I made my own Huarache-type sandals! Here I’ve already made a prototype which I liked, so now I made a pair. They’re easy and fun to make.
- cork tile
- optional: craft foam and shoe repair glue
Draw round your feet to make a pattern for the sole, or use a flip-flop. Cut two soles from the cork tile: one right and one left.
Use an awl or pencil to mark three holes: one between your toes and two at the sides.
Use a sharp scissor to make the holes big enough for the shoe lacing.
I also made soles of craft foam. I hadn’t enough of one color, so my soles are now two-colored. 😉
Glue the cork and foam rubber sole together.
Cut the edges again if necessary.
Use some string and lace your shoes.
Measure how long the string has to be.
I used turquoise cotton yarn to make a twisted cord, but you could also use leather cord, long fabric strips …
I also made Huarache-type bathing shoes (with tutorial).