Founded in 1920 by Dorino Della Valle as a small shoe workshop, Tod’s is an Italian manufacturer of luxury shoes and leather goods. In 1970 Dorino’s elder son Diego started manufacturing shoes for American department stores and created the luxury brands Tod’s, Hogan and Fay.
Introduced in the late 1970s, Tod’s most iconic product is the unisex Gommino moccasin – with its distinctive 133 rubber studs under the sole. Based on an old driving shoe that Diego found at a flea market, the iconic Gommino almost instantly transformed Tod’s into a a luxury empire. The Gommino became a jet-set classic and was worn by international celebrities such as Lady Diana, Catherine Deneuve, Hillary Clinton, Caroline of Monaco and Sharon Stone.
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