Something about Gucci slides
"Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten." ~Gucci
Hello kings and queens and welcome to yet another chit chat about fashion, this week the discussion is all about the uproar and world conquering Gucci slide and slipper! Gucci which started back in 1921 in a horse stable has always been a house hold name. Due to their new creative director the "unknown" Alessandro Michele, Gucci has become the goddess of the fashion industry.. With his vision alone he has recreated the Gucci brand in a way where the world craves for Gucci the way a baby craves candy! One of his top 3 genius creations that are on my list are actually the Princetown leather slipper, the GG Bloom Supreme slide and the GG thong Web Sandal. These are the 3 pair that I own so I am going to share with you all the ins and outs of these beauties. Lets start with the Princetown.
The Princetown Leather Slipper
A beautiful black classic yet timeless slide, with a simple gold Gucci logo untop is actually one of my favorite soles at this point. This shoe carries an ambience of simplicity and elegance; a shoe that can truly compliment any piece. Models like Miroslava Duma wear them with trench coats and black pants, and rapper ASAP Rocky wears his slipper with fur with a tuxedo. Me? I literary wear mine with everything; jeans, silk dresses, shorts, rompers, suits. Whatever, if I could wear them everyday I would! This shoe in the beginnig was a bit hard to get accustomed to, because of the leather covering, it took some time for the shoe to mold to my foot. After the molding process its game on! For those that want this shoe, but don't want the price tag there are some really great replicas out there. I would just say if you going to get a replica stay with the black, so your slippers will keep that classy, yet timeless look!
The GG Bloom Supreme Slide Sandal
This shoe was solely made to prove the point that you can make athletic gear chic! I would absolutely say that Gucci got that point across. This shoe is so gosh darn comfortable I practically live in them. However, since their decor consist of bright colored flowers this typically is a spring/ summer shoe (if you live your life by the rules.) I really do as I please, so I will wear them in the summer, spring, winter and fall if the weather allows. You will see celebrity Rasheeda Frost wearing hers with a pair of jeans and a hoodie on a warm winter day, Traci Ellis Ross wearing hers with a Gucci sweater and pants on a spring day and me again wearing them with dresses or Adidas gear. Even though these slides are crazy comfy, I sometimes wish I never bought them, because at the end of the day, they are just slides! Then I remember they are also a collectors items and I immediately forgive myself for buying them! Buying a replica for this slide could get a bit tricker, so if you wanted to take that route I would suggest you buy a classic pair of Adidas slides and call it a day. Adidas slides in themselves are a fashion statement.
GG Thong Web Sandal
Last, but, certainly not least we have the original GG thong Web Sandal. What makes this such an original Gucci shoe is actually the red and green traditional strap. You may see a pattern of red and green in this new collection, but rarely in its original state consisting of one red strip laying under a green strip. That is a signature design that is not as common as it once was. This sandal aka the "flip flop" is beautiful to look at, but hard to wear. As you can see this shoe does is very flat and has no kind of arch which, makes its hard to walk in for long periods of time. However, this shoe is perfect for a dinner, the beach or even for some light shopping. You can see celebrities like Ciara wearing them with a pair of jeans of her way to the airport, or Kylie Jenner wearing heres with a dress. This shoe can be easy paired with any piece you decide to wear! When it comes to replicas this sandal could also be hard to replace, so I would suggest just investing your coins in a good pair of summer sandals. I hope this short breakdown helped any of you who are thinking about purchasing! Until next time week!