Ojotas Peruanas – why waste good rubber?

November 28th, 2006

The world over, where people don’t have the money to buy shoes, they do one of two things

  • walk barefoot and not know any better
  • make their own shoes from what they have

These ojotas, or rubber sandals, are constructed from used tyres that have been cut to shape, bent to shape or even woven from fine strips. Lasting many many years, even decades longer than other shoes and costing next to nothing, you will see them in markets in small towns across South America.

Tags: ,