What once started as a leather goods company is now a brand that EVERYONE has heard of. Yes, unquestionably, it is Gucci. Today the label has permeated into an arena where it grips onto its exalted past while staying up-to-the-minute—a formula that has effectively worked out as it has consistently peaked on the list of top luxury brands. Apart from handbags and clothes, a lot of credit for its success also goes to the incessant collection of Gucci sneakers. One style that piqued our interest is the Gucci Flashtrek sneakers—a maximalist’s dream shoe.
It’s Blingy, Swanky, and Chunky
One thing that has been ubiquitous in the sneaker scene is the trend of chunky sneakers. Gucci followed up on it in the fanciest way possible because the Flashtrek kicks are bold, thickset, and luxe-looking. Alessandro Michele’s mastery is in the finesse with which he invents the creations and makes everyone fall in love with them. That is what happened when the outré Flashtrek shoes walked the runway of the Fall/Winter 2018 show. Many celebrities and mega stars have been spotted donning the Gucci shoe. Singer Billie Eilish and actress Paris Jackson were seen wearing them on multiple occasions.
In Detail: The Gucci Flashtrek Sneakers
With a silhouette like Flashtrek, Gucci has veered from the classic minimal trainers to those with stacked soles. The mega-sized chassis of these creps are achieved by a thick treaded sole atop which sits the rest of the body typically constructed using a mix of mesh and leather. The frame of the Gucci sneakers is inspired by hiking shoes and is an immaculate crossbreed of the mountain boot and chunky kicks.
One of the most noteworthy element is the padded tongue which is appliquéd with the logo—an ode to the nostalgic SEGA font, a company that made video games and colorful arcades. The Gucci sneakers are finally trussed up with a jewel-laden band that is removable. So you can dress the shoes up or down according to your taste, style, or occasion.
Since its launch, the brand has released an array of varied fall-ready and other colorways blended with signature materials like the GG canvas. Here are some iterations that we have rounded up for you because no one can ever have enough (Gucci) sneakers.
The Italian fashion house took a subtle take on the 2018’s oversized sneaker trend with the Rhyton while Michele went zany with Flashtrek. He proves yet again that fashion has no limits by coalescing streetwear sensibilities with an aesthetic of excess.
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