With a family background in footwear manufacturing reaching back to the early 1900s, and continued through various generations, the focus of our work eventually turned to sourcing finished footwear and leather goods from a variety of fine quality manufacturers, each specialized in particular constructions to offer the highest levels of expertise in order to satisfy the most exigent of clients. The current structure of Polo Shoes as a sourcing company reaches back to 1985. Essentially a family company, Polo Shoes has a team of dedicated staff with a vast experience of developing products, controlling day-to-day production, and seeing to the efficient and timely despatch of our clients’ collections and orders, either directly to retailers or to distribution hubs.

Experience and integrity are our bywords.


We source high quality men, ladies and children’s footwear, ranging from formal dress to chic casuals and sports sneakers in the finest leathers and materials available – varied casual wear, from the most sporty to the more fashion conscious.

Whether you are looking for high end dress, chic casual, rugged wear or vintage retro, for men or women, we at Polo can find the right source for your needs.

If you are interested in looking at Portugal for some of your sourcing requirements, we would be very happy to discuss these with you. Or, better still, why not plan a visit in the future. We would be delighted to welcome you to see our sources and discuss how best we could meet your needs.

If a first visit of your product development team is not possible, then at this stage, and in order to save time, all that would be needed for Polo to commence work on the client`s behalf would be:

  • Lead shoes with or without lasts in order to develop last forms and get a feeling for the type of article required.
  • Designs of shoes to develop for the various groups of constructions.
  • Lasts, material/colour specifications if already defined.
  • Price targets.

Working with the above, we can either send prototypes for appraisal or, as is more usual, someone from your client`s development department will visit us. Here it is then possible to evaluate the source factories, the products, and in most cases, give the final touches to the end product envisaged.


All developments are strictly exclusive to each individual client.

  • Cemented
  • Blake stitched
  • Side-wall stitching
  • Stitch down
  • San Crispino
  • California
  • True tubular moccasin
  • Goodyear
  • Saquetto (bolagnese)
  • Direct Injection to the Upper
  • Vulcanization (being prepared).

Ousoles can be:

  • Leather
  • TPR/TPU/Polyurethane
  • Rubber/natural rubber
  • PVC Leather
  • Micro EVA/Expanded EVA
  • Polyurethane

Heels: we work with a vast assortment of the most up to date of styles and materials, with 3D printing available.


All developments are strictly exclusive to each individual client.


With over thirty-nine years of expertise, POLO specializes in sourcing footwear and related accessories within the Portuguese market. Our focus extends beyond natural leathers, encompassing sustainable materials to fulfil our clients' diverse needs and preferences.












Polo is operated by a multi-national team of footwear experts who hold extensive experience in sourcing materials and components, product development, technical support, mass production, and quality control for mid to higher-end footwear.

Polo manages the end-to-end footwear development process from design concept to sampling, pricing, production, and quality control. We support some of the world’s finest footwear brands by streamlining the entire process.

Polo provides access to a network of world-class footwear manufacturers, tanneries, and component suppliers. We offer a range of available constructions including Blake Stitch, Bolognese/Saquetto, California, Cement Lasted, Direct Injection, Espadrille, Goodyear Welted, Opanca, San Crispino, Sidewall Stitch, Stitch Down, Tubular Moccasin, Vulcanised, and Waterproof (membrane).

At Polo, we can offer expert support and guidance in all aspects of footwear development, from sourcing and product development to technical support and quality control. We make sure our clients are paired with the top factories and industry personnel required, as we live and breathe the competitiveness of the global retail industry.

Currently, Polo’s clients include esteemed brands such as, ACNE Studios, Aether Apparel, Allen Edmonds, Caleres, Camilla, Saucony, Sophia Webster, Vince, and Wolverine Worldwide.

Our offices are located just south of Porto, providing quick and easy access to all of our factories. We offer end-to-end development and production processes with support from sourcing, product development, and quality control teams. At Polo, we also offer eco-friendly, recycled, and sustainable solutions. We are fully committed to social accountability, ethical trading, and sustainability, and have technical colleges and certified laboratories on our doorstep.

We offer dedicated support with clear, accurate, and dependable communication across Design, Development, Buying, Logistics, and Marketing. Furthermore, we also offer ongoing product consultancy and footwear design and can provide access to highly talented footwear designers. In addition, our teams oversee the technical development of bespoke production knives, lasts, sole units, and components, and coordinate every stage of development through our Quality Control protocols.


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Rua Pinheiro Chagas, nº75
Santo Estevão
3700-538 Arrifana - Portugal


+351 916 147 770 | Andrew
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