RoToTo socks are designed to provide comfort and durability for everyday wear. These premium Japanese cotton waffle socks are knitted on a traditional, non computerised knitting machine.
RoToTo Cotton Waffle socks in 4 colours, in packaging.
RoToTo Cotton Waffle socks on model, with shoes.
RoToTo Cotton Waffle Socks on model, with trainers.

Cotton Waffle Socks | Light Orange

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RoToTo socks are designed to provide comfort and durability for everyday wear. These premium Japanese cotton waffle socks are knitted on a traditional, non computerised knitting machine. 

Extremely comfortable with long-lasting quality, the texture is inspired by Japanese waffle fabric with a smooth sole for comfort. 

The socks are medium thickness for year round wear with any shoe type and are a mustard colour.

  • Small 23-25 cm / UK 5-7
  • Medium 25-27 cm / UK 7-9
  • Large 27-29 cm / UK 9-11
  • Made in Japan
  • Material: 94% cotton, 4% polyester, 2% polyurethane
  • Do not tumble dry (it may cause some shrinkage)

      We ship to all UK Mainland addresses. Shipping choices and charges are calculated by weight and size and we offer the following shipping options:

      Small items / large letter size

      Royal Mail 48: (delivery aim 2/3 working days but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £4.50

      Royal Mail 24: (delivery aim next working day but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £6.00

      Medium Parcels

      Royal Mail 24: (delivery aim next working day but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £8.00

      Royal Mail 48: (delivery aim 2/3 working days but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £6.00

      Large Parcels

      Royal Mail 24: (delivery aim next working day but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £12.00

      Royal Mail 48: (delivery aim 2/3 working days but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £10.00

      General

      Any order over £75 is free delivery and will be shipped using a Tracked 48 service.

      Delivery methods are auto-calculated at checkout and are dependent on size and weight.

      Orders received by 1 pm will usually be dispatched same day. Note: We do not dispatch orders on Saturdays or Sundays.

      We currently ship to the following countries / territories:

      USA / Canada

      Australia / New Zealand / Japan / Singapore / South Korea / UAE.

      Mainland Europe (EU) / Norway / Switzerland / Iceland

      Duty and Taxes

      All overseas orders are currently shipped DAP (delivered at place.)

      This means that the customer is responsible for any import duty, local tax and any handling surcharge by the shipping company.

      Note : We do not charge UK VAT on export orders.

      The current UK VAT rate of 20% will be removed from the order value at checkout if the delivery address is outside of the UK.

      Please note, that if you refuse to accept the goods from our nominated courier for any reason other than clear and obvious damage to the box or shipping container or product, or do not provide the correct information necessary for delivery of goods and subsequently the products are returned to us, we reserve the right to charge a discretionary restocking fee of up to £10 per item.

      Cost of Shipping

      The estimated time of delivery for international parcels is 5 to 10 working days throughout most destinations worldwide. Some remote destinations however can take a little longer. 

      Shipping charges are calculated by weight and size as follows:

      Europe

      Small items (up to 0.5 kg) - Royal Mail £15

      Larger items (up to 2 kgs) Royal Mail - £20

      U.S. | Canada | RoW

      Small items (up to 0.5 kg) - Royal Mail £15

      Larger items (up to 2 kgs) Royal Mail - £25

      Over 2 kgs - UPS - £40 (USA only)

      Cut off for processing via courier is 1 pm Mon-Fri for international delivery. Orders received after this will not be collected until the following working day.

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      Think About Your Feet

      Enriching the Everyday

      Rototo believe in searching for small joys in our life, and that simple things, such as a beautifully-made pair of socks (and now scarves and beanies too!) can really make a difference to how you feel.

      ROTOTO’s socks are made in Japan’s largest sock producing region, Nara Prefecture. Most are made in Koryocho, but they are also crafted in other sock-producing areas such as Yamatotakada, Kashiba, and Gose City.

      The area has been known for its quality textiles, including Yamato Cotton and Yamato-kasuri, since around the 17th century.

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      Sock Weaving

      Industrial sock production was first introduced to the area in 1910, when a man from ex-Umami village (now Koryocho) brought a sock weaving machine to his hometown from the U.S. after his study tour in the country. As textile weaving declined and people’s life style changed with time, sock production was gradually developed in the area as a new industry. With such a background, the local people in the region still call sock knitting as ‘sock weaving.’

      Crafted with Care

      The sock production in the northwestern part of Nara Prefecture has its roots in the area’s centuries-long tradition of the weaving industry. And that is why Rototo value manufacturing that requires a lot of discussion with factory craftsmen who preserve the tradition and history.

      This care and attention to every detail is what makes Rototo's socks, scarves and beanies so special

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      Working With Craftsmen

      Rototo's Process

      Rototo start their sock, scarf and beanie making by selecting the right yarns for a design from a huge number of options, and then develop a new material that is made of a blend of selected yarns with help of the craftsmen.

      Then Rototo choose a knitting machine to use according to the type of material and the usage of the product. Their options include rare machines for specialty use, old-style non-computerized knitters and latest hi-tech machines.

      To make an ideal pair of socks, exchanging opinions with skilled craftsmen is as important as using the right machine depending on a product.

      Step by Step

      Rototo’s socks, scarves and beanies can be made only with a combination of the right material, the right machine and craftsmanship.

      Rototo's aim is to preserve the tradition inherited from their ancestors, while painting the future as a sock production area with a fresh point of view. They will keep trying to produce beautiful things that can be created only in this region.

      Products that are created with care to bring you a little joy in your everyday life, as they are such a pleasure to use. Planting the seeds of happiness day by day, step by step.

      Using Waste Fabric

      The fabric band wrapping a pair of Rototo socks is designed from fabric waste generated during the toe-knitting process. With the band, you can easily detect the size of a product because each size comes with a different colour band. It serves also as a replacement of a plastic sock hanger for display.

      Nara Prefecture promotes projects to remake the bands into bath rugs, small containers and cushions used on benches at the local train stations.

      The bands can be used in thousands of ways. It would be great if you could find your own way to use them in your daily life.

      Rototo | FAQs

      Rototo socks are made with natural fibers and the company focuses on reducing waste and environmental impact in their production process, making them a more eco-friendly option.

      Rototo is a Japanese sock brand that was founded in 1914. Originally, the company produced socks for school uniforms and workwear. However, in recent years, they have expanded their line to include fashion-forward designs while still maintaining the durability and quality of their original products.

      Japan's largest sock-producing region, Nara Prefecture, RoToTo blend the area's rich manufacturing tradition and craft with a modern sensibility, aiming to bring joy to your life one pair of socks at a time.

      Ankle socks cover your entire foot and end at your ankle. Most people wear crew socks for exercising, hiking, daily use, or sometimes working. Ankle socks sit right above or right below the shoe opening, which allows them to be less visible when wearing shorts, capris, etc. Ankle socks are perfect for those who don’t like wearing tall socks.

      Crew socks are taller than ankle socks and are often worn around the mid-calf. These type of socks can be worn pulled all the way up or cuffed at the top. Crew socks come in various colors and have specific “ribs” or textures that work to help your socks stay up on your leg better.

      No! They also produce Scarves and Beanie Hats.

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