For ladies and gentlemen
Our particularly strong all-rounder with hand-sewn midsole Mexico handsewn is a bespoke sandal with exceptional qualities. It can be distinguished from the slightly less elaborate Mexico models by a midsole made of strong cowhide under the cork footbed. We hand stitch this midsole with an additional second seam through the entire sole construction of the sandal.
The even higher sturdiness makes these hand-sewn sandals an excellent choice if you want the sandal to last a very long time or foreseeably call for more. For example, if these sandals are regularly used for long walks, or if the sandal must carry more weight, for example, as a stable day-to-day sandal for taller people.
Those who are often traveling in uneven terrain will also notice how puncture-resistant this sandal is, for example, on pebbles and sharp stones. The increased stiffness is very positively noticeable here.
The straps start on the inside of the foot at the ankle, then run across the instep to the forefoot and back the opposite way. The typical Mexican cross pattern provides good support to the sides and forward. Heel and instep straps – both of which can be adjusted – are interlaced under the ankle for a special accent.
The sole is slightly wider in the front area, as a result of the way the straps are attached. This reflects quite well the robust character of the originally Mexican sandal, which had to prove its durability in daily use.
MEXICO hand-sewn 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
- Custom made with cork footbed
- Puncture-resistant additionally hand-sewn midsole made of strong cowhide
- High stability of the sole construction for long lasting durability
- Tough and robust in character, with wider sole
- Adjustable cross straps
- Adjustable heel strap
- “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.