The Missing Staples – Huarches from Altotonga, Veracruz

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.


3 Comments on “The Missing Staples – Huarches from Altotonga, Veracruz”

  1. Nancy says:

    Where can I get a pair of these sandals “guaraches grapados”? I don’t get a chance to travel to MX and had a similar pair long ago. They are made beautifully and are actually very comfortable once broken in.

    • huaracheblog says:

      Good question, check ebay, but its unlikely you will find many. In Mexico Huaraches with ‘grapas’ are considered traditional footwear, made for people working in the countryside, so its unlikely that anyone will think of selling them on the internet to other consumers.

  2. pEDRO FUENTES says:

    YO TE LOS PUEDO ENVIAR DIME QUÉ NUM. CALZAS Y TE LOS MANDO. MARCAME AL (222) 291-73-81 CON HUMBERTO.


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