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.
After many years, we’ve reintroduced the square toe point on our sandals and avarcas! For great minimalist style, check out our 2021 Collection for lots of different colour and square toe combinations.See details
We’ve gone for real safari style this summer, using earth tones, animal prints and natural fabrics. Take a look at our MAORI design and hit the jungle!See details
Raffia accessories are going to your best friends this summer! Complete your on-trend look with raffia sandals like our Rebeca model with natural pale tan raffia uppers. This minimalist sandal will turn heads and finish off any look to perfection.See details
We’re sticking to last summer’s popular trend of gorgeous colours like mauve, lilac, lavender… and that’s because they go so well with all sorts of outfits! Check out the most fashionable 2021 colour for RIA sandals and abarcas in our new collection.See details
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 + E-Pitti Connect II edition 2021. 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.