As far as I’m concerned, the only pop star that’s allowed to do a shoe collaboration is Rihanna, but apparently Giuseppe Zanotti never got that memo, because here he is doing a collaboration with Zayn Malik. What the actual fuck?
Giuseppe, just because Zayn Malik wears shoes doesn’t mean you should let him design shoes. Your name, while difficult for North Americans to pronounce without sounding like douchebags, means something. Your shoes are awesome. Ludicrously expensive, but awesome. I bought a pair at the Barney’s sale last year. I get compliments every time I wear them. You don’t need Zayn Malik. You’re better than this, man.
While I don’t believe that Rihanna sat down and designed her Manolo collection, those shoes made sense in that they were singularly Rihanna. That is to say they were totally fabulous and absurd and they took a certain sort of badass chick (or dude – that’d be tight) to pull off. Zayn Malik’s offering, as far as I can tell from his Instagram teaser, are just plain ‘ol moto boots, the likes of which Zanotti already offers. And do you even skate, bro? I mean, come on, if you’re going to engage in a thinly veiled, celebrity backed cash grab, at least jazz it up a bit.
Super dumb. Anyone who buys these shoes is dumb. Holding a skateboard while sliding down a railing is dumb. Everything is dumb.