Huaraches

Recently, a friend showed up to work with a pair of huaraches that I was lusting over.  For you Angelinos or those who plan on visiting Los Angeles anytime soon, I recommend you pay a visit to Olvera Street to not only find the perfect pair of huaraches, but to experience all that this historical street has to offer.  Walking down the open street market, with churros in hand, I found my new favorite shoes for only $20 and experienced L.A. culture at its finest.

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  1. Kristina wrote:

    Oh my gosh, I’ve been looking for sandals like those for a couple years!!! I wish I lived in LA so I could get a pair immediately!

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  2. I love watching the people making tortillas. YUM!

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  3. Maria wrote:

    I love Olvera Street. I recently took my mom there when I visited Los Angeles. It makes me miss the city so much 🙂

    p.s. I recently discovered your site and love it. I’m currently in the process of making those friendship necklaces!

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  4. Traditional huarache designs vary greatly, but are always very simple. Originally made of all-leather, later early designs included woven string soles and occasionally thin wooden soles. Later more elaborate upper designs were created by saddlers and leather workers. The modern huarache developed from the adoption in the 1930s of rubber soles developed from used rubber car-tires. Modern designs vary in style from a simplistic sandal to a more complex shoe, using both traditional leather as well as more modern synthetic materials.

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