The Missing Staples – Huarches from Altotonga, VeracruzPosted: May 8, 2012
Typically many Mexican Huaraches are made with ‘grapas’, or staples used to weave the leather strips through. At the main market of the mountain town of Perote I spotted an odd pair of ‘Huaraches Grapados’ with a leather flap replacing the ‘grapa’. Apparently the resourceful Huarachero had run out of metal wire and given the deadline designed a leather patch to replace it.
The leather patch may not be as hard-wearing as a metal staple, but its a nice design detail.