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Founded 1941 in Portugal
Based in São João da Madeira

At the beginning, the manufacturing was totally handmade, exclusively to the Portuguese market. The shoes were blake made. In 1984 a new industrial warehouse and the purchase of modern equipment was made. 50% of the production went to other European markets and the other half locally.

During 2003 new goals had to be achieved. The production increased, always keeping high quality standards. 90% of the production went to European Market and the remaining to national market. The manufacturing warehouse was enlarged to double. The company invests in high technology equipments.

In 2005 A new phase began with the implementation of Goodyear Welted Shoes.


São João da Madeira, Portugal



Construction methods

Goodyear welted, Blake

Product ranges


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