World Footwear


Bella Hadid wears Portuguese shoes at Cannes

Jun 25, 2024 / Portugal
Bella Hadid shined in Cannes with Portuguese footwear. The international model stepped out in public wearing a pair of sandals by the brand Alameda Turquesa

Portuguese Business School and Sanjo launch exclusive sneaker edition

Jun 17, 2024 / Portugal
The Institute of Economics and Management (ISEG) and the Portuguese footwear brand Sanjo have teamed up in a groundbreak collaboration to create an exclusive edition of sneakers

ShoeGAME: first footwear industry game already being tested in schools

Jun 11, 2024 / Portugal
To attract young talent to the industry, a European footwear collaboration has launched the first-ever industry game for students. This innovative approach is now being tested in schools

Ambitious teams up with Michelin Soles

Jun 4, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese company has teamed up with JV International (Michelin Soles) to create the Venture sneaker. The aim is to set new standards in terms of comfort and performance

Mata completes environmental certification with the US on the horizon

May 27, 2024 / Portugal
Fábrica de Calçado da Mata, a Portuguese company specialising in men's shoes, has just had its environmental management system certified, marking another important step in its sustainability journey, with the US on the horizon

Designer Bianca Saunders teams up with Portuguese Footwear Association

May 20, 2024 / Portugal
London-based designer Bianca Saunders has partnered up with APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, and footwear company Valuni to create six cutting-edge shoe designs, all made in Portugal

Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre project shortlisted by the European Commission

May 13, 2024 / Portugal
The LIFE GREENSHOES4ALL project, coordinated by CTCP, has been recognized by the European Commission for its efforts to minimise the environmental impact of footwear production

Portuguese Savana bets on a greener future

May 6, 2024 / Portugal
Savana Calçado, which specialises in making children’s shoes, has been investing in sustainability over time, not only by launching new products but also by changing the way it makes shoes

Portuguese consortium launches 34 cutting-edge solutions to have the world’s most advanced industry

Apr 29, 2024 / Portugal
As part of a consortium led by Carité and coordinated by CTCP, several companies are working to develop 34 innovative products by the end of next year to make the Portuguese footwear industry the most qualified in the world

Portugal surpasses Spain in footwear production

Apr 23, 2024 / Portugal
Portugal has become Europe’s second-largest footwear producer, overtaking Spain. According to Eurostat, Portugal produced 85 million pairs of shoes in 2022, two million more than its Spanish rival

Calçado Penha makes its debut at ModaLisboa

Apr 16, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear company, which specialises in the production of high-quality men’s footwear, made its debut on a Fashion Week catwalk with the BÉHEN brand

New Generation: Ana Amorim from Crème Caviar

Apr 8, 2024 / Portugal
Ana Amorim is responsible for the personalised bridal shoe brand Crème Caviar and is one of the teachers at the Portuguese Footwear Industry Vocational Training Centre (CFPIC). Let’s find out more

Survey about the impact of the country of origin of footwear

Apr 4, 2024 / Portugal
The World Footwear asks all companies with experience purchasing products from the Portuguese footwear industry to complete a short survey on the impact of the country of origin of footwear

Aloft invests in micronized rubber

Apr 2, 2024 / Portugal
Aloft, a Portuguese company specialising in the design, development, and production of technical footwear, is investing in innovative solutions such as micronized rubber to attract new customers

Portuguese footwear manufacturer Portman reinvents itself

Mar 25, 2024 / Portugal
Founded in 1979 with a focus on the manufacture of moccasin footwear, the Portuguese company has invested in recent years to sustainably modernise its production and offer new products
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