Pantofola d'Oro Italian Sneakers Arrive in U.S.
Posted on May 9, 2012
Pantofola d'Oro, an Italian luxury sneaker brand, arrives in the U.S. this month. The brand began in 1886 when the Lazzarini Cobbler Shop was founded in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Every Pantofola d'Oro shoe is still hand made, following the tradition put in place by the Lazzarini family. The calfskin leather that was first utilized in the 1940s for soccer players, wrestlers, boxers and cyclists is still utilized in select styles.
Marco Massini, a Pantofola d'Oro executive, says, "We are a premium brand. We've always held ourselves to a higher standard and we are immensely proud of our Italian craftsmanship. Embracing our old world heritage, we are bringing a new soul to the American market. We offer products that are uniquely designed and overwhelmingly appealing to the sophisticated consumer."