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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
LeatherLeather is considered by some as an upgrade over canvas. This is the kind of material that gives sneakers more durability, protection, and sophistication. Many of the most popular leather shoes are variations of the original models that were previously made of mesh or canvas. See *leather sneakers*
CanvasThe material that is originally designed for sneakers. Back then, canvas was sought after as it was durable, flexible, and extremely lightweight. Today, sneakers made of canvas are wide-ranging as they are normally affordable with plenty of options where style and versatility go. See *canvas sneakers*
SuedeSuede kicks are covered with a fibrous version of animal leather giving its users shoes with a softer and more luxurious finish. These footwear provide more durability but considered disadvantageous as it attracts water and dirt easily. Suede sneakers are typically worn during Spring and Winter as many found this modish while providing warmth for the chilly days. See *suede sneakers*
MeshThe most common of all materials used in sneakers or shoes of all kinds. Whether it's a performance shoe or a lifestyle shoe, mesh is a most coveted material. It is durable, breathable, and is one of the reasons why a shoe is reasonably-priced.
KnitAt the forefront of technological innovation is knit. It offers breathability, sophistication, durability, and lightness that is not found in other materials. It is arguably the best material found in the upper of a sneaker.
Rubber SoleThe tried and tested outsole material of practically all shoes. It brings a nice mix of cushioning, durability, and impact protection.
Vulc SoleThe skaters' bestfriend is known for its flexible and soft nature for better board feel. Sneakers with vulcanized sole are ideal for skating for just a casual walk around town.
Gum SoleAlso known as crepe soles, gum soles are sought by sneaker fans for their hot or edgy look while bringing in a ton of grip on slippery conditions. It is also more durable than regular rubber soles.
Cup SoleCup soles are basically the regular rubber variety but with more height on the side walls that allow the rubber to "cup" the upper part of the shoe. The design offers better support during movement.
Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
BreathableAlthough breathability is subjective, it is safe to say that shoes that are mainly made of mesh or has perfortations are particularly superb in providing optimum ventilation. Breathable shoes are sought after as they help prevent users from developing blisters or having a slipper feet. Sneakers with good ventilation also enable sneaker fans from using their shoes sockless without fear of having a smelly feet. See *breathable sneakers*
Orthotic-friendlyFit is highly personal and a shoe that is Orthotic-friendly raises this feature to a different level. Sneakers with removable insoles allow the user to be more comfortable and also give a more "customized" support based on usage. Across all brands, Orthotic-friendly shoes are found at an affordable price and in stylish designs. See *orthotic-friendly sneakers*
VeganVegan sneakers are generally produced using methods and materials that do not involve experimentation on animals, which make them technically cruelty-free. Ideally, all sections of a vegan sneaker – from its upper down to its sole composition, including the ingredients used in the assembly of the shoe, such as adhesives -- are free of any traces of animal parts and animal by-products. See *vegan sneakers*
WaterproofStyle never goes out even during the rainy season. Sneakers made of waterproof material is quickly becoming a must-have, particularly for people on the go. Waterproof sneakers prevent water from seeping into the shoe and help keep the foot warm and dry.
ReflectiveSneakers with reflective materials are now sought by many. Although shoes of this type are not as important as those used for running, these kind of sneakers are also needed by sneaker fans for safety, particularly while going out at night.
DadAlso dubbed as ugly shoes or turbo trainers, dad sneakers are chunky footwear inspired by the rubber shoes our fathers strutted in the 80s and 90s. These kicks feature massive soles adding few inches to the wearers' heights, with a thick and well-padded upper for ultra-comfortable strides, and often finished with curvy lines, patterns, and striking colors for flashier charm. See *Dad sneakers*
ClassicIn the sneaker world, classic is the name of the game. The older the shoe is, the more it is sought-after by sneaker fans. Classic sneakers are basically the original models with very little or almost no changes since they were released years ago. Fans of classic sneakers can have their fill as the choices are so many and they vary in price, style, and design. See *classic sneakers*
PlatformOversized and thick soles best describe platform sneakers. Specifically, sneakers within this category are outfitted with at least 1” sole. *Puma Thunder Spectra* and *Balenciaga Triple S Trainers* are the widely popular models of this category. The trend started and continues to be a hit among women, but has recently caught the attention of men as well. See *platform sneakers*
RetroThese are sneakers that are initially released in the past, preferably a decade ago, and eventually resurrected due to its popularity. These re-released sneakers are now assembled with modern materials though their constructions lie close to the original model. Some of the most famous lines capitalizing on this trend come from the Jordan series as well as the Air Max, New Balance 990, Adidas EQT lines to name a few. See *retro sneakers*
BoostAdidas' most popular cushioning technology, BOOST utilizes the TPU(thermoplastic polyurethane) in the midsole that offers superior energy return and impact absorption to wearers. Many of Adidas' classic sneakers are now featuring this sophisticated midsole tech.
PrimeknitAdidas fuses its own technology on ordinary fabric to create a flexible, yet long lasting upper. This material is renowned for enhancing the comfort and and fit of sneakers in Adidas collection.
