Pantofola d’Oro has defined the essence of impeccably handcrafted Italian footwear since 1886, combining inimitable style with function and iconic Italian heritage. Endowed with effortless elegance and grace, they are as beautiful to look at as they are comfortable to wear.
Founded 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 football boots, building a reputation for excellence, along with a long list of high-end clientele.
To this end, during the 1950s, a prominent Juventus and Wales footballer by the name of John Charles uttered the legendary words that came to form the brand’s identity. During a fitting, Charles remarked, “these are not football boots, they’re golden slippers.” The compliment was taken so literally that the name Pantofola d’Oro – Italian for “golden slipper” – was adopted as the company’s official name.