Zespà has garnered a reputation as one of Europe's leading makers of luxury sneakers, and it's not hard to see why. A combination of timeless design and expert craftsmanship has propelled the brand above the parapet of likeminded sneaker labels. Read our full Zespà review below for everything you need to know.

Zespà Overview

Zespà was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Agrifoglio and Jérémy Amar in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. The pair initially set out to reimagine the design of the espadrille, giving the traditional summer shoe new life as a smart, contemporary piece of footwear. Eventually however, they realised the limiting nature of the espadrille and in 2014, Zespà shifted its main focus to premium men's sneakers, which have come to be characterised by excellent construction, clean lines and a Mediterranean-inspired colour palette.

Materials

Every pair of Zespà sneakers is meticulously crafted in Portugal to time-honoured tradition using the highest quality full grain calf leathers from European tanneries, with complementing anatomical leather insoles. Sturdy and hard-wearing, these shoes are crafted to stand the test of time: durable rubber outsoles are made using recycled materials and every pair of Zespà shoes comes with two pairs of 100% combed cotton laces.

Sustainability

Sustainability and transparency are of utmost importance to Zespà. The brand opts for a short circuit process, using a direct-to-consumer approach in order to save time and money while keeping tabs on its carbon footprint. From tissue paper to tape, all the elements used for its transport-related packaging are recyclable, ensuring an eco-friendly logistics journey from the warehouse to your door.

Our Verdict

With attention to detail at the heart of the brand, Zespà is hard to go past for made-to-last sneakers that epitomise laidback luxury. Take your pick from a range of versatile, easy-to-wear styles – from classic all-white, like the bestselling ZSP4 and ZSP23, to retro-inspired designs like the '70s-style ZSPGT and more daring styles like the ZSP6N. These are seriously staple-worthy sneakers that you'll cherish for years to come.



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