Spanish avarcas, abarcas, albarcas or menorquinas | The first Avarca has its origins in the Menorcan countryside. Menorca is a small island in the Spanish Mediterranean, where the land is dry and hard. Given these conditions, the Menorcan villagers needed shoes that were strong and flexible, yet simple in design. They soon found that Avarcas were the ideal shoes for this purpose, as Avarcas kept the villagers’ feet cool and comfortable.
The albarcas are traditional in Levante region, Spain (Southeastern region). It's a rustic shoe that was used to work in countryside activities.