Portuguese shoes are neck-and-neck with Italian shoes in terms of quality and price.

According to the President of the Portuguese Footwear, Leatherwear and Related Articles (APICCAPS), Luís Onofre, Portuguese footwear manufacturers are gaining ground with the Italians in the international market.

Speaking at the Milan shoe fair MICAM, Onofre believes that Portugal could soon take the top spot from the Italians in terms of international shoes sales in the luxury market.