Toe Tights: like toe socks, only pantyhose

Toe_tights You’ve all probably heard of “toe socks” – the socks that are basically gloves for the feet, with separate “fingers” for each toe. Well, here are their pantyhose equivalent: you can’t see them too well in this picture, but these are “toe tights”, which follow the same basic principle.

These were originally found in Japan, but are now being sold in the US, apparently as a fashion item, so we’re interested to know what you think of them. Does the idea of separating your toes in your tights appeal to you, or will your regular tights suit you just fine?

(Oh, and if you answered “yes” to the first question, you can buy these at Sock Dreams)

34 Comments

  • August 18, 2008

    Kelly

    EW.

  • August 18, 2008

    gokarm

    Yaaay, sock dreams! I love them. But these, not so much. I have a hard enough time pulling those buggers on. Having to separate the toes is more trouble than it’s worth.

  • August 18, 2008

    KT

    It seems like they would just be begging for runs, from how much manhandling they’d take to put on.

  • August 18, 2008

    Natasha

    I had a pair of toe socks once (they were a present, honestly!), and found the separated toes thing very uncomfortable. plus, it takes ages to put them on. And I don’t really see the point.

  • August 18, 2008

    Amanda

    Separated toes or anything between my toes makes me double over and cringe. I don’t know why.

  • August 18, 2008

    Chica

    I’m with Amanda, I hate separated toes, so these make me feel ill.

  • August 18, 2008

    Jenn

    And what’s the point of the these? Why do we need to separate our toes? I sort of get toe socks; I guess it’s to keep your toes snuggly and warm. But why would you get these? For thong sandals or something? Ew.

  • August 18, 2008

    Alexandra

    Actually I kinda like the idea – to wear with shoes that show your toes, when it’s sort of cold out, or if you got attacked by monster mosquitoes a few days ago, tights can lessen the red splotchy look.
    Sound practical.

  • August 18, 2008

    Steph

    I’m with Amanda and Chica, I don’t like anything between my toes. And I fail to see the benefits of these tights over ordinary tights.

  • August 18, 2008

    natalia

    ew.

  • August 18, 2008

    Selina

    I have enough problems getting tights on already, toe socks doubly so, I’d never get out the door if I attempted these!

  • August 19, 2008

    Paiton Goodwin

    I’m torn! the cute, but creepy cool but wierd oh no ohno my darksides taking over ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, OKAY i’m back and i think their weird laters BI!!!!!!!!!!

  • August 19, 2008

    Am

    yeah they look like they’d run.

  • August 19, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Jenn – um, I actually have no idea why anyone would need to sepparate their toes in tights unless, as you say, they wanted to wear them with flip flops, which would be plenty horrifying in itself!
    Personally, I’m with the people who hate the feel/thought of things between the toes. I don’t know why: I can handle flip-flops fine, but the thought of tights or socks is just horrible to me.
    And yes, I think the hassle of putting them on would definitely rip them – or it would if I was the one wearing them!

  • August 19, 2008

    net

    I have a pair of fuzzy toe socks that I wear only when it’s freezing out and I’m home in fleece pjs and snuggled under 5 blankets.
    But these?
    No.

  • August 20, 2008

    UWO Style Society

    OK, maybe I’m a prude but I still can’t bring myself to bare my legs in the office, but then not being able to wear open-toed shoes seriously limits my wardrobe choices– this completely solves that problem! As long as the toes fit…

  • August 23, 2008

    Sweet and NdnOutlaw

    Still love my pantyhose

    • August 24, 2012

      Dave

      Wow nice glossey hose honey :)

  • October 5, 2008

    Beatnik

    I could see it, but only if there was a really good reason why you wanted your toes exposed without revealing that you are wearing pantyhose, with their ugly seams and sandal toes. Maybe a wedding? Open-toed shoes and pantyhose. I could see it.
    I don’t think I’d put in the effort and deal with the ick-factor of something between my toes (ewwww) if it weren’t a special occasion, though.

  • December 7, 2008

    macserv

    There are actually a lot of anatomical benefits to footwear with individual toes, and you definitely get used to it very quickly. You can read about them on websites for high-end toe-sock companies like Injinji (www.injinji.com) and Feelmax.

  • January 8, 2009

    heather

    does anyone know where i can get a pair of these kind of tights that aren’t $27? That price is for the only pair I could find.
    Thanks!

  • January 23, 2009

    CW

    here is the only place to get other than sockdreams:
    http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/hello_brushes
    check it out!

  • January 31, 2009

    Oli

    this toe-pantyhose look very cute with sandals. Some women don’t like combining pantyhose with sandals, but in this case the pantyhose becomes less obvious, but is still there. I hope that they will become as popular in America as they are now in Japan because they look very nice.

  • February 23, 2009

    brooke

    I was skeptical about these hose but I saw a very fashionable looking girl on the shopping drive here wearing them today and she looked really good. Searching for some as we speak…!

  • May 7, 2009

    zaine

    holy crap, i wondered when soemthing liek this would come out, a couple years ago i had some tights and was bored, so i did what most kids do, pushed them between my toes, and i loved it more then my 20 pairs of toe socks, yay, now it’s available that way all the time! =O

  • January 22, 2010

    mimi

    yeesh i would love these. of course they are japanese who ese would come up with this /rolls eyes/ wearing opentoe shoes with tights is just WRONG i think, it makes your feet look like mannequin eck, so this is good. i’d definitely try them out.

  • February 26, 2010

    Steph

    I know that some people wear tights like these with shoes that have individual toes…such as Vibram’s Five Fingers which are really comfortable…but you couldn’t wear regular tights with them. I think I am going to order myself some!

  • May 11, 2010

    Caroltrijn

    I would like this kind of seperate toes tights, because I like to wear regular tights in thong sandals anyway.

  • September 6, 2010

    Linda

    I love the toe hose they last a long time; one pair lasted one year. Sad to see that Sock Dreams are out of black. Once on, you can not feel the toe seperation. I would love to find another company that sells these kinds of stockings.

  • September 27, 2010

    NWguy

    I absolutely love these tights! I wear them with my Vibram Five Finger shoes when running or just around town. They are really comfortable in the toes and are not restricting at all. Admittedly a bit difficult to get on at first but otherwise great. Will buy them again!

  • July 1, 2013

    MIke

    I bought a black pair of these. No runs for a year. Wore them to bed, around the house with socks on, even under my military uniform as black dress socks. After some time putting them on a few times, it was easy. Love how they feel. When taking them off, take them down off your legs, then take off each toe and pull the rest of the way off your foot and the toes will be ready for next wear. Recommend!

  • September 26, 2013

    phillip stubbs

    where are the sould in the us

  • March 22, 2014

    Avril

    I’m surprised by the negative comments of this product. When I wear pantyhose or tights, they always end up pulled up from general movements causing my toes to be curled the entire time I’m wearing them, even when I wear one to two sizes up. I always wished individual toes pantyhose/tights existed as I thought it would solve this problem. But here they are, wish granted!