There seems to always be a hot new shoe brand that seems to come out of nowhere and stops me in my tracks. Let me introduce to you the hottest shoe on the planet right now, you may have seen me gushing about them over on Instagram.They’re called Avarcas and I’m totally obsessed.
PONS Avarcas is a very well-known footwear brand in Spain. PONS Avarcas are a traditional handmade sandal made with leather and rubber originally made for the Menorcan workers. Menorca is a small island of the cost of Spain, apart off the Belaric islands. (I’ve been there!) The sandal itself has been changed a bit over time and is now a modern shoe taking the U.S. by storm.
The family behind the PONS Avarcas USA lives in San Diego and works exclusively with the Menorcan Pons brand, they are the ones responsible for bringing the official, handmade Avarca leather sandals to sustainable-minded, stylish Americans.This entrepreneurial couple is “fusing culture and fashion with family-run business ethics”. We love that! So, do not be fooled by the copycats and imitation sandals as many companies have already started to knocking them off.
I was sent a pair for myself and my daughter. Yup, they make kids Avarcas too! I went with the brown because I felt they would go with a lot of things, which is important when traveling. I first wore these shoes to a conference and walked the show floor all day to really break them in, I fell in love instantly. I also received so many compliments and people actually stopped me to ask me who made them. Then I wore them again during our trip to Guatemala and wore them all week, walking around the city and sightseeing. Finding a stylish pair of shoes that are practical and can keep up with my travels isn’t always easy. I also love that these won’t make you look like a tourist and can even be worn to dinner.
Like mother like daughter.
My daughter picked her favorite color, turquoise blue. My daughter actually has a hard time with shoes that are comfortable, partly because she has small but wide feet and she also has Plantar Fascia (flat foot) and one tends to slant inward. So these are actually the perfect shoes for her. Best part is, she loves them and wants them in every color — and so do I.
They also have a mens PONS Avarcas, which are great for Dads with style. Men that don’t need dress shoes but need something besides their tennis shoes to pair with jeans. This is always a constant dilemma with my husband.
PONS Avarcas USA are my new favorite shoes for a multitude of reasons. They are stylish, comfortable, affordable, travel well, simple, modern, handmade and they represent and support a culture.
Womens $75 – $95
Kids $48 – $52
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