Gucci in the News, And Not Just for the Rich and Famous

Gucci has been an iconic trendsetter that marches to its own beat, even if it’s customers don’t always fall in step with the company’s vision. Recently, a pair of Gucci trainers costing £1,070 received rank Facebook reviews, with consumers calling the crystal and gold lame’ high-tops ‘the most disgusting’ ever. Inspired by hiking boots, the footwear is part of Gucci’s new ‘Flashtrek’ line. If the base model isn’t flashy enough, in fact, you can pay £365 extra for a bejeweled strap. The oversized statement sneakers are a blingy alternative if you’re looking to jazz up your everyday footwear.

Stars Sport Gucci Sneakers

It isn’t just the everyday sort that shells out massive money for Gucci sneakers. Rap icon Chris Brown admits to having a few pairs in his shoe closet, and Gucci shoes are in often featured on the red carpet or when celebs are seen painting the town red. What is it about this iconic label that people love (and love to hate)?

Thomas Rhett, a 28-year-old country star, rocked a teal suit with Gucci dress shoes at the 2018 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. His teal jacket hid embroidered artwork with a portrait of his wife, Lauren Akins, and daughters Willa and Ada that melted hearts. However, it was the Gucci bling that got the photographers snapping.

Gucci Princetown Loafer

The Gucci Princetown Loafer is a well-received open women’s mule with the brand’s signature goldtone horsebit hardware placed on a modern loafer, with faux fur optional. This shoe retails at Nordstrom for $890. However, a Gucci Princetown replica compares favorably in online photos and retails for $166. This is just one example of popular, less pricey imitations of Gucci shoes and accessories.

Where Can Consumers Buy Gucci Style for Less Than £1,000?

For those who fall on the love side of the Gucci phenomenon, there’s a way to get the golden bling without paying thousands of pounds or dollars. Cheap Gucci shoes are available for a fraction of the price of the originals. Fashion purist may roll their glamorous eyes at the suggestion, but those on a budget appreciate the option.

Whether shoppers prefer the real deal or surfing online for a really good deal on a faux Gucci product, they’re sure to find plenty of fashion-forward friends who strongly agree or disagree with their decisions. That’s part of the beauty that makes fashion so much fun.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.