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The soles were originally made from old car tyres, as it was a readily available material.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.