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About Pantofola d'Oro

Emidio Lazzarini's first love was wrestling. So one of the first things he did when he took over his father’s cobbler shop in Italy in the 1950s was to make himself a more comfortable shoe for his matches. Those shoes caught on, and soon he was making customized boots for the local soccer team. One early customer was the legendary footballer John Charles, who said of his shoes, “These aren’t boots, they’re slippers—golden slippers.” The name stuck—“Pantofola d'Oro” is Italian for “golden slipper”—and the brand has become virtually synonymous with top-quality soccer boots as well as sneakers.

Past Sales Featuring Pantofola d'Oro

Sale Ended October 21, 2011

Must-Have Fall Boots

Now that fall’s arrived in full force, the footwear rules are changing. You can finally break out the boots again—and this sale has the picks to help you do it right. From dressed-up chukkas to sturdy workhorses, there’s something for every style. Stock up, lace up, and get moving.

Sale Ended January 25, 2011

Shop It: Americana

Plaids, tweeds, work boots, and waxwear abound in this massive, Americana-inspired sale. From US labels (Steven Alan, Red Wing) to overseas brands like Dunderdon and Scotch & Soda who just love the look, you’re sure to find something here to help unleash your inner (urban) lumberjack. Be sure to check out Alexander Olch’s wool neckwear and a particularly theme-appropriate buffalo plaid jacket from Woolrich.

Sale Ended October 14, 2011

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

There’s something for every discerning style hound in this massive footwear sale. So whether you’re seeking something for that next black-tie event—or just a pair of kicks for the weekend—you’re sure to find it here. And with a slew of top brands on offer, we’ll understand if you can’t pick just one.

Sale Ended June 28, 2010

Pantofola d'Oro

It makes sense that Italy's twin passions are football and shoemaking: You can't play football without shoes and what's the point of shoes if you're not playing football? Pantafola d'Oro weds these two passions in sporty, handcrafted sneakers and loafers. Made with the finest leather by a company founded in 1886, these caramel-colored shoes are almost too beautiful to play in. Almost, but not quite.