About Us

Lavoro Footwear

Lovaro Footwear was  founded in 1986 and are based in the city of Guimaraes, a beautiful European heritage city associated with the founding of the country of Portugal in 1128. The Portuguese have a rich history of global trading dating back many centuries and a long and colourful heritage for travel and trade. Recently traders from Lavoro visited our beautiful country, to show us their craft and to experience the journey “way down under” a latitude not often reached this far South in the Pacific. This is the result, a range of uniquely crafted premium professional footwear styles which we trust will be beneficial to you aesthetically, for comfort and for safety.


Footwear & Apparel

From Footwear & Apparel NZ Ltd, a 100% privately owned and operated NZ company. It is our absolute pleasure to offer the Lavoro footwear range to you. We have been selling quality footwear throughout NZ for many years and also distribute Grisport, Andrew Footwear, Steel Blue and the No.8 ranges. The company is based in Upper Hutt and distributes nationally through a network of switched on Distributors who are also passionate about footwear ... for work, rest and play in this, our great country.


Our Philosophy

Footwear & Apparel are passionate about sourcing and offering quality footwear styles that suit our needs in New Zealand. We chose to add Lavoro due to it sitting so well alongside other quality ranges as something unique, with significant points of difference that determines it has a place here. It fits our passion for sourcing and providing quality footwear that’s both suited and fit for the NZ market.

It’s our pleasure to bring you the Lavoro Footwear NZ experience.

We invite you to try it, you will not be disappointed! 

Ed Leenders – Director Footwear & Apparel NZ Ltd