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Pantofola d’Oro Launches A Limited Edition Capsule Of 80s And 90s Football Shirts.

An iconic collection, an elegant tribute to Italian football: five historic jerseys available in New York and on the brand's online shop.

Article by Marco Lorè

In the vibrant heart of Italy, where football is much more than just a sport, Pantofola d’Oro continues to write its legendary story.

With the first drop of a series of four, the brand launches a collection of shirts inspired by the iconic kits of the 80s and 90s, celebrating the glorious past of Italian football with a touch of modern elegance.

This initial release, consisting of five shirts, pays homage to the colors of some of the most beloved teams of the Bel Paese: Venezia, Inter, Roma, Sampdoria, and Verona.

Each shirt is a masterpiece of design, blending the nostalgia of retro kits with the high-quality craftsmanship that has always distinguished Pantofola d’Oro.

"Each shirt is designed to be a symbol of pride and passion, to be worn both on and off the field," stated Kim Williams, CEO of Pantofola d’Oro.

The shirts, true must-haves for collectors and football fashion enthusiasts, will initially be produced in limited numbers and available starting in July exclusively at the New York store, located at 663 Fifth Avenue, and on the brand's official website.

Pantofola d’Oro is not limited to a nostalgic celebration: this first drop is just the beginning of a series that will see three more releases, each dedicated to five new Italian teams, for a total of twenty shirts that promise to win the hearts of fans and fashion enthusiasts.

Designed to be worn not only in stadiums but also in everyday life, paired with jeans, sneakers, and modern accessories, they demonstrate how football style can be integrated into contemporary fashion.

A journey through time that continues to make generations of fans dream, merging past and present in a perfect combination of passion and fashion. Wearing a Pantofola d’Oro shirt means embracing a piece of history and carrying it with you, with pride and style.


In the small family workshop on Via della Fortezza in the heart of the old city of Ascoli Piceno, Emidio Lazzarini works as a cobbler, applying the teachings of his father and grandfather, an artisan in Ascoli since 1886.

It's the 1940s, and after finishing his work, Emidio dedicates himself to wrestling, a sport that forces him to wear particularly uncomfortable and unsuitable shoes.

So, he decides to make his own shoes—soft and snug, practically perfect.

Soon, Lazzarini realizes that his shoes could also be useful to other athletes, so he contacts the local football team, Ascoli, and the success is immediate.

Over time, the shoe is gradually perfected, refined, and then offered to players of more prestigious teams.

They are found on the feet of three greats of Real Madrid: Müller, Puskás, and Di Stéfano.

By the 1960s, Pantofola d’Oro is present on all playing fields.

It becomes the ideal tool for the creativity of playmakers like Sivori and Rivera, the cunning of forwards like Mazzola, and the vigor and tenacity of champions like Riva, Haller, Burgnich, and Amarildo.

The legendary Soviet goalkeeper, Yashin, entrusts his powerful size 47 feet to the "Pantofola."

In the 1970s, the same shoes are worn by Capello, Conti, Morini, Pruzzo, and Spinosi in Italy, but especially by Roberto Bettega, who won seven championships in his career.

In the 1980s, they are found on the feet of three great Brazilians: Falcão, Cerezo, and Dirceu.

For South America, Pantofola d’Oro finds its African ambassador in Roger Milla.

In the 1990s, the shoes accompany the successes of Roberto Mancini, and in 2000, a new era begins for Pantofola d’Oro, a revival of a company that aims to bring back to football the values linked to tradition, the choice of quality raw materials, handmade Made in Italy, and the care in treating genuine and natural leather.

Is it a sign of football returning to true passions? Perhaps.

It is certainly the return of Pantofola d’Oro.

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