The story begins in 1941 when Sir Camilo Ferreira had the ideia to run a shoe factory in spite of the WWII. Camilo was obsessed in making great shoes so much that he would ride his bicycle up the hill for several kilometers, every single day for more than 15 years to join his small team in the factory. For more then 45 years Centenário manufacturing was totally handmade.
Centenário is on the 3rd generation
By 1984 Centenário expanded its infrastructure and upgraded to modern equipment and logistics, still making use of their expertises their are able to export 50% of our production to the European market.
In 2009 Centenário Goodyear Welted expertise becomes also part of thei Golf Signature footwear and by 2013 they becomes exporting 90% of the production to the European market.
Centenário is on the 3rd generation and theres something that keeps they doing what they do. The art of shoemaking.they build generations on knowledge, technic and experience, their work is love made visible.
They works everyday to be better, and even if only by little, bring more joy to people that own Centenário Shoes.