I made Huarache sandals again! Yay! Huarache sandals are so comfortable to wear and easy to make. So, after making Huarache sandals with cork soles and Huarache bathing shoes, I now made Huarache sandals with leather soles. Apart from soaking the leather soles, it just takes some minutes to make DIY huarache sandals. So grab some leather and yarn and make your own huaraches! 😀
- thick, but flexible, vegetable tanned leather
- cord – I made twisted cord with cotton yarn, but you can also use leather cord, ribbon, jute cord …
- leather needle
- awl or something similar
Use flip-flops or sandals as pattern for the shoes – I used my DIY Huarache sandals with cork soles as pattern. Cut out the leather soles with a scissor.
Let the leather soles soak overnight in linseed oil. Linseed oil makes the soles more durable.
Remove excess oil with rags.
Caution: One often reads of the danger of spontaneous combustion of rags soaked in linseed oil. My soaked rags didn’t begin to burn. But to be on the safe side, don’t put the rags into a pile, but let them dry flat or burn them.
Mark three holes for the cord: One between your toes and two at the side of your foot.
Using a leather needle pierce the holes through the leather sole.
Make the holes bigger with an awl.
Now you can lace your huarache sandals.
And your DIY Huarache sandals with leather soles are ready to wear! Wasn’t that quick and easy?
Leather huarache sandals are lightweight, comfortable to wear and let you feel the ground – it’s almost like walking barefoot. The leather soles are flexible and more durable than the cork soles. Even rocks and gravel roads haven’t damaged the soles yet – the leather soles are still like new.