Using high quality raw materials, sourced locally, these desert boots in soft blue suede are individually hand made according to our specification. The calf suede has been treated with a special wax that makes them resistant to water. This exclusive design for the first ever Portcorner collection features key characteristics such as a breathable insole made of Portuguese cork, a natural black rubber sole, hand painted outsole and waxed cotton laces.
The Portcorner seeks to create shoes that are both timeless and lasting. Working with selected factories in our home town in Portugal we find the right lasts and rework classic silhouettes with the utmost attention to materials and construction. We only work with natural hides from Calf, Buffalo and Goat sourced locally so we can say that our shoes are genuinely 100% Made in Portugal.
The 'ONE´collection is only sold via our website so we streamline the process greatly, from development to distribution, cutting several instances of middlemen in a quest to provide high quality shoes that are always fairly priced, with sensible margins.
This collection of shoes and boots is the result of a collaborative project with a family-owned company specialized in the Goodyear system. Based in Felgueiras, the capital city of men´s footwear in the North of Portugal, our friends at the factory produce small runs of premium shoes and boots that are handcrafted according to techniques mastered only by a handful of skilled workers.
These desert boots are handmade following the same stitching technique as a traditional Goodyear - the 'Pratik' system. The upper of the shoe is assembled onto a rigid insole which is in turn stitched to the upper sole unit. This combo is then assembled to the outsole by stitching it through to the main sole unit.