Growing up in California, we frequently went to Mexico and purchased these sandals from Huaracheros populating the markets, and have had a love affair with the timeless style and durability ever since. So we got really excited when we found BrandX who have been collaborating with traditional craftspeople since the 1970s. BrandX makes updated classic Huaraches handwoven in Mexico with vegetable tanned leather, BUT with a cushioned EVA sole. You heard that right, cushioned Huarache! Each pair is woven from one piece of leather right into the leather insole. Just like any authentic Huarache, these stretch and mold to the foot with wear, so you want to start out on the snug size. We recommend sizing down 1/2 size. You will enjoy these more every year.