Choose Your Adventure:
For hundreds of years, men’s footwear has been guided and reshaped by people who are undoubtedly inventive but have their fingers on the pulse regarding consumer interest. Since the new millennium, eco-friendly manufacturing has helped usher in environmental awareness. The rise of the internet had a hand in it too. Male consumers were increasingly learning about humanity’s carbon footprint on the planet. And soon, respectfully conscious brands developed their iteration of sustainable manufacturing.
Box Breaking Footwear:
In the FW 2022 season, luxury menswear fashion houses begin to assert themselves as key players in greenwashing. Convention busters critical plenty of paths to choose from, too; however, Zegna has emerged as a leader. The Italian brand developed an essential Triple Stitch™footwear style that is reimagined with new colors and materials, ranging from rich, grained leather, to canvas and plush suede. Not to mention, each new iteration of the shoe continues to showcase the brand’s signature.
Triple crossing-elastic detail for an easy slip-on fit while bringing to mind the look of three hand-stitches traditionally featured on tailored jackets to symbolize and honor ZEGNA’s heritage and craftsmanship. The Triple Stitch™ Sneaker is a kindred spirit to practicality and pragmatism. In a sense, it is a fresh take on tradition and craftsmanship to meet the modern man’s style needs towards a new style language. This unique style of menswear language will transition fashion into a new era.
Celebrated for its softness, lightness, and flexible construction, the Triple Stitch™ Sneaker is versatile enough to wear during office hours and leisure settings.
It is essential to know that new trends aren’t entirely new. Inspired by the wool mill Ermenegildo Zegna built over 110 years ago in the Piedmont mountains, the natural territory named Oasi Zegna signifies the luxury brand’s true identity where history lives on through their family name.
Words by Joseph DeAcetis
* All Images Courtesy of Zegna