CalaXini is a line of avarcas sandals that are handcrafted in Spain. The first avarca sandals, also known as Menorquinas, originated on the island of Menorca, a small and beautiful Mediterranean Island off the coast of Spain. The land is dry and hard, and Menorcan farmers needed shoes that were strong and flexible, yet simple in design. They found that avarca sandals, made from cowhide and recycled tire soles, kept villagers feet cool and comfortable. Over time, this style of sandal became very popular with visitors to the island, and fashion followed form to create a more chic replica of the original design. Today CalaXini sandals are one of the few brands that are handcrafted in Menorca using the same techniques for generations.