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New-in, the wait is over! Our original tan espadrille wedge slingback leather sandals handcrafted by MIBO just landed in the USA.

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Hola! You asked we delivered!. Enjoy our newly arrived Ankle Strap Avarcas by MIBO  handcrafted with finest leather. Your new staple in your wardrobe. Versatile, this shade of brown chocolate goes well with almost any color.

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Our latest Mibo avarcas in snow glitter will get attention whenever you wear them. Perfect travel companion on your warm days by the ocean. Keep things stylish but comfy and understated with with these pair of Mibo menorcan sandals.

 

 

Just Landed! freshly made from the workshop. Introducing MIBO Sport, same classic avarcas menorquinas look but with an sporty edge with an ultralight rubber platform of aprox. 1.5 inches. Check these bouncy cuties, Gracias!

 

 

 

 

Avarca de Menorca

April 01, 2016

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Avarca de Menorca Logo:

Don't get fooled by imitators! Only get authentic avarcas sandals made in Menorca by local artisan workshops. Look always the for avarca de menorca logo.

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Due to it's popularity, many imitators and free riders are getting inspired by this timeless design where they are copying and manufacturing many fake imitations that are far from the original avarcas sandals.

Consell Insular de Menorca ( local Menorca Goverment) in order to protect avarcas handcrafted in Menorca by local artisans have developed this logo " Avarca de Menorca"  that ensure highest quality standard of materials and craftsmanship made by  local artisans from Menorca. Protecting and preserving this way centuries of tradition in the island of Menorca. 

Stylish green slingback sandals. Cute party flats shoes, trendy and comfy. This pair of green flat shoes will make dressing appropriately for St Patricks Day easier and in style. 

 

 

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 1. Shop Gifts for Her: Comfy, chic and versatile. Perfect shoes for almost every occasion. Handmade in Menorca, Spain with highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Get notice and receive a lot of compliments with this trendy must have sandals.

2. Shop Gift for Him: Slick and minimalist.

 

3. Ship Gift for Kids: Durable, fun and easy to slip in their little feet.

 

 

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A button front denim skirt is the ultimate fashion item you need in your closet. You can wear it to work, out shopping or even to a summer picnic. In the near future, it might just become a staple like a little black dress. 

With the a button front denim skirt, you can get everything you want out of an article of clothing. You'll get a stylish look because of the front buttons that add something extra to a traditional denim skirt. You won't have to sacrifice comfortable because it's loose fit. Plus, you won't look overly dressed up even though you're wearing a skirt.

Button Front Denim Skirt  

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The entire look is chic and very versatile. It matches almost any type of top, so you can pair it with just a tank top for summer for a casual look or dress it up more with a patterned blouse. Add leggings or nylons underneath with a long or three-quarter-length sleeved shirt for an ensemble perfect for fall or winter. 

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Slingback Sandals in Brown by The Avarca Store

Obviously, the shoes you pair with it depend on the look you're trying to achieve. However, Avarca Sandals made in  Spain can tie together the outfit no matter what style you're going for since they're also a very versatile piece of apparel. 

 

 

As of 2015  avarca sandals are one of the most desirable shoes of the season and one of the highest quality footwear products around. Though they are on the cutting edge of fashion now, they are hardly a "new kid on the block," metaphorically speaking. The rich and storied history of the Avarcas is almost as interesting as the products themselves in many ways.

 

From Humble Beginnings 

Even though avarcas leather sandals have blossomed into a world renowned footwear solution for women and men who wish to wear comfy sandals but want to be able to stay stylish and chic at the same time, they did not begin life with that goal in mind. Instead, Avarcas have a much more humble beginning: they were born into this world as the footwear choice of farmers in Menorca, Spain, way back in the 19th century.

 

 When you try to picture the most beautiful, small island that you can think of filled with crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches and breathtaking country sides, the image that you're envisioning probably resembles Menorca, Spain. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Menorca is one of the smaller Balearic Islands. With a population of just 94,000 people, Menorca has always been a land of innovation and entrepreneurs. It's a place where culture, tradition and true craftsmanship collide to form a location that is truly unlike any other. These properties, along with its tight knit, family run style, make it obvious why something as revolutionary as the Avarcas sandals were born there.

