VISVIM Areni Folk – Burras From Japan

Japanese star brand VISVIM released their Areni Folk footwear design for Summer 2012. The Areni Folk design appears a nice refinement of a traditional Mexican footwear called Burras and is made using Italian vegetable tanned leathers, a cork footbed and a Vibram Gumlite sole (the Suede Folk version).

Burras also known as Teguas are traditional hand crafted Mexican work boots and like Huaraches are usually made using vegetable tanned leathers and used car tyre soles.

Hand crafted Burras can be bought at most Mexican city markets in the geographical area between Colima and Queretaro (Central Western Mexico). I noticed some for sale as far away as Merida, but few were sold in Central Eastern Mexico.

The quality and designs vary, they can be as clean as this design from the Municipal Market in Morelia, Michoacan,

to funky like these Burras from the main market in Leon, Guanajuato.

I also found some nice Burras also in Irapuato, Guanajuato.

And in La Piedad, Michoacan.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” – Charles Caleb Colton


2 Comments on “VISVIM Areni Folk – Burras From Japan”

  1. Nancy says:

    I’d like a pair of the last pic, they look so comfy. These are a modern reinvented twist to the work boot. I like it!

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