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While traveling in Mexico in 2016, Espiritu Founders Francisco Alvarez and Oscar Yapor met a group of Mexican shoemakers who shared the impacts of fast fashion on traditional crafts and artisan products.
With fashion companies using cultural products for seasonal styles, the Mexican huarache quality became obsolete, and was only available in very low quality with wear issues and slippery soles, which depicted a Mexican style, but not the amazing vernacular engineering of the artisan leather woven footwear.
Wanting to help the local economy, Espiritu started as a business model that advocates for the cultural legacy of Mexico and gives back to the community.
Espiritu offers huarache shoes made for the 21st century.
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