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How to tie Huarachis…footwear of the Raramuri

What are huarachis?

These simple little sandals are worn year round by the natives of the Sierra Madres. Christopher McDougal has written about them in “Born to Run”.

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Huarachis worn by a little Tarahumara man. Miguelito, who came with his donkey to sell vegetables at Cabanas Diaz in Areponapuchi.

 Often Tarahumara feet will be dry, crusted, and sometimes a little wounded from banging around the hills in these things. They do protect pretty well actually and seem to work year round.

These feet of a woman along the train at San Rafael have seen many miles.

How to tie huarachis:

I am going to do this by showing you a series of photos. I met this guy at theDivisadero train stop one day last year and he had a new pair- you can easily get the details on how to tie them:

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