The Name


The concept of Chankklas was born to bring together the unique talent of craftsmanship and the timeless elegance of clean cut lines. The Spanish word ‘chancla’ (pronounced chàn-kla) can vary in meaning, but in Mexico where Karen is from, it is a fun way to say sandal! Add two K’s for the husband and wife duo behind it and Voilà. Chankklas.


The collection



Handmade in house in the USA, each pair of Chankklas is carefully crafted from high grade European leathers. The inspiration for this collection originated from the designer's love of two  worlds. Each pair draws inspiration from a traditional technique and designs used for centuries in pre-colonial Mexico. With a background full of history and nostalgia, the introduction of fine European leathers and clean aesthetics offers a unique line in between comfort and chic + tradition and technique.