While I profiled major football brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma and Lotto’s range for the upcoming Euro 2012 Championships, it seems there is a boot manufacturer who have tasked themselves with creating a boot that mimics the home and away colours of individual teams participating in Ukraine and Poland this year.
Pantofola d’Oro, an Italian manufacturer of football wear, has been manufacturing footwear since 1886. In the 50’s, Emidio Lazzarini took over the business from his father and started producing high quality, hand made football boots for Italian footballers and clubs.
Eventually, the quality of the boots increased rapidly, with many top footballers of that era opting for a pair of Lazzarini’s creations as their football footwear of choice.
The new and exclusive Pantofola d’Oro Ascoli Euro Range football boots, however, have been designed with home and away strips in mind for four continental teams. The ranges launched for Euro 2012 are Tricolore, La Roja, Germania and Les Bleus which as you might probably be able to decipher represent powerhouses Italy, Spain, Germany and France.
With this new range, the Italians have remained true to their principles of quality craftsmanship and top quality leather. It’s hard to imagine another brand that could craft such footwear, as Pantofola d’Oro aren’t concerned with mass production and are instead happy to construct limited numbers of leather football boots.
Pantofola d’Oro offer unique crafting and construction, as every football boot that leaves Italy is still handmade. Of all the Italian brands, Pantofola d’Oro are the only ones left to be solely engineering their boots in Italy. Retaining techniques that have served the family for 125 years, the level of craftsmanship is there to see with the cut of the leather and quality stitching, to create a boot that’s designed to last a long time.