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As you may know by now, at HANSEN Garments we love unusual pieces that have a rich backstory and heritage. And Chamula Original fits into this category perfectly! The traditional Huarache shoes from Mexico, made by hand from vegetable-tanned leather have a design out of this world.

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But let’s back up a little and have a look at the origins of this wonderful collection. San Juan Chamula is a municipality in the Mexican state of Chiapas and the birthplace of Chamula Original. The brand was inspired by the designer, Yuki Matsuda's 1990s travels around rural Mexico and Mexican traditions and artistry depository.


Chamula is on a mission to preserve the traditional clothing of Mexico that stretches back over centuries. The huaraches, originally a traditional farmer's shoes, is part of Mexican rich cultural heritage.

Thanks to its numerous excellent qualities the shoes became wildly popular in North America in the 1960s and eventually spread all over the world as one of the favourite warm-weather pieces!

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