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Daniel Green


In 1881, Daniel Green, a young traveling shoe salesman for the Wallace Elliott Company in New York City, visited Dolgeville, New York. Daniel Green was shown a pair of felt shoes fashioned from waste pieces of piano felt which had been made in the Dolgeville Felt Mill. Daniel Green noticed that these felt shoes were worn by many factory workers to keep their feet warm and comfortable on the cold factory stone floors. Impressed by the warmth and comfort of the slippers, Daniel Green took a pair back with him to his home in Canastota, New York to show his brother William. These two enthusiastic young men returned to Dolgeville and met the felt mill owner Mr. Dolge to see if they could arrange for them to manufacture felt shoes and slippers to sell to the shoe trade. Mr Dolge agreed to make all the felt footwear and gave Daniel Green the sole agency. The Green brothers returned to Canastota, and in a room over the kitchen of Daniel Green's house, the business was founded. Both William and Daniel Green carried samples of felt slippers, and during 1882, 600 pair were sold. The second year 2,400 pair were sold, and in 1884 they sold 24,000 pair of slippers.Over 100 million pair later, Daniel Green® slippers continue to represent the very same high quality and unparalleled comfort as they did during the days of William and Daniel Green. While many of the styles remain classic and traditional, the Daniel Green slipper collection of today has expanded into a wide variety of new looks, fashion and utility for inside and outside the home.

Reviews

I love boat shoes
By Wendi, from New York | July 11, 2014

I especially love white boat shoes in place of sneakers. However this particular pair although they started out white, have turned yellow since getting caught out in the rain. This was very disappointing since it was the second day I wore them and now they no longer look new. I also purchased pink ones and I love them as well but will not wear them if there is a hint of rain.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: for casual wear and for work while teaching.

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Daniel Green Meg
By Mazanares, from Albuquerque, NM | July 07, 2014

This is the second pair of Daniel Green slippers I have ordered for my 87 year old mother. She has a very narrow foot and is hard to fit. These slippers have worked extremely well. The only request would be that additional styles be available in the narrow width.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: Daily

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Not pleased
By DENISE H., from STILLWATER ,MN | June 18, 2014

These shoes are at least a half size bigger than they should be.

  • Shoe Size: Felt half size larger than marked
  • Shoe Width: Felt wider than marked

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Daniel Green Dormie $26.95 - $44.95
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By Rona Cooper, from Cranston, R.I. | June 14, 2014

I have been wearing these slippers for 25 years and I still wear them.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: I wear them around the house.

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Love this slipper.
By Roz, from Brooklyn, NY | June 04, 2014

Love this slipper. I use to buy them at a chain store that know longer sale them. Shoebuy is my spot now.

  • Shoe Size: Felt half size smaller than marked
  • Shoe Width: Felt narrower than marked
  • Wears this shoe: When ever Im home.

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