“The sole is the foundation of a good shoe, because a quality sole and design makes a shoe more attractive”. The credo of Vapesol has become a mission: to propose each season to the footwear manufacturers soles which are innovative and high-quality from a technical and stylistic point of view. A mission that the company carries on since 1998, when José Manuel Lopez Pereira founded the company in Felgueiras (Porto), in the heart of the largest footwear production district in Portugal.
Thirty years from now, Vapesol arrived today to produce more than 4 million pairs of soles a year for the fashion, sports and safety industries. Products are made of different materials to suit all the needs of international customers: TR soles, TPU, mono-bi-tri-color and different densities. Their soles not only guarantee excellent technical performance, trendy aesthetic and extra light weight, but are also attaching the utmost importance to the customer care, being able to use up to 100% biodegradable or recyclable compound when sustainability is a priority.
On occasion of this latest edition of Lineapelle (21-23 February 2017), Vapesol presented a Spring-Summer 2018 collection absolutely exclusive and clearly devoted to the fashion industry, but always reserving a great attention to the “green” side:
The environmental issue has always been a major concern of Vapesol, – says Decio Pereira, son of the founder and General Manager of the company, present at the show – and covers both the production cycle and the product. It begins with production that reduce emissions of CO₂ and use green energy supplied by solar panels that covers the roofs of our plants, and ends with the design and implementation of sustainable products, such as 100% biodegradable compound in one year of disposal, developed by specialized companies.
The collections and innovations presented to international markets and the trade fairs of the sector are only 50% of Vapesol proposals: “The remaining 50% is the result of a work developed in partnership with our clients and their designers, – adds Decio Pereira – a collaboration that generates the remaining 50% of our turnover”.