5 Alternatives to Flip-flops


These shoes originated long ago in Mexico as a flat, lightweight sandal with a woven leather upper, and they've entered the modern shoe scene in remarkably similar form. It's a rustic look known for comfort since the woven leather wraps back around the heel to help stabilize the foot (and keep the backs of your linen pants from creeping underneath your foot).

This Mexican-village shoe can be pretty sexy, too, as more modern takes on the classic huarache put the woven upper on a platform, wedge or high heel, making it a versatile and trendy spring/summer option.

For a laid-back, not-even-trying look, wear them with a lightweight cotton midi and sheer peasant top.

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