Who We Are
Who We Are And Why Leather Tabi
My name is Ercan Şarbat, a Bujinkan practitioner (15.Dan) from Istanbul. When I went to Japan and bought cotton Tabis they did not last long…Sometimes a week was enough to get them apart. I decided that I could produce a high quality Tabi that can last for years. As I am at the home of the best leather goods in the world I decided to make leather Tabis with my shoe maker. Then leather Tekko, Kyahan and Special Tekko ideas poped up. We are happy to see many many satisfied Buyus around the world that come again for second and third times to get our prouducts again. I saw a few guys in Japan who said that they wore those Tabis for the last 5 years (usually our Tabis last for 2-3 years) Hatsumi Sensei sometimes wear my Tabis..he usually prefers socks thou..you know him 🙂
Many Dojos around the world gets their Tabis from us and benefit the Dojo discount. I even send Tabis to Japan 🙂 Many Dojos around the world prefers our Tabi and we have more than 95% satisfaction from our friends.
As we use these products at our Dojo every week (we train 4 days a week and I use them 6 times a week) we can test them all the time. We constantly update our products and make them more comfortable. All of our products are handmade in Turkey, the home of the best leather products. Not made in China. We can also make custom models like…different colors, wider, longer Tabis etc.
All of our products are for indoor use. I see some people wear them out side but the soles are leather or suede so it is not advised.