A beautiful short documentary about Nicolás Lizares, a huarachero (huarache maker) from Jalisco, Mexico. My mom happens to be in Jalisco right now, staying in Guadalajara, the state’s capital, and she’s bringing back some huaraches for me to wear this summer. Hopefully I can offer a full report at some point.

The video comes via the wonderful site Huarache Blog, which has further information about Sr. Lizares and his shoes here.

Handmade huaraches from Jocotepec by nullboy on Flickr.
I’ve been searching for someone who makes huaraches in Los Angeles, but I haven’t found anyone yet. I figure there must be some cobbler here who makes them in his spare time. The sad truth is that my feet are too narrow for the off-the-shelf version, and I don’t have any trips to Mexico in my immediate future. While I was searching, I came across this gorgeous pair from Jocotepec, in Jalisco. If only I was headed there sometime soon…

Handmade huaraches from Jocotepec by nullboy on Flickr.

I’ve been searching for someone who makes huaraches in Los Angeles, but I haven’t found anyone yet. I figure there must be some cobbler here who makes them in his spare time. The sad truth is that my feet are too narrow for the off-the-shelf version, and I don’t have any trips to Mexico in my immediate future. While I was searching, I came across this gorgeous pair from Jocotepec, in Jalisco. If only I was headed there sometime soon…