-- The Story of The Abarcas --
The abarcas are traditional Spanish sandals made from leather with recycled rubber soles. They were originally worn by farmers back in the 1920s and were handmade by artisans on the island of Menorca in the Baleares. Today they are deeply rooted in Spanish culture.
The Mania for Kinas
So this popular Spanish sandal, is the one that sparked the Kinamania adventure! The Mania for Kinas is born from the menorquinamania : the alternative name for the abarca which was originally handmade on the island of Menorca in the Baleares.
Caty and Antonio. The lovely couple, owners of a small family factory specialised in making traditional Menorcan abarcas and artisans at heart. It is with them that I developed the first line of sandals back in 2015.