Don Vincente and Don Lucas – Huaracheros From Atoyac, Jalisco

Vincente Torres Perez and Jacinto Lucas De La Cruz are the last remaining Huaracheros in Atoyac, Jalisco.

The Huaraches in Atoyac have the distinctively pointed soles. Srs. Torres and Lucas make many styles and their most popular are the “Tejido” in the “Finito” (fine weave) version.



The “Tejido Sencillo” Huarache with the “Fuerza” strip of leather on the toe.


And the “Tejido Sencillo” Huarache.



They also refurbish old Huaraches, something I have never seen before. In this case the customer wanted to keep the original leather sole and an new upper was woven into it.


All their Huaraches are made using the same traditional techniques using wooden mesquite lasts.


Many Huaraches are also made to measure.


All the strips of leather are softened in oil and water and left to dry overnight before weaving.


The workshop “Taller” where Don Vincente and Don Lucas work is about as authentic as it gets.


A cool open space with adobe walls and a thatched roof, old wooden tools and vegetable tanned leathers abounding.




They still had a child’s version to the traditional field Huarache the “Alcapoyo”. This Huarache style is one of the oldest and simplest styles. The likely successor of the “Pata de Gallo” and the design bridging that to the complex woven ones we see today.


For orders Don Vincente and Don Lucas can be reached at the following NEW number: 372.410.2115

14 Comments on “Don Vincente and Don Lucas – Huaracheros From Atoyac, Jalisco”

  1. alex says:

    hi, i think,the right name to “alcapoyo” is “orcapollo”,word came from “ahorca
    pollos” excelente blog saludos!!

    • huaracheblog says:

      Thanks. I’m not good at distinguishing the ll sound from y. Interestingly “Ahorca Pollo” means Chicken Hanger (as in strangler) and tie’s in well with the “Pata de Gallo” (Rooster Foot) Huarache name.

  2. Heriberto says:

    tienen algun correo eletronico donde contactarlos? aparte de numero de telefono? gracias

  3. Loredana says:

    I would love to purchase a pair of your tejido Sencillo hurache…i live in you ship to canada and how much do they cost?

  4. petros kapsomenakis says:

    hi i think the style im looking is close to him even the buckle he use is the same like the pair im looking for (is it possible to sent him the foto of the sandals?) so how i can order ? im living in greece ( athens) is it possible ?

    • huaracheblog says:

      He probably does not use email, so you will probably need to send him a photo by post, or visit him. Maybe you can send your photo to another artisan who has email address, or facebook published. Also visit Huarache Blog on Instagram, there I follow the accounts of Huaracheros who are on Instagram and you can contact them more easily.

      • petros kapsomenakis says:

        i cant go there so the only way is to sent a foto but is any address i can sent it ?

  5. petros kapsomenakis says:

    hi there how i can order a pair from this artist ? im living in greece and i dont know how to order

  6. petros kapsomenakis says:

    the new phone dosnt work does anybody can help ?

  7. petros kapsomenakis says:

    does anybody knows how to contact with them ?

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