True huaraches are a type of handmade Mexican sandal. The name “huarache” originates from the term “kwarachi,” translating to sandal in English. Often associated with farm workers, this woven style became popular in the US during the early ‘60s when hippie culture was a fashion phenomenon.
A variety of huarache styles have been inspired by the classic Mexican shoe. From Nike’s Air Huarache sneakers to platform clogs with huarache woven uppers, this minimalist take on a traditional style is here to stay and we’re on board.