About us

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


Comprehensive Services

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
Factories and Constructions

Current number of source factories is 24, spread over men’s, ladies’, and children’s footwear covering constructions as varied as:

  • 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).
Outsoles and Heels

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.


POLO has over thirty-five years of experience in sourcing footwear and leather goods for quality branded houses on the Portuguese market, with a staff of nine persons.
Our offices are manned by English, Portuguese, French and German speaking staff.

Development Team

Working with Polo will allow you to have three dedicated developers, who are responsible for the various customers’ accounts, with a long and varied experience in working with design teams to rapidly and efficiently prepare your collections.

Order Processing,
Work in Progress,
Reporting and Transportation Team

This department is responsible for the processing of your official POs; maintaining you constantly informed of the bulk manufacturing progress; advising you of final dispatch details; dealing with general instructions for packaging, labelling, and distribution of finished goods (either to your central depot, or directly to your distribution hubs per country).

This department is responsible for the processing of official PO's, maintaining you informed of the bulk manufacturing progress, on a weekly or fortnightly basis, and advising on the final dispatch details. Instructions regarding any specifics to do with the development, packaging and labelling of articles, as well as distribution of finished goods to either your central depot, or directly to distribution hubs per country is also handled here.

Quality Assurance Team

Made up of three full time, fully technically trained controllers who accompany the production of all SMS samples, CMF samples and bulk production, from the arrival of the raw materials through to final box stock AQL

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    Peter Gay CEO
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    Ana Gay CFO
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    Andrew Gay Product Development Director
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    Fátima Maia Developments & Quality Controller
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    Michael Gay Developments & Quality Controller
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    Conceição Maia Bulk Production Department
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    Manuela Gay Bulk Production Department
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    Vitor Ribeiro Quality Controller


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Our Headquarters Adelino Amaro da Costa, 396
3700-023 S. João da Madeira - Portugal

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This policy is effective as of October 2020.

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