Kogake –Black – Like New – Sold As Seen.
The Kogake, (also known as Sabaton kogate, Goku and Koka), were the armored footwear donned by samurai to protect their feet in battle. Traditionally, samurai tended to wear waraji-gake-tabi (special tabi socks) and waraji (straw sandals) into battle, as time went on, various armor to adorn for protecting the feet were developed. Fashioned in the distinctive Japanese “split-toe” tabi style, the samurai warrior would typically lace his Kogake into the waraji, making an armored shoe. Lacing, kusari (iron mail) and hinges were implemented into the armor plating to make it more comfortable. A waraji-gake-tabi would be worn with it to add further comfort.