The original Avarca sandal from Menorca, Spain, Riudavets Avarcas are a Mediterranean lifestyle staple, worn by locals and island vacationers alike, including the Royal Family of Spain. In many ways the traditional Avarcas sandals mirror what Menorca is all about: simplicity, comfort and respect for the environment. Established in the early 1920’s, the third generation family-­‐run Avarcas Riudavets are known for authenticity, durability and a proper fit. Comfortable and hand-­‐made from premium Spanish leather they still carry many characteristics of those worn yesterday: a classic tire sole made of 100% recycled rubber; a fine suede inner lining; greased leather and a hidden border stitch.

 

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Over time, Menorca’s economy changed. As farm tasks were mechanized, laborers moved to the island’s towns in search of new trades. Bep de Binixems was one of these laborers. He is the grandfather of the third generation of José Riudavets SL, a family business and one of the key names in the history of Menorcan Avarcas. Binixems worked for many years on the farm before leaving the countryside to learn the trade of shoemaking. Established in the late 1920s, and currently run by the third generation, this family business has always guaranteed authenticity, durability and a proper fit. The authentic Avarcas Riudavets of today still carry many characteristics of those worn yesterday: a classic tire sole, a fine suede inner lining, greased leather and a hidden border stitch.

 

Riudavets in Navy Blue

 

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Riudavets rustic sandals are the result of three generations of experience in shoe making. Known for its exceptional quality and comfort, Riudavets Avarcas have several unique features:

 

  • Hidden side stitch
  • High quality leathers
  • Recycled car tire sole

 

About Avarcas Riudavets

 

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Photo credit: Avarcas Riudavets

 

Established in the late 1920s, and currently run by the third generation, this family business has always guaranteed authenticity, durability and a proper fit. The Avarcas Riudavets of today still carry many characteristics of those worn yesterday: a classic tire sole, a fine suede inner lining, greased leather and a hidden border stitch. The Avarca sandal has its origins in Menorca, a small island in the Spanish Mediterranean, where the land is dry and hard. Given these conditions, the Menorcan villagers needed shoes that were strong and flexible, yet simple in design. They soon found that Avarcas is the ideal shoes for this purpose. Avarcas come in a variety of fashionable colors and prints (for men, women and kids), making it hard to go home with just one pair. They are the ideal footwear, complementing every outfit, from casual jeans to a smart dress. This sandal can easily take you from the beach to the city – making it the ultimate wardrobe staple. Comfortable, durable and handmade from premium Spanish leather and 100% recycled rubber (made from car tires), it’s no wonder they have been around for hundreds of years.

 

To see the full collection, please visit Avarcas Riudavets, or follow @Riudavets & Avarcas_Riudavets on Instagram. 

 

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