Northern Portugal is widely-recognized as having one of the most robust artisan shoemaking histories in the world. Generations of families within this exclusive region have been crafting footwear of exceptional standard. The high-end shoes that are produced here are prized for their quality and craftsmanship. Mengloria has developed its collection of shoes in partnership with these manufacturers who represent originality, value, and craftsmanship.
The Mengloria brand is about quality and style, so it was natural for us partner with storied Portuguese shoemakers to develop the perfect product. What makes Portugal special in the shoe manufacturing world is its level of skill brought to each portion of the process. Few places offer such in-depth knowledge of the creation of leathers as well as how to apply handmade techniques that bring out the best in designs. This deep understanding for all aspects of the manufacturing stage mean no detail is left untouched.
With a history dating back to the 12th century, the Portuguese shoemaking industry evokes a culture with a strong tradition for excellence. In a world that is largely moving toward ‘fast-fashion,’ manufacturers from this small country stand apart in highlighting the meticulous skill and talent for making beautiful products that last.
Confidently Merging Tradition and Innovation
With a tradition steeped in exceptional techniques and know-how, this provides the ideal foundation on which to experiment with innovative styles and fashion. The Portuguese artisans can bring creations to life while staying true to the basic principles of the manufacturing process that ensure perfect, wearable form. They are paving the way for mechanized models that can be used to complement the hand-made aspect of manufacture. The fashion and styles may change but the dedication to details, finishings, and fit are what truly allow the products to stand apart.