 

To say that working on your feet all day under the scorching heat of the sun on a geographically friendly island is difficult is something of an understatement. In order to have the stamina that they needed to do their jobs properly and provide for their families, the farmers of Menorca typically used fabric torn from bags to protect their feet all day long. The main benefit of this was that the fabric was both breathable and cool, two qualities that became increasingly important as those warm months of the year dragged on.

 

 

Photo courtesy Centre Artesanal de Menorca

The fabric may have allowed them to keep their feet cool, but it did little to protect these hard working men from other obstacles of the day. The areas that they were working in were covered in sharp rocks, weeds and twigs, for example, which at best made their jobs more difficult and at worst exposed them to serious injury.

When the first motor vehicle rolled into Menorca in the early years of the 20th century, innovation began to take hold. These men realized that the worn wheels of cars would make an ideal material to complement the footwear they were already using. When you combined the hard, versatile properties of the rubber and the breathable, cool qualities of the torn fabric bags, you arrived at something that remained largely functional and comfortable all day long.

  

As with any true artist, however, the craftsmen that originated the product that would come to be called the Avarcas sandal were not yet finished. Any proper craftsman can tell you that they will not be satisfied until their work is done - and their work is never done. The lessons learned in the past are ones that can be used to create the advancements and improvements of the future - another recurring theme in the history of the Menorcan people. Cobblers on the island continued to strive towards creating a footwear solution that was more comfortable than before, more durable than ever and more fashionable than they could have ever dreamed.

 

 If you had to pick two places on Earth that were polar opposites from a geographical standpoint, Menorca and the United States would be logical choices. People wearing Avarcas in the US certainly didn't need the type of protection from rocks, twigs and other elements that those in Spain did. This allowed craftsmen to take the Avarcas in a bold new direction - they could now focus on doing for fashion what they did for foot protection by injecting an unparalleled sense of style into the sandals.

 

The Avarcas Look

 

They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery - in the case of the Avarcas, that may very well be true. If you need an example of the undeniable impact that Avarcas have made on the fashion industry in the last few decades, look no farther than companies like Prada. Prada has recently released a line of flat leather slingback sandals that bear more than a passing resemblance to genuine Avarcas. 

 

Photo courtesy of Prada  $395

 

The Avarcas Touch

 

Buying avarcas sandals handmade in Menorca is a decision that brings with it a few key benefits that can't be ignored. First and foremost, you can guarantee that you're getting a product that is made from only the highest quality materials and a superior level of craftsmanship, which is always the most important consideration to make. You know that you're purchasing a product with a design that has been tried, tested and perfected over 100+ years of use into the durable, comfortable solution that we have today. Not only that, but Avarcas are clearly one of the rarest fashion trends of all: one with true staying power.

 

Avarca sandals by Mibo Avarcas in Taupe $79

 

Finally, by buying original Avarcas made in Menorca, you know that you're doing your part to support local artisans with your hard earned money. You aren't giving your support to a large corporation that doesn't need it. These companies usually don't thrive on innovation. They don't strive to bring you the highest quality product that you can depend on for years to come. They get inspired something that was created by a true artist, slap their corporate logo on it.

Avarcas Sandals by Castell Avarcas  $89

 

By buying original Avarcas, you know that you're getting the genuine article and that your support will go towards furthering innovation in regards to avarcas sandals for generations to come.

Who is next Chanel...LV.....Only time will tell and we are flattered for this. 

When it comes to staying stylish and comfy at the same time, fashion experts are in agreement, Avarca sandals are the real deal.

 

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Our legendary sandals from Menorca are now catching on like wild fire in the USA. This comfy and stylish spanish slingback leather sandal are one hottest shoes of the summer and there are here to stay for a long time.

Our Men's Avarca Classic Style in Mocha Featured on GQ.com:

The Avarca Store offers a selection of original avarcas menorquinas made in Spain with highest quality materials and craftsmanship.

We are humble to be featured in GQ along with other great brands like Mr. Porter, Urban Outfitters, Vans and Barney's.
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