Portuguese shoes are recognized worldwide as a high standard footwear, being abreast of Italy in terms of  quality.

What makes the Portuguese footwear so appealing?
– Overall quality.
– Competent people with many years of experience.
– Competitive price (less expensive than the Italian, but with the same quality).
– Great design.
– Use of different and innovative materials, such as cork.
– A training center that provides highly skilled professionals for the footwear industry.
– A technology center that studies in laboratory all aspects of the shoe.

The Portuguese footwear industry accounts for 1,354 companies, employing 32,738 people and annually produces about 81 million pairs of shoes, of which 95% are exported to 132 countries. In 2016, this industry alone exported €1,9 billion.

Another award in shoe design for the portuguese shoes industry

One of many awards in design. © CFPIC

Relevant Institutions
Centro Tecnológico do Calçado (Footwear Technology Centre)
Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria de Calçado (Training Centre of the Footwear Industry)
APICCAPS (Portuguese Association of Manufacturers of Footwear, Components, Leather Goods and their substitutes)