A Swiss Company, manufacturing in Portugal, making some of the world’s most comfortable boots.
On a historic Christmas eve in the year 1651, a compact frigate named Dromedaris left the Zuider Zee and sailed for 3 ½ grueling months, without once touching land, to bring the first European settlers to South Africa.
From there, the ship sailed on to the Dutch East Indies and continued on laden with exotic spices and oriental goods between Europe and the East.
320 years later, Werner Wyrsch , a Bally trained shoe Technician, began his own adventurous travels from Europe to South Africa, taking with him shoemaking knowledge that would serve as a basis from which he could begin to build experience and continuous success.
Ana de Pina started her career in the shoe business as a successful shoe buyer with some of the best known companies in South Africa . Her taste for colors and fashion combined with a great sense of merchandising soon gave her the reputation of being an important source of knowledge and inspiration, known and recognized the world over.
In 1992, inspired by the Dromedaris, a company started that provides technical shoe manufacturing services at the highest possible level of reliability on an international basis.
Making use of their experience, the company developed the “3D” Technology which now serves as the basic concept for women’s collections that have a unique level of comfort, combined with the latest in European Fashion. They also made it part of their Mission Statement to use highly ecological materials and manufacturing process in their shoes, and created the “Possibly the lowest Carbon Footprint shoes on earth” concept.