Franck Boistel has been designing shoes for 24 years Internationally.Mocactia means "putting shoes on" in Nahuatl, the Aztec language. Franck is bringing back to life a missing link in footwear: A highly functional sandal designed by the Aztecs more than 700 years ago.
Mocactia Sandals are a gem in footwear and a missing link. There is no physical trace of this sandal in any museums across the world as much traces of Aztec culture has been removed after the Spanish Conquest. This sandal is exceptional of simplicity and efficiency.
Designed more than 700 years ago by Aztec people, Made for walking and running, this sandal combines comfort with support. The two toe loop and the backstay are a simple response to function and the cotton canvas and open toe design made this sandal a perfect footwear style for warm climates around the world. I was stunned to experience first hand the comfort and efficiency of this sandal when I put a pair on and went down and up the Grand Canyon. When my hiking shoes fail, the Aztec sandal wins! Now I always have a pair with me wherever I go for a hike when the weather allows. Try it! You will be surprise!
FOR EVERY PAIRS OF MOCACTIA YOU PURCHASE, WE ARE DONATING PART OF PROCEEDS TO PROMOTE AZTEC CUTLURE, LANGUAGE, CEREMONIES AND WAY OF LIFE THROUGH:
I.N.A.S.C.A. Indigenous/Native Arts & Sciences of Chikomoztok Academy.
To research, preserve, apply and share the Toltekatl knowledge.
VISION: To create a just, harmonious and sustainable society grounded in respect, honesty, gratitude and service, so that every person has the opportunity to identify and achieve their fullest potential.