The Original Car ShoeEstablished 1963
Founded in 1963 by Gianni Mostile, the Original Car Shoe is an Italian footwear company, credited for having invented a moccasin with tiny rubber nubs on the soles. These nubs enhanced adherence to car pedals and were thus particularly suitable for driving sports cars. The Italian Ministry of Industry and Trade awarded a patent for this innovative model of shoe (see below). Famous wearers include Giovanni Agnelli, John F. Kennedy and Roberto Rossellini.
In 2001, the Car Shoe company was taken over by the Prada Group.
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