Car Shoe was founded in 1963 by Gianni Mostile, whose passion for racing cars led him to design handmade moccasins made from very soft leather and soles set on tiny rubber studs to enhance adherence to car pedals and were particularly suitable for driving sports cars. The Car Shoe driving shoe design was awarded a registered patent from the Italian Ministry of Trade and Industry in 1964 which has since expired. The brand has since become an Italian classic for driving shoes, known for its technical-design, originality with high-quality leather and handmade craftsmanship.
Car Shoe is a symbol for exclusive lifestyle and luxury driving. Particularly suited for leisure time and informal occasions, Car Shoe products are targeted at a sporty and elegant clientele.
The Car Shoe brand continues to be characterised by the originality and quality of its hand-made craftsmanship. Only the finest materials are used in crafting these moccasins: the best leathers for the uppers, a rubber mix identical to that used in tyre manufacture for the ball sole, and 4.85 metres of English- produced pitch-treated cord for the base.
Today the brand invests in the development and research of new styles, which are meant to satisfy the increasing and always more demanding international customers.
Car Shoe is part of the Prada Group- one of the world’s leaders in the design, production and distribution of luxury handbags, leather goods, footwear, ready-to-wear apparel, accessories, eyewear and fragrances. The Group owns some of the most prestigious international brands: Prada, Miu Miu, Car Shoe and Church’s.