What happens when a self-proclaimed sneakerhead teams up with one of fashion’s most innovative designers? The ultimate collector’s item. Introducing “Urchin Rocks,” a special-edition sneaker co-created by Giuseppe Zanotti and Houston Rockets’ basketball star P.J. Tucker Jr.

Channeling the shape and signature 3D scales of the original “Urchin” low-top, the new style has more than a few special features. First on the design roster, the colors. As a nod to the team colors of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the sneaker is blocked in red and black. Next up, ultra-luxe materials, including smooth leather for the upper and a black suede toe.


Mischievous. Unapologetic. Youthful. Unexpected. This is the “Urchin” , an innovative, new sneaker designed for next-generation rebels and the kinetic cities they live in. The name says it all: Street urchin, a mischievous, rebel rouser, speaks to the sneaker’s nonconformist attitude. While its specially crafted spiny sole speaks to the distinctive markings of its namesake sea dweller.


“I’ve always been inspired by the energy and pulse of the city,” says Giuseppe Zanotti. “Whether its 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 un