Sourcing good shoes Made in Portugal:


This is our ongoing quest in the pursuit of timeless beauty through the development and production of premium footwear for discerning clients. Footwear has been our passion for the past 20 years, so we have naturally progressed in all areas of the business, from concept and range building to bespoke sourcing of materials and production.

After completing studies in BSc Chemistry and Management Systems respectively, Jorge and Luisa ventured into retail, licensing and distribution of branded footwear in London at the tail end of the 90's, together with entrepreneur José Neves.

Many years of working with designers and an insiders knowledge of the local industry have prompted long-lasting relationships with unique manufacturers we’ve collaborated with for years. After all these years, we have decided to return to our hometown in the north of Portugal and explore new avenues in footwear sourcing. We’ve worked with new brands from scratch, driving them in their quest to find their signature and market positioning; helping a number of prestigious brands and retailers meet their expectations in a diverse range of men’s and women’s products from classic to contemporary.

chelsea boot . bulky square toe . full leather sole . blake stitch
hi-top cupsole sneaker . top grain calf leather . fat ykk zip . sidewall stitch
chunky mid boot . elasticated gaiters . patent and goat leather

Experience and Inside knowledge:


In a world of make-believe, words such as handcrafted and artisan get thrown around too cheaply, be it in a brand's bio or the launch of a sneaker capsule. Don't believe the hype, mass production and aggressive lead times have made artisans in the industry a rare breed.

We've been at this game for 20 years, it's not down to luck that we know some of the best makers in our region of Porto. These relationships allow us to bring together designers and manufacturers in a natural way, in the quest to develop singular product.

We select and work with the best and most adequate manufacturing partners, between Felgueiras and São João da Madeira, following careful research of the brand's positioning and need in product type and price.

We make Good products:


We're obsessed with vintage and retro-inspired design and fuse it with modern construction techniques, meaningful details and a unique choice of materials to achieve one of a kind footwear. A throwback to simple lines and a tasteful neutrality in colors let the designs do the talking.

Combine this with an ongoing dedication to product utility and lifespan and you got the simplest form of anti-hype. From elegant ladies to modern hybrid sneakers, from Sidewall stitch to Goodyear welt construction, we are able to consistently deliver the goods.

wallabee on commando . natural rubber sole . leather welt . black stitch
fringe loafer . polido top grain . moccasin blake hybrid
contemporary penny loafer . recycled polymer suede . cemented construction

Brands and Fashion companies showing the diversity of the projects we've been involved in:


Noah . You Must Create . Zadig & Voltaire . Rejina Pyo . APC Paris . Vanessa Seward . Office . Free People . MNZ . Art Comes First . French Connection . Facto . Armando Cabral . I Love Ugly . Ksubi . Opening Ceremony . Swear London . b store . Fred Perry . Rokin . Henrik Vibskov . Bernhard Willhelm . Ground Cover . Görtz . John Lawrence Sullivan . United Arrows . Asos.com . Comme des Garçons . Sperry Topsider .

We venture into the blurred lines of Art, Design and Fashion in everything we do:


We believe in overall style over fashion and an engaging lifestyle as a conduit to better communication of message and values. Our strong and confident personalities are matched to our enthusiasm for all things creative. It’s not a “lifestyle”, it’s just who we are. We have a way of our own, celebrating our past and plotting a fresh vision forward to our clients, through innovative ideas and products.

Contact:

Get in touch about making good shoes in Portugal:

[email protected] | +351 911133790.

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