World Footwear


Portuguese artisan represents Portugal at the Milan Design Week

May 15, 2023 / Portugal
The founder and artisan of ASA Leather Work, Stéphanie Branco, presented her latest creation at Milan Design Week last month, namely the hand-stitched all-purpose backpack “Switch Bag”

Kankura Golf: ten years devoted to golf

May 8, 2023 / Portugal
With steady growth, the Portuguese brand of golf footwear has reached the 10-year milestone. Eyes are now set on the American dream and doubling sales already in 2025

New Generation: meet Tiago Pereira from Algori

May 2, 2023 / Portugal
With a degree in Management and a post-graduation in Logistics, Tiago Pereira has been working for seven years in the family company Albano Pereira, which recently launched a new sports footwear brand, Algori

Sanjo expands its range into children footwear

Apr 24, 2023 / Portugal
The 90th-years old footwear brand expands its offer to children with the launch of “Sanjo Kids”. The first collection features a collaboration with the Portuguese artist Wolf & Rita

New Generation: meet Ricardo Pinto from Combocal

Apr 17, 2023 / Portugal
Ricardo Pinto has been working for the family company of footwear components for three years. He brought to Combocal the knowledge acquired in his Master’s in Polymer Engineering, as well as the insights from an intensive management course taken at Católica Porto Business School

TOWORKFOR unveils sustainability project

Apr 10, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese safety footwear brand made use of the International Day of Forests to unveil its new sustainability project – “TOWORKFOR THE PLANET” – as well as its new environmental goals

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 50 million to be the most modern in the world

Apr 3, 2023 / Portugal
In a project coordinated by the Footwear Technology Centre of Portugal (CTCP), the Portuguese footwear industry is bringing together 45 partners to develop the intelligent factory of the future

New Generation: meet Alexandre Pimenta from Solpré

Mar 27, 2023 / Portugal
Alexandre Pimenta represents the second generation at the helm of the Portuguese company Solpré, which specializes in the production and commercialization of soles. Sustainability is the keyword for the future, he says

Lemon Jelly: 10 years sprinkling happiness into our lives

Mar 20, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand celebrated its 10th anniversary with a cocktail party in a private showroom in Milan, where the new collection will be on display for a month. The actress and influencer Olivia Palermo was one of the attendees

Vapesol announces new investment

Mar 13, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese producer of footwear soles announced an investment in a new pavilion to optimize its response capability. The goal is to reach an annual production of 5 million soles

Portuguese JAK secures foreign investment

Mar 6, 2023 / Portugal
Maisons Julien et Kelly Dassault (MJKD) has formalized a seed investment in the Portuguese unisex sneakers company to support its internationalization efforts

EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius applauds the Portuguese Shoes Green Pact initiative

Feb 28, 2023 / Portugal
At the ceremony that introduced the Green Pact for the Portuguese footwear and leather goods cluster to the public, the Commissioner welcomed the initiative, which is “very much in line” with the goals of the European Union on this matter

EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius endorses Green Pact for the Portuguese footwear cluster

Feb 21, 2023 / Portugal
On the 24th of February, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries will chair the ceremony that will publicly launch the Green Pact for the Portuguese footwear and leather goods cluster

Portuguese footwear cluster with record results in 2022

Feb 13, 2023 / Portugal
Portuguese footwear and leather goods exports reached 2.35 million euros in 2022, a new all-time high, up by 22.2% as compared to the prior year. All segments registered significant growth

Gigi Hadid surrenders to Portuguese footwear

Feb 7, 2023 / Portugal
The international top model Gigi Hadid has recently picked Portuguese footwear. She was spotted wearing a pair of boots from the Portuguese brand Alameda Turquesa
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