Minorquines was born on the small island of Menorca in the Balearics. Shoemaking has been a longstanding tradition since the 19th century on the island, making the “avarca” style sandal the most popular and recognizable design. These versatile sandals were immediately accepted by the locals and were nicknamed “Minorquines” by the French tourists. Chic and trendy, Minorquines has even become a favourite of the Spanish royal family. Minorquines are as good for going to the beach as for going shopping in the city centre with your friends, they are an essential for the summertime.