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Discover the Mexican Huarache: A Timeless Tradition

Step into the rich history of the Mexican huarache, a beloved symbol of Mexican culture. This traditional sandal has roots that stretch back to pre-Hispanic times, with its name originating from the Tarascan or Purépecha word "kwarachi."

While huaraches have ancient origins, they evolved into their current form during the colonial era. The arrival of pigs and cows brought new materials, and the development of saddlery techniques transformed the huarache into the iconic leather footwear we recognize today.

Originally, the leather huarache was more than just a shoe—it was a marker of social status, primarily worn by those living in rural areas. Over time, various factors contributed to its widespread popularity, making it a staple in Mexican footwear.

Dive deeper into the story of this remarkable sandal and explore Sahuayo, a town where over 400 skilled shoemakers passionately craft huaraches. Experience the blend of tradition and craftsmanship that keeps the huarache a timeless favorite.

Explore the world of Mexican huaraches and celebrate the artistry of Sahuayo’s dedicated artisans!

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Sahuayo: The Heartbeat of Artisan Huarache Craftsmanship

Nestled next to Jalisco, the town of Sahuayo is a powerhouse of artisan footwear, generating an impressive 300 million pesos annually. According to the Michoacán Artisan Institute (IAM), around 400 workshops in Sahuayo are dedicated to this noble craft.

During our visit to one of these wonderful workshops, we had the pleasure of witnessing the entire huarache-making process. From lacing the leather to gluing each sole and branding the shoes, the craftsmanship was evident in every step. The key to crafting a pair of leather Mexican huaraches? Patience! It takes at least five days to meticulously complete every detail.

In Mexico, the image of modest huaraches for sale in markets or seen strolling through the fields is iconic. The traditional huarache, with its various braided designs born from the imagination of artisans, remains a beloved symbol of Mexican culture.

The love for these Mexican huaraches has even transcended borders, reaching places around the world and capturing the hearts of many.

Now Accepting Pre-Orders 

Pre-order your own pair of Mexican sandals.  We are accepting pre-orders until June 7, 2024. Orders will be shipped during the last week of July 2024.
Our Mexican Leather Huaraches are a timeless design that provides comfort and style. Using 100% genuine leather, our huaraches are handcrafted by generations of shoemakers, ensuring each pair is both stylish and unique. Explore the collection and pre-order your new pair here. 

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