We spotted this display of kawaii socks in Harajuku’s Takeshita Street and soon discovered Mighty Soxer has a pretty awesome collection of socks. From kawaii animal designs to thick winter warmers via odd inventions suited to any type of shoe you can imagine, you’ll really be spoiled for choice. You’re sure to be tempted by the ‘3 pairs for ¥1500’ offer, so I especially recommend the foot socks, like the bear design I snapped up (2nd row right, above) with little ears that poke up above your trainers – so cute!
They also sell a range of tights, legwarmers, gloves and more, but it’s the socks you’ll come back for, and you will come back – it’s addictive, and your feet become an instant talking point. They also make the perfect souvenir or gift since they’re inexpensive, very Japanese and totally useful!
How to get there
The Mighty Soxer brand name seems to have been mostly replaced by Kutsushitaya and Tabio. There’s a good-sized branch in Takeshita Dori, Harajuku (see my Daiso post for directions) and you’ll find them in malls across Japan including Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City.
Last updated: 20 August 2016