World Footwear


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

Business of Fashion and APICCAPS discuss the future of the footwear industry

Nov 3, 2023 / Portugal
The Business of Fashion (BoF) magazine and the Portuguese Footwear Association (APICCAPS) co-hosted a panel to discuss the future of the rapidly evolving footwear industry

New Generation: meet Hélder Santos from Comforsyst

Oct 27, 2023 / Portugal
With a degree in architecture, Hélder Santos began his career in the family business, the Portuguese footwear manufacturer Comforsyst, 11 years ago. His aesthetic vision and creative process methodology were essential to the identity he created for the Softwaves brand

APICCAPS launches campaign to promote leather goods abroad

Oct 23, 2023 / Portugal
The know-how accumulated over generations and the constant commitment to professional qualification appear to be the competitive trump cards of the Portuguese leather goods sector, which, in 2022, saw its exports grow by 39%

Solpré flies high in foreign markets

Oct 16, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear components company already exports over 35% of its total sales, while continuing to make strides in the sustainability area

Portuguese footwear makes its debut at London Fashion Week

Oct 9, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based company Reve de Flo was in the spotlight on the catwalk of the English designer Patrick McDowell at the London Fashion Week

Fortunato Frederico honoured in Italy

Oct 2, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese entrepreneur, who founded Kyaia in 1984, one of the largest footwear companies in the country, was honoured at the last UITIC Congress for his career in the industry

New video: How to take better care of leather shoes

Sep 22, 2023 / Portugal
APICCAPS has launched an awareness-raising video on how to take better care of leather footwear. The aim is to promote its durability and smarter purchasing choices

Fly London uses Artificial Intelligence

Sep 18, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand has used artificial intelligence (AI) to generate the images of its new Autumn/Winter 2023 collection, thus positioning itself once again at the forefront

Portuguese ForEver celebrates its fiftieth anniversary

Sep 11, 2023 / Portugal
Founded in 1973 as a small footwear components factory, the Portuguese company quickly became a benchmark in the production of soles for the most renowned international brands

Lana Del Rey indulges in Portuguese footwear

Sep 4, 2023 / Portugal
The international artist was seen wearing a pair of Lemon Jelly shoes at the wedding of actress Margaret Qualley and singer and producer Jack Antonoffás: a new pathway to a sustainable future

Aug 7, 2023 / Portugal
Committed to building a conscious and sustainable future, the Portuguese footwear brandás has just arrived on the market under the motto ‘Another Way. Another Time. Another Place’
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