World Footwear


New Generation: meet Guilherme Teles Baptista

Feb 19, 2024 / Portugal
Get The Balance is a Portuguese brand of sustainable sneakers with avant-garde design that has just been launched. Find out more about this journey from the man responsible, Guilherme Teles Batista

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 600 million euros

Feb 13, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry will invest 600 million euros by the end of the decade in innovation, sustainability, management and worker skills, and internationalisation as part of its strategic plan

Portuguese footwear goes to school to talk about sustainability

Feb 5, 2024 / Portugal
APICCAPS will carry out awareness-raising activities in 86 Portuguese schools to promote the potential of the footwear industry, value the territory and boost the local industry

New Generation: meet Joana Esteves from Josefinas

Jan 30, 2024 / Portugal
Meet Joana Esteves, the co-founder and head of Josefinas, a Portuguese footwear brand created 10 years ago that aims to empower women and value the know-how of master shoemakers

Portuguese shoes find their way to 173 countries

Jan 22, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry currently exports more than 90% of its production. As a result, 76 million pairs of shoes are sold in more than 170 countries on five continents

Portuguese footwear companies’ successful partnerships

Jan 16, 2024 / Portugal
There’s strength in numbers, a motto taken seriously by some Portuguese footwear companies that see partnerships as a lever for moving forward. Take a look at the partnerships of JAK, ESC and Lachoix

Luís Onofre re-elected President of APICCAPS

Jan 8, 2024 / Portugal
Luís Onofre has been re-elected President of the Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association (APICCAPS) for a new three-year term

New Generation: meet Estela Novais from Penha Footwear Factory

Jan 1, 2024 / Portugal
Estela sees herself as a “newcomer” to the world of footwear. Until 2020, her universe revolved around dance. But today it’s at the Portuguese Penha Footwear Factory that she swaps from dance to classic shoes

APICCAPS launches One of Us campaign

Dec 26, 2023 / Portugal
The new Portuguese Shoes campaign, launched by the Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association (APICCAPS), aims to unite all people around a common love of national footwear

Portuguese footwear arrives in Versailles

Dec 19, 2023 / Portugal
The emblematic Château de Versailles has chosen the footwear of the Portuguese brand Uniform Shoes to equip its reception and management teams

50 years of Portuguese Felmini

Dec 12, 2023 / Portugal
Founded in 1973 by Joaquim Moreira, the women's shoes brand is present in more than 35 countries worldwide and has 1 500 points of sale in countries such as Italy, France, Germany and Spain

Dikamar: from Portugal to Ohio

Dec 4, 2023 / Portugal
As part of its internalisation strategy, the Portuguese safety boot manufacturer has so far invested 3 million USD in a factory in Ohio that produces PU and PVC boots that are distributed across the country

Mariano Shoes invests in the women’s segment

Nov 24, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese luxury shoe brand has acquired a production unit that has been in business for over 40 years to increase its production capacity and expand its women’s range

Onix focuses on the North American market

Nov 20, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based footwear winter manufacturer is focusing on the North American region due to the weather conditions, as well as the conditions of the market

Portuguese Lavoro introduces ecological sole made from air

Nov 14, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese professional footwear brand presented a new ecological sole resulting from the combination of gas and TPU with a better mechanical performance
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