In 1888 the former wrestler and Italian shoemaker Emidio Lazzarini, finally had enough of bad craftsmanship and discomfort - so he started making his own. Soon many other wrestlers asked Lazzarini to make a pair for them.
It was at that point that Lazzarini also started making boots for other athletes such as footballers. Beginning with his local team, Ascoli Calcio, Lazzarini’s products slowly evolved into perfection with exceptionally soft calf leather, which allowed outstanding ball control. Their shaped also matched perfectly the contours of the foot.
The story goes that John Charles; a famous english footballer of that time, who tried on Lazzarini’s boots on for the first time, Charles shouted: “these aren’t boots, they’re slippers. Golden slippers.” Charles had then established the brand as Pantofola d’Oro, which translates to golden slipper in Italian.
In the 1960s Pantofola d'Oro was re-launched, with the three golden stars as the trademark. In the 1960's the highest level of luxury was 3 stars. This is why 3 stars now shown on all authentic Pantofola d*Oro football boots, to show it is a genuine dedication to traditional materials and methods.