Since 1886, Pantofola d’Oro has defined the essence of impeccably handcrafted Italian footwear.
Pantofola d’Oro combines inimitable style, function and iconic Italian heritage to create supple, handcrafted and indulgent leisure footwear for men and women. Effortless elegance and grace define shoes of such quality, which are as beautiful to look at as they are comfortable to wear.
Founded in 1886 by the pioneering Lazzarini family in a little cobbler shop by the old city walls of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, the self-titled company specialised in wrestling shoes and eventually football boots. Unsurprisingly, the brand soon began to build a reputation for excellence, along with a list of high-end clientele.
To this end, a prominent football player during the 1950s of Juventus and Wales, John Charles, uttered the legendary words which were to form the brand’s identity. During a fitting, Charles remarked that “these are not football boots, they are golden slippers.” The compliment was taken so literally that, before long, the name Pantofola d’Oro, the Italian translation for “golden slipper,” was adopted as the company’s official name.