The Camões boots
The Camões boot design is born from our desire to celebrate the poet Luis Vaz de Camões, considered one of the greatest figures of lusophone literature and one of the great poets of the western tradition. Unique, traditional and with a touch of eccentricity. This design is designed for people with a rugged style and a strong personality.
UPPER: Waxed Portuguese calfskin leather
CONSTRUCTION: 270˚ Goodyear welt
LINING: Fully lined with tan calfskin leather
INSOLE: Tan genuine leather
SOLE: Vibram® explosion front and heel half sole
HEEL: Genuine stacked leather with Vibram ® heel protector
Many details concerning the life of Camões remain unknown, but information received almost three decades after his death makes his birth in Lisbon as likely as 1524 or 1525. Camões's work was not recognized until his death. He had a life full of difficulties.
The testimonies of his contemporaries describe him as a soldier of great value, displaying courage, combativeness, a sense of honor and a willingness to serve, a good companion in his spare time. He was aware of his merit as a man, as a soldier and as a poet.
It is discovered by friends living as an indigenous in Mozambique. Friends pay their debts and travel back to Lisbon, where he publishes, in 1572, Os Lusíadas, a work that becomes immortal, being considered the greatest poet in the Portuguese language of all time.
Camoes' irreverence and determination is reflected in the design of Camoes boots. Like your work this design has become timeless.
The Camões boot design is a part of Alma Portuguesa new collection (portuguese soul), from which we intend to share the Portuguese heritage, through great Historic figures.