Vitorino Coelho is the son of an old school cobbler, who began working in the shoe industry in 1940, passing down his art to his son, who rapidly developed a passion for footwear. He started working as a shoemaker in 1965 alongside his father, founding his own company 17 years later, in January 1982.
The company started life with 4 members of staff, producing around 10 medium-high end pairs per day, using traditional methods which enabled us to supply shoes to the most prestigious shops in Lisbon and Porto, the companys biggest markets at the time.
Four years later, the company exported its first pair. From then on, exports became the main market for our products. The workforce grew to 150 members of staff, who continue producing medium-high end shoes for the most prestigious brands, but now on an international level.
Vitorino Coelho now has the support of the second generation of the family, helping us to improve the level of service offered every day, to every customer, and to maintain relationships based on trust, friendship and loyalty in all we do.
At Vitorino Coelho, each product we manufacture embodies comfort and style. Innovation and design are the key elements of our challenge to ourselves; dedication and trust, our defining values. What sets us apart is visible not only in the pieces we create, but also in who we are as a team, and the relationship we build with each and every customer.
Vitorino Coelho has always invested in the latest technologies, constantly upgrading and updating our machinery. This focus translates into varied new techniques, enabling us to manufacture a wide range of products, maintaining highest levels of quality, notably heels (any height, with or without platforms), sacchetto, bologna and strobel construction, and more.
Currently, we have two different production lines. In terms of machinery, one specialises in the creation of more refined/elegant/feminine shoes, while the other focuses on the manufacture of more practical/sporty/comfortable models.