“Tod’s idea was to combine good taste and technological innovation.”
However, the real breakthrough was made only in 1978, when Tod’s famous loafers were invented by Diego Della Valle, the grandson of the founder. 133 spikes were applied to their soles, which were later patented under the name “Gommino.” Initially, these shoes were designed only for drivers.
Initially, all products were released under the label “JP Tod’s.” This name was chosen almost by accident. It was found in the Boston telephone directory and it sounded great in most languages of the world
The company was founded more than a century ago. Filippo Della Valle founded a small shoemaking factory in the early 1900s in the village of Casette d’Ete.