Avarcas

The first avarca sandal originated in Menorca, a small island in the Spanish Mediterranean, and were made from recycled tires to keep the feet of farmers and villagers cool. Since 1945 Avarcas Pons has specialized in artisan Menorcan sandals for three generations. I bought myself a pair of these years ago when I lived in Spain and I can’t even begin to explain how happy I am that they are available stateside now. Trust me, you will love them!

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(Avarcas Pons Classic Style $75)

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  1. Mira wrote:

    They look cute and comfy. Perfect shoes for a sunny day 😀

    xx

    glamdevils

    6.13.13
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  2. Tra Mi wrote:

    I think I need to put some great effort to like them.

    http://thevulgariangirl.blogspot.com/

    6.13.13
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  3. Alice wrote:

    I saw these shoes everywhere when I went to Barcelona a few years ago, I was so tempted to get a pair. They look so comfortable and perfect for the summer!

    6.13.13
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  4. STEL STYLE wrote:

    I have one and i love them!!!

    DIY ON MY BLOG
    http://www.thestelstyle.com

    6.13.13
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  5. Lately I’ve seen a bunch of different people wearing these in NYC.
    I’m not crazy about how closed up the toes it, but I don’t mind the rest of the sandal.
    Love all the colors that they come in.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

    6.13.13
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  6. I ordred a pair a couple weeks ago and am super happy with them. The perfect summer sandal.

    6.13.13
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  7. Rachelle wrote:

    So perfect for summer I want them in every color.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

    6.13.13
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  8. Paty wrote:

    I loved it!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

    6.13.13
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  9. jana wrote:

    Love the Taupe color!
    Jana @
    333 Days of Hand Lettering

    6.13.13
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  10. These look so comfy!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

    6.13.13
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  11. I’ve been wanting a pair of these!!

    6.13.13
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  13. Nedda wrote:

    I spend my holidays in Menorca every year! So happy to see you are posting this here. EVERYONE has a pair in Summer… you can even use them to wear on the beach or the pool as they will not slip due the tire on the base….
    Enjoy! 🙂

    6.13.13
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  14. Nedda wrote:

    By the way you ‘ll find them for half the price…

    6.13.13
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  15. georgia wrote:

    I’ve worn these most of my life as I go to Menorca every year and these shoes last for years and years.
    They also produce them in gold and silver which are amazing.

    6.13.13
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  16. We are from Spain and love these sandals! They are so cool for summer time.

    Regards from inatrendytown.blogspot.com

    6.13.13
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  17. these are soooo my style, but i have HUGE feet and i worry they would make me look like a duck. 🙁

    <3becky
    http://www.loosefromthezoo.com

    6.13.13
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  18. chloe wrote:

    I LOVE these! My friend Laura sent me the link to this post because these are the shoes she has always worn. She lives in Mallorca!

    6.13.13
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  19. um, need a pair!!!

    6.13.13
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  20. Nomadic D. wrote:

    This trend stateside is kind of hilarious to me. I have nothing against these sandals and I’m sure they’re super comfy, but I think of them as spanish old man slippers and think it’s crazy that they’re popping up in all sorts of super hip and fashionable stores right now. Not complaining, just sort of chuckling.

    http://www.nomadicd.com

    6.13.13
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  22. joni s. wrote:

    perfect! i just ordered some 😉

    6.13.13
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  23. manorama wrote:

    Mexicans also make great artisan sandals with soles from tires

    6.13.13
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  24. These are perfection! So unique and stylish and practical in one!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

    6.13.13
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  25. daria wrote:

    these are incredibly awesome. I’ve seen a bunch on urban outfitters I think and they really stayed with me.

    6.13.13
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  26. Jocelina wrote:

    Love the colors but not the shape. Frankly I think they look a bit frumpy and it’s like the crocs or espadrilles. Don’t get what the whole hype is about 😛

    xxx Jocelina

    http://www.pinkchocolatebreak.com

    6.13.13
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  27. YOLONDA wrote:

    looks comfy…may have to get a pair!

    6.13.13
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  28. Shelley wrote:

    Are they still made out of recycled tires? That’s one of the most appealing things about them to me!
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthChildArt?ref=si_shop

    6.13.13
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  29. June wrote:

    I want these!!

    6.13.13
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  30. Clara wrote:

    Hi! I’m from Menorca and I’m so excited to see this here!! I want to answer Shelley’s question; the original and artisan ones are still made out of recycled tires, but there are lots of imitations from low cost stores and some of the newer models with the avarca sole higher that not.
    Here there are lots of options but I guess in the USA you just can buy them on this website, i don’t know. Anyway I recomend you guys to buy artisan and recycled ones because they are more ecologic and it’s a strong shoe and I guarantee that you’ll have them for a long long time!!
    I let you here some websites:
    http://www.ria.es/
    http://www.avarcacastell.com/castell_V1/inici.action
    http://www.riudavetsmenorca.com/index.asp
    http://www.abarcasmenorquinas.com/
    http://www.abarcas.net/es/index.php

    6.14.13
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  31. The last 3 summers
    is a big trend in Greece.

