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10 Shoe Brands To Keep an Eye On

We are always looking for new designs and brands that catch our attention, we made a little research and here’s what we found, 10 awesome shoe brands that fit all the criteria from concept and personality to branding and quality, have a look and find a bit more about some of the promising footwear brands out there. (Oh, guess what? Some of them are #madeinportugal!)

KALDA

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WHERE: Iceland
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Katrín Alda
KEYWORDS:  Confident, sexy, unusua
MADE IN: PORTUGAL

 

MALONE SOULIERS

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WHERE: UK
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Mary Alice Malone and Roy Luwolt
KEYWORDS: Timeless, bold and feminine
MADE IN: ITALY

 

AXEL ARIGATO

 

WHERE: Sweden
WHAT: Sneakers (mostly)
WHO: Albin Johansson and Max Svardh
KEYWORDS: Straightforward, honest, minimal
MADE IN: PORTUGAL

 

ADIEU

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WHERE: France
WHAT: Men/Women Footwear
WHO: Isabelle Guedon and Benjamin Caron
KEYWORDS: Simplicity, informal elegance
MADE IN: ITALY, FRANCE, PORTUGAL

COLIAC

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WHERE: Italy
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Marina Grasseli
KEYWORDS: White canvases meet jewels
MADE IN: ITALY

BURAKUYAN

BURAKUYAN

WHERE: France
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Burak Uyan
KEYWORDS: Architecture, art movements,  sensual and feminine, graphic works of art.
MADE IN: ITALY

 

CAMILLA ELPHICK

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WHERE: UK
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Camilla Elphick
KEYWORDS: Playful, quirky, feminine, humor
MADE IN: EUROPE

ROCKER

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WHERE: UK
WHAT: Women/Men Footwear
WHO: Alim Latif
KEYWORDS: Edgy, Funky, Rock
MADE IN: UK

 

MANEBÍ

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WHERE: Spain
WHAT: Women/Men Espadrilles
WHO: Antonello Benati
KEYWORDS: St. Tropez, Travel, Comfort,  From the Seaside to the City,
MADE IN: SPAIN

OLGANA PARIS

WHERE: France
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Olgana Djanguirov
KEYWORDS: Sartorial Savoir-Faire, Detailing, Exclusive Design, Luxury
MADE IN: ITALY

 

 

 

 

 

Espadrilles for Men

We’ve been having some pretty hot days so far and wearing sneakers heating your feet sound a bit like torture. Espadrilles are the best option if you’re not the sandal kind of guy, so here you have it, espadrilles for every style and occasion to keep your footsie game strong!

Fabi Tassel Espadrilles at FARFETCH

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Paul Smith Checked Espadrilles at FARFETCH 

 

Hudson London Beige Suede Espadrilles at TOPMAN 

 

Pierre Hardy Slider Espadrilles at FARFETCH 

 

Cord Espadrille at MASSIMO DUTTI 

 

 

Yellow Espadrilles at EUREKA 

 

 

Mulo Suede Espadrilles at MR. PORTER

 

 

 

Weekly Digest – Issue #18

This week’s news are all about, drum rolls, Made in Portugal! Every friday we let you know what has been happening in the fashion world, giving you all the inside scoop of famous and emerging brands, but with all due respect, we have some pretty bad ass stuff going on this small country of ours! So here is a little eye opening for you, as we dedicate this week’s digestion with some Portuguese fashion news, reported OVERSEAS!

 

undandy

 

In our last post we introduced you to Undandy, a Portuguese footwear brand dedicated to all the gentleman’s out there, well Forbes apparently thinks they are pretty impressive too. Get to know a bit more about this brand and how they custom made shoes are reaching the male audience out there!

 

sophia

 

Sophia Kah is a Portuguese brand founded by, Ana Sousa, she has her name on Vogue.com so her work is legit. Her designs are fairy tale worthy, elegant and luxurious with beautiful lace detailing. Meet both Ana and Sophia in this interview for Drapers.

 

 

PT SHOES

 

APICCAPS presents once again the Iconic Campaign this time focused on men footwear.  The sassy video starring Jules Raynal (which makes it a little hard to pay attention to the shoes) intends to give life to footwear production in Portugal. Go have a look, even if you’r not a big shoe fan, we assure you not to feel disappointed.

 

 

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.

 

Spring/Summer 18: Trend Forecast Men Shoes

Today we introduce you to three more men shoe trends for SS18, incorporated in the Psychotropical Vision. Check them bellow and find the details of each one.

PLASTIC ISLAND

Plastic trims mold around the heel, toe, fastening and outsole. Recycled plastics come in bold synthetic tones, offering a slightly futuristic look for formal and active styles. Durable shells protect the toe, heel and underfoot, offering support across multiple terrains.

 

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Men’s footwear has a relaxed approach for the season. Clean slip-on patterns exaggerate cleated outsoles, highlighting the importance of foot and ankle support. Soft-touch suedes and lycra skins offer modern sport and casual applications to classic footwear silhouettes.

 

METALLIC

 

Glistening and lustrous metallic finishes offer a directional approach for the season. Midnight navy, purple and smoke silver tones come in fine-sprayed effects to create unique looks for rubber outsoles and synthetic uppers. Materials reflect light, creating distinctive looks for low, mid and high heels.

Source Text: WGSN