Founded in 1886 by the Lazzarinis as a family-owned cobbler shop in Ascoli Piceno, Italy that specialised in wrestling shoes and eventually football boots, the brand quickly began to build a list of high-end clientele and a reputation for excellence. So much so that in the 1950s John Charles, a prominent football player of the time, said during a fitting “these are not football boots, they are golden slippers.” The compliment stuck and before long the name Pantofola d’Oro, the Italian translation for “golden slipper,” was adopted as the label’s official name.
Focused today primarily on men’s sport inspired luxury sneakers Pantofola d’Oro offers a collection of casual styles for 2013 in leather and canvas/leather combinations, all featuring the brand’s signature star emblem trio on fresh colour combinations, fluid lines and athletic stripes. In addition designer Ginny Hilfiger created three women’s styles for the collection with many of the same features, save a more petite silhouette and hues that include a hint of feminine metallic sheen.
Pantofola d’Oro has been serving Europe for more than a century and is currently undergoing a major expansion into the North American market, planning to debut in more than 200 boutiques, specialty footwear shops and top tier department stores across the continent in the spring and summer. To see the collection, click here: http://pdoitalia.com/.