The Japanese Tanuki (racoon dog) is a cheerful rascal. In Japan he’s reputed to be a master of disguise and shapeshifting – adaptable like few other animals.
Our Tanuki is made of a very special Japanese washi fabric. It consists of 70% paper, and with only 56-147gr it’s one of the lightest shoes in the world – giving an unprecedented feeling of freedom.
Washi is temperature-regulating, breathable and dries quickly. The anti-bacterial properties of the material (a completely natural effect – no chemicals!) make this the perfect shoe to wear without socks. 30% polyester provides good abrasion resistance. Paper and polyester are woven in such a way that the synthetic fibre lies on the outside – it’s the paper part that’s against your skin.
All this makes the Tanuki the ideal companion for travelling (it will fit into your hand luggage, too), outdoor adventures and days when you don’t know where you’ll end up – in sleek black the Tanuki will also pass in a restaurant or at the office.
This shoe is not waterproof!
Where are you taking the Tanuki this summer? Send us your photos with the hashtag #mywildlingsummer and win a pair of your choice from our next collection.
Delivery time: We process your order within 1-2 working days. Shipping may take 1-2 weeks, depending on the destination. Please note that we have no influence on customs or other processes that may delay shipping times.
Care instructions: Dirty shoes are best brushed when dry, or (if they have been particularly roughly handled by little imps) can also be easily washed in the sink.
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