This was originally supposed to be a first impressions post after I bought them myself, but then SuitSupply Outlet happened and I had to take myself out the game for the moment or else sell one of my kidneys. So now this is a feature on something I hope to own at some point in the future.
I've been half-obsessed this summer with finding a pair of huaraches, traditional Mexican footwear with simple woven leather uppers, ever since I saw a post on Put This On about them, but I was never able to find any that hit all the right buttons for me aesthetically. It's just that most tend to look stubby in a lot of pictures or like something The Dude from Big Lebowski would wear to a backyard BBQ, at worst. For that reason, my summer shoes have mostly been my old standby Rainbow sandals (that my puppy just chewed up) and some cheap espadrilles from Soludos, which have been fine but have never scratched any itches for me, if you know what I mean. Not like...in a dirty way, you deviants.
|Chamula Cancun in Natural|
What makes the Cancun special is its low profile and minimal silhouette, despite its intricate leather weave. The standard model sits on a tire treaded EVA sole that references the longstanding convention of using recycled tires for huarache soles, though there are light and dark crepe soles available also through the official Chamula site (think Clarks Desert Boots soles). You can choose from natural and dark brown uppers (probably the most versatile), a deep inky navy I really like, or various multicolor leather weaves. If you like the style but prefer an open toe, the Uxmal is a nice option as well.
|Chamula Uxmal in White Multicolor|