I don’t mean the thick knitted socks that Japanese schoolgirls wear with their sailor suits (though that’s an interesting look). I mean pretty socks for grown-up women, like ankle socks with lace or flower patterns or frills and tights in dozens of different colours and thicknesses.
Or sockettes, that just line the inside of your shoes so they don’t rub your feet. In the UK Marks and Spencer sells them in boring beige so they look like therapeutic appliances. Japanese ones come in pastel-coloured lace with a soft lining under the foot to cushion it.
Luckily you don’t have to go all the way to Japan to get them. The Japanese sock and tights company, Tabio has shops in Neal St, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and the King’s Road, or you can buy them online at the Tabio online store.
Photos courtesy of Tabio.