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About Dearfoams

The Dearfoams Story
In 1947, Dearfoams pioneered foam-cushioned slippers that delivered the ultimate in comfort. Over 60 years (and nearly a billion pairs of men's and women's slippers) later, people still love the exceptional comfort, style, and quality every pair of Dearfoams provides.

It's easy to explain why people love Dearfoams: Soft, warm fabrics and extra cushioning that provide indulgent comfort. A mix of timeless and fashion-forward designs and colors to fit any personal style. And premium-quality features to ensure the better comfort, fit an durability you expect from a trusted brand like Dearfoams.

What's harder to describe - but easy to feel - is that 'comfort moment' when you slip on Dearfoams. You're instantly more relaxed. Somehow more peaceful. Lost in curl-up-your-toes, stretch-out-your-back, sink-into-the sofa comfort that puts your mind and body at easy.

Whatever you call it, you should experience it. Indulge your feet in the foam-cushioned bliss of Dearfoams.

Make yourself comfortable.

Dearfoams Details: How it all began
Dearfoams was founded by Florence Melton in 1947 within her company, R.G. Barry. Florence was in the shoulder pad business (called Sholda Shams!), and was seeking a new way to make a better shoulder pad. While visiting a tire factory in Akron Ohio, she discovered a new foam technology just released for industrial use. She took a sample of the foam with her, and while driving home it occurred to her that the new foam would feel great on (or rather, under) feet. The rest, as they say, is history!

Corporate Overview

R.G. Barry Corporation is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of accessory footwear, a retail category led by slippers, but one that also encompasses sandals, flip-flops, hybrid and active fashion footwear, slipper socks and hosiery.

Our mission is to provide the world's feet with the best comfort, in today's styles, with uncompromising quality for the accessory footwear and slipper marketplace. Since our founding over 60 years ago, we have provided comfort footwear for more than a billion pairs of feet.

Our products are sold across a broad spectrum of retailers under a variety of proprietary, licensed and private label brand names including:

  • Dearfoams®, the world's most recognized slipper brand
  • DF Men® and DF Women® slippers sold primarily through Wal-Mart stores
  • Foot Petals® shoe cushions for fashionable women's shoes
  • Baggallini® fashionable and functional tote bags, handbags, and travel accessories
  • Levi's® brand licensed slippers and sandals for men, women and children
R.G. Barry Corporation has been a publicly-traded company since 1962. Our common shares are listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol DFZ. Visit us at to learn more about our growing company.