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Huaraches, a shoe with legacy

Huaraches, a shoe with legacy

Do you know where these trendy summer essentials come from? The history of the famous Mexican huaraches goes back many years before the first Spanish boats reached America. These sandals were essential for the indigenous people from different ethnics across Mexico for a long time. The name Huarache itself comes from the purepecha dialect “kwarachi”, dialect spoken in the nowcalled Michoacan state in central Mexico, but the shoe was popular in many other areas like Yucatan and Chiapas. Before the Spanish colony was set up in Mexico, the huarache was mainly braided straps of íchcatl orcotton in Nahuatl (Aztec language)...

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