Portuguese Shoe Brands You Should Know

A nice pair of shoes can make a huge change on how you feel and if your walking on the most beautiful Prada’s you might be preparing to conquer the world, but let us tell you something, Portuguese shoes are as great and luxurious as any of the big fashion names out there. We could make you a list of some of the amazing brands who produce in Portugal but it would be as long as George R. R. Martin books, with sequels and everything. The footwear business is growing in our country with great brands emerging and showing of the quality of the Made in Portugal mark, but pictures tell more then words so let us show you some of the Portuguese shoe brands you most definitely should know (take a note, a post it, keep it on your desk as a memo)!

 

SENHOR PRUDÊNCIO

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Launched in 2012, senhor PRUDÊNCIO is a lifestyle brand with a high focus in shoes and accessories for men. They create footwear and leather goods with contemporary shapes, inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of the Portuguese shoemaker from the 50’s.

 

LAST SOLE

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Last Sole is a refreshing iteration on the traditional shoe models. Their footwear capsules are an hybrid that crosses the technical characteristics of the comfort & urban shoes, with a bold and distinctive look, for someone who don’t fits into stereotypes.

 

UNDANDY

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Undandy is committed to support and share Portuguese craftsmanship with the world. The shoes are proudly handcrafted with care by third generation artisans in Portugal and tailored to costumers  specific desires using the finest quality leather and suede. Giving the license to step back into the driving seat when it comes to every imaginable detail of design, initiating each man into the time-honoured art of shoemaking.

 

MARITA MORENO

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All produced objects are numbered and belong to a limited series of 100 pieces maximum. They are produced in a unique and ethical perspective way – using only Portuguese factories and handmade crafts to create its designs – with local natural materials, texture and color as fundamental elements in a simple, geometric design.

 

OFFICINA LISBOA

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Officina Lisboa is a footwear brand, founded in 2012 and based in Lisbon, Portugal. The brand motto is, simple can be simpler. Favoring quality which is achieved by producing exclusively and proudly in Portugal.

GUAVA

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Inspired by the rich architectural and geometric imaginative, Inês Caleiro, created a shoe brand that was almost like art flowing from the mathematics and design books. Guava Builds shoes with a purpose, creating a philosophy to live by.

WEEKEND BARBER

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A barber and a shoemaker – both of them already grandfathers – are the inspiration behind the Weekend Barber brand established in Porto, in 2012. Weekend Barber is an experimental atelier that conveys together know-how and design. The choice of materials and graphic elements are utterly important since each collection is a capsule and has its own imaginary. Entirely designed and produced in Portugal.

 

JOSEFINAS

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One day a woman had a dream, others joined her, and Josefinas were born. Josefinas is a Portuguese brand born from a dream. In a country in crisis, where there was little room for dreams, making handmade shoes had a new name: Josefinas. In Portugal, there is something that has never died: the savoir faire of craftsmen and the passion for an idea. ‘Never give up’ has always defined Josefinas’ path. The name Josefinas was born in honor of Filipa Júlio’s grandmother, the brand’s founder. Grandma Josefina always made Filipa’s life a special adventure, especially when she took her to ballet class. Hopping Josefinas story inspires the path of many other women, straight to the realization of their dreams.

 

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