As the luxury sneaker that paved the way for high fashion and streetwear’s coming together, the influence of the Gucci Ace cannot be understated. Ostensibly a simple tennis kick, the great Alessandro Michele has transformed the silhouette into something of a personal play toy; the minimalist upper serving as a canvas for all sorts of crazy experimentation. Leopard print and velvet reworks, patch packs and even bumblebee versions have all been unleashed over the past 12 months.

Sure, the Ace doesn’t come cheap, but everybody needs to splurge on a luxury sneaker at least once in their life, right?

Below, we’ve rounded up 8 of our favorite looks for every taste and demand.

Ace Sneaker

Gucci

$560
Buy at Farfetch

Ace Sneaker

Gucci

$640
Buy at Farfetch

Ace Sneaker

Gucci

$695

FREE SHIPPING

Buy at Mr. Porter

FREE SHIPPING

Ace Metallic Sneaker

Gucci

$790
Buy at Barneys NY

Ace Platform Sneaker

Gucci

$950
Buy at Barneys NY

Ace Sneaker

Gucci

$550

FREE SHIPPING

Buy at Mr. Porter

FREE SHