Daniel Gonçalves: from a kid’s dream to reality

Daniel Gonçalves loves sneakers and sports since he was a kid. When he decided to take the risk as footwear designer, he found PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy. We are glad to present you the third designer launching his style through WAU.

This time, we didn’t go far to find talent. Daniel Gonçalves is a Portuguese Product and Footwear Designer, born and raised in the small city of Rebordosa, in Paredes. At the age of 27, he has working as freelancer in the industry.

METAMORPH was just launched. It was firstly presented in the 2018 edition of PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship, achieving the Top 16.

In the previous year, Daniel Gonçalves won the Best Footwear Collection per Country and the Best Overall Collection Award in the 2017 Porto.ModaPortugal. He was also one of the eight winners of the 2015 Kinder Surprise project, of Ferrero, for his Concept Development.

Daniel Gonçalves has a bachelor’s degree in Product Design and started a master’s degree in the same field, at ESAD – Escola Superior de Artes e Design of Matosinhos. He also completed a course of Footwear Design, at LSD – Lisbon School of Design.

Take a look to @dannielsgoncalves portfolio.