Rarámuri is a Belgium footwear brand, founded by Edel Van Riet, a true adventurer. From a young age, he craved for great adventures. One day, he left on a journey to explore Latin America on his own. He worked as a volunteer in Guatemala, guided hikes to volcanoes in Nicaragua, traveled through the Mexican jungle and sailed the Caribbean Sea to Colombia. A journey to remember.
One encounter would leave a deep impression on him. Whilst trekking through the high mountains of Mexico, Edel got to know a very special indigenous tribe. They called themselves the Rarámuri, which literally means ‘those with light feet’. This encounter would become the start of a new adventure.
From the product itself to the packaging, everything is done in a sustainable way. The brand also collaborates with charity. “For each pair of sandals sold, we’re proud to say that we’re donating to Fundación Tarahumara José A. Llaguno, A.B., an amazing human movement that has reduced poverty and social exclusion of indigenous communities in the Tarahumara Mountain Range in Northern Mexico through 3 programs.”