Thank you for visiting our website.We are web based Slipper Store located in Japan and very excited to introduce you our various collections of the slippers. But first, let me explain what we call “slipper” in Japan.
What is Heiwa Slipper?
In the beginning, Japanese slippers
Thank you for visiting our website. We are an online slipper store located in Japan and very excited to introduce you our various collections of the slippers.
But first, let me explain what we call “slipper” in Japan. Most of the time, in Western countries, “slipper” means “a semi-closed type of shoe, consisting of a sole held to the wearer’s foot by a strap running over (or between) the toes or instep (Reference: Wikipedia)”. They are wearable shoes for outside, most of the time, and sometimes inside as well for comfort. On the other hand, in Japan, when we say “slipper”, we think flat, in-house footwear item, and that is the kind we would like to spread to the world.
As you may know, it is our common practice to take our shoes off when we go in the house to keep the floor clean. Then why do we wear slippers in the house? How did the slipper become so common in Japan?
How did the slipper become so common in Japan?
It is said that the origin of slipper firstly appeared in Japan in the beginning of Meiji era (1968-1912), which was the time Japan was opening its country to the world and having more people visited from outside, especially from Western countries. However, those visitors of course walked straight into the houses or hotel rooms without taking their shoes off. Japanese people worried that the floor would eventually get dirty and the tatami would be damaged. Slipper was devised to deal with those problems and to welcome people who came from different cultural background.
Our theme is “Return of Japanese Slippers”
Ever since then, slipper has become common/daily use item all over Japan. However, unfortunately, we barely find slippers made in Japan these days. A lot of them are industrially mass-produced in other countries at lower wages, and sold at a cheap price here. Our theme is “Return of Japanese Slippers”.
We believe slipper can be a bridge to the peace (= “Heiwa”)
Here, we will introduce slippers made with the spirits of Japanese hospitality. We would like to also introduce some slippers made in other countries, in which we try our best to achieve the fair-trade upon importing them. “Benefits for all three sides, for the customer, society, and the vendor” is what we are aiming for.
We believe slipper can be a bridge to the peace (= “Heiwa”).
- Heiwa Slipper
All of our slippers are Japanese shoe size.
Please refer to global shoe manufacturer's size chart as a guide.
Nike Japan, for example.
Japanese shoe size is in "cm" inscription. For converting U.S size or EU size notation refer to charts such as wiki or Nike etc.
1.Our slippers according to Insole footlength.
2.If your foot widder than standard,we recommend one size lagger.
3. Our slippers are basically can not be washed.
4. Our slippers are basically for in-house use.
5. There are some scratches and wrinkles for natural materials and traditional dyeing.
6. All our items are Japanese shoe size. Large size inventory is small.
(We will make an effort to make big size in the future.)
7. It is shipping from Japan. It will take several days to work.
Customs and import taxes
*Import duties, taxes, and charges(VAT etc..) are not included in the item price or shipping cost. You are responsible for paying Customs Duties. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.
Please pay attention to customs duties and other taxes about our products shipped from Japan. Customs duties are imposed on our goods for exports outside Japan, and VAT is imposed on European countries. For example, in the UK, tariffs from Japan are about 16.8% and VAT is about 20%.
Customs duties will be charged for the CIF price.(product price plus transportation fee and insurance fee) VAT will be charged for the sum of CIF price plus customs duty.
Import tariff and VAT is the burden of purchaser.
Ready to ship in 3 business days.
We will ship by Japan Post: International ePacket. We're happy to offer #FreeShipping to 43 countries from Tokyo.
Standard shipping Japan Post (International ePacket)
EMS Japan post :
$10.00 (More speedy,recommend to area where concern for postal affairs.)
Example: Estimated number of days to arrive in U.S.
From shipping date
Standard shipment: 10 to 25 days
EMS: 5 - 10 days
These are just the results and predictions so far,also a possibility of a delay.
Rest of world
International Shipping (EMS Japan post) $20.00
Refunds and Exchanges
We are sorry that we will not accept customer requests for returns or exchanges.
Please contact me if there is something.
Thank you very much.