Mexico three

For ladies and men


inc. tax

Delivery time: 4 weeks

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.
  • 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.

Notes on:

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, 2, 3 and 6 are made of high quality rubber. They are wear-resistant and rugged. Rubber is somewhat stiffer and therefore also makes the sole a little more rigid than, for example, EVA. The black sole No. 1 has quite a marked profile, which once again increases the grip. Sole No. 6 also offers very good grip thanks to its tread, while at the same time it is somewhat more supple thanks to added fine cork granules and has a more sportive look. This sole goes well with the lighter leather colors. Sole No. 1 and 6  can be useful in certain situations, for example, if you walk a lot on natural trails. Soles No. 2 and 3 only differ in color. They are rather flat and are more suitable on paved ways. Soles 4 and 5 have a higher EVA content. EVA is a proven, particularly lightweight sole material. EVA soles are more flexible than rubber, so they provide a more comfortable walking experience. What’s more, our EVA soles are a bit thicker than the rubber ones, enhancing the light cushioning effect.

Care Products

Leather soap

Other sandals available for order online

Schmale Ledersandale Sahara 2 Riemen
Sahara Dos
Sandalen Mexico 3 Riemen
Mexico three
Handgenähte robuste Sandale Mexico Handnaht
MEXICO hand-sewn
Maßsandale aus Leder
Geflochtene Maßsandalen Mexico Sunrise
Mexikanische sandalen Mexico 2 Riemen
Mexico Two
Sandale Sahara 3 Riemen
Sahara Three


Statt Griff ins Regal: Erstmal nur anschauen. Normalerweise würden Sie in einem Schuhgeschäft einfach ein Paar Sandalen in Ihrer üblichen Größe aus dem Regal nehmen und anprobieren. Bei uns ist es anders. Wir haben in unserer Ladenwerkstatt Muster zur Ansicht, aber keine Auswahl an fertigen Sandalen oder Schuhen, die Sie anprobieren können. Sie können sich unsere Modelle aber selbstverständlich anschauen, hier im Internet oder in unserer Ladenwerkstatt.

Beratung in unserer Werkstatt. Sie können natürlich einfach so in die Werkstatt kommen und sich beraten lassen. Wenn Sie ein Paar Sandalen oder Schuhe bestellen möchten, empfehlen wir aber, einen Termin zu vereinbaren, damit wir sicher genug Zeit für Sie haben. Der Termin kann nach Absprache auch außerhalb unserer Öffnungszeiten (Montag bis Freitag 15.00 bis 18.00 Uhr) liegen. Planen Sie bitte bei normalem Beratungsbedarf 20 bis 30 Minuten ein.

Wenn Sie sich entschieden haben, bitten wir Sie, sich nacheinander mit beiden Füßen auf einen sogenannten Trittspurkasten zu stellen. Das ist eine Art Fußabdruck-Set, das uns zeigt, wo Sie Ihre Füße normalerweise belasten. Außerdem zeichnen wir den Fußumriss für beide Füße nach.

Dabei besprechen wir dabei auch die besonderen Anforderungen, die Ihre Füße vielleicht haben. Wir stellen zwar keine orthopädischen Schuhe oder Sandalen her, und wir machen auch keine Video- oder Computeranalysen von Ihrem Gang oder Ihrer Fußform. Wir nutzen aber unsere Erfahrung und unser Fachwissen, um besondere Anforderungen zu berücksichtigen.

Brauchen etwas Zeit: Handgemachte Sandalen & Schuhe Wenn wir Ihre Fußabdrücke haben, können wir mit der Anfertigung Ihrer Sandalen oder Schuhe beginnen. Es ist Handarbeit, und wir arbeiten in der Reihenfolge des Auftragseingangs. Wir nennen Ihnen einen ungefähren Termin für die Anprobe oder für den Versand. Für einige Modelle – die Sie nicht online bestellen können – benötigen wir Sie zu einem zweiten Termin bei uns, um die Sandale oder den Schuh anzupassen.


Advice in our workshop. Of course, you can just come to the workshop and get all advice you might need. However, if you want to order a pair of sandals or shoes, we recommend that you make an appointment so that we make sure we have enough time for you. The appointment can also be arranged outside our opening hours (Monday to Friday 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.). Please allow 20 to 30 minutes for normal needs.

Once you have made your decision, we ask you to stand on a so-called foot-impression-box with both feet one after the other. This is a kind of footprint kit that shows us just where you normally put weight on your feet. We also draw the foot outline for both feet.

In the course of this, we also discuss the special requirements you may have for your feet. While we don’t make orthopedic shoes or sandals, and don’t do video or computer analysis of your gait or foot form, we will use our experience and expertise to address special needs.

Need some time: Handmade Sandals & Shoes Once we got your footprints, we can start to make your sandals or shoes. It’s handwork, and we do it on a first-come, first-served basis. We will give you an approximate appointment date for fitting or an estimated date for shipping, respectively. For some models – the ones you can not order online – we need you to visit us for a second appointment to fit the sandal or shoe.

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