Gucci Ace Sneakers 

Gucci has been making a massive impact on the fashion scene since last year thanks to work of Alessandro Michele. As Gucci’s new creative director, Michele has managed to resurrect life back into the brand within the last 2 years by creating some of the most highly coveted fashion pieces. In particular the Gucci Dionysus and GG Marmont bags, which are both to die for.

This Gucci is eccentric, colourful, languid and romantic” – Alessandro Michele.  

Recently the Gucci Ace sneakers have been all over my Instagram feed. At first I wasn’t completely sold.

1) Sneakers have never been a staple in my wardrobe.

2) I thought they looked over embellished.

Of course a few months later after my initial thoughts, this happened…

After seeing the Gucci Ace embroidered floral sneakers I had to jump onto the Gucci trend. Better late than never, right? My opinion still stands. I think they’re completely over the top and over embellished. So what won me over? When I first saw the combination of bows and floral embroidery, it was love at first sight. There was no hesitation, I just knew I had to have them.

I was on the hunt for this design and went to Selfridges as my first stop. I couldn’t find them and was told that they didn’t have them in stock. I then decided to try the Old Bond street store where I was unsuccessful again. I couldn’t see them on display and thought that they had been discontinued or even sold out. I reluctantly asked the sales assistant who was kind enough to tell me that they had them in their stock room.

I normally wear a size 4 (UK)/ 37 (EU) but when I tried them on they were too big for me. She recommended that I try half-size down or even a full size down. I eventually ended up purchasing a size 3 (UK)/ 36 (EU), which surprised me but they were the most comfortable fit. She told me that they run quite big so I would recommend trying them in store rather than making an online purchase. I don’t know whether that was just the case for me but it’s definitely worth trying on a few sizes. It’s also important to consider that as they’re made of leather they will stretch so getting the right size is important before making your purchase.

Gucci Ace Embroidered Low Top Sneakers

Embroidered flowers and bows? Yes please! The detail on these shoes are on point and you’re definitely getting your money’s worth in terms of quality. These shoes are not exactly the cheapest things in the world but I think the design is something to consider when questioning whether they’re worth the splurge or not.

If you know me well from my Instagram (@rh3a_c) then you know that I’ve been an absolute sucker for luxury shoes recently. I tend to go for something classic when it comes to a luxury purchase because I like the comfort of knowing that they will go with everything. Buying these were definitely a step outside of my comfort zone and although they may not be for everyone’s taste, I don’t regret my purchase one bit.

I absolutely love the alternating foiled snake detail as it adds a nice quirky touch and something unique. I also love how the sneakers have the signature Gucci stripes on either sides. For me the embroidered appliqué completely makes the shoe and adds that modern twist to their classic look.

Although I have a few luxury sneakers, I find that I don’t often wear them. I think I have a tendency to avoid sneakers because I can’t pull myself away from the thought that they look too “sporty” on me. I would describe my style as feminine and classic. However Gucci has captured the casual and feminine look really well in these sneakers. It makes my life easier as I can dress these shoes up and dress them down with something more causal.

Yes, you could call me crazy for buying white sneakers in autumn/winter but they were calling my name! Even though I’ve seen many people rocking these sneakers over the summer, I will be wearing these throughout the winter. That is until it starts to snow and I’ll have to trade my sneakers in for a pair of tall boots! Until that day comes the sneaker trend will be sticking around for a while.

Happy shopping to those who purchase a pair!

rhea1

Details:

Gucci Ace embroidered low-top sneakers 

5 Comments

  1. Rebecca
    January 21, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    Have yours stretched yet? I got these as a present I. September and they are still squeezing 🙁 Any tips?

  2. styleconfessionsofher
    Author
    January 21, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    I’d definitely say so! They hurt me a little at first but I’ve worn them so much now that they’re super comfortable on me. I’ve had them for over a year now. Maybe loosening the shoe laces or wearing thin socks? They should eventually loosen up over time. Just hang in there x

  3. erica
    February 11, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    so would u recommend getting one size smaller? i can only get it online as the gucci store is too far away from me!

    • styleconfessionsofher
      Author
      February 11, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Hey Erica, from my experience going one size smaller was the way forward for me. I’ve heard a lot of other people sizing down too. My sister had to go 2 sizes down so it does vary a lot. Generally they come up quite big.

  4. erica
    February 11, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    so would you recommend getting one size smaller? i can only get it online as the gucci store is too far away from me!

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