What Are Mexican Huaraches?
Mexican Huaraches are a form of footwear that originated in the pre-Colombian era, mainly in the States of Jalisco, Yucatan and Michoacan. The Huarache is a form of sandal which is formed using a stiff base with a woven upper that is usually made of leather, though other materials can also be used, which is formed from a single piece of material that is inserted through the last of the shoe and holes in the sole.
Like flip-flops, the Huarache is a response to living in a hot, humid environment and its creation is usually attributed to the Mayan peoples who were members of the Meso-American civilizations.
Huaraches began as extremely simple footwear that was made by ordinary people but at some point in their history they became more sophisticated with a leather upper being weaved into complex patterns that were often made by saddlers and other leather workers. The sandal remains popular to this day and is available in a huge range of materials and styles.