Have a pair of grubby old sneakers lying around in your house? Well, if you have one or two of those as spares and are planning to get rid of them, we would suggest you just hold on to them. Because Gucci has recently released new vintage sportswear-inspired sneakers that come pre-scuffed and for all we know, a pair of chafe and rough sneakers may be the next big fashion trend.
The company website states that the shoes are “a pastiche of different influences that span across decades, the Cruise 2019 collection references old school shapes and materials inspired by vintage sportswear. Influenced by classic trainers from the ’70s, these sneakers mix leather with Original GG canvas, featuring the Web stripe and Gucci vintage logo, treated for an allover distressed effect.”
“Available in three colourways, the ’70s style trainers all feature multi-material uppers defined by midfoot stripes and a wash of distressing that replicates years of wear”, Hypebeast reported. Given this detail, polishing your shoes may very well be a thing of the past.
Branding on the shoes comes in the form of a retro Gucci tongue patch, gold Gucci heel embossing and an oval double-G enamel detail above the toe box. Finishing up the shoes is an equally patinated bi-color sole unit complete with a knurled rubber outsole traction pattern.
If you are wondering about the cost of these dirty pair of Distressed GG canvas sneakers – it is priced at a whopping $870 (around Rs 62,000).
These are available now at Gucci’s web store and at select retailers.