Carlos Santos Shoes
Founded in 1942, Carlos Santos Shoes is one of the top shoe brands in Portugal and still one of the front-runners in Portuguese Men’s fashion.
With their headquarters in the north of Portugal, Carlos Santos has a history of over 70 years, marked by their innovation and superior technique in Men’s footwear. They are one of the few companies today that still produce using the Goodyear Welted method – a handmade technique that uses machines only as a complement to production.
The Carlos Santos collection is divided into two main lines: Santos by Carlos Santos (rich in carefully crafted detailing, aimed at people who are passionate about the art involved in this type of production. The look for this line is timeless and, therefore, remains mostly unchanged over time) and Carlos Santos Handcrafted (the jewel in the company’s crown; a smaller collection with sophisticated design and traditional production – handcrafted – using a technique associated with Haute Couture.).
A 100% Portuguese brand that takes its name from its mentor, Carlos Santos, and that step by step, literally, and year after year has been cementing itself as a quality brand in the international fashion scene, the brand is sold at Bertino & Olivier in Paris, Be House in Milan, Elle & Lui Designer Shoes in Australia, Nordstorm in the US, in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and Germany, and as far away as the Middle East and Japan.
His pieces are a combination of art and design, tradition and contemporary and their bespoke service extends beyond just selling, as their post-sale service, flexibility and communication with the guest is one of their greatest added values.
You can buy the collection online here
Having been personally honoured by the former President of Portugal, Cavaco Silva, and having being featured all over national media, of course, his luxury men’s shoes have graced the pages of a number of international magazines too, including: Oui Magazine, Monsieur Magazine, Le Point Magazine, Madame Figaro, Cosmopolitan and Apollo Magazine.