In this world of cookie-cutter fashion, it is hard to truly stand out. No matter how unique your outfit is, chances are someone nearby has the same one. Those in the know minimize the chances of this faux pas occurring by looking to footwear. For sneakerheads, that means finding something stylish but off the shelf. While this is possible, it isn't easy. It's usually achieved by looking to retro designs and limited edition sneakers. But, what if we told you that the hours of searching were no longer necessary? This may sound like an impossible dream but, thanks to Ermenegildo Zegna XXX, it is now a reality. Yes, you heard that right. They're making it possible for you to design (and rock) your own sneaker.
With this unique concept, the company takes both style and creativity to new levels. My Cesare, as Zegna’s New Fully Customizable Sneakers are called, is a work of genius. They give you the opportunity to cater to your own artistic desires. Can you beleive the day has finally arrived?
These shoes made their debut at the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture XXX Winter Fashion Show in 2019. In fact, they were the highlight of the runway - showcasing the thousands of unique design possibilities that they can provide. To spread the word, Zegna also partnered with several celebrities (like model Sonny Hall, rapper Vic Mensa, and more) who share their experiences with My Cesare to their fans. This celebration of subcultures, filled with inspiring storytellers and personalities, perfectly accentuates the unique nature of Zegna's concept.
It's one thing to have effortless style but uniqueness is something entirely different. True fashion lovers understand how hard it is to find the correct balance. Ermenegildo Zegna XXX wants to help you in this endeavor. This is where My Cesare comes in. The vast possibilities that it inspires can achieve virtually any of your aesthetic whims. In terms of general looks, its design is a hybrid of an athletic sneaker and hiking boot. This combination is accentuated by a chunky sole and a mesh and leather upper.
What makes Zegna’s New Fully Customizable Sneakers so special
The My Cesare collection gives sneakerheads the ability to pick and choose a variety of colors for the sole, upper, and other parts of the shoe. There are literally thousands of combinations you can create. The end result is a truly unique masterpiece that reflects your inner creativity.
For those chomping at the bit to try these innovative new sneakers, you’re in luck. They are available in many Zegna stores around the world for about $700. It’s also possible to order them online. There is one catch. Because these sneakers are custom made, it can take up to 2 months for them to arrive in the mail. Still, we believe this is one of the situations where good things come to those who wait. If you don’t want to wait, however, we can understand that feeling as well. Best of all, you don't have to. The only thing is you must give up your power to customize these kicks. There are some versions available in stores. But, the color combinations are limited. Still, with Zegna's innovative flair, we're positive you'll find something you'll like.
Give your new sneakers some tender loving care
There’s nothing like rocking a hot pair of Zegna’s New Fully Customizable Sneakers. But, if you don’t take care of them properly, your favorite pair can go from hero to zero in no time flat. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to prevent this from happening. They include:
- Spray them with stain and water repellent the moment you take them out of the box.
- Never clean them with a scrub brush, instead wipe them down gently with a damp washcloth.
- Stick a pair of rolled up socks in your shoes after every use. This will help them keep their shape for a longer period of time.
The Bottom Line
There are a number of great looking sneakers on the market. There's no doubt about that. But, none of them give you the ability to showcase your own personal sense of style, like My Cesare. In our opinion, Zegna's latest contribution is pure genius. What do you think?
Written by Garrett Parker
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