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post #61 of 79
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^ the womens version. with a black leather footbed, they might pass as a designer sandal. ;-)

here's something different. funky woven huaraches shoes from this huarache blog. yes, there's a blog about almost everything now.

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post #62 of 79
Thread Starter 
Since it's still summer where I am for another month or so:



Who Made The Flip-Flop? article from the NY Times mag.
I've always like to called them zoris. But I'm sorta old-school.
post #63 of 79
Top. It's going to be 40 degrees here soon and I'm going to need some sandals. Anyone got any new suggestions? I'm probably going to get some kiwi sandals the same as Snake's if possible but am open to other ideas.

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post #64 of 79

Unique vegetable tanned, hand crafted Huarache sandals from úkata.

 

 

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Huaraches are made using a unique and complex construction method where the upper is made from a single woven strip of natural vegetable tanned leather. Like a basket the upper is woven into the sole without glue to make many intricate upper designs.

 

It takes at least an hour to make a good pair of Huarache sandals and some Huaraches take days to make. The best Huaraches are quite labor intensive and made in such small quantities that many aren’t even sold at retail.

 

The úkata “Cien Clavos” by Huaraches Martínez are some of the finest Huaraches in Mexico. Master Huarachero José Martínez is continuing in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, making the same traditional Huarache designs. A true craftsman, he works alone finishing one, or sometimes 2 pairs per day, while organically tanning his own leathers using mimosa tree bark.

 

úkata Huaraches aren't your typical market Huaraches, nor are they factory made. They are the very best, rare footwear designs, made by a single artisan, that you are unlikely to find even in Mexico.

 

For more information visit www.huaracheblog.wordpress.com

post #65 of 79
^Very cool blog. Enjoyed the pics of the workshops in particular.
post #66 of 79

Huaraches! I think I'll be getting myself a traditional pair at Olvera St. in Downtown LA.

 

!ándale, ándale!

 

 

post #67 of 79
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Unique vegetable tanned, hand crafted Huarache sandals from úkata.
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Huaraches are made using a unique and complex construction method where the upper is made from a single woven strip of natural vegetable tanned leather. Like a basket the upper is woven into the sole without glue to make many intricate upper designs.

It takes at least an hour to make a good pair of Huarache sandals and some Huaraches take days to make. The best Huaraches are quite labor intensive and made in such small quantities that many aren’t even sold at retail.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The úkata “Cien Clavos” by Huaraches Martínez are some of the finest Huaraches in Mexico. Master Huarachero José Martínez is continuing in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, making the same traditional Huarache designs. A true craftsman, he works alone finishing one, or sometimes 2 pairs per day, while organically tanning his own leathers using mimosa tree bark.

úkata Huaraches aren't your typical market Huaraches, nor are they factory made. They are the very best, rare footwear designs, made by a single artisan, that you are unlikely to find even in Mexico.

For more information visit www.huaracheblog.wordpress.com


Interesting.

There are still plenty of Indian sandalmakers making to extremely high quality too.
I find this particularly interesting because of the way the economy works. At this point in time, they cost of labour (+ living etc) in India is so low that extremely high quality items can be essentially mass produced. It's still cheaper to pay some skilled villager to make a sandal than to buy a machine.

This is very reminiscent of how it was in Italy up till the middle of last century, and it's why they have an appreciation of handmade details in their tailoring and other crafts that, for example, the English lack.

Handsewn buttonholes etc don't add anything to the functionality of a garment, but they're there in reference to that tradition.
post #68 of 79
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Anyone know how to size Kiwi sandals? I'm a big 9/ a smaller 9.5...

post #70 of 79

I have been considering these if they hit 30% off:

post #71 of 79
reminded me of you know who
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$600 price is insane but still something so nice about these

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post #72 of 79

Lol the first ones are the same sandals, just in a different colorway :o.  On sale I don't think they would be too unreasonable.

 

I just picked up a pair of cotton trousers in this cut (in tan) that I'm going to hem to a tiny bit of a crop and wear with sandals this summer :blush:

 


Edited by KingJulien - 4/2/14 at 7:50am
post #73 of 79
;-)

flowerpower is nicer than racing stripes generally, but i feel the quadrating takes away some of the charm (like when people put up realist paintings of flowers instead of potted plants)

either one would be my footwear of choice for a summer spent trekking across icy terrain
post #74 of 79
Any suggestions for something like the Birkenstock Ramses/Gizeh but with a backstrap?
post #75 of 79
edit: need to take better photo
Edited by ChetB - 5/3/14 at 10:15pm
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