How to Clean and Care for Tabi Socks

To preserve your favorite Tabi socks, we recommend follow these tips.


There are several ways to wash Tabi socks.

1. Carefully hand-washingUse detergent and gently press and swish the Tabi socks through the water with your hands.

2. Machine-washingPlace the Tabi socks in a mesh laundry bag to protect them during washing. Do not use bleach or brightening agents.

3. Washing while wearing Tabi socksThis method involves wearing the Tabi socks while washing them, allowing the socks to break in and fit your shape better.



After washing the Tabi socks, take them out and gently shake them by holding the top and the heel of each Tabi sock, or the other toe area and the ankle, to help retain their shape before hanging them to dry in the shade.

*Do not put Tabi socks in the dryer.



Please avoid storing Tabi socks in high-humidity & high-temperature environments, and keep them away from direct sunlight.


Tips for Removing Stains from the Bottom of Tabi Socks

Sometimes, our customers mentioned that stains on the bottom of the Tabi socks can be challenging to remove.

In such cases, apply detergent to the spot and hold a sock in each hand, and rubbing the soles together. (It is best to tackle the stain immediately after it happens or as soon as you take off the Tabi socks.) We hope the video below will help you!

Pressure washers for home use might be effective as well. If you use a pressure washer, please ensure it is set to a low-water pressure setting. Using high pressure or holding it too close to the fabric cause shrinkage. 



Before hanging the Tabi socks to dry, you can give them a light shake to the Tabi socks (as mentioned in "Dry") to pull them back into shape which also helps reduce wrinkles. If you are still concerned about any remaining wrinkles, follow these steps to iron them properly.

*Iron the Tabi sock on a low or medium setting.

*When steaming, place a damp cloth over the Tabi sock.

*Using a high heat setting or pressing too hard may cause a shine or a scorch marks.