Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Vapesol is a Portuguese company specialized in the production of injected soles for footwear, leader in the Portuguese market.

At Vapesol Human Resources has always been considered a strategic asset. It is with well-prepared and motivated people that, to a large extent, the sustainability of the company is guaranteed.


Vapesol Academy, an initiative in the field of Social Responsibility, was created with the aim of encouraging, rewarding those who, focused on the footwear industry, strive and give their best. 


For the first edition, now launched, candidates should submit a project of footwear design, male or female for the autumn / winter season 20/21 and the respective prototype, which should incorporate soles from the Vapesol´s collection . This initiative have the participation of the final students of the Escola Profissional de Felgueiras,  Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria de Calçado, Poles of São João da Madeira and Felgueiras, and  Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave.


The models will be selected by a jury composed of an element of Vapesol, a fashion designer with Portuguese nationality and an element of APICCAPS.


The prizes awarded by the Vapesol Academy are, for the big winner, a cash prize of € 1000.00, a trip to Milan with stay and an invitation to the Lineapelle fair that will take place on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October. For the 2nd place, a trip to Milan, also with stay, and an invitation to the same edition of the Lineapelle fair will be awarded. The winning models will be exhibited at Lineapelle, at the Vapesol stand.


The public presentation of the models and awards ceremony will take place at the Casa das Artes de Felgueiras, a space kindly provided by the Municipality of Felgueiras, on 17 July, at 17.30.