World Footwear

New Generation

New Generation: meet Teresa Bettencourt

Jan 21, 2022 / Portugal
Teresa Bettencourt launched the Portuguese handbags brand Manjerica in 2012, inspired by the memories of her homeland, the Azores. Manjerica stands out for the conscious design, the choice of raw materials and the connection with the local production

New Generation: meet Bernardo and Otília

Dec 30, 2021 / Portugal
The creation of 8000kicks resembles a film plot: it all began when Bernardo thought about creating a shoe from cannabis leaves. The idea, however, only took shape when he shared it with his grandmother, Otília, who has more than 50 years of experience in the textile sector

New Generation: meet Pedro Pereira

Dec 2, 2021 / Portugal
Pedro Pereira represents the second generation of the Portuguese company of woman's footwear Reve de Flo. Having grown up in the world of footwear, he opted to join the company after finishing his studies, where he explored in-depth the industry and its strategic goals

New Generation: meet João Azevedo

Oct 25, 2021 / Portugal
João Azevedo grew up in Sintra, near the sea. After studying and working in the United States, he returned to Portugal with the idea of creating an environmentally friendly slippers brand. In 2015, Cima Sandals was born

New Generation: meet Isabel Henriques da Silva and José Maria Reffois

Oct 18, 2021 / Portugal
Isabel and José are the faces behind JAK Shoes. Founders of the OFFICINA Lisboa project, in 2014 the duo created a unisex and sustainable brand. After Porto, a new store was now opened in Lisbon

New Generation: meet Rui and Filipe Silva from Treec

May 18, 2021 / Portugal
Two brothers from S. João da Madeira and one tradition in the footwear industry. Together they have launched a footwear brand very focused on the environmental concerns. Meet Rui and Filipe Silva, founders of Treec

New Generation: meet António Silva

Apr 2, 2021 / Portugal
António Silva has trained to be a doctor, but management has always been a passion, which is why he attended an executive course in this area. He is the founder of the footwear brand Cantaloupe

New Generation: meet Humbs

Feb 12, 2021 / Portugal
Two friends. Hugo Stevens and Miguel Tavares. One with a background in Marketing, the other with a background in Mechanical Engineering. A street market gave them the motivation and HUMBS was born

New Generation: meet Gonçalo Valente

Feb 8, 2021 / Portugal
With a degree in Marketing Management, Gonçalo Valente belongs to the fourth generation of the family business Anonimanya, a Portuguese-based footwear factory

New Generation: meet Ângela Monteiro

Jan 20, 2021 / Portugal
Ângela Monteiro started her academic path in Architecture, but it was in Graphic Design that she felt more at home. Before launching auprès, she also did a post-graduation in Footwear Design, in Barcelona. Today we meet her and her brand auprès

New Generation: meet The Boot Institute

Dec 8, 2020 / Portugal
Two friends, one day at the beach. That is how the project The Boot Institute was born. Sandra has a background in Marketing and Dina has 12 years of experience in the footwear sector

New Generation: meet Mónica Amaral

Sep 29, 2020 / Portugal
Augustha, a new footwear brand, was born by the hands of Mónica Amaral. Exclusively produced in Portugal, the brand has two goals: maintaining the untouchable quality of the products and preserving the handicraft work

New Generation: meet Flávio Ferreira

Jul 7, 2020 / Portugal
Flávio Ferreira has a background in Mechanical Engineering and works at Bolflex since 2015, but this being the family business he has been close to the growth and development of the company since a young age

New Generation: meet Beatriz Vasconcelos from Névoa

Jun 22, 2020 / Portugal
In December 2018, Beatriz won the competition at ModaPortugal, in the footwear category. Névoa is the new brand of this young designer, which made her debut in the last edition of Micam in February

New Generation: meet Pedro and Daniel from Wayz

May 19, 2020 / Portugal
Pedro has studied Business Management and Daniel Product Design. They met at a Footwear Design course and quickly realized they’re equally passionate about sneakers and have created Wayz
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