Though from very humble beginnings, Daniel Green slippers are now world renowned for their quality and comfort. In 1881 Daniel Green, who was a traveling shoe 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 cold factory floors. Mr. Green saw the potential for mass marketing and he and his brother convinced the mill owner to produce them for the shoe trade and the Daniel Green Company was born.
Of course, their slippers have come a long way since then and some of my favorites were made in the 1940s and 1950s. The glamorous styles went perfectly with the chic dressing gowns, robes and fancy loungewear worn by woman back then.
Below is a Daniel Green ad for satin slippers from the Dec 1947 issue of Ladies Home Journal.
Couldn’t fit the whole ad in my scanner, but the top says “Darling, I love them”. So now the rest of the text hopefully makes sense!
Here’s another ad from the December 1950 issue of Ladies Home Journal.
Would love to get my hands on a pair of vintage Daniel Greens, especially like the mules with the red flowers shown above.
But, alas, vintage Daniel Greens like these are hard to come by. Though I did find a couple of really cute vintage pairs for sale.
These are from Retrothreadz on Etsy.-$48.00
How about these amazing pink satin boudoir beauties from RetroDress?- $245.00