The Art of Huarache Sample Making

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Huarache Size Grading in Process

Every Huarache size has a slightly different weave, and the weave sequence for each size must be worked out so that the vamp and quarter weaves meet to create one continuous  woven surface.

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úkata+ under construction!

Since my post in June, Huarache Blog readers have been asking “whats coming soon?”.

The úkata+ website is now officially under construction and the social media links are set up to share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram with photos and insights about this new Huarache experience.

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Huaraches Cisneros Feature In Andares Magazine

A few weeks ago I stopped by to visit Don Salvador and his son Fernando Cisneros.

They proudly showed me that they had recently been featured in a Mexican style magazine and told me how a photographer had come all the way from Mexico City to take pictures of them.

They are very nice photos and its a pleasure to share them.

You can reach Don Salvador and Fernando by telephone at Tel. 372.426.0318 – Cel. 342.103.3152, or visit them in very traditional, pretty and authentic small town of Concepción de Buenos Aires in Jalisco.

To see more photos of their Huarache styles visit the Huarache Directory Website HERE, or simply search “Cisneros” in the “The Huarache Searcher” bar on the right side of this page to also see how their exceptional Huaraches are made.

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Via Andares Magazine Grandes Maestros by Montserrat Cardona and photos by Erick Guevara


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Early Burras from Uruapan

I have posted about the traditional Mexican Burra Footwear already a couple of times on this blog and consider Burras another fascinating area of footwear research. These Burras I was lucky to photograph also at the Bata Museum in Toronto, their origins are from the 1950’s Uruapan area of Mexico. Although I have never seen a similar Burra design during my research in Mexico.

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Ultramaraton Caballo Blanco 2015 – Running with the Raramuri Tarahumara

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74 FOOTWEAR DESIGN CONSULTING

As part of my ongoing research of traditional Mexican Huarache sandals on Huarache Blog, last Friday I went to the 13th Ultra Caballo Blanco race in the small town of Urique.

For those not familiar with Christopher McDougall’s book “Born to Run”, the Ultra Caballo Blanco is a unique 50 mile ultra marathon that offers runners from anywhere in the world the incredible opportunity to run with the local Raramuris, “the light-footed ones”.

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15 years ago when I first heard about the Raramuri/Tarahumara, meeting them and experiencing their culture was nothing more than a dream, or at best something reserved only for anthropologists and the most adventurous traveller, both of which I was not.

But today from the Chepe train station town of Bahuichivo in Chihuahua, getting to Urique is only a slightly adventurous 55km, but very beautiful 4 hour switchback bus ride to the bottom of the Urique Canyon,

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