16 August 2017

Review | Gucci Ace Sneakers

I've been wanting to do a post about these for soooo long as I had such a bad experience with Gucci regarding these shoes. Please note that this review is completely my own opinion. 

So I turned 21 in June had some birthday money sat in my bank (which was not a good idea) and me being me, decided that I was going to treat myself to a pair of Gucci Ace sneakers that I'd been eyeing up for about 6 months. 

I finally plucked up the courage to buy them, paying a whopping £395 for a pair of shoes. Can I just add that I have NEVER bought anything designer before as I always think it's just a waste of money. However, being a late birthday present from myself to myself, I had a moment of weakness and thought screw it, life's too short. 

The whole process of buying the shoes was the most complicated I had ever experienced, I'm warning you now... Do not buy from Gucci Online as the customer service is the WORST I have ever come across! They never reply to emails, can't get through to their phone and when they do they just don't seem to help you. 

Anyway... Long story short, Gucci actually ended up charging me twice for the shoes, so I was a broke ass woman for a week or so. (I was so pissed off and had to ring the Bank of Mum & Dad to bail me out while I waited for my refund). 

The positive part of this is when the shoes arrived I was pleasantly surprised with the care and attention, I'm a sucker for fancy packaging so this being my first big purchase, I felt like a little kid at Christmas. 

When the shoes arrived they came in a monochrome box with an embossed GUCCI logo on the front, along with a neatly tied black bow (eek.) Inside the box was an extravagant display of white tissue paper along with my pristine shoes. 

There was also 3 envelopes (they looked more like beautifully hand-written letters) explaining the returns process and thanking me for my order as well as two silk dust-bags to put my trainers in while I'm on the move. The shoes also came with a note of authenticity. 

I went for the Gucci Ace Bee Sneakers, which were a UK Size 5. Ladies, I recommend going down a size as Gucci's sizes run big, I am usually a UK 6 however these fit like a glove and I still have a little room. 

The leather is soft and they are extremely comfortable, definitely a purchase I haven't regretted making so far. I've also had quite a few compliments from people telling me how much they like my shoes. The leather is really soft as well and the embroidered Bee is really well done. 

Would I recommend getting your hands on a pair of these? Yes. But only if you're a trainer fan like myself as I think you have to wear them a lot in order to justify the hefty £395 price tag. Also, try and purchase them from a store, rather than Gucci Online to save the hassle that I had to go through. You can also try them on, which is always a plus. 

I would certainly buy from Gucci again and the extravagant packaging really made me feel special, as stupid as that sounds. You can definitely see the difference between designer brands and high-street (as you should), I just wish Gucci's customer service was much better as I think it would've made the whole experience much more pleasant. 


Do you have these shoes? What do you think? Comment below xo 


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