The 'Light Jump': A post-modern, fashion sneaker

02/2018

Transformative. Modern. Unexpected. Giuseppe Zanotti presents the “Light Jump,” an exclusive new sneaker collection for women and men. Inspired by the kinetic energy of the street and the contemporary lifestyle of city living, the fashion-forward sneaker melds traditional shoe-making techniques with innovative design and packages both in Giuseppe Zanotti’s inimitable style.

Ultra-light, futuristic and dynamic, the new sneaker has an unmistakable edge yet, because of its special materials and advanced craftsmanship, also feels unbelievably comfortable, like a second skin. The silhouette—streamlined and lean—channels classic shoe design, while the materials used—stretch neoprene for the upper and waterproof rubber for the sole—express a decidedly modern point of view.Available as both a low-top and high-top, the Light Jump’s defining characteristic is its distinctive, split-sole. Crafted in contrast black and white rubber and divided in two parts, the protective shell follows the anatomy of the foot for a superior, ergonomically correct fit.

From top function to remarkable form, the Light Jump features signature Giuseppe Zanotti embellishment. Men’s styles boast neophrene, modern camo prints or leather, metallic bar closures and graphic contrast design, while the women’s versions come in bright neons, camo prints or leather, statement-making crystals or polished studs.

“Every season, we always push ourselves to innovate and this season the Light Jump even surpasses the high bar we always set,” says founder and designer Giuseppe Zanotti. “With its unique combination of technical fabrics, an easy shape and modern embellishments, the sneaker mixes comfort with a fashion-forward aesthetic. For the latter, I looked at the upper as a kind of canvas and played with colors and patterns and layered on different details to create a truly spectacular sneaker.”