Hooray for huaraches from Puerto Val­larta.

As­so­ciate edi­tor Caitlin Stall-Pa­quet brings back huaraches in shades as vi­brant as a Puerto Val­larta sunset.

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“I loved see­ing bright hues splashed all over this Pa­cific Coast city, from em­broi­dered tex­tiles at mar­ket stalls to the red, or­ange and green sal­sas crowd­ing taco stands. Walk­ing along a busy street in the old town, I was im­me­di­ately drawn to Za­p­a­tería Mercy, a shop packed with a huge va­ri­ety of colour­ful leather shoes hand­made in the own­ers’ home­town of Sahuayo, a small city in Mi­choacán, the state neigh­bour­ing Jalisco. Ver­sions of these wo­ven san­dals were found in farm­ing com­mu­ni­ties that date back to preColumbian times, and they re­main the go-to footwear for both lo­cals and vis­i­tors look­ing for a comfy slip-on. Mercy also makes clas­sic black and brown ver­sions, but I had to go for ones that will re­mind me of Puerto Val­larta’s tech­ni­colour streets ev­ery time I wear them.”

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