9 comments on “Making My Huaraches

  1. I would love to learn how to weave huaraches! Would you have some sort of manual or instructions how to do it? Which hole to start with and how to proceed? I can’t seem to figure it out from the pictures. Thank you, I love this site. Jana

    • Hi Jana, the Armadillo Huarache is a bit complicated to make as a first pair unassisted.

      I would recommend you start with a “3 Vueltas” that you can see in the photo HERE.

      It has a small upper part and eventually you can begin to make bigger upper parts like the “10 Vueltas” HERE.

      Until you can make more complex weaves like the Armadillo, also the Armadillo is more complicated to make because it needs to be lasted on the toe.

      Remember you will need to use vegetable tanned leather and weave around the last which you can see some of the process HERE.

      Weaving usually starts on the top inside hole, then diagonally across the vamp through a middle hole on the outside, then around the heel and through a middle hole on the inside, then diagonally across the vamp through the top hole on the outside after which the process is repeated backwards.

      HERE is an article of a reader who has tried making his own from scratch.

      • Can you believe I just found your reply now, four years later? Thank you so much for getting back to me! I know it has been a long time, but my interest has not diminished. All the best to you, Jana.

  2. I’ve worn huaraches for decades and have always been fascinated by the different designs I came across.
    I have been a leather crafter novice for several years now and just recently I decided that I want to make a pair of shoes.
    The more I looked, the more I came convinced that the Huarche was what I am going to make.
    Thanks for your blog and the photos.
    I hope to come back soon with photos of what I came up with.
    Thanks again.

  3. Very nice work do you teach people who are interested in learning ? U. Can call me anytime at this number 702 525 1236 ask for Rudy V. Thank U Much hope to hear from you

    • Dear Rudy, unfortunately I have very little time to organize and find a space to teach. Besides I live in Russia and don’t speak Russian. But it you dig through all my Huarache Blogs especially on wordpress and instagram with thousands of photos of Huaraches you may get a sense of how huaraches are made. Good luck, Markus

  4. I’m interested in learning how to make huarache shoes 👞 and I’m from Cameroon 🇨🇲. How can I make make and what are the tools used for their making?

    • Hello Mushkav, you can learn in Mexico, Italy and Germany. A lot of suggestions are available if you visit Huarache Blog on Instagram. You will need to have a shoe last and vegetable tanned leather and something for your sole, also a hammer, nails, pliers a screwdriver/awl and a sharp knife. Good look.

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