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Pantofola d'Oro Lazzarini Nappa Trainers - Black

With a classic, timeless design the Pantofola d'Oro Lazzarini mens trainer encapsulates the finest hand made Italian craftmanship and elegance.

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The Lazzarini model is dedicated to competitive sport and the famous Italian boot that shares the same name. With each pair lovingly crafted by hand in exactly the same way as they were back in 1886 these trainers are more a work of art than a shoe.

Small differences that can be found even between two shoes of the same pair are not to be considered imperfections, but evidence of the uniqueness of these shoes that contain all the characteristics of works of art!

The company can trace its roots back to 1886 when the old Lazzarini cobbler’s shop was founded in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, although it has only been hand-crafting elite football boots and trainers since the 1950s.
During the fifties, Emidio Lazzarini took over the business from his father. Emidio Lazzarini was a wrestler and the shoes he wore when he competed were uncomfortable and unsuitable. Emidio was a born shoemaker, so he decided he would make his own wrestling shoes. These were much softer and more comfortable than the ones he was used to wearing. Word soon spread over Emidio Lazzarini’s new wrestling shoes and he began making bespoke shoes for many other wrestlers as well.
John Charles, the legendary Juventus player, came to hear of these handmade boots, and was an early customer of Lazzarini’s. And it was John Charles who gave Lazzarini football boots their name: “These aren’t boots, they're slippers – golden slippers”. The Italian for ‘golden slipper’ is Pantofola d’Oro.

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