Internationally renowned in the footwear market for its stunning quality and unique designs, Portugal is the 14th largest exporter globally, exporting to over 172 destinations. The U.S. is a strategic market for the Portuguese footwear industry.
The collaboration with the top haute couture, sports, casual never stops every season and new collections. Close partnership with designers links industry and brands to the latest trends, focusing on sustainability, flexibility, responsiveness, and reliability.
The U.S. is the 6th largest market for Portuguese footwear, being also the market where Portuguese footwear has grown the most in recent years. Innovation has played a major role in this industry’s good performance and internationalization, with over 95% of its production exported.
The footwear sector is a success story for the Portuguese industry. Even in the face of economic adversity, this sector goes from strength to strength, being the greatest positive contributor to the Portuguese trade balance.
The Portuguese footwear industry is constantly evolving and observing consumer patterns and activities over the years. The sustainability trend is becoming the innovation focus in the shoe industry. The use of traditional recycling and biodegradable techniques and the concept of eco-consciousness is becoming popular.
From design to development, manufacturing, distribution, and selling processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, Portuguese brands are reshaping the industry and leading new sustainable solutions, one of the most critical challenges of our times.
Portugal has a long tradition in the art of hand-making shoes. Take a moment to find out how Portuguese Shoes are handcrafted from the highest quality materials by skilled artisans.