Milan - 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.
“Sneakers for me are more than just an obsession, they’re a form of self-expression, a reflection of how I feel,” says P.J. Tucker Jr. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Giuseppe and creating this sneaker with him has been a dream come true.”
For Giuseppe, the chance to collaborate with P.J. was a natural fit. “I’ve always been inspired by people who are passionate about fashion and style, whether musicians, actors or athletes,” says Giuseppe. “It was great fun to work with P.J. on this special project.” The sneakers is available exclusively at the Giuseppe Zanotti Houston boutique and on giuseppezanotti.com.