Summary

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers applauded the sophisticated style of the Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print.
  • A couple of reviewers liked the pop of metallic red and green accents on the heel against the black leather of these sneakers.
  • The majority of the reviewers note that this shoe fits true to size in length.
  • Like any other Gucci Ace sneaker, this low-top impressed heaps of buyers for its exquisite quality and craftsmanship.
  • Many claimed that this shoe is comfortable. A few added that the leather tends to loosen up after constant use which results in a more relaxed feel and fit on the feet.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print is a pricey shoe. It is even more expensive than the highly popular Gucci Ace Leather.
  • There were a few reports on the narrow fit of the Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print.
  • This low-top kick is only available in one colorway.

Bottom line

Released in January 2018, the Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print is another addition to the Gucci Ace low top sneakers line-up. This time, though, Gucci turned to the extreme opposite of the signature white leather upper for this rendition of the Ace. The Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print boasts a retro, court-inspired look that never fails to unceasingly impress devoted Gucci followers as well as the new wave of consumers. Its extravagant price point is worth noting, but the comfort and craftsmanship of this low-top speak for itself.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Gucci Ace
Price: $790
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The Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print is available in men’s sizing that ranges from 5.5 to 16.5 in Medium width. It has a low profile construction that allows flexible foot movement without sacrificing comfort and overall foot support. The traditional lace-up closure offers an adjustable fit. The tongue features an extra loop tab that helps keep it in place, hence a more secure and comfortable fit.

Boasting a luxury retro-inspired façade, the Gucci Ace Kingsnake displays a quality black leather and a contrasting white midsole that matches the white lace-up closure. This low top’s sporty-meets-casual silhouette perfectly blended with Gucci's signature design elements that make it one step ahead in the fashion department.

The embossed kingsnake print (with black, white, and red striped pattern) on the quarter panels and the metallic red and green leather heel tabs are exceptional accents on the supple black leather on the upper of this shoe.

The Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print is another one-of-a-kind low top sneaker from the luxury brand Gucci. Although the brand is more popularly known for its white low top kicks that are often comparable to classic Adidas shoes, this new iteration of the Gucci Ace sneaker gives a fresh new look with its high-quality black leather with an embossed Kingsnake detailing on the sidewalls. On the heel are subtle Gucci brandings presented in red metallic leather accent on one shoe, and its green counterpart on another.

Founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921, Gucci is a famous Italian luxury brand under the Gucci Group currently owned by French holding company Kering. It is one of the frontrunners in the production of fashion and leather goods of superior quality and fashion-forward designs.

In 2016, under its Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Gucci released its signature low-tops called the Gucci Ace. This shoe, featuring a plethora of bold colors and patterns, is designed for both men and women and made available at varying prices that range from $550 to $700. Some versions include snakeskin or crocodile trim, while others feature embroidered detailing.

The Gucci Ace Kingsnake Print is one of the many different versions of the Gucci Ace. Released in January 2018 as part of Gucci Cruise 2018 Collection, it features the collection's signature Kingsnake print, which is believed to be symbolizing wisdom and power, on the sidewalls of the premium all-black leather upper. Signature features of the Ace, such as the white midsole, heel patch, round toe, and lace-up closure, are presented on this shoe as well.

  • The padded insoles are also leather.
  • The Gucci branding is visible on the heel and insoles.

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Danny McLoughlin

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