Date:January 28, 2015

Hooray, Huaraches: 3 Reasons to Love this Stylish Shoe

Four pairs of Softspots Huaraches shoesFrom boat shoes and thong sandals to wedges and more, there’s no shortage of fun summer shoes. And while huaraches pack a ton of style, many options are comfortable, too, making them one of the season’s most versatile choices. Here are just a few reasons why:

1. They Feel Good
Open, woven shoes not only look great with summer dresses and tunics, they feel great too, letting feet breathe when it’s hot and humid outside while giving your foot needed support. Many huaraches are made with soft leather for comfort, too.

2. They’re Full of Festive Details
With their woven patterns and intricate designs, huaraches offer a ton of beautiful details in one simple silhouette. Choose a wedge style to dress up a flirty frock or pick a flat pair to wear with casual summer shorts or jeans. Add a touch of color and flair to your look with huaraches that have multi-colored straps.

3. They Have a Fascinating History
It’s not everyday you get to wear so much history on your feet. But that’s exactly the case with huaraches, which began as a peasant shoe in Mexico hundreds of years ago and became popular stateside among “hippies” during the 1960s. Today, they’re popular among kids and adults alike, and it’s safe to say the shoes will remain a summer staple for years to come.

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Sources: “A Brief History and Guide to Huaraches”