    6.14.13
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  32. Mia wrote:

    Love them. My aunt lives on Mallorca island for half of the year. She promised, to get me some.

    6.14.13
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  33. Hanna wrote:

    For the luxe version of these, check out delRio London – You can even get them in made-to-order stingray! 🙂 On sale in the States here: http://www.hirshleifers.com/brands/del-Rio-LONDON.html

    (http://www.delriolondon.com/)

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  34. i.s. wrote:
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  35. Jude wrote:

    I’m wearing those avarcas right now, so commfy!

    6.15.13
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  36. Alex wrote:

    It’s funny how something so common for us, I live in Mallorca, can be so trendy and cool overseas. But I’m happy that something that is part of our summer uniform become so popular…
    And I’m with Clara, try the artisan and recycled ones!

    6.16.13
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  37. Nel wrote:

    I visited Menorca few years ago and have good friends living in the island of Menorca and I know for sure that these avarcas from Pons are artisan made. I own a pair of Pons and their quality and craftsmanship is outstanding. These are handcrafted in small workshops by locals from the island. What I like about Pons is that they have the label of authenticity. I’d buy always brands with the label so this way, we avoid the mass production of a sandal that has been handcrafted since a century ago.

    6.17.13
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  38. TaraSF wrote:

    I own a pair of the authentic Pons avarcas and I looooove them!! I will get another pair soon. There’s some other overpriced and fake options out there but I’d definitely get Pons.

    6.17.13
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  39. Avarca wrote:

    good to here the positive feedback, i love my avarcas too…;-)

    6.18.13
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  40. isaobeso wrote:

    Love these! I would wear them everyday with some jeans or a flowy dress

    visit me at http://www.peoplewearfashion.com

    6.18.13
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  41. Lesley May wrote:

    I love these shoes so much, I decided to add them to my online shop – got a variety of patterns and finishes. Our styles originate from Menorca and are the genuine article.Take a look at http://www.sprinkleofsunshine.com.

    6.28.13
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  42. Pia Walter wrote:

    I love these!!! Anyone know if they are true to size? I’m a size 6 in all of my shoes… would you suggest to order a 6 here as well?

    7.10.13
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  43. Jess wrote:

    Hi Pia,

    I’ve recently ordered a pair from AvarcasUSA.com (they ship from Cali) and find that they are TTS. : )

    8.9.13
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  44. N wrote:

    Does the dye from the blues or pinks (any) come off onto your skin anywhere? Does anyone know of a free shipping or other discount code? Thanks!

    4.22.14
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  45. Daniel wrote:

    We are in San Francisco and ship the original sandals for free to all US states at http://www.lasambuca.com!

    5.2.14
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  46. JavierC wrote:

    Love the originals sandals from the islands of Menorca. I let you here some websites

    http://lluu.infocif.es/

    6.24.14
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  47. We also have a nice collection of Avarcas at Menorca Meva:
    http://www.menorcameva.com/tienda/avarcas/ella/

    7.10.14
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  48. Sam wrote:

    Pons are the only sandals I’m wearing this summer!! best shoes ever and amazing quality!

    Sam

    8.8.14
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  49. 3 SOLES wrote:

    Importing handcrafted S’avam avarcas to the U.S.A. since 2008 – S’AVAM
    http://www.3soles.com
    SIMPLICITY ~ QUALITY ~ TRADITION

    5.19.15
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  50. Marie wrote:

    Me and my kids I love avarcas! So comfy and durable.
    When we can not travel to Spain I usually by them online from http://www.avarcastore.com

    7.15.15
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  51. Bill wrote:

    I know the owners , Nellia and Jose Fuentes, of AvarcasUSA. They are notorious child predators and Latin Drug lords. They created that Fake site: AvarcasUSA.com, in order to launder money and scam people. Beware of this dangerous couple and this horribly phony site.

    7.25.15
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  52. Elle wrote:

    I love my Pons Avarcas! and I am sure the owners aren’t drug lords (LOL) I have five pairs & wear them all the time! They even look better as they age (which I can’t say for 90% of my other shoes)

    3.2.16
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  53. avarcas wrote:

    nice menorcan sandals! i want 1 pair!

    5.26.16
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  54. We also have a new collection of abarcas . You can see our new collection of design abarcas

    https://mediterraneansoul.es/

    1.28.18
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  55. Nice!!!

    We are a new brand of Abarcas Menorquinas

    Visit our shoop and enjoy of our new dessings

    5.8.18
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  56. We love this sandals, and we made a new models.

    Please, come to visit our Abarcas Shop
    https://www.mediterraneansoul.es

    5.9.18
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