Now I love a good back story - Palmaira Sandals De Menorca was established in 2013 by two sisters, Lisa and Tracey, and Lisa's Menorcan partner, David, after many years of wearing traditional Menorcan sandals themselves. The Menorcan Avarca sandal must be made by hand on the island of Menorca in the traditional method for it to be granted an authentic seal of approval & all of Palmaira Sandals De Menorca's sandals have this stamp, having been made by local village workers in an ethical way.
I played it safe with my first pair - these are the Black Studded Leather Palmairas (also available in white and taupe)
I've seen Joanna wear very similar ones from a different brand over the past couple of summers and loved the shape but my back last summer stopped me from buying. I'll be honest and say that if very flat shoes give you any back or joint issues, you'll want to wear these more occasionally than all day every day (best excuse to buy more sandals). But what I will tell you is that these sandals are so utterly comfortable from day one with no rubbing or blisters. Fit wise, they come up on the slightly bigger and wider side so I'm wearing the size 6.
Oversized Grey Knit - H&M SS14
Premium Superskinny Jeans - Gap Outlet
Black Leather Cross Body - Boden AW13
Cream Jersey Top - Joules (past season)
Sandals - as before
Palmaira Facebook page.
I'm also loving the kids' ranges - how gorgeous are these?
Hope you have a lovely sunny weekend,
* the sandals were gifted to me but I was not obliged to blog about them unless I loved them. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog x