For ladies and gentlemen
Our classic – the bespoke sandal with Mexican ancestry The history of the Sandal Workshop Freiburg began with this classic cross-strap sandal. But apart from the name, much has changed. Over time, we have fundamentally changed the simple basic concept from the 1970s and refined the original Mexican sandal detail by detail. At least, we think we have. And our customers agree. Maybe that’s why Mexico is our most popular tailor made sandal.
The three – since Mexico tres – parallel straps run from the inside of the heel to the forefoot and back again. This also creates the characteristic strap cross over the instep, which holds the foot well and securely. The straps are fixed only at their base point and can be adjusted along the entire rest of the path. They can therefore be adjusted quite precisely to the instep and readjusted when the leather has given a bit after a long period of wear. This sandal comes without a buckle or a clasp. Each of the three straps is twined into the heel strap so they will hold firmly. This is what we call our “Mexican Joint”.
Below the ankle, the straps are braided for a special accent. Due to way the straps are attached, the sole is somewhat wider at the forefoot, which underlines the robust character of our made-to-measure sandal Mexico.
Of course, many years of wearing do not get past even a robust model like Mexico without a trace, but rest assured: We can get any pair back in shape, not just the typical wear part, the outsole. Repairing and replacing, that’s part of the concept.
MEXICO tres with its three straps can be ordered online or in our store & workshop in Freiburg.
Please see the following information when ordering online.
- Classic Mexican style cross-strap sandal
- Three straps, width adjusted to fit the size of the sandal
- Crossed straps provide excellent hold on the foot
- Tough and robust in character, with wider sole
- Custom made with cork footbed
- Straps remain fully adjustable
- “Mexican Joint” – no metal or plastic buckles, clasps or fasteners.
We use vegetable tanned leather we dye ourselves in different colors and shades. Because we make each model only to order, you can always select the color.
For online ordering, we only offer a limited range of colors; you can always find the color swatches on the online catalog page of the respective sandal model. When you order in our workshop, the color range is larger.
Apart from that, we have photographed the models for this online catalog in just one color mostly. If you browse the entire collection, you will get an idea of the other colors.
When you wear the sandals, the leather will develop its own patina over time, becoming darker. It is difficult to say how strong this effect will be. So, if in doubt, choose the leather a little brighter.
Please keep in mind: Each hide takes the color on in its own way, each dyeing process goes a little bit differently. And as to how your display or monitor shows the colors: we have no influence on that. Color deviations can therefore occur and are not per se a fault. If you want to be sure, take a look at the leather for your sandal in person at our store & workshop.
We use high quality outsoles in different colors. Which sole we should put on your sandal, you decide yourself.
Of course, the color of the sole also affects the look of the sandal to a certain extent. You can go for contrast, for example with a light sole to a dark leather color, or choose a more low-key combination.
Of course, the sole material also has an effect. When making your selection, keep in mind where you will normally wear your sandals. In the order of images:
Soles 1 to 3 are made of high quality rubber. They are wear-resistant and durable, and also very slip resistant. Rubber is somewhat stiffer and therefore also makes the sole a little more rigid than, for example, EVA. Sole 1 has a marked profile, which once again increases the grip. This can be useful, for example, if you walk a lot on natural trails.
Soles 4 and 5 with their wave pattern are made of EVA, a proven, especially lightweight material. EVA soles are slightly more flexible than rubber, so they provide a more comfortable walking experience. Our EVA soles are a bit thicker than the rubber ones, enhancing the light cushioning effect.