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Although in some cases, the "less is more" mentality applies, Gucci proves the contrary that chunky has as its spot in the sneaker world. Despite coming in an oversized profile, the Gucci Rhyton Leather lavishly hugs the foot because of its buttery leather upper. The orthopedic shoe vibe is completed with a low-top silhouette and tonal laces for an adjustable lacing of the shoe.
Offered in men's sizes, users should keep in mind that Gucci has their own size guide for their sneakers. For US sizes, the Rhyton Leather is offered in a broad range of 6.5-15.
When the clean and minimalist trend dominated the sneaker realm, in came its antithesis, the dad sneaker trend. Although it already garnered the reputation of an ugly shoe because of its bold and gawky silhouette, luxury brands, including Gucci, gave their interpretation and set standards for others. The Gucci Rhyton Leather, despite coming in the same oversized silhouette, portrays minimalism on some of its elements. Donned in a monochromatic look, this sneaker also jumps on the white sneaker trend. Known to always give an element of surprise, its ivory leather upper gets a treatment to give a more scruffed and distressed look.
Compared to the other two logo-emblazoned Rhyton kicks, these are more suited for people who are still apprehensive about jumping into the chunky sole trend.
Gucci, being one of the most sought-after luxury brands, wouldn't gain its reputation for being one of the best brands in the world for nothing. Its success can be attributed to the Italian craftsmanship and how each specific detail has been put utmost attention to. The Gucci Rhyton Leather boasts a construction that can seemingly be impossible to do, combining the minimalist and maximalist trend. Although it looks like a regular chunky white sneaker, the exquisite detail of the shoe speaks for itself. The upper is given a distressed look, and the treatment results into a unique look where no two sneakers come the same.
Working as a porter at The Savoy hotel in London, Guccio Gucci gained interest in high-quality luggage used by hotel guests. Upon his return to his birthplace in Florence in 1921, he combined the aesthetic elements he had seen at The Savoy and his native Italian skills in building his leather goods store. Employing the most skilled craftsmen and paying the highest attention to detail, it wasn't long before Gucci attained success and expanded in Milan and Rome.
In 1950, Gucci footwear earned the reputation as a premier luxury brand. With its soul in the Made in Italy label, Tuscan craftsmanship, and Florentine culture, Gucci continued to expand its number of stores and its range of products. Currently, the brand has approximately 550 stores and is one of the best-selling brands worldwide.
- The Gucci Rhyton Logo is priced at $740, cheaper than its Rhyton siblings that cost $820.
- Unlike the Gucci Rhyton Gucci Logo, these sneakers sport minimal branding, one embossed at the back of the shoe while the other is on the tongue. Both barely noticeable.