AdipreneA midsole cushioning tech that provides efficient shock absorption in the forefoot and heel. An enhanced version is also available, called the AdiPRENE+.
JoyrideThe Nike Joyride is a cushioning technology that uses thousands of strategically positioned small TPE beads in the midsole. These beads arrange themselves around the foot for a unique underfoot experience. As the foot strikes the ground, the beads experience multi-directional displacement to absorb the impact while maximizing the energy return.
LunarlonThe Nike Lunarlon is a lightweight cushioning technology that was inspired by the manner on how astronauts bounce on the moon. This tech provides spring-like cushioning to its wearers and distributes impact across the foot. This shock-absorbing technology is used in many of Nike's performance sneakers, such as basketball, tennis, skateboarding, running, and training.
FlyknitThe top of the line upper material of Nike that is made of micro-engineered knit for lightweight, durable, and form-fitting fit. Sneakers with Flyknit uppers are some of the most comfortable shoes around.
ComfyCushOne of Vans' latest tech that is launched to improve the comfort and support of the old classics. Most of Vans' iconic shoes now offer this midsole and outsole tech for an even better sneaker experience.
UltraCushVans' DNA as a skating brand is not lost despite their classics being used as a lifestyle wear than usual skating. For loyal Vans fans, the UltraCush HD for sockliners brings more protection without sacrificing board feel from the brand's top of the line sneakers.
SpingThese are sneakers that are normally durable, versatile, and are usually stylish due to the spring-like vibrant colors. There's a wide variety of options for those who wish to travel in Spring as the choices for breathable and comfortable sneakers are just as easily available. Considering that Spring sneakers are some of the most affordable and versatile on the market, it's no wonder they are a dime dozen for everyone. See *spring sneakers*
SummerThese must-cop kicks for the warm season are typically made of durable, lightweight, and breathable materials that will lessen its wearer's chance of having smelly or sweaty feet. Generally covered with brightly colored hues, these heat-busting footwear will surely suit the intense heat of the sun while keeping the user's overall ensemble on-point for the summer. See *summer sneakers*
WinterStill retaining its street-style look, these winter-ready sneakers will undoubtedly keep its wearers feeling comfortable and toasty even when the temperature is way below the freezing point. These kicks are commonly loaded with innovative fabrics, lining, and right technologies designed to retain heat aiding its wearers to survive the sub-zero temperature. Also, some brands add grippy lugs on its flexible outsole for wearers to endure the slushy, slippery terrains. See *winter sneakers*
Slip-onSneakers that can be quickly put on or removed and usually possess an upper with a fused tongue with matching elastic accents to keep the shoe in place. Some shoes with straps, toggle laces, and waterproofed iterations in a bootie construction exclude them almost naturally from being called slip-ons. Most major brands contain at least one slip-on in their catalog while a few like Vans and Keds capitalize on the trend.
Lace-upEasily the most common and popular type of closure in sneakers. The use of laces allow the user a more customized fit and hold. It is for this reason that lace-up shoes are extremely popular and versatile.
StrapSneaker fans who value convenience find these shoes perfect for their needs. For those who are always on the go, sneakers with straps as closure are a must have. Previously coming almost exclusively in white, different brands now offer this kind of shoes in a multitude of colorways for versatility when it comes to style.
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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Gucci has been highly praised for its unique and valuable merchandise, and has been hitting the fashion industry for several decades. This company has its own share of successes, great losses, and reinventions. It has survived the luxury industry by defining a meaning for their brand. To Gucci clients, owning a piece makes them feel relevant.
To this day, this company is recognized as one of the most highly-acclaimed companies in the fashion industry. It is part of the Kering Group, a world leader that owns a collection of luxury, sport and lifestyle brands.
Having ultra-expensive costs and bold colors and patterns, sneaker enthusiasts don’t seem bothered to get their hands on any piece of Gucci’s line of footwear. The company’s sneakers are some of the best ones in the market. They are considered go-to for a street-style fashion to many sneakerheads.
Gucci Ace sneakers
Alessandro Michele, the brand’s current creative director, released his signature Ace sneakers in the spring of 2016. They were made available for men and women. This creative director has a great vision of erasing gender lines on his masterpieces, including his runway collections and revised horse-bit loafers. He always has that sense to please both the critics and the consumers. Alessandro Michele is not only known for creating quality products, but also for making twists on his Ace sneakers’ designs. He introduced more vibrancy and youthfulness in his designs.
Most of the Ace sneakers have leather uppers and lace-up closure system. It has an excellent overall hold and support.
Latest Gucci Ace ranking
The five most liked shoes based on reviews and ratings from experts and users are as follows:
1. Gucci Ace Leather
This white low-top shoe has fine details and smooth design. It looks good when paired with any casual outfit. The Gucci Ace Leather has a black and red web on the side and green ayers snake detail at the heel.
2. Gucci Ace Embroidered Sneaker
A low-top casual sneaker with bold-colored flower patterns stitched on top of the black and red web on the side. Its extravagant appearance excited the lavish buyers. This embroidered sneaker looks admirable when paired with tattered pants and simple tees.
3. Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print
A total opposite to the white leather Ace sneaker, this black low-top shoe has an embossed kingsnake print on the side, white midsole, and metallic green and red heel tab.
With its unique embellishment, full-grain leather cover, and removable patches, this Ace sneaker is ideal for a classic, casual look. Without the add-ons, wearers can also go for a plain or simple look. Other available designs for its patches are pierced heart, bee, pineapple, rainbow, crystal bow, pearl bow, flower, snowflake, panther, angry cat, tiger, owl, and more.
5. Gucci Ace High Top with Removable Patches
The high-top retro version of the Ace sneaker with patches is available for men and women. It allows the buyers to style the shoe according to their mood. One can look perfect wearing the kicks with shorts or jeans.
Gucci Ace designs
There were 17 low-top shoes released for pre-fall of 2016, designed in different versions and colorways, traditional lace-up closure, and rubber soles:
- Black leather - has a green and red web on the side and red ayers snake detail at the heel.
- Red leather - has a black and red web on the side, black ayers snake detail at the heel, and white rubber outsole.
- Black embroidered leather - has a black and red web on the side, gold thread embroidered bees and stars, green ayer snake detail at the heel, and white rubber outsole.
- White embroidered leather - has a green and red web on the side, gold thread embroidered bees and stars, and green ayer snake detail at the heel.
- Silver Ace - has a black and red web on the side and black ayer snake detail at the heel.
- Black signature - has a green and red web on the side. This sneaker was made in heat debossed Gucci signature leather. Its defined print has a firm texture.
- Floral jacquard - has a blue and red web on the side, red ayer snake detail at the heel, and yellow rubber outsole.
- Grey textured suede - has a green and red web on the side and green ayer snake detail at the heel. It is embroidered with bunnies on the upper.
- Beige webbed Ace - has a blue and red web on the side, blue ayer snake detail at the heel, and red rubber outsole.
- White leather - has a green and red web on the side, gold thread-embroidered bee on top of the web, and green ayer snake detail at the heel.
Seven Ace designs in 2017
The low-top sneakers below appear in classic and tonal leather uppers:
- Red Ace - has a black and red web on the side, gold thread-embroidered bee on top of the web, and black ayers snake detail on the heel tab.
- White Ace - has a black and red web on the side, embroidered snake design on top of the web, and green ayer snake detail on the heel tab.
- Black Ace - has a black and red web on the side, embroidered tiger design on top of the web, and black ayer snake detail on the heel tab.
- Black signature - has a black and red web on the side and white rubber outsole. This sneaker was made in heat debossed Gucci signature leather.
- White Ace - has a blue and red web on the side and blue ayer snake detail on the heel tab.
- White Ace - has a green and red web on the side, embroidered black tiger design on top of the web, and green ayer snake detail on the heel tab.
- Black Ace - has a black and red web on the side and gold thread embroidered bee on top of the web.
Below are some of the gathered questions from buyers who have asked about Gucci Ace sneakers, and the corresponding answers to their questions.
How do we take good care of Gucci Ace sneakers?
After using the shoe, clean with a soft and dry cloth. Always store the shoe in its flannel bag and box when not in use. Tissue papers absorb humidity inside the shoe, put them inside the shoe when stored. This can also help maintain the shoe shape. Keep the shoe safe from direct heat, light, and rain.
Q: Are the Ace shoes true to its size?
It is recommended for buyers to choose one size down for a good fit to these shoes because they run big.
Q: What is the price range for these kicks?
The Gucci Ace kicks range from $550 to $1,200. Though they are considered ultra-expensive, they have captured the tastes of the luxury sneaker supporters.
Q: Do all the Ace sneakers come with dust bags?
Yes. All Ace sneakers come with two dust bags for each shoe.
Q: Are the extra embroidered patches for the Ace high-top shoes free?
No. The other embroidered designs attached on the front part of the Gucci sneakers are sold separately.
Q: Can I wear these shoes for special occasions?
Definitely. These shoes can make anyone a head-turner during special occasions and events.
Q: Do all Ace lifestyle shoes have the Gucci branding visible on the heel tabs?
A: All Ace sneakers have the Gucci branding on their heels.
Q: What is the best Gucci Ace sneaker for dressed-down days?
Plain tonal leathers, with no prints or intricate designs, is the way to go.
Q: Do we get an extra set of shoelaces when we purchase a pair of any Gucci Ace sneakers?
No. They don’t come with an extra set of shoelaces.
Q: Are the Ace shoes worth the price, considering that the lowest price is around $500?
To Gucci sneakerheads, they consider the Ace sneakers worth the price due to their striking yet classic style.
5 best Gucci Ace sneakers
- Gucci Ace Leather
- Gucci Ace Embroidered Sneaker
- Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print
- Gucci Ace Signature
- Gucci Ace Leather Embroidered