The wardrobe of a fashion-forward individual is incomplete without a couple of pairs of sneakers. Whether it is the sporty vibe that everybody covets or the comfort that comes along with casual style, sneakers have become an inevitable constant in our lives.
Riding this wave are two groups — the sneakerheads & the designers. While the latter continues to bring forth styles that are retro, new, chunky or in a different colorway, the sneakerheads are the ones that make sure our social media news feeds are always alight with the glow of the trendiest kicks in town.
Enter Gucci, a label that everyone knows, loves, and simply can’t get enough of.
Gucci came into the sneaker market and, like it always does, created something that had the masses lining up to shell out a couple of hundred dollars and feeling grateful that they copped a pair or more! So, it comes as no surprise that today’s Shoe Spotlight is on the fan-favorite Gucci Rhyton sneakers.
Gucci Rhyton Sneakers
The first chunky shoe by Gucci, the Rhyton sneakers, challenged the likes of Triple S by Balenciaga and other ‘dad’ sneakers in the market. And my, did they reach an unshakable spot on the list of must-have sneakers!
Boasting over thousands of posts on Instagram, the Rhyton sneakers offered something unique — the perfect amount of logomania that can be paired with just about anything. From the bulky silhouette that carries the same colorway from uppers to soles, to the flamboyant branding usually found on the sides, the Gucci sneakers are bold, playful and translate the brand’s current aesthetic effortlessly.
A closer look tells us about the fine craftsmanship of the retro-inspired low-top shoes. The double-stitching reinforces the sturdy leather exterior while the outsoles not only give height but also a cushioned feel when worn.
When it comes to these Gucci sneakers, one pair in our opinion is just not enough. With the many iterations the brand presents year after year, every new update is a fresh take on the famous Rhyton silhouette that’s top-of-mind for every sneaker-enthusiast. If you disagree, you need only to glance at the playful versions listed down below.
Gucci Logo Rhyton Sneakers
Gucci looked to its archives and culled out this vintage logo (that adorns the sides) from the 1980s. The ivory leather construction further adds to the old-school vibe the shoe celebrates while the logo detailing on the tongue and heel drive home the designer status of the style.
Gucci Web Print Rhyton Sneakers
This leather pair in black brings forth an abstract rendition of the famous Gucci ‘Web’ that adorns a large number of designs from the brand. The vivid colors contrast brightly with the dark exterior while the staggered style of the three lines complements the chunkiness of the Rhyton silhouette.
Gucci SEGA Logo Rhyton Sneakers
A shoe that elicits nostalgia about the gaming scene in the 90s, this Gucci creation uses a bold red & yellow logo in SEGA’s — Japanese multinational video game developer — trademark font. The pure blue leather exterior acts like the perfect backdrop for the logo while the tonal laces, gum accents, and stitching reinforce the ‘dad’ sneaker silhouette.
Gucci Mouth Print Rhyton Sneakers
Think metal music, spikes & studs, thick makeup and animal prints, and you will surely find yourself at the fiery runway of Gucci’s Cruise 2019 show that introduced this version. With a distinct nod towards the rock bands of the 80s, this Rhyton style has an edgy mouth print & Gucci logo appearing on the sides of the ivory leather construction.
Gucci NY Yankees Rhyton Sneakers
Inspired by the baseball cap Alessandro Michele dons, this blue iteration has a blue leather exterior emblazoned with the famous Yankees insignia on the sides. The white laces complement the logo detail while the lining has a blue rosebud print. This MLB (Major League Baseball) centered pair is the perfect choice for Yankees’ fans everywhere.
If you are on the lookout for other Rhyton sneakers, the best place to track them down is our closet!