The story of the Furlane
Settings: Friuli and Venice, end of World War II
Main Character: The perfect eco-friendly shoe. Furlane are made of old bicycle tires, used to make the sole, waterproof canvas jute bags, transformed into effective pads , and cloths from old clothes which become the uppers.
Plot: Used by peasants in the nearby countryside these ultra comfortable slippers spread rapidly in Venice where gondoliers began to wear them, finding their rubber sole perfect not to ruin the paint of the gondolas. Chosen by icons of style the likes of Giorgio Armani and Lapo Elkann, they recently became a must-have for fashionistas and trend setters around the globe.
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To know more : Piedaterre Venice
A narrower selection is also available online at Super Store