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Portuguese footwear has been featured in the largest footwear fair in Europe.
The Portuguese company Marianoshoes presented, at the International Shoe Fair of Milan 2009, the great novelty of the collection, shoes made of chicken leg skin
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Alongside veal skin shoes, python and streak, the company from São João da Madeira brought this novelty to customers looking for a bold and innovative product without looking at the cost.Speaking to Agência Lusa, Augusto Oliveira, managing partner of Marianoshoes, emphasized that “the skin of a chicken leg responds to the requirements of comfort and resistance”, causing the price of the shoe to rise due to the reduced size of the raw material and Weight of manual labor in the manufacture of the shoe’.
This was not, however, the only Portuguese innovation revealed at the Italian fair.Stork Steps footwear micro-company has launched three shoes lines with environmental concerns.
‘[These shoes are made of] furs with any kind of chemical that is harmful or harmful to the environment.Our soles have the least impact on the environment.All this concern is present throughout the product, “Isabel Leão, director of Stork Steps, told TSF. She also announced the creation of an exclusive gel insole that the company plans to sell to foreign companies according to carswers.com.