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Shoe Guide Pachacuti

SHOE GUIDE

Add a touch of effortless style to your summer ensemble with hand-woven leather shoes from Pachacuti.

With an air of refined elegance, every design has been specially created to accompany you, our discerning customer, on your summer adventures.

Like our famous Panama Hats, our Pachacuti shoes represent so much more than an investment in your summer wardrobe…Because woven into every pair is the story of a community and its cultural traditions.

You are investing in the skill and craftsmanship of our Mexican artisans and their mastery of an ancient craft. Our designs have evolved from the Huarache – handwoven shoes with origins in pre-Columbian Mexico. The artisans’ skill is in hand-weaving the vegetable-tanned leather to produce our collection.  Above all, by supporting our Fair Trade practices, you help to ensure that our shoemakers receive a fair wage for their work, along with the recognition they deserve.

During the last 30 years we have endeavoured to build our fashion brand on a strong foundation of social and environmental responsibility. We firmly believe that luxury should not come at the expense of the exploitation of workers.  Luxury products should bring tangible benefits to everyone involved in their creation.

Therefore, we have made sure that we have only worked with artisan groups whose values closely match ours. Organisations with integrity who care about their workers, treating them with generosity and respect.

We are extending those same values to the customers of our shoe collection. Purchasing a pair of Pachacuti shoes means you will join us in becoming a patron of a centuries old, sustainable tradition.

As favourite Mexican designer Carla Fernandez states in her Manifesto:

‘The Wearer is a Collector.’

Caring For You Shoes

The roots of Pachacuti lie high in the Andes. Our panama hats stem from the creativity, skills, traditions and heritage of our artisans whose weaving heritage stretches back millennia. Weaving a panama hat is a communication system, a way of holding knowledge, a cultural exchange and an economic opportunity.
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Our Vegetable Tanned Leather

Tanning leather using plant extracts has been around for nearly 5000 years. Ornaments made from vegetable tanned leather have been found in stone coffins in ancient Egypt and with Otzi the Iceman, a Chalcolithic man from 3300 BCE.
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Your Perfect Fit

You want shoes that feel lovely and fit like slippers. Pachacuti shoes are made from handwoven, soft leather that adapts to the shape of your foot. We recommend a reasonably, snug and comfortable fit at first and then letting the shoe loosen as you wear them. The leather will quickly relax and conform perfectly to your foot.
Shoe Guide Pachacuti
Shoe Guide Pachacuti

It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

-Rumi

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