We're so excited about the newest addition to La Quaintrelle! Let us introduce you to Avarcas: Traditional footwear from the island of Menorca in Spain.
The story behind the shoes...
Menorca is dry and hot in the summertime. The first avarcas were created over a century ago for farmers working its arid land. Crafted from all-natural leather and recycled tires, they were designed to keep farmers’ feet dry, comfortable, and protected.
Pons Classic style most closely resembles these earliest avarcas. The eco-friendly style has a sole made exclusively from recycled tires. All Pons avarcas – for women, men, and children– pay homage to the authentic Menorcan avarca while serving as a go-to accessory to all those who love enduring style.
Avarcas sandals caught on around the world because of their quality, style and simplicity. Even the Spanish Royal Family wear them!
Due to their popularity, imitation brands began to pop up, and a stamp of authenticity was introduced. The 'Product of Menorca' stamp signifies the highest quality standards and authenticity of the avarca sandal.
Avarcas Pons is a family owned business in Ciutadella who have been making avarcas since 1945. Now in the third generation of shoemakers, they proudly continue the family tradition and display the 'Product of Menorca' stamp.