Tanuki provides a feeling of lightness.
The Tanuki upper is made of 75% paper (washi), which is why it is not only wonderfully light, but also breathable. Even at higher temperatures, this airy washi fabric ensures a pleasant foot climate. Washi is made from the Abaca plant. Its fibers have antibacterial properties.
Weighing from 2 to 5.3 ounces, Tanuki makes for a feather-light appearance on all occasions.
Paired with a separately available washi insole, this water-permeable minimal shoe can also be worn in the water. Its upper dries within a very short time.
Upper / Edging:
Washi (75% paper, 25% polyester) – dark olive green
Washi (75% paper, 25% polyester)
100% certified organically grown cotton
Hemp-flax fleece (50% hemp, 50% flax) [removable]
60% synthetic rubber containing approx. 33% recycled material, 25% silica, 15% recycled cork – olive green
True to size as measured with the Fitkit.
Video tutorials explaining how to use the Fitkit and determine the correct fit are available on the Wildling Shoes YouTube Channel.
Waterproofing before first-time wear
This minimal shoe is water-permeable. Consequently, waterproofing is not necessary.
If the shoes get soiled, it’s best to brush them clean gently when they’re dry or wash them gently by hand. Not machine washable.
If this minimal shoe walks through salt water with you, we recommend rinsing it well with fresh water afterwards.
We recommend removing the insoles from the shoes after use for airing and to avoid moisture build-up.
They can be carefully washed by hand. Allow to dry completely before putting them back. Not machine washable.
Video tutorials explaining how to care for your shoes are available on the Wildling Shoes YouTube channel.
Every single shoe is a handmade one of a kind, with an upper made from natural material. The structure and coloration may exhibit minor irregularities.
When putting on, please note: Widen the opening of the shoe sufficiently by loosening the laces. This minimizes wear on the material and extends the life of the shoe.
UP TO 5 DAYS
from USD 200
for first time customers