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.
Gentlemen, allow us to present the one-stop shop for all your warm-weather needs. This collection has everything from ties to trousers to trunks to keep you looking stylish through the dog days of summer. So whether you're building out a whole wardrobe, or grabbing that one piece you're missing, we've got you covered.
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.
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.
A grand tour of European fashion houses — with a few Americans along for the ride. Massimo Bizzocchi's silk ties, Pantofola D'Oro's leather sneakers, Isaia's hand-tailored suits and A. Testoni's supple leather goods represent the boot. Burberry, Paul Smith and Pantherella (makers of fine English hosiery) do right by the Isle while Chicago-based Cole Haan and San Diego's Gordon Rush provide shoes and other reinforcements from the New World.