It's another exclusive offering from Italian brand Pantofola d'Oro, giving us a slightly alternative take on a traditional leather upper. The Nero/Rosa Ascoli football boots are another classic from the Pantofola d'Oro range, and by incorporating a pink leather we're sure there's going to be plenty of reaction...
As a brand, Pantofola d'Oro are playing to their strengths of a quality leather upper and Italian machismo. This latest Ascoli boot is representive of both qualities, with the super soft and comfortable Vitello 'calf' leather, and the pink which has been made masculine by such Italian clubs as Juventus and Palermo.
Made from the highest quality leather, the Pantofola d'Oro Ascoli Vitello football boots feature an extremely soft and water repellent Calf skin. Pantofola d'Oro have earned a reputation for top class high quality leather football boots, and where the Ascoli differs from other Pantofola d'Oro football boots is the stitching configuration of the upper, to retain the leathers' shape and performance.
Pantofola d'Oro offer unique crafting and construction, as every football boot that leaves Italy is still handmade. And of all the Italian brands, Pantofola d'Oro are the only ones left to solely engineer 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, creating a boot that's designed to last.
As far as performance is concerned, the superior properties of a natural leather has been well documented. The upper moulds to the shape of your foot, giving a great touch and feel for the ball to assist a players confidence, control, passing and shooting. Pantofola d'Oro still practice stitching the outsole to the upper for durability, and the Ascoli comes in a variety of firm, soft and mixed stud sole-plates to customise performance.
For Pantofola d'Oro there's no escaping a history which dates back to 1886, it's something they're very proud of, and shows in their current boot ranges. Retaining tradition, the current ranges include the 'Lazzarini' which bears the founder's family name, and this 'Ascoli' is named after the town in Piceno where the first workshop was set up back in 1886.
As a quick history recap, It was 1886 that the Lazzarini family set up a shoemaker's workshop in Ascoli Piceno in Italy. Characteristic of Lazzarini's work, flexibility and comfort was imparted to all the footwear made, covering a variety of sports, and soon becoming famed. The younger Lazzarini, Emidio, then takes up the family business in the fifties, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Which goes on to boast the names of Mancini, Klinsmann, Capello, Cruyff, Di Canio and Van Basten as wearers.
The Pantofola d'Oro Ascoli is a classic soccer shoe that sets a certain standard for luxurious leather boots, while further recognising the brands deep Italian roots. The new Black/Pink colourway gives the Ascoli a fresh look for a hand-crafted boot, and as always with Pantofola d'Oro will be one of the stand-out boots in the changing room.
The new Nero/Rosa Pantofola d'Oro Ascoli Vitello football boots are available to pre-order now ahead of a New Year's day launch on 1st January. There's a lot of competition in the leather boots market, but Pantofola d'Oro offer something slightly different and have also held their price at £100 GBP / $180 USD / €120 EURO.
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