Looking for 70's tire-tread sandals
April 22, 2005 1:47 PM   Subscribe

Anyone remember those brown leather sandals from the 70s which used a slab of old tire for the sole? The top straps were linked with rivets and metal rings. They were very common then, but apparently not so today. Can anyone out-Google me and find some for sale?
posted by Tubes to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total)
DIY, man.

posted by baphomet at 2:05 PM on April 22, 2005

An even better DIY.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:26 PM on April 22, 2005

posted by docpops at 3:00 PM on April 22, 2005

Yes, you want huaraches. There are dozens available online, although you can get them for about $5 a pair in many Mexican cities/towns/villages. You may find, though - unfortunately - that the glue used dissolves in salt water, so stay off the beach.
posted by luriete at 3:50 PM on April 22, 2005

Even more elaborate
posted by growabrain at 9:25 AM on April 23, 2005

Baphomet - that sire doesn't seem to work at all. No images will load...

And thanks, but I don't want huaraches. (Blecch.) What I have in mind is more of a traditional sandal, in a configuration sort of like today's Tevas or the Birkenstocks with a heel strap. I used to get a new pair every summer as I was growing up, from local department stores. Hard to believe they'd just go extinct.
posted by Tubes at 12:30 PM on April 23, 2005

I have a pair. No, you can't have them.

I found them in the attic of an ancient restaraunt I was remodeling at 10,000 feet high up in the middle of nowhere, colorado. They require constant repair, and alas, I can't skip in them. I love them regardless.
posted by blasdelf at 9:13 PM on April 24, 2005

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