Long-lasting materials

At SHOE THE BEAR we want to create products that last from day to night, that you could wear to work and to dinner, and that could be worn season after season. Essentially, we want to create designs that are versatile enough that you can still wear in 10 years’ time. We design for real people with real lives with the highest quality in mind. .


Leather has been an invaluable natural material in our footwear production, and it remains one of our core materials.


As part of our responsible journey, 90% of our suede material is LWG certified. With each collection, we strive to introduce new colours and processing techniques to our product line.


We follow the latest trends and are constantly looking for new and innovative materials, such as this season's soft satin. A perfect blend of modern materials and high quality components, offering the best value for money.


Our membership of the Leather Working Group allows us to work closely with our manufacturers and reduce our environmental impact in the leather industry.

To create each new design we source materials from our network of local Portuguese suppliers. When incorporating leather into a season, we do our best to ensure it is responsibly sourced and produced. This is so we know exactly where and how it is produced.

By working with the Leather Working Group we have established better practices for responsible sourcing of materials and manufacturing processes, which has led to innovative use of components, leather and textiles as well as colour, shape and texture.


EVA is the material we use to make our lightweight soles. In addition to being both durable and comfortable, the EVA material used in the soles ensures long-lasting durability. EVA soles are often used for sneakers, ensuring ultimate comfort.


Several of the shoes we design and manufacture have soles made from recycled rubber as part of their construction. In some of our soles, up to 80% of the rubber has been recycled. Rubber soles designed with a forward-thinking approach to provide comfort and durability at a reasonable price.