Albarcas or avarcas are a type of traditional shoes that are made in rawhide. This kind of footwear is secured with a strap in the ankle, to avoid that the person can see how the foot come out of the shoe once it is walking. This footwear is rustic and it was use for a long time by farmers and people who worked on the land. What it was sought was that people could work the land on the best way possible, without causing any damages to the feet and not having to spend too much money on this product, because people from the field did not count with much incomes.

The most known avarcas are the minorcans, which are used with frequency in the Menorca island, which is a rural place where the terrain is stony, so workers need a resistant footwear to withstand rocks, and also flexible to avoid that the person could not walk well in some regions. Thus, the person who worked in the field did not feel any pain on his feet because of the ground, besides there is not any risk that his shoes suffer any damages. This footwear design is the most popular between people nowadays, who are followers of this traditional footwear.



Menorca is an island that is part of the Balearic Islands. This place was a rural space for a long time, where its population was dedicated to fishing and to the exploitation of natural resources that could be found in there. The island used to be for years a remote place or undeveloped, until it could be converted in an important turistic place, which it attracts the attention of millions of travellers around the whole world. Thanks to this new discovery made by the tourists, it could be knew the culture of the island and the footwear that it was used by the locals, which it served as an inspiration to create a big revolution.


Menorcan avarcas is one of the brands that it better reflects the traditional style of the abarcas of the Balearic Islands with the new trends of the moment. The brand is the reference point for those people who want to have a casual and confortable style to go to the beach or to have rides on the summer. The company stands out for its original designs and style that it is adapted to each feet, styles that can be found clicking here