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Yuketen Alejandro Huarache Sandal in Multi


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“Tenacious For Quality” is the mantra of this cult Japanese-American brand which bends over backwards to recreate the quality of classic American leather goods and then refresh these iconic styles for modern times by adding artisanal Japanese design elements. Founded by Yuki Matsuda in 1989, Yuketen scours the world for the best raw materials such as buttery and supple oiled leathers tanned in America or silky full-grain flesh-out leather that’s suede tanned in Toscana, Italy,.  

Is there any more ringing endorsement for a beach shoe style than to be name-checked in The Beach Boys “Surfin’ USA” We think not and that’s why we’re proud to stock this hand-cut and hand-woven hybrid of a sandal and a loafer known as the Hurache Alejandro.  Based on a traditional Mexican sandal, the Alejandro is made in Mexico and features a Vibram sole. It’s like wearing a piece of folk art but just more comfortable.  And we like to think of these as the official dress shoe of The New Normal. Dressy enough to wear to the office with chinos; casual enough for a bike to the beach.

  • Shaved Off Edges on Each Leather Strips for Comfort Feel on Skin

  • Hand-cut & Hand-woven

  • Leather Midsole + Vibram’s USA Made 2060 Outsole

  • Genuine Huarache Construction

  • Handmade in Mexico

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Reviewed by Timothy S.
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Rated 4 out of 5

Fit is frustrating but quality was good.

I sent mine back because they fit very strangely. With my feet, at least, if I size down to the point my toes are getting crammed, the back of the shoe still can't grip on my heel, and it pops out. I don't understand how anyone can wear these without their heel popping out with every step. I didn't want to wear them long enough to fully break in, as I predicted a painful future. Perhaps bending the sole back and forth would have helped the shoe bend easier as I step? The rubber sole felt maybe too stiff for that.

I own a different brand of Huaraches, made at the same factory in Mexico that fit much better because the heel strip is detached from the sole. This allows the back of the shoe to stay around your heel as you bend your foot, without the sole keeping it tied down.

I will say that they're beautifully crafted.

I recommend this product
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