From one woman’s innovative idea to a billion pairs of slippers later, Dearfoams remains a legacy brand that gives you the comfort of home anywhere and anytime.
Florence Zacks Melton, Columbus, OH, inventor and entrepreneur, created detachable shoulder pads for women’s military-style fashions of the time.
Florence Melton visited the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, OH, to research new materials for her shoulder pads. There, she found foam latex, a material that was developed during WWII. Florence decided that the material would be best used in footwear, not shoulder pads, and she created her first slipper prototype.
Dearfoams introduces the world’s first foam-cushioned, washable slipper. It is an immediate hit in the notions area of department store
70 years and a billion pairs later, people still love the exceptional comfort, style and quality provided by every pair of Dearfoams.