In the sea of flip-flops and sandals options out there today, Knickerbocker is calling attention to huaraches, a criminally underrepresented option.
Available in black and tan, this handwoven huarache features leather insoles and midsoles, natural rubber outsoles, and they’re almost as true as it gets. That’s because getting to this point meant working with – and learning from – a family-owned workshop in the Michoacán region of Mexico that’s been making huaraches for over 50 years. Understanding the gravity of the opportunity Knickerbocker made the most out of it by taking a step back. They were the student, not the designer, in this relationship, allowing the historic, chedulturally significant footwear to take center stage. No frills, no unnecessary details, just enduring style made in the right place by the right people.
The resulting labor of love is a refreshing option with summer right around the corner, and you already know age will do them well.
Available for $120 ($96 for Heddels+ Type 2 members) from Knickerbocker