Designed based on tube socks made in the U.S. in the late 1970s, these ribbed socks are knitted with a special knitting machine that is hard to find today, using low-count supple cotton yarn. The liner of the sole is brushed for a unique bouncy feel that only Rototo can create. The simple design fits any outfit, from skater-like sporty styles to traditional ones.
* The surface of the sock is quite sensitive to abrasion and can be worn out easily if you wear it with leather shoes. We recommend to turn it inside out and put in a laundry bag before laundry.
The surface fabric is made of coloured cotton, while undyed silk is used for the lining. To bring the best out of the advantages of silk, such as moisture absorbency as well as heat and moisture retention, the liner fabric is finely knitted with a pile surface.
The sock production in the northwestern part of Nara Prefecture is thus originated from the area’s centuries-long tradition of the weaving industry. And that is why Rototo places more value on manufacturing that requires a lot of discussion with factory craftsmen who preserve the tradition and history. Rototo’s socks can be made only with a combination of the right material, the right machine and craftsmanship. They aim to preserve the tradition inherited from their ancestors.
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