下駄 - Geta (wooden clogs)
Geta are worn without any socks. Usually people put on geta when they wear yukatas (informal summer kimonos). Each wooden clog is supported by two pieces that are attached under the sole and there is a thong on the top of the sole. This thong goes between the big toe and the other toes just like with thong type sandals. When you wear wooden clogs without socks, your feet do not get sweaty and the wood feels cool and comfortable. Wooden clogs are popular with many people for this reason. They are usually worn in the summer season. Geta made from paulownia wood are generally considered to be the highest quality geta available.