DIY Huarache Sandals With Cork Sole – Tutorial

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I made my own Huarache-type sandals! After making a prototype which I liked, I now made a pair. Yay! 😀 DIY Huarache sandals are easy and fun to make!

 

Materials:

  • cork tile
  • yarn
  • scissor
  • pencil
  • optional: craft foam and shoe repair glue

 

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Draw round your feet to make a pattern for the sole or use well-fitting flip-flops as pattern. Cut two soles from the cork tile: one right and one left.

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Use an awl or pencil to mark three holes: one between your toes and two at the sides.

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Use a sharp scissor to make the holes big enough for the shoe lacing.

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I also made soles out of craft foam. I hadn’t enough of one color, so my soles are now two-colored. 😉

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Glue the cork and craft foam soles together.

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Trim the edges if necessary.

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Use a piece of yarn and lace your shoes: How to tie Huarache sandals

Measure how long the string has to be.

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I used turquoise cotton yarn to make a twisted cord, but you could also use leather cord, I-cord, long fabric strips …

I also made Huarache-type bathing shoes.

19 thoughts on “DIY Huarache Sandals With Cork Sole – Tutorial

    1. Hi, I’m wearing the shoes just as sandals (not for running), and till now just on rather smooth surfaces, such as sand, cobblestones and asphalt (not on crushed rock roads) – and the cork is still like new. But just cork board as sole (without craft foam or a thin rubber sole) might be too slippery: my Edwardian bathing shoes with pure cork soles are too slippery on sand hills.

  1. These would be so light weight. They kind of remind me of the leather buffalo thongs I wore non stop until you couldn’t get them anymore. They would be just enough protection and all of the freedom. Great idea.

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