The traditional Menorca sandal: Handmade. Ideal for even the hottest summer.
Original Avarcas by RIA.
This sandal is the typical summer shoe worn on the Balearic Islands. It was originally designed to suit the warm climate and the dry, rocky terrain on the archipelago. Even though pleasantly light and airy, the sandals have a good grip and keep you steady on your feet. And while many manufacturers in the Far East now produce cheap shoes that look quite similar, this sandal is still handmade on Menorca.
Robust Spanish cowhide with a flexible sole made of recycled tractor tyres.
Family-owned RIA is now making traditional Avarcas in the third generation. The Menorcan company was the first to have these original “Avarcas de Menorca” certified by the island’s designated authorities. Today’s range of trendy colours makes this classic sandal even appealing to the fashion-conscious.
Well ventilated and still proper.
The discreet toe opening allows fresh air to cool your feet while your toes remain properly covered and your foot largely protected from the sun. The sling back strap is made in one piece so it fits without pressure points.
Uppers: Cowhide. Soft, barefoot-friendly suede insole. Rubber tread.