VIDEO: Amazing handmade sandals

Sandals are open-type footwear that consists of a sole held on the user's foot by straps passing through the instep and around the ankle. Sandals can also have heels.

Sandals are open-type footwear that consists of a sole held on the user's foot by straps passing through the instep and around the ankle. Sandals can also have heels. While the distinction between sandals and other types of footwear can sometimes be vague (as in the case of the Huarachi, woven leather shoes seen in Mexico and open-toed pumps), it is generally accepted that sandals leave most or all of the foot exposed. People may choose sandals for several reasons, including warm weather comfort, economy (sandals tend to require less material than shoes and are usually easier to make), and fashion choices.