Produced in Portugal
Shoemaking involves the work of many pairs of human hands. Making shoes of real leather, inside and out, is a proud and skillful craft. People, shoes, craftsmanship, natural materials – these are some of the key points in our footwear manufacture in Portugal.
Portugal is a country with proud traditions and a long history of shoemaking. Over the years the Portuguese have achieved a high standard of proficiency and over several generations have created a large and multifarious industry with several hundred factories – some of them large, others small – in most regions of the country.
For years we have carefully selected factories in northern Portugal, that have solid experience of producing footwear. Our approach has been consistent and careful in choosing a group of several factories, all of which specialise in specific types of children's footwear. In partnership with the factories, we have developed the foundation for stable, quality-conscious shoe manufacture with focus on natural materials.
It's all about shoes – it's all about people.
Basic shoe care
Before wearing new shoes for the first time, they should always be waterproofed. Apply 1-3 even layers of a suitable waterproofing product. Never apply waterproofing to wet shoes. Give each layer adequate time to penetrate the leather. Never polish shoes when they are damp – even if they are damp due to a heavy application of waterproofing.
Ordinary wear and tear, caused by everyday walking and the effects of the weather, gradually reduces the efficiency of the waterproofing. Depending on how frequently and under which conditions the shoes are worn, a waterproofing product should be reapplied at regular intervals. Leather gradually loses its oil content and a wax-based polish or oil should be applied to keep the leather supple and strong. We recommend leather care products that contain wax and oils, as well as appropriate dyes to refresh the color.
Specialized shoe care
If you want to waterproof a shoe with a metallic finish (gold or silver, etc.), make sure that the waterproofing product you use is suitable for this type of finish. You should also retreat shoes every time the leather has been damp or wet, and in connection with polishing.
Patent leather shoes need special care products, which maintain shine and intensity of colour. You can just wipe patent leather shoes with a slightly damp cloth – dampen the cloth with water only and wring well. There are also several patent leather care products on the market. If necessary, small cracks which inevitably occur during normal wear can be repaired using clear nail polish.
Unlike most brands, we provide specific measurements of an individual shoe instead of a general size guide encompassing all shoes in a range. We avoid the label of all types of shoes having the same size. For example - the measurements of a kids size 23 boot will vary compared to a kids size 23 sandal. All our shoes are of standard European sizing, but we do however include if a fit runs small, normal or wide.