With a tradition of manufacturing footwear from the late nineteenth century, Minorquines is named after one of the Balearic Islands of Spain located in the western Mediterranean Sea. In the 1950s, while Minorca was isolated due to the Spanish Civil War, a farmer had the idea of making himself shoes that are resistant, practical, comfortable and especially adapted the hot season.
In the 1970s the shoes became popular and tourists from Spain, France and beyond brought these shoes home making them popular in their own nations.
The Riudavets Family Love for Shoes Since 1929
The grandfather, Joseph said Bep, born in 1899, left hard work in the field to manufacture shoes in the city with his two sons Antonio and José.
In the 1980s, Jose began to sell their authentic arvarca shoes beyond the Menorcan shores, traveling to Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Catalonia, Valencia, as well as in other regions of the Iberian Peninsula.
Today, his son, Amalio Riudavets manages the family business that has evolved over time. Having opened an online store a few years ago, Amalio was surprised to find orders from the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and France!
Minorquines Spring Summer 2014 Collection
For Minorquines Spring Summer 2014 collection you’ll find a variety of colorful sandals for babies, children, women, and men.
Some models keep with the authentic arvarca style while other models are more modern come in wide variety of colors from sparkly gold, silver to every color of the rainbow!
Enjoy these gorgeous Minorquines Kids Sandals from Spain in a variety of colors and comfortable styles – perfect for little fashionistas that love cool footwear made of high-quality leather.
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