AVARCAS - Classic Style Metallic Bronze
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With a lightweight rubber sole, these Spanish sandals handmade on the island of Menorca are a fashion quintessential beyond the Mediterranean. The women's Classic Pons Avarcas in Brown are a beautiful sandal that truly show the quality of the natural leather used for Pons as each pair showcases the perfectly imperfect beauty of the leather.
Avarcas (also known as abarcas and Menorquinas) are a traditional footwear of Menorca, Spain. Menorca is the second largest island of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean. It is a highly desirable place to visit for its picturesque landscape: turquoise waters and a charming countryside peppered with white stucco houses.
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.
This model of Pons avarcas runs true to size. We recommend ordering the size you normally wear in a casual or dress shoe. If you are typically in between sizes, we recommend going with the smaller one since avarcas Pons are hand made with natural leather and they will stretch slightly as you break them in.