Picture this: it’s 90 degrees and you’re getting ready for a day at the beach with your buds, but this particular beach requires about a half-mile walk in on sharp rocks and sand (it’s a secret beach, locals only), and you need to dress accordingly. You can’t wear flip flops for fear of losing them along the way, and normal lace up shoes would just be too much of a hassle. Filling that void is the latest by Yuketen–the Cruz sandals, ready to get that job done and then some.
Styled after classic huarache footwear, these babies are handmade in Mexico from vegetable tanned leather with a basket weave pattern that provides comfort, durability, and breathability all in one. They feature an adjustable knotted cord at the vamp that makes for easy on and off, and a leather insole because why not more leather?
The real kicker here, though, is that rather than the typical thin bottom, these sandals feature a thick yet lightweight Vibram outsole that’s meant for walking, so you can head to that secret beach in style and comfort. They come in a handsome brown and an all natural leather option so you can tan your hide while you tan your hide, ya dig?
Available for $218 at Unionmade.