Brand Spotlight: Dearfoams

Jacqueline Wells

The first, immediate impression of Dearfoams is their ultra-comfortable leisure slippers, but the origins of this brand began in World War II. A housewife/inventor, Florence Zacks Melton was looking for a material to make detachable shoulder pads for women’s military fashions, so she visited the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company to look for new materials.

Firestone presented foam latex to her as a possibility, but she didn’t feel that it was suited to shoulder pads. With a creative, innovative twist, she designed the world’s first soft cushioned slipper with foam soles. Overwhelming demand for these slippers quickly put shoulder pads on the “back burner,” and leisure footwear became the R.G Barry company’s premier business.

R.G. Barry is now a leading innovator in the arena of accessory and lifestyle brands, with beautiful, trend-right fashions that consumers know and love. It’s only fitting that Dearfoam sleepwear and loungewear would become a natural product area, in luscious, comfortable styles and colors that women everywhere love. At, you’ll find cozy, enveloping robes and pajama sets with plush pajama bottoms. Check back frequently to see’s new collections of sleepwear and loungewear.

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