with
all black ensembles!

Burgundy short boots

Today's customer is Christine from New Jersey. She picked up the tabi short boots in
burgundy color that matches her sweater.Looks very cute with mini skirt!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Family Crest

Today's customer is Edgar. He picked up the pair of tabi shoes with the japanese crest pattern. This is the great combination of traditional japanese pattern and modern design! Looks great with jeans!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Houndstooth check pattern

Today's customer is Emiliano from Utah. He was torn between this houndstooth check pattern tabi or the simple black sashiko one. He ended up getting the black sashiko
masu-square pattern one,but this one looked good on him too!
(Chinatsu and Edison)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Sunday Streets" - San Francisco

The "Sunday Streets" in San Francisco is a street event that goes on in different locations around San Francisco every month. This month it happened in my neighborhood, the Mission area. The streets were car free from 10 to 3 and you could see many street musicans and bicyclists, and eat some great street food!
"Sunday street San Francisco"は毎月サンフランシスコ内の違う地区で行われるストリートイベントです。

Even the little kids joined in with their tricycles.

You'll find many unique bicycles there, like this bicycle that has a full band attached!!

And this bicycle for 3 people!

You can check out their schedule here

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Today's customer is Kelly from Vancouver, Canada. She learned about tabi shoes
from a Japanese gardener she knows and decided to give them try, and she loved them!
White sashiko shoes with the SO-SU-U Number pattern is an especially great pair for summer!

Friday, July 16, 2010

New way to use Tenugui towel

Brittnee and her son Bryce, who modeled for our fashion show in april, came back to visit us on the last kimono day.
They were dressed in beautiful Yukata(Summer kimono).Very summery!
Bryce wore our tenugui towel as the obi belt, and it looks perfect with his pretty
green yukata!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New So-Su-U

Today's customer is Joshua, the store manager of Baby,the Stars Shine Bright. She picked up the round toe tabi shoes with the new So-Su-U(The prime number)pattern.(the pattern was slightly revised-the numbers are bigger than the ones in the older patten).Looks very cute with the lolita fashion!
本日のお客様はBaby, the Stars Shine Brightサンフランシスコ店のマネージャー、ジョシュア様です。本日はSO-SU-U昆柄の先丸地下足袋をお買い上げになりました。

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Long Sashiko Tabi Boots

Today's customer is Frida.She picked up this cool pair of 10 buttons sashiko boots.
It looks really stylish with her pants tucked in. You can wear this as a black long boots or fold down the inside liner and wear them as a short boots!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Paper stream pattern

Today's customer is Louie. He was torn between the simple black tabi and this one,but he chose this one with the paper stream pattern because he studies biology and the pattern of this shoes is very organic. I liked he rolled up the jeans and showed some pattern!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Another Mom and Daughter in SOU・SOU Shoes (Part 4!)

We had another mother and daughter duo today!

Leslie (the mama) chose the white short tabi boots and Zoey (the daughter) chose the same boots in burgundy.

So sweet! Makes us miss our moms!


(Chinatsu and Bryna)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Green Short Boots

Today's customer is Wakana from Berkley. She bought the pair of short tabi boots in khaki green. They looks so cute with her matching green wide pants!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Matching look in Tabi shoes!

Today's customers are Rise and Elise. Rise chose the pair of the tabi shoes with the masu(square pattern)and Elise picked up the pair of lace up tabi shoes.
They look so cute together! All squares in the square pattern are hand drawn, if you take a closer look, each square is little bit irregular...such fun pattern!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Santa Cruz (Part 2)

A few months ago, I visited Santa Cruz on a weekday and the rides were closed. I went again recently, and now that it's Summer the rides are open all week! Yay!

Since I'm not much for roller coasters or fast rides (I'm a wimp), I went on the Sky Chair.


Fiberglass cave woman.

Up high.

I'll be back there soon enjoying the warm weather and junk food, hopefully!