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.
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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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.
Fit & Sizing
The high-top luxury sneakers with a round toe profile come in Italian and men’s sizing. Women may opt to choose a size down to get an equivalent fit. The solid rubber sole of the Gucci Ace High Top has regular flat cotton laces and nine eyelets that go all the way to the top. The high-cut luxury sneaker has a 0.25-inch height and medium width. Shoe sizes for this design range from US size 6 to 16.
Gucci Ace High Top Style
The low-top version of the bee-embroidered all-white and all-black leather styles sneaker has been one of the bestselling kicks of the Gucci Ace sneaker collection. To match the demand and create more options for its wearers the Italian brand also came up with a high top version. Specially designed for lovers of the minimalist smooth leather design with signature web stripes on the side panel, the high top version aims for a more visible look with enough protection at the ankles.
The solid white and black with bee-embroidered accents over the green and red stripes are a perfect styling option for those who want their footwear to be noticed. Wear these high tops with cropped pants with stripe patterns for men while women may opt for shorts or skirts with printed tops and dresses that will be balanced out by the minimalist yet stylish finish of the high-top shoes.
The Gucci Ace High Top is featured in two retro styles in all-black and all-white variants. Most noteworthy in the design are the gold embroidered bee (a House of Gucci code since the 1970s) on the side panels stitched over the recognizable red/blue web stripes. One shoe has a blue metallic detail at the back collar while the other shoe has a red metallic leather detail.
Gucci Ace High Top History
Italian luxury fashion brand Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921. Close to a century later it has become one of the world’s highly regarded fashion label known for its leather bags, shoes, and clothing. It has also become a multibillion-dollar venture and ranked as the 38th most valuable brand in the world by Forbes magazine in 2015 with a brand value of over $12 billion.
Since releasing the Gucci Ace sneakers in 2016, the world of high fashion sneakers has never been the same. The first release involved a low-top version of the sneaker with the simple web striping and an embroidered bee design as its most popular silhouette ever.
Known for their remarkable leather apparel since the early 20th century, Gucci was first acknowledged in the shoe industry for their stylish horsebit loafer. Alessandro Michele, whose designs have for several years graced the Italian brand’s clothing, apparel and bags as Gucci creative director released a revamped look for the leather decorative loafer a few years back with its signature Gucci ornament up front.
After the success of the revamped loafers and not sitting on his breakthrough in the footwear market, Michele unveiled the Gucci Ace leather sneaker collection in classic all-white and all-black leather with red and floral designs and overlays of snakeskin and crocodile as luxury detailing.
The Gucci Ace sneaker collection comes in a myriad of embroidery variations and stitching of snakes, flowers, bees, and hearts usually embellished on the side panels with the iconic Gucci red and green stripes. The popularity of the Gucci Ace shoes, ranging from $500 to as high as $800 have been flying off the shelves of Gucci showrooms since its release and has continued to muster massive sales for the Italian company and their retailers. Some of the bespoke and intricately accented designs are so in demand that some high-class sneaker retailers have jacked up prices of these premium low-top kicks in their stores online and offline.
- The shoe has a gold embroidered bee over the blue and red web stripes on the side.
- The Gucci Ace High Top has nine eyelets securing the flat shoelaces.
- The rubber outsole’s height measures approximately 0.25 inch.
- The high-top Made in Italy sneaker is made by 100% genuine leather.