These beautifully handcrafted Menorcan Sandals also known as an Avarca, are made with real leather and each pair are truly unique and individual.
We love the signature peep toe design in all our Palmaira's. Lovingly handmade the peep toes may vary in size and are not to be deemed as a fault.
The Avarca originated from the Island of Menorca. It was formerly a traditional footwear used by the farmers and rural people as it was strong and adaptable to the Menorcan countryside.
The soles were originally made from old car tyres, as it was a readily available material. As the sandals grew in popularity across Spain many imitations arose but to be an authentic Avarca, the sandals must be made in full and by hand on the Island of Menorca.
In order to protect the heritage and authenticity of the sandals, the Menorcan government produced a tag to reflect this (which all Palmaira’s have). Our factory uses traditional methods, and we work with an incredible, well respected shoe designer, who has tweaked Palmaira’s to give the female foot the most flattering shape.
These are made using cowhide, the cows natural hair that we refer to as furs.
Sole: Rubber TR