My Petatillos – Huaraches Get Better With Age

Huarache Blog readers sometimes ask me how many pairs of Huaraches I own?

Although I own about 6 pairs mostly for reference, I prefer to take photos and document.

Year round I wear this pair of Huaraches from Central Michoacan, which well combine two opposing yet essential elements of the Huarache, rustic and sophistication.

Interestingly the vegetable tanned aniline leather, rather like skin has become darker and golden with exposure to the sun over this last year (patina). A fascinating design transformation, this is arguably a good example of how footwear can look better with age.

Because the sole has been nailed instead of glued, when it wears down it can easily be replaced.


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