World Footwear


Here to stay, stories of young brands

Sep 19, 2017 / Portugal
They are born in the minds of young entrepreneurs. Some have family ties with the footwear industry, others were simply carried along by their love for shoes. Today we present 3 of these young brands 

JJ Heitor, shaping great ideas

Sep 12, 2017 / Portugal
This is the motto of a Portugal-based company with 5 decades of existence and profound accumulated knowledge about the footwear industry

Tony Miranda, the art of perfection

Sep 5, 2017 / Portugal
Tony Miranda is the first Portuguese designer of haute couture. Footwear is the new bet of the designer

Iconic Take II: For men only

Aug 22, 2017 / Portugal
Iconic is the Portuguese Shoes Campaign for 2017. So far, actress Victoria Guerra has been on spotlight giving life to six icons summarizing the history of an industry. Now is time for the men

Helsar, maker of shoes for queens and princesses

Aug 14, 2017 / Portugal
Founded in 1979, Helsar is a Portuguese brand focusing in luxury footwear, which has been focusing on new market segments, particularly with a personalized line of bridal shoes

Friendly Fire opens first store

Aug 3, 2017 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand of footwear, focused on inspiring women to express their personality through their bold products, is now opening their first own store

China loses share in world footwear production

Aug 1, 2017 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the major conclusions of the 2017 edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, launched yesterday by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear, Components and Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association

Undandy to open own factory

Jul 24, 2017 / Portugal
The company founded in 2015 is planning to invest one million euros to set up its own factory in São João da Madeira, one of the most relevant regions for footwear manufacturing in Portugal

Overstate, inspired by the urban lifestyle

Jul 13, 2017 / Portugal
A young brand born in Guimarães, one of the most important regions for footwear manufacturing in Portugal, within a family business, where the art of shoemaking was passed on from generation to generation

Abílio P. Carneiro, living since 1927

Jul 6, 2017 / Portugal
The roots of the company Abílio P. Carneiro & Filhos Lda., also known as Calçado Lisete, go back to 1927

CodeNoir, dynamic lifestyle

Jul 4, 2017 / Portugal
The company is based in Felgueiras, in the north of Portugal, one of the historic regions for the footwear industry in the county

Portuguese industry wants to attract new talents

Jun 23, 2017 / Portugal
This is the goal of a campaign currently in course, developed by APICCAPS. The Portuguese Association says there is a clear aim of attracting young people for the companies making up the Footwear Industry

Xperimental Shoes: overflowing creativity

Jun 19, 2017 / Portugal
Célia and Ana Margarida are twin sisters, graduated in brand and product design and are the soul of all Xperimental Shoes footwear

Freakloset, choose your sole mate

Jun 13, 2017 / Portugal
Freakloset is a Portuguese footwear brand born from a necessity, a pursuit for self-expression and self-worth

Manjerica, deeply inspired by life

Jun 6, 2017 / Portugal
A Portuguese brand of leather goods, characterized by distinctive products, with a wide range of unique combinations of shapes, textures and colors
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