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5.07.2015

{my go-to shoes | avarca sandals}

 You know when you find a pair of shoes that you absolutely adore?
And you want to wear them everywhere you go?
That's me right now.
Obsessed with these Avarca Sandals.
These Spanish leather sandals are everything.
They are no where near being worn out {and probably never will be} BUT I already have my eyes set on these:
I mean, what's not to love?
Sling back, check.
Leather, check.
Impressively handmade in Spain, check.
Comfortable, double check.
Let me give you a little history. 
The Avarca Store began when Samuel Florit, born and raised in Menorca (Spain), moved to New York with his greek-american wife to pursue their careers in Manhattan. 
Here is what he has to say about the reasons for starting this awesome company:

As a “Menorqui” (which means born and raised in Menorca in catalan, my local language) I grew up all my life wearing avarcas, the traditional footwear in Menorca. My love for my homeland, culture and tradition always been a strong part of me even when I am living thousands of miles away.

Once I moved in the USA I couldn’t find a shop where to buy avarcas. And this is how everything began, I decided to import avarcas from the best artisans in Menorca on my own and offer them to the rest of world.

This project is bringing me so much joy, keeps me a little closer to Menorca and gives me the chance to offer to the rest of the world the opportunity to enjoy this simple and beautifully handcrafted leather sandals made in Menorca. The Avarcas.

And boy am I happy he is. 
These shoes are my not only super cute, but they are hands down the most comfortable sandal I have ever owned.
Brody is lucky enough to have a pair too.
And if my farmer didn't wear boots his whole life, he might have gotten a pair also.
It makes me happy to support a family run business.
And I think it's pretty neat that these traditional shoes from another country can be made at home here.

You can check out The Avarca Store here:

If you want to join me in having the best go-to shoes around, you can get $10 off through the end of the month using code AMY10 at checkout.
Now go grab yourself some avarcas menorquinas!

You're welcome.

EDIT: after I published this post the first time, my dad emailed me.
Apparently his side of the family originated in Menorca, Spain - which is where these sandals are made.
Pretty cool, huh!?
I suppose I am just carrying on a family tradition now. Ha.

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