Zoom Vegan Tabi - Optic White

Vegan Tabi - Optic White

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🦶 Designed by former YEEZY and Proenza Schouler designer🖖 Split-toe design for comfort + mobility♻️ Knit from recycled water bottles🐻 Comfy AF 🔥 Unapologetic style🌎 Ships worldwide from NYC


Silk Tabis

Upper: 25% recycled polyester, 36% polyester, 20% viscose, 14% spandex, 5% silk

Interior Lining: biodegradable UMORFIL Beauty Fiber, a collagen-infused yarn suitable for next to skin wear, even for sensitive skin!

Insole: Felted Australian merino wool top for next-to-skin softness. Two layers of recycled foam: a base layer of high-density foam for support, and a midlayer of springy foam for cushioning in a low-drop design.

Sole: Semi-transparent rubber for range of motion, traction, durability and comfort.

Vegan Tabis

Upper: 44% polyester, 27% tencel, 17% spandex, 12% recycled cotton

Interior Lining: Tencel lyocell, from renewable wood pulp via sustainable processes

Insole: New and improved soft and flexible removable insole with a two layers of high and medium density recycled foam for cushioning and support.

Sole: Opaque matte black rubber for range of motion, traction, durability and comfort.

Metal Tabis

Upper: 68% polyester, 14% recycled polyester, 18% spandex

Interior Lining: Tencel lyocell, from renewable wood pulp via sustainable processes

Insole: New and improved soft and flexible removable insole with a two layers of high and medium density recycled foam for cushioning and support.

Sole: Semi-transparent white rubber for range of motion, traction, durability and comfort.

Our Tabi Sneakers run true to size. If you size down, your foot will likely "fit" due to the upper's ability to stretch, but you may experience rubbing at the heel.

Vegan Tabi - Optic White



What is a tabi?

The tabi is a style of footwear with a split toe that dates back to 15th Century Japan when it was originally designed as a split-toe cotton sock to be worn with geta, or wooden sandals. Our tabi is an eco-friendly take on a time-honored classic, with all the comfort and style of a modern shoe.

Do I have to wear socks with my tabi?

We designed our tabi sneakers so that they could be worn barefoot. Our insole and lining materials have anti-microbial properties, and the insole is removable so you can throw the shoe (minus insole) into the wash to freshen them up. For those of you that cannot go without socks, we make those!

How do I take care of my tabis?

It’s super easy - just throw 'em in the washing machine! We made sure that the insole is removable and hand washable as a first line of defense when it's time to clean your tabis. After you’ve removed your insole, place your whole shoe in the wash - treat it like a sweater. Wash on delicate cycle in cold water. We recommend a gentle detergent and tumble dry on low or air dry in a warm, sunny place.

What are your tabis made out of?

The vegan tabis are either knit from recycled water bottles or polyester and elastic. The silk tabis are made with a blend of recycled polyester, viscose, and silk yarn. All of our tabis are 3d-knit.


Returns or exchanges are accepted within 30 days of delivery in a like-new, unworn condition. Please try on your tabis indoors on smooth clean surfaces. 

About Us


ILYSM is a sneaker brand and digital community-driven platform whose mission is to support an ecosystem of artists and elevate new talent.

We believe that sneakers and fashion can be a vehicle to connect everyday objects and experiences with artistic expression. 

Our Community

We’re taking a community-first approach; designing, manufacturing, and selling sneakers and beautifully made things while working to empower artists. We bring balance and purpose to every step you take with beautiful materials, functional integrity, innovative technology, and sustainable practices.

Wanna work together?

You can support us in a few different ways. Are you an individual? Check out our tabi sneakers, or tell your friends about us! Are you a nonprofit, brand, or corporation that would like to collaborate? Let's talk!

Wanna be friends? Email us: DM@ILYSM.COM

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Alanna S.
United States United States
Kinda disappointing :/

I really wanted to like these, and after staring at them for a year I was stoked that they put some on sale. That said, I’m glad I didn’t pay full price. They’re not nearly as comfortable as they’re hyped up to be. The knit upper is well-made but not very soft, and the compartment for the big toe is way too tight. After a while it feels like the circulation is being cut off, or like it’ll lead to ingrown nails. I don’t think I have an abnormally large big toe? But maybe it’ll be a new addition to my insecurities. I got my usual size and the length is fine but I’m wondering if sizing up would have helped since the sides of the heel cup dig in as well. I’m hoping they’ll loosen up/break in with time. I just wish they were as comfy as my Allbirds, since they were intended as a cooler-looking replacement for those. If you guys ever collaborate with them on materials or design, I’d be all over it. They’ve got the feel, you’ve got the looks. It’d be worth lots of money.


Hi there! I'm so sorry that the tabis weren't a good fit for you, it sounds like you would benefit from a half size up. Our tabis are meant to conform to your foot and should never feel compressive or cause discomfort, especially at the heel cup. We're going to reach out to you over email and find the best way to resolve this situation so that you can have the tabis of your dreams in the meantime if there's anything else we can assist with you can let us know at dm@ilysm.com

Dari G.
United States United States
Multipurpose chicness

It was worth all of my coins tbh. It’s a very comfortable shoe. Very heavy rubber sole, durable knit elastic. And the brand as a whole....the f**king cutest thing. They care about their customers and they mean what they say. Period.

kyle m.
United States United States

I absolutely love my tabis and I can’t wait to purchase more!!!

Matt C.
United States United States
Feel like Kayne and Miyamoto Musashi had a child and my feet are the lucky adoptees.

So far awesome. Just want some more colorways!

Marco C.

i really love the tabi and the packaging was very cute and thoughtful

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