If you’ve seen our recently released video, The Calla Story of Care and Craft, you will have seen first-hand the amount of care, effort and precision that goes into every single pair of Calla shoes at our small factories in Portugal.
Being expertly handcrafted means that Calla shoes are exceptionally high quality, durable and are also extremely comfortable and soft on your bunions.
Where the magic happens
But you might be wondering, why Portugal?
Well, interestingly, Portugal has a glorious heritage of leather workmanship, and ranks second in shoe manufacturing in the European Union, with all products being manufactured in small and medium-sized enterprises. Internationally, Portugal is recognised for being a producer of high-quality leather fashion goods, perfect for Calla, as we only accept the highest of qualities here!
As Calla is producing footwear for problem feet, we don't want to approach the shoe-making process in the same way as other mainstream footwear brands, as, the mainstream way of shoe-manufacturing clearly doesn’t accommodate for bunions or wide feet.
We have had to think very carefully about how we make our shoes and find a factory which can make shoes that are spacious enough to comfort and conceal bunions. Our Portuguese factories have the technical skills and capabilities to be able to bring our ideas to life, handcrafting them to perfection to be super comforting on your feet.
Having expert shoemakers carefully handcraft each and every shoe means that we can get the exact fit we want for our styles, so they feel amazing on your feet.
Check out some behind the scene pictures of our expert shoemakers bringing our A/W 19 collection to life
Maria and Diego work hard at attaching the soles to the shoes
José attaches the heels onto the shoe
Insoles are individually and carefully handmade by Ana, to ensure maximum comfort for your feet
All our shoes feature the arch support, cushioned insoles
One by one, Sara places the insoles into each and every shoe, and inspects each shoe to ensure there's no issues
The gorgeous Camila Red Mock Croc Boot, brought to life in the Portuguese factory
Mariana gets them ready to go into the shoe box
Andreia wraps the shoes in tissue paper before placing them into shoe boxesAll shoes are placed into shoe boxes, alongside a lovely soft shoe bag; the perfect way to protect your shoes
The final product - It's all smiles when Calla is around
From the start to finish, the process of making Calla shoes is focused on providing luxurious, durable, stylish shoes that will fit your bunions. Passion, expertise, amazing designs and the softest materials all combine together to create the ultimate comfort and style experience, that is wearing Calla shoes.
To own your very own pair of handcrafted-to-perfection shoes, shop the Calla collection now