Flat Avarcas | Rose Mocha Glitter

Size Guide

Without doubt one of our best-selling shoes, these glitter leather sandals are simply stunning. Handmade Spanish Avarcas in rose mocha glitter with a rose backstrap, this leather is exclusive to Petit Barcelona and cannot be found elsewhere.

You’ll be reaching for these shoes on your happiest days, as well as your most challenging days, quite simply because they bring joy.

These are the Mummy shoe to our children’s sandal, ‘Emme’s Avarca’ - so why not match it up with your mini-me?

  • Upper: Genuine premium Spanish leather covered in glitter
  • Backstrap: Genuine premium Spanish box calf metallic leather (soft)
  • Lining: Natural leather
  • Sole: Recycled car tyre - caramel sole
  • Lightweight: Less than 500 grams
  • Authentic and original Avarcas de Menorca (certified by the Government of Menorca, Spain). Slow manufactured, handcrafted in small batches by a family of shoemakers in Menorca, Spain
  • Petit Barcelona source 100% of their leathers from The Working Leather Group. A global group that sources leathers from tanneries that must adhere to a strict protocol – focusing on energy and water usage, waste management and the control of harmful chemicals.

      Getting the right fit
      Petit Barcelona Fit Guide


      We often talk instore about the perfect fit. What we’re looking for, how it should feel, and how to overcome any niggly foot problems you may be having. 

      So, we asked Lauren, owner of Petit Barcelona, to sit down and answer a few questions that we’re asked regularly. Questions around fit, leathers and care of our sandals. 

      How do I find my size?

      The first thing you need to consider when buying a pair of Spanish sandals is the length of your foot. The length, not the width, of your foot will determine your size. We recommend you go with your standard size for normal flat soled shoes. For example if you are always a size 9 women´s then choose a women´s 9. If you are between sizes and have a wide foot choose a size up. 

      Petit Barcelona women´s size guide
      Petit Barcelona Shoe Size Guide Children

      Does width matter?

      Our Spanish sandals are made from the highest quality Spanish leathers, and will gently soften and mould to the shape of your foot. This will happen whether you have a narrow foot or a wide foot. Our Avarcas will give only as much as they need to.

      Tip: to speed up this process you can wear them around the house with a pair of socks (or two!).

      While our Avarcas are made to a standard size some leathers will better suit narrow or wide feet. 


      My shoes have arrived and are feeling very snug, is this ok?

      It sure is! We want them to feel a little snug across the front of your foot! This is the part that will soften and mould to your foot with wear.

      If your feet are within the stitching on the insole of the shoe you have the right size. Long toes may peep through the front of the shoe, others may not. This is a normal variance.

      If the shoe feels a little snug but you’re not experiencing actual pain, you have the right size.


      The back straps are quite loose or won´t stay up. Is this the right fit?

      Your back straps should sit firm on your heels. They will naturally fall to the widest part of your heel as they wear in. They will at first feel like they might fall off, but they won´t completely. If your straps are gaping, or sliding up and down as you walk, but your length is fine, then our shoes are not the right fit for your heel shape.  

      Many people who can´t wear back straps normally, choose our Platform Avarcas or Wedge Espadrilles, as the incline of the shoe means that the back strap stays up higher than the Flat Avarcas. 


      Should my toes be visible or not?

      As all feet are different shapes, the length of your toes are too. Whether or not your toes are visible is not an indication that your shoes fit or not. We like to think that when you haven´t had a pedicure, our shoes hide a multitude of sins! 


      I don’t think I have the right size. What should I do?

      If your Spanish Avarcas are snug to the point of pain you may need to go up a size. If your foot is within the stitching but the back strap is falling, you may need to go down a size.

      But don’t despair, our desire for the perfect fit is supported by our generous returns policy. 


      Easy, hassle free returns & exchanges!

      We offer free returns on your first pair of shoes.

      To get the returns process started, email us at and let us know your order number and what you´d like to return or pop into our boutique store at Camp Hill.