Brand: Giuseppe Zanotti

Model: Urchin

Key Features: The python skin-printed patent leather upper with its unique lacing construction that, instead of standard eyelets, features double deconstructed zips with laces woven through. The rubber sole is molded with 3D spines giving it an urchin-like appearance.

Release Date: January 10

Price: €750

Buy: On, in Giuseppe Zanotti boutiques, and at select retailers worldwide.

Editor’s Notes: Italian footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti has unveiled triple black and triple iterations of its luxury Urchin kicks, which made its debut last November. Living up to the designer’s penchant for sculpted and bejeweled footwear, the new drop sees the Urchin decked out with a python skin-printed patent leather upper and contrasted matte mesh toe. The sneaker’s identifying spine-sculpted sole and unusual lacing system, which substitutes a traditional eyelet for two deconstructed zips with the laces intertwined, remain the visual highlights of the triple black and triple white unisex kicks.

The monochrome drop comes a month after Guiseppe Zanotti revealed a very limited edition of the sneaker designed in collaboration with basketball heavyweight and sneakerhead P.J. Tucker. Dubbed "Urchin Rocks", this exclusive colorway pays tribute to the Houston Rockets through its red and black color palette and is limited to run of 150-pairs.

The new monochrome colorways drop on January 10 at and in Giuseppe Zanotti boutiques.

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