BASICS Vs ORIGINALS

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

ORIGINALS

Handmade shoes since 1949

Created over 70 years ago, today they are a classic Portside. Manufactured with high quality materials and rigorous shape, they are known for their superior durability compared to a common shoe.
Constructed with the midsole system, these shoes offer great resistance and comfort even on the most winding floors.

Midsole Construction

This type of construction is characterized by the addition of a padded midsole with a leather strap sewn between the sole and the upper. This element adds additional comfort to the shoe and allows to cushion the impact when walking.

The union between the midsole and the sole becomes stronger and adds greater resistance to the shoe, providing unmatched durability. In addition, it prevents water and other elements from entering the bottom of the sole.

It is the system used in all Portside Originals shoes and the secret of the long life of the shoes.

ORIGINALS

Handmade shoes since 1949

Created over 70 years ago, today they are a classic Portside. Manufactured with high quality materials and rigorous shape, they are known for their superior durability compared to a common shoe.
Constructed with the midsole system, these shoes offer great resistance and comfort even on the most winding floors.

Midsole Construction

This type of construction is characterized by the addition of a padded midsole with a leather strap sewn between the sole and the upper. This element adds additional comfort to the shoe and allows to cushion the impact when walking.

The union between the midsole and the sole becomes stronger and adds greater resistance to the shoe, providing unmatched durability. In addition, it prevents water and other elements from entering the bottom of the sole.

It is the system used in all Portside Originals shoes and the secret of the long life of the shoes.

HOW THE ORIGINALS SHOES ARE MADE

HOW THE ORIGINALS SHOES ARE MADE

BASICS

Day to day shoes

It emerged in 2018 with the need to create a line intended for daily use.

Shoes made with a simpler construction but inheriting the design of the original shoes and designed to guarantee comfort and quality.

THE BLAKE CONSTRUCTION

This construction system is characterized by the direct fixing of the sole to the upper part. The sole is glued first and then sewn directly to the shoe. This process allows faster production, but also to make shoes lighter, reflecting their use: walking light and comfortable.

BASICS

Day to day shoes

It emerged in 2018 with the need to create a line intended for daily use.

Shoes made with a simpler construction but inheriting the design of the original shoes and designed to guarantee comfort and quality.

THE BLAKE CONSTRUCTION

This construction system is characterized by the direct fixing of the sole to the upper part. The sole is glued first and then sewn directly to the shoe. This process allows faster production, but also to make shoes lighter, reflecting their use: walking light and comfortable.