The ‘invisible’ sandals
947 saw the creation of continuous weave uppers, made with a transparent nylon woven material. This led to the 'invisible' sandals with which Ferragamo won the Neiman Marcsu Prize at the Fashion Oscars.
Salvatore Ferragamo explained in his autobiography: “I took a length of the water-coloured thread and twisted and wound it round the sculptured heel. The result was the ‘invisible’ shoe. It was never a good selling line, however, because it leaves the foot so naked and so poised that few women dare accept the extreme challenge to the beauty of their feet”. The price of $29.75 for a pair of invisible sandals would buy four tons of coal. This is one of the most famous items of footwear since the last war.