Hand-Embroidered Frida Sneakers 100% made in Oaxaca, Mexico.
You will think twice about Frida's saying "pies para qué los quiero si tengo alas pa' volar," and know you want feet to wear these! Vans-like sneakers featuring a hand-embroidered design of one of the most beloved Mexican artists and icons: Frida Kahlo.
- Rubber soles with a padded back for resistant and comfortable wear.
- Made with high-quality cotton fabric
Available in US sizes. No half sizes.
- At Lolo - Mercadito we are committed to acknowledging the nature of each product. With each purchase, you are getting a unique and authentic piece that was made with love by artisans from Mexico. These sneakers are artisanal, hand-made products. For this reason, there might be some flaws and variations in sizing, stitching, and design.
We are sorry, we are still working on this page in our attempt to make it as comprehensive as possible.
If you do not see you product listed below, make sure to check the product's page where we have specifications for each product's care. If the answer is not there, please feel free to reach out to us!
HI! Thank you for visiting our Care Instructions Page. We know artisanal products may require some special attention to be able to preserve their beauty, and, because of their artisanal nature, they do not include a "care instruction label". This is why we created this page that will hopefully answer all your questions and share recommendations that artisans have shared with us concerning caring for your products. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have more questions, we would be glad to help however we can!
Embroidered clothing, face masks, and textiles:
Our recommendation for all artisanal clothing is to hand wash with cold water, turned inside out and lay flat to dry without wringing. If necessary, iron on low with a protective cloth on top of the garment.
If there is a need to machine wash, please do so on a garment bag on delicate settings and only air fluff on dryer machine.
Pro tip from artisans for Otomí embroidered products:
If, for some reason, there is some color run, boil some water on your stove top and, using tongs being careful not to burn yourself, submerge the piece entirely in it and move it around so that it looses the dye. We've tried it and it works!
Hand wash with warm water, hang to dry or lay flat, do not wring. Optional: iron with starch to achieve a whiter, firmer look. Store in a dry, dark room, preferably in a protective layer such as bag or old cloth.
Clean with a dry white cloth. Store in a dry place, avoiding humid spaces, sunlight, or extreme heat. Not dishwasher safe. DO NOT MICROWAVE!
Although resistant to everyday use, parota wood is not dishwasher/microwave safe. Clean with dam towel and, only if extremely necessary with mild cleaner and cold water, making sure it dries completely before storing.
Hand Painted Clay tabletops:
Although resistant to everyday use, clay products are not dishwasher/microwave safe. Clean with mild cleaner and cold to warm water and let air dry.
A molcajete is a traditional Mexican version of a mortar and pestle made from volcanic rock perfect for crushing and combining ingredients to make Mexican salsa. This prehispanic tool makes it excellent for kitchen elements such as pulverizing ingredients and grinding spices as necessary as possible, bringing out all flavors from ingredients, and control consistency of dishes. From its porous nature, it is almost impossible to clean thoroughly but, just like a cast iron, this will help transfer over ingredients to the next dish.
Before you use a new molcajete for the first time, it needs to be cured—i.e. scrubbed of excess debris and sediment from inside the mortar. Smooth out the inside by placing dry uncooked white rice inside the mortar and grinding it with the pestle. Press on the rice making circular motions as you move throughout the inside, including the sides, making your way up. Do this until the rice turns to a powder (rice will turn grey) and discard. Repeat this process until it no longer becomes discolored, approximately 3-4 times, then rinse with warm water. The molcajete is ready to use. Curing does take time and effort but you only have to cure it once and the result will be 100% worth it!
To clean, we suggest using only warm water and a kitchen brush dedicated only to this molcajete if you would like to prevent soap from entering the crevices of the stone and transferring over to your food. If, however, you feel uncomfortable not using soap, please use a mild one. Let air dry. MOLCAJETES ARE NOT DISHWASHER SAFE.
Love them. They arrived quickly after an easy ordering process. Good fit (order a size larger than you usually wear) and beautiful workmanship. I get lots of compliments when I wear them.
Thank you so much for the great feedback regarding the shoe size! We appreciate your support so much and for loving the beautiful workmanship on them. We hope you get many more compliments!
I love the artwork that these shoes are with the amazing embroidery, colors, and pattern of Frida. The shoes are very well made and feel solid. Comfortable too!
The Frida sneakers are absolutely beautiful and gorgeous! We are so happy that the quality of the sneakers met your expectations, thank you so much for your kind words and amazing support!
Good fit, generous. Shoes are weighty, substantial. They are so beautiful, and the individualIzed embroidering application makes them relaxing to look at. Wearing all this color around all day is a nice thing to do for yourself. I will be wearing these out till they’re shreds. (Never thought I’d be writing a customer review,)
We're so glad you loved your Frida sneakers! They are one of our favorites because of the detail, color, and quality. Thank you so much for taking the time and reviewing them, we appreciate your support Barbara!
These Frida embroidered sneakers are not only beautiful and eye catching, but they are super comfortable too! I wear a shoe size between 8.5 and 9, and the 9 fit me perfectly. Highly recommended if you want your feet to stand out in a crowd.
Love it!! We are so happy to hear you are loving your Frida embroidered sneakers, they are beautiful and so unique! Thank you so much for the sizing feedback and the recommendations, we appreciate you Dorothy!
I absolutely loved my shoes. The detail in the embroidery is beautiful. Now I do not want to wear them because I do not want to get them dirty or damage them.
The pictures do not do justice to the shoes. Highly recommend purchasing.
Great and smooth transaction. Will gladly continue to purchase from you.
Thank you for your kind words, it's very true though! The pictures don't do them justice because in person you can see all the beautiful embroidered details and vivid colors. Don't be afraid to get them dirty, they can easily be cleaned and be just as new!