Shoe-making is one of the oldest and most traditional industries in Portugal. Many mainstream brands such as Timberland, Clarks and Kickers are now making footwear in Portugal having been impressed by the high quality of products coming out of the country.

Following in their footsteps (no pun intended!), we recently opened a new bright and airy workshop near Porto where we are now making some of our women’s footwear using traditional Portuguese shoe-making techniques.

Here are some photographs taken by Nick Brown, our shoe designer, on his recent visit to our workshop in Portugal:

Toe lasting our Alison shoe
Toe lasting our Alison shoe

Hand-finishing some of our women’s shoes
Hand-finishing some of our women’s shoes

Cutting leather for our footwear
Cutting leather for our footwear