Zespà is the creation of two former fine art students who started up the brand looking to reinterpret a French wardrobe staple, l'espadrille, as a luxurious modern sneaker.
Style, simplicity and quality are at the brand's heart; Zespà's minimalist sneakers are handmade in France in a bid to encourage home-grown production and talent. A marked shift from conventional, commercialised mass production methods, the pair offer a stripped back approach. Combine this with the subtle gold foil branding and the emphasis remains firmly on the quality of the product. Designs are timeless and tasteful, and the shoes are built to last, crafted from luxurious leather inside and out.
The ZSP4 model has been gaining traction lately for this reason; expect minimalist uppers in soft calfskin leather, offset by subtle details such as contrast python heel caps and tongues.