New Generation: Leandro Moreira

Leandro has been working at the family company for almost 20 years. Leandro Moreira is the second generation at the Footwear Factory Raly, which holds the brand Walker Flex. The footwear sector was a natural choice in his journey, following this parentís path, who are entrepreneurs within the industry for four decades.

For how long have you been working at the company?
Iíve been working at the company for about 20 years. It seems a lot, but it actually isnít! In this sector weíre constantly learning, with several daily challenges.

Was the footwear sector a natural choice?
Yes, I must say it was. Iíve been going to by dadís company since I was young, and I always had a connection to the footwear world. And not only because my parents were entrepreneurs in the sector but also because I shared a lot of conversations with my parents on the topic.

How do you think the sector has been evolving?
It seems to me it has been a natural evolution. Itís true the ďMade in PortugalĒ label currently has a huge weight in the global market. However, we should never forget to be at the frontline and increasingly invest in the quality thatís part of the sectorís DNA.

What are the future plans for the brand?
Iíd say that, in some ways, the plans are strengthen good job my parents started and, whenever possible, contribute to this market that weíre so proud of and that has been promoting us so extraordinarily throughout the world.

What piece of advice would you give to those who are entering the industry?
Above all, Iíd say that itís necessary to have a taste and care for footwear and the work it implies. Dedication must be a constant and thereís a long learning journey ahead, with daily persistent problems for which they must be prepared.