The Avarca Sandal
The Avarca Sandal has been a favorite of Menorcans since the mid-20th century for its style, comfort, and durability.
As a modern take on this classic style, these sandals are your most comfortable companions to walk the streets with you, hang out at a neighborhood BBQ, and most of all, pair with those boyfriend jeans you love. With its flirty little toe peep and strappy heel that compliments this minimalist style sandal, it's clear they are ready for whatever adventure may come your way.
- Made of locally sourced leather
- Handcrafted tire soles made from upcycled tires sourced in the Dominican Republic
- No break-in period "aka" instant comfort
- Super cushy foam core mid-sole made from high-quality foam to offer support and durability
- Handmade leather footbed
- Slightly raised heel for extra impact absorption
- Handmade by artisan shoemakers in the Dominican Republic
The Avarca's classic fit allows it to be a great option with almost any outfit and it transitions well from warm to cool weather.
Perfect for a regular to wider foot, those with a slightly higher arch, and for those who love to have most of their toes covered. We do not recommend the Avarca for those with narrow feet, due to the generous width of this shoe.
Founder Christal Earle came up with the idea of upcycling used tires for the soles of shoes while in the Dominican Republic and noticing the overwhelming amount of tires destined for landfills. She went on to found Brave Soles with a vision to create beautiful fashion that's kind to both people and the planet at a fair price.
Using innovative solutions, such as upcycling, microfinancing, and community engagement, her company is helping break the cycle of poverty for both her suppliers and impoverished communities.
Their shoe leather is sourced in the Dominican Republic with a local business, Bojos Tannery. As a certified gold member of the Leather Working Group, Bojos is transparent about their process and upholds high environmental standards.
Brave Soles' regular accessories leather collection is sourced from either upcycled aircraft seats and furniture cutoffs from furniture makers or overstock leather from the manufacturing zones of the Dominican Republic.