Summer in Seattle: The Sandals You'll Want to Wear Every Day


!--paging_filter--pBorn on the isle of Minorca off the coast of Spain, avarca-style sandals—with the distinctive rubber tire tread soles, greased leather uppers and heel straps, and a suede lining—are a popular choice of footwear in the Mediterranean as much for their simple construction as for their durable style. Riudavets (a href="" target="_blank" has been hand-making these flat sandals in a wide range of colors, ranging from neutral to metallic and every hue in between since the 1920s, and the shoes still garner notice from fashion’s heavy hitters, including recent shout-outs in emNew York/em magazine and emThe New York Times/em. We love them for their nonchalant charm and laidback versatility. $120, locally available exclusively at Clementine em(West Seattle, 4447 California Ave. SW; 206.935.9400; a href="" target="_blank" and Totokaelo (Capitol Hill, 1523 10th Ave.; 206.623.3582; a href="" target="_blank" /em/p


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