Sahuayo.

World Huarache capital. Where with the help of Juan I busted out my first Huaraches. The spike thing is called a corregidor.

Not many photos because Juan is a fast teacher, so I had no time to pause. But briefly the process involves cutting the footbed, cutting the strips by hand, skiving each strip edge, wetting the strips, then weaving. Once woven the surfaces are hammerd smooth and the leather is cleaned with lemon and the huaraches are then left to dry in the sun. Once dried the leather is rubbed with a block of wood to give it an aged look and the upper is glued to the sole.

The model is called `Pachuco´.

Then in the afternoon I tried making some closed toe.



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