About

Marenas sandals have their roots in the rural world in one of the Balearic Islands (Spain) in the Mediterranean Sea.
The original date when they were created the first time is unknown but there are indications that around 200 B.C. the Carthaginians who passed through the islands used similar footwear.

Already in the 18th Century, the farmers and the fisherman of the Island, handcrafted their own and those of their family members entirely in leather.
The sandals were used for the work in the fields and harvest, and as typical summer footwear of the Balearic Islands such as Duke Luis Salvador of Austria (1869-1884) describes in his book “DIE BALEAREN”.

At the beginning of the 20th Century, with the appearance of the first cars, the traditional sandals were upgraded with recycled car tires for their outsoles and for the rest of the sandals were made by recycled carriage covers and sail canvas.
Most of these materials had greater resistance against humidity and impermeability in the cultivation fields.  The stitching was done by hand with a thick waxed thread.

In the 1960’s, these sandals, used both by fishermen and peasants, began – for the first time – to be converted into  classic clothing accessories also for spare and leisure time.
Marenas conserves the traditional style in addition of being comfortable, breathable and flexible while being trendy and contemporary. They include a variety of leathers, prints and colors creating a chic and bohemian style.