Tradition, heritage and design
RIA Menorca has been making original Menorcan avarca sandals for 70 years now, with every single pair handcrafted and meticulously finished using top quality materials. Our manufacturing process is supported by the prestigious “Menorcan avarca” Seal of Guarantee.
Our secret? RIA Menorca’s mix of dedication, respect for tradition plus a passion for that extra tweak to turn our footwear into a fashion accessory that everyone wants. By paying tribute to all the iconic features of our beautiful Mediterranean island, RIA has become a symbol of Menorca all over the world.
Design, tradition and passion guiding our path:
THE ABARCA’S ORIGIN
In Menorca, abarcas were first introduced during the 18th century. However, the model that we know today goes back to second half of the 20th century, when it became popular and its traditional style was redesigned.
Now, these Menorcan sandals are right in the limelight, and acknowledged as great summer footwear worldwide.
SHOEMAKERS DATING BACK TO 1947
RIA Menorca was originally founded in a small workshop in the year 1947. Having worked in the industry from an early age, Bartolomé Truyol was already an experienced shoemaker and went on to become one of the founders of this Menorcan shoe manufacturing business.
After a few years, the company moved to larger premises to accommodate the growing orders, and it was from here that they expanded beyond Spain into the international sale and export of their shoes.
THE NEXT GENERATION OF RIA
In 1998, Carlos Truyol took over the management of RIA Menorca and decided to make Menorcan abarcas exclusively. The combination of his father’s experience in artisan shoe-making and his own growing passion for innovative design has resulted in the creation of RIA collections that pay tribute to traditional footwear while adapting to ever-changing modern trends in fashion.
Las sandalias de estilo deportivo se han convertido en las favoritas del verano. Con la suela mega tocha y combinaciones llamativas, estas sandalias son ideales para sumarte a la tendencia de las "ugly sandals" sin salir de tu zona de confort.
Combinando la tradicional abarca con el estilo más moderno y novedoso conseguimos un zapato que sigue la tendencia del momento. Ideal para todos los looks de diario, así como para looks más sofisticados.
PLATAFORMAS DE ESPARTO
Desde hace unas temporadas, las plataformas de esparto vienen pisando fuerte. Este año hemos optado por darle un poco más de altura a la plataforma de esparto.
We are quality-certified by the Menorca Island Government, which guarantees the geographical origin of the product. RIA can be distinguished from other Menorcan brands by the use of high-quality raw materials.
RIA MENORCA attended Pitti Bimbo, the international children’s fashion fair that took place in Italy in January 2020. This activity has been supported by the ICEX and co-financed by FEDER European funds, contributing to the economic growth of the company, its area and to Spain as a whole.