For the holiday season in 2019, Valentino Garavani introduced a capsule collection featuring the final verse of Paradiso 33: “L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle.” The verse appeared on shoes, hats, wallets, and purses.
“Abandon All Shoes” Door Mat on Etsy
Product posted to the Etsy marketplace by seller Sarah Martin, owner of the shop bearfoxsea (last accessed October 15, 2021).
The Dante, by GREATS
“This new offering from Greats is an urbanized hiker made for trekking the city. The Dante is crafted using naked, natural leather from the Alcanena region of Portugal in the brand’s sustainably focused factory.” —Kicks on Fire, March 3, 2020
Nike Advertisement (1983)
This Nike ad from a 1983 magazine shows Dante and Virgil in the Infernal circle of the Simonists, browsing for shoes.
Contributed by Dennis Looney