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The traditional handmade Mexican shoes date back hundreds of years and are distinguished by their elaborately woven and layered leather tops. In the 1930s, recycled rubber tires made the soles more durable, and through the 1960s, huaraches spread beyond the working-class men and women who'd always worn them to become a laid-back wardrobe staple for hippies and surfers up and down the West Coast.<br>
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<i>Pictured: Mossimo Supply Co. "Winna" huarache, $19.99 at <a href="http://www.target.com">www.target.com</a>.</i>
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( Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times )

The traditional handmade Mexican shoes date back hundreds of years and are distinguished by their elaborately woven and layered leather tops. In the 1930s, recycled rubber tires made the soles more durable, and through the 1960s, huaraches spread beyond the working-class men and women who'd always worn them to become a laid-back wardrobe staple for hippies and surfers up and down the West Coast.

Pictured: Mossimo Supply Co. "Winna" huarache, $19.99 at www.target.com.

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