We are proud to make our footwear in Portugal. Since 1927 our factory has committed to producing world leading hand crafted leather footwear blending traditional leather working prowess with the latest production techniques. Never willing to compromise when sourcing the highest quality leather and putting it in the hands of highly skilled crafts men and women.
We recognise that its the skill of our craftspeople that create truly exceptional footwear, and although automation of some processes are important to provide value and accuracy, it's the experience of our people that add those artisan touches and make our boots last longer, more comfortable and ensure superior quality.
Portuguese traditional craftmanship
Sometimes the old ways are the best, those human touches that add the character that is fundamental in a pair of handcrafted leather boots.
Our footwear has soul and this comes from our Portuguese artisans.
Leather is carefully selected to be soft and robust but also retain the natural qualities and style that can only be found in premium leathers.
Each design is hand stitched giving our boots their distinctive look and feel.
Our expert craftspeople can react to each piece of leather spending the time required to manipulate and finish our footwear. Making our boots more comfortable, durable and giving them a more iconic style that is impossible to find with mass produced footwear.
For us, slow fashion and buying fewer and choosing better is what matters. That’s why every boot we create is inspired by the everyday and designed to cross over all seasons.
Merging with the modern methods
Production methods have changed since 1927 and our factory use world leading technologies. Like you, we expect a lot from our boots, we use the very latest manufacturing processes to ensure we create world class leather boots.
An example of state of the art production methods are shown in our Waterproof collection. Unhappy with the outdated standard waterproof membrane technology that we developed our own Wil-Tex® bootie construction that fully encloses the foot without stitched seems. We test each bootie before it is added to our boots to ensure quality. Waterproof buying guide.
Our commitment to quality
The nature of handcrafted footwear is that they are designed to last, premium leathers if treated well can last a life time, stitched soles and zips can be replaced. We offer this service to you and will repair your footwear if needed to ensure you can enjoy the same pair of a Bareback boots for year to come.
We will never compromise on quality and a big part of that is our relationship with our Portuguese artisans.
We will always continue to produce our boots in Portugal and are so very proud of it.