Luna Sandals makes the "Cadillac" of huaraches sandals.
"Huaraches," (pronounced \wə-ˈrä-chē, hə-\) is simply Spanish for "sandals." While huaraches may refer to Mexican sandals of all varieties, here we're specifically talking about the types of sandals worn by the Tarahumara Indians (made famous by Born to Run).
If you've read Born to Run, you'll recall Barefoot Ted McDonald not only for his wily characterization by Chris McDougall, but also for popularizing two styles of footwear — Vibram FiveFingers being one, of course, and the other being huaraches. Ted first caught on to the hottest fashion trend in the Copper Canyons of Mexico thanks to his newfound friend, local Tarahumaran Manuel Luna.
Manuel Luna made Ted a pair of huaraches out of an old tire and some leather. Little did Luna know that this simple gesture would one day spawn an entire line of premium huaraches sandals thanks to Ted taking the sandals and literally running with them — eventually building a business named after Luna some five years later.
Today, Luna Sandals is commonly mentioned as making the "Cadillac" of huaraches sandals — thanks to premium materials, attention to detail, and, well, a premium pricepoint (>$100 isn't an uncommon pricepoint). Below are reviews of various offerings from Luna!
Check them and LunaSandals.com out!