Pantofola d'Oro Mens Vintage Zip Through Hoodie - BlackRenowned for their use of high quality materials and attention to detail for more than 125 years,the brand from Ascoli Piceno have applied the same standards to this new clothing collection,exclusively available from Pro-Direct.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.