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
Fastened securely by red and black Gucci jacquard stripe Velcro straps, the high-top fashion sneakers are tightened by flat white shoelaces that run from the front to the high collar. The shoes are in medium width a low profile 0.2-inch height. The high-class sneaker comes in US men’s sizing from 6 to 17 with women choosing to go by a full size down to get a decent fit.
Gucci Stripe Ace High Top Style
Luxury retail brands like Gucci has been keeping the sneaker world exciting the past few years with unique and often head-turning pieces that display class and sophistication to a whole new level. The level of craftsmanship and styling for these sneakers has been keeping fashion magazines occupied with their hip and trendy styles.
Wear the Gucci Stripe Ace High Top with a plain mid-calf to a calf length socks. Match them with Gucci shorts and long-sleeved prints for that runway-ready style that’s always ready to grace printed, and online fashion spreads. Take them to casual to formal occasions without looking odd. Wear them like you are ready to strut the red carpet any time of the day.
The white leather high top sneaker has standout features that include a Gucci jacquard stripe design in the Velcro strap that hugs the blue nylon trim in the collar. The stylish silhouette is hugely influenced by tape logos that line the sides of tracksuits in the 1980s. While this sporty motif has seen various iterations in the Italian brand’s designs, it continues to be a highlight of every design coming from Gucci. Also worth noting in this high top release are the red metallic detailing at the back.
Gucci Stripe Ace High Top History
Founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci in Florence Italy, the Gucci brand has been regarded as one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brand. Known for their high fashion bags, footwear, clothing, and apparel, the brand has been in fashion magazine spreads for close to a century and is currently ranked 38th by Forbes magazine as among the most valuable brands in the world with over $12 billion in revenues.
The Italian fashion house is now under the Kering group, a Paris-based leader in apparel and accessories managing some of the biggest luxury brands in the world today. Since releasing the Gucci Ace sneakers in 2016, the world of high-end fashion sneakers has never been the same with the brand under creative director Alessandro Michele. The first model release involved a low-top version of the Ace sneaker with the simple web striping and an embroidered bee, snake, hearts, flowers and other characters identified with the brand.
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.
After the success of the first Gucci Ace sneaker designs, the brand releases the Gucci Ace High Top for its Pre-Fall 2018 collection. The model uses Gucci jacquard stripes that also serve as Velcro straps for the flashy high top kicks. The sporty motif of the jacquard stripes comprised of white leather with the red and green web has appeared in many other Gucci apparel. The high top design also has red metallic snake detail on the back of one shoe while a green metallic snake detail is on the end of the other shoe.
- Velcro strap with Gucci jacquard stripe design secures the upper.
- Blue nylon trim at the collar gives the sneaker a distinctive accent.
- Red ayers snake detail on the back was also used to highlight the design.
- The EVA rubber sole has some 2-inch height for its round toe front design.