The Daniel Green 'Fifi' slipper was a satin mule made in the 1950's that came in 4 different colors: black, pink, heaven blue and white. I was able to find pictures of all of them (white only in an advertisement). I couldn't find much information about this slipper, but I still wanted to feature it. Maybe it wasn't available for very long, but it's like nothing I've seen before. The detail given to the flower was so careful and elegant. I can't image wearing them ONLY in the house. I would have to show them to everyone. Let me know what you think of this style and which color is your favorite. I'd love to hear!
'Tis the season to be bombarded with an abundance of holiday advertisements, so check out these vintage Daniel Green Christmas ads from a variety of different publications. I love how all the shoes were rendered by hand instead of photographed. It must have taken so much time to create even the simplest ad. It really makes me appreciate my computer...and online shopping. Who has time to drive to the store anyway? Well luckily, now you can buy your Daniel Greens right from your living room couch. But, while you're here let me know which vintage styles you like best, I'd love to hear. And, have the Happiest of Holidays from your friends at the Daniel Green Company.
This is the Daniel Green 'Frou Frou' slipper, a vintage style from the 1940's. It was made with rayon-satin and came in 7 fabulous colors. You can check out of 4 of the 7 colors in the pictures below. I cannot believe these stunning works of art were considered slippers! Can you imagine wearing heels just to stay home and clean the house? I think not. They are so elegant, and they were made with such precision. Even the heel strap was detailed to mimic the front of the shoe. The ads below show that they retailed around $8.00 at 'Better Stores Everywhere'. Can you picture yourself wearing these beauties? Let me know what you think of them. I'd love to hear!
The Daniel Green Pow Pow was a 1950's slipper made from soft pure wool or 'Velva Felt'. It was made in at least seven colors including, Indian Red, Sand, Royal Blue, Black, Blossom Pink, Heaven Blue and of course Bright Green, and it must have been a popular style because I came across 5 different ads that featured it.
The Pow Wow was made with the traditional felt bottoms, characteristic of the very first slippers made by the Daniel Green Company. The story begins in the early 1800's when Mr. Daniel Green, a travelling salesman, was shown a pair of shoes made from leftover piano felt. They were being worn by factory workers at the Doldgeville Felt Mill to keep their feet warm on the cold factory floors. Mr. Green saw the potential for mass marketing and convinced the mill owner to produce them for the shoe trade. Thereafter, the Daniel Green Company was born.
I would love to see some of the original felt shoes, but for now we only have the Pow Wow in all its glory. I hope you enjoy this shoe as much as I do. Can you believe it retailed between $5.00 and $6.50? You can't even get a decent cheeseburger for that any more.
Below is a picture of the Pow Wow as well as 5 different vintage ads from the 1950's and 60's that feature it. We used to own the green pair pictured below, but it was lost in an office flood here in St. Louis. What a shame. I would have loved to try on a pair of Daniel Green history, and these slippers just have so much character!