Rudis was founded in 1993 by Manuel Oliveira in the small town of Arada, Portugal. Gradually over the years, it has confirmed itself as one of the factories of reference in the footwear industry for men and women – not only in Portugal, but also at the international level.
The company started its business with a team of 6 employees and was solely dedicated to the production of moccasins and boat shoes during the early years of business activity. Our first orders were intended exclusively for the Portuguese market.
However, a market paradigm change has occurred over the past decade and Rudis started to bet on an export strategy with its first clients abroad, particularly in The Netherlands and France. This approach proceeded in the Scandinavian, German and British markets.
Meanwhile, the factory improved its flexibility by introducing the production of sneakers and other types of footwear developments at short notice in order reach different audiences.
Today employing 25 workers as a result of its continuous and sustained growth, Rudis has been developing very interesting projects from the scratch with nowadays well-established footwear brands.
Our vast and heterogeneous portfolio is a clear sign of the quality of our know-how in both development and production.
Therefore, the motto is to give maximum priority to quality work over quantity. Those who seek us are essentially looking for a product that stands out for the premium excellence of raw materials, the handcrafting production processes and the finishing touches with loads of care to maintain a good final product.