Zanotti was born in San Mauro Pascoli, a village close to Rimini, Italy. He started his fashion career in the 2000s. In the beginning, he started working locally with small craftsmen and then as a freelance designer working with fashion maisons. In 1994, Zanotti took over a small shoemaking company, the Vicini shoe factory, and devoted his time to designing and manufacturing his own shoes. His creations are true to his initial inspirations, where art and music are essential feelings to be turned into style for our feet. In 2014 Giuseppe Zanotti celebrates 20 years of incredible footwear design.