What does INLU means?
INLU is born from the agglutination of two words: the first two letters meaning purity, derived from the founder’s first name; the last two letters come from Lusitania, representing everything that is profoundly Portuguese.
In 2017 Inês embraced her entrepreneurial call and founded INLU, a playful, contemporary brand that embodies the Portuguese tradition of craftsmanship. She was longing to merge the Portuguese heritage in the footwear industry with a strong creative component for a long time. It all made sense when she met Ana Fatia, currently Art Director of INLU.
Cork fabric? What is that? Is that a durable material?
Cork fabric is made from the cork oak tree which can be found in significant quantities here in Portugal, making it a traditional material. We made it our collection main star because we feel it’s impossible to imitate what nature takes years to prepare so perfectly: it’s comfortable, light as air, versatile, sustainable, water-resistant, among others. We've partnered with Granorte, a Portuguese company specialized in transforming cork and giving it the most vibrating colours nature can offer.
Where do you manufacture your shoes?
All our shoes are manufactured in Portugal, in the Oporto region, on the north of Portugal. The factories that craft INLU have 42 and 72 years of experience, and they use all of that consistent know-how and talent on the construction of each pair of shoes. They all apply fair labor and healthy work conditions. In association with the #FashionRevolution movement, we disclose personal photos of some of the people that work behind the scenes.
Are your materials premium?
We take time and analyze thoroughly to pick the best materials. For the cork tissue, we went to Portuguese Granorte, a specialized firm that has been transforming this material for decades. For leather and suede, we went to Italian suppliers that select the best pieces from top tanneries.
Are your shoes comfortable? Why?
All shoe shapes (men and women) have been highly tested for comfortability and fitting. It is a very important requisite that needed to be fully accomplished. Women models use leather soles with cushioned insoles; men models also have cushioned insoles and soles with EVA and rubber, guaranteeing extra comfort. Adding to this, all our models are lined with soft leather making the touch and feel very soft. Moreover, we tried the shoes too and walked with them. We assure you they are comfortable.
How do I know my size?
Our shoes are true to size. When choosing your size, use our shoe size chart and check the equivalent number. If you take a half-size, please go up to the nearest whole size. If you are still in doubt let us know and we will try to help you.
How do I choose the Stye, colour and size of the shoes I pledged?
You can begin with selecting the style of the shoes you want to buy, then select the colour of the shoes. When you enter the detail of this shoe, you are able to select the size.
How does shipping works?
Shipping for Europe and USA is free. For other regions we charge an extra 30$.
I really love INLU shoes. What can I do to give more support?
Please, share our shoes with your friends and follow us on social media.
Didn’t clear your doubts?
Contact us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp us at +351 913990123.