Fiesta For Your Feet

Huaraches get a festive makeover from Soiyl

We have a soft spot in our summertime footwear lineup for huaraches, those woven leather Mexican sandals that the Beach Boys sang about in the 1960s and the fashionable set has been wearing ever since.

Now local designer Dolores Melgoza has made the hipster classic even groovier with her Soiyl shoes. The daughter of parents from Michoacán, Mexico, Melgoza coined her brand’s name as a riff on “soil,” since these kicks are so lightweight, they almost feel like you’re going barefoot. The solid tan, brown and black leather styles suit minimalists; the Samara is girly-pretty with its blues and purples; and the Mazanilla is a fiesta of bright red, green and yellow.

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From AG Jeans + Buttero collaboration press release:

About Buttero

Similar to AG, where father and sons work side-by-side, Buttero is a family affair. The calzature was founded in 1974 by Mauro Sani in Tuscany, Italy, and is now run by Mauro and his three sons. Buttero originally set out to make unrivaled riding boots utilizing the honored traditions of Italian shoemaking. Now, craftsmen churn out footwear for men and women that is 101% handcrafted fusing rawness and elegance. Buttero’s quality is best experienced when you first open the shoe box and inhale the perfume of Tuscan vegetable-tanned hides produced the old fashioned way, with passion and love.