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 Gucci Leather Platform has a 2.75n or 3-inch platform at the bottom with regular cotton flat laces for a secure lockdown. The shoe runs big that Gucci recommends sizing down by half the actual size. The Italian made sneaker also comes in Italian sizing that starts from 34 up to 42 or equivalent to the US sizes 4 to 12 with half-sizing available for a more accurate fitting.
Gucci Leather Platform Style
Elevating the design literally, the Gucci Leather Platform white and black sneakers combine the excellent Italian craftsmanship of the brand and the aesthetics of platform soles for a boost in confidence and added height to dressier Gucci Ace silhouette. Women seen wearing these luxurious platform kicks with the noticeable white, red, and blue stripes are easily the center of attraction as the high-end luxury kicks would hardly go unnoticed at the club or the mall. The round toe white or black footwear with the familiar Gucci webbing on the sides of these plain white or black kicks have been a fixture in fashion capitals for years mainly because wearing it means you belong to the high society.
Wearing them on special occasions also gives something for critics to fixate their eyes. The platform soles with the Gucci grosgrain webbing colors are elegant without being overbearing that it can be paired with some comfortable shorts, skinny pants, or a small skirt to keep the people’s eyes glued on the high-end trendy kicks. While these shoes are made with the quality and durability that is known of the Italian luxury brand, wearers are advised to wear them on special occasions, and events as most of its fans hardly wear the 2.75 to 3-inches high platform soled sneaker on a daily basis.
The white sneaker has a blue, red, and white 2.75-inch platform sole while the black variant of the luxury sneaker has black and white alternating stripes at the 3-inch platform sole.
Quickly catching the attention of its fans is the 2.75-inches EVA sole platform for the white sneaker variant in white, blue and red colors that pay homage to Gucci’s roots with the grosgrain web. The black option of this model has a 3-inch platform with black and white stripes. Made with the most beautiful Italian leather and proudly made in Italy, the Gucci Leather Platform is a reflection of the luxury brand’s unwavering design aesthetics that has been highly coveted by its most loyal patrons.
Gucci Leather Platform History
World-renowned Italian fashion brand Gucci was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci in Florence which today continues to serve as its headquarters. As the world’s leading designer label, it has been at the forefront of the fashion industry for close a century by churning out high fashion clothing, bags, and footwear for the growing Western upper-class market.
Known for their beautiful leather crafts since the early 20th century, the company first gained high-class fame in the footwear industry for their ornamental loafers. Only a few years ago that Gucci creative designer Alessandro Michele released a revamped look for the leather loafer with its recognizable Gucci ornament up front.
In 2016, not sitting on the new found fame in the luxury sneaker market after the success of the revamped ornamental loafers, Michele unveiled the Ace leather line of sneakers in classic white, black, red and floral designs with overlays of snakeskin and crocodile with premium and luxe detailing.
The Gucci Ace collection of sneakers was a success that it was followed by several other designs that include embroidered snakes, flowers, bees, and hearts usually stitched on the leather sides with the signature red and green webbing as its accompanying design. The popularity of the Gucci Ace shoes that starts from as high as $500 to more than $800 for several unique pieces have been flying off the shelves in Gucci showrooms worldwide resulting in soaring sales for the company. Some of these bespoke designs are heavily sought and in demand that some sneaker retailers have increased the price of these premium kicks. Patterned after the Gucci Ace sneakers, the Gucci Leather Platform was released in 2017.
- A multicolor 2.75-inch platform in red, blue and white with a red and blue grosgrain web for the white sneaker variant.
- The black variant of the sneaker has a black and white striped 3-inches platform sole.
- The Gucci Ace Leather Platform sneakers are Made in Italy using the premium leather.