Make simple DIY Huarache sandals with cork tiles, craft foam & yarn!
I made my first DIY Huarache sandals! Yay! 😀
After making Huarache sandal prototypes which I liked, I now made a pair. DIY Huarache sandals are easy and fun to make! For these Huarache sandals you’ll only need a cork tile, leather cord or yarn, and craft foam.
Update: DIY Huarache sandals with leather soles are much more durable! They still look like new after years of frequent wear.
DIY Huarache Sandals With Cork Soles – Tutorial
- cork tile
- optional: craft foam and shoe repair glue
Draw round your feet to make a pattern for the sole or use well-fitting flip-flops as pattern.
The Cork Soles
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.
Optional: Craft Foam Soles
If you want, cut soles out of craft foam. I hadn’t enough of one color, so my soles are two-colored. 😉
Related: DIY Flip Flops With Cork Soles
Glue the cork and craft foam soles together.
Trim the edges if necessary.
Tie The Huarache Sandals
Use a piece of yarn and lace the huarache sandals.
Related: How To Tie Huarache Sandals
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, I-cord or long fabric strips.
Related: DIY Huarache-Type Bathing Shoes
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24 thoughts on “DIY Huarache Sandals With Cork Soles – Tutorial”
Hello, I’m wondering how durable cork board is when used as a sole?
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.
What type of cork tile did you use? floor or for a wall?
I used a leftover cork floor tile.
What kind of glue did you use?
I used shoe repair glue.
Great idea. Thanks for sharing at To Grandmas House We Go. Pinning.
Thanks for pinning, Stephanie! 🙂
How smart is that! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Thank you, Sherry! 🙂
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.
Thanks, Leanna! 😀 I’m making leather sandals at the moment – I’ll soon post the tutorial.
Wow Lina these look great I have never tried making footwear like this but you make it look easy
Thank you, Amber! Huarache-type sandals are really easy to make! 🙂
Love them Lina, but then again I love all the things you make 😉 You’re always so refreshing and different
Thanks, Michelle! 😀
Looks great! Definitely going to try making these.
Thanks so much, Nicole! 😀 I’d love to see your finished sandals!
Wow you have a wonderful talent,I love those sandals,I can’t wait for your post on the next great project.
Thank you so much, Mark!