Brand: Giuseppe Zanotti

Model: Unisex: Black, White; Men’s: Orange; Women’s: Nude.

Key Features: A new state-of-the-art spiny sole trimmed with 3D scales gives the shoe its urchin-like appearance and name, neopreme upper features graphic contrast trim and lateral deconstructed double zips with laces woven in between.

Release Date: November 8.

Price: €650

Buy: Via For Men; for women, Giuseppe Zanotti boutiques, and select retailers.

Editor’s Notes: The always-bold and stylistically adventurous fashion designer Giuseppe Zanotti unveils another sneaker made for and inspired by “the energy and pulse of the city,” according to the designer. The man known for his lavish sneaker designs and sculptural, jeweled heels, the Italian designer’s work is associated with the film, music, and art worlds. And while the Urchin is a head-turner, the designs fall more within the bold and chunky sneaker trend rather than Zanotti’s previous creations.

“I’ve always been inspired by the energy and pulse of the city,” explains Giuseppe Zanotti. “Whether it’s Tokyo or Shanghai or New York, the common thread is a non-stop dynamism mixed with an independent attitude. The ‘Urchin’ encapsulates that vitality and unorthodox mindset.”

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Words by Jack Drummond
Branded Content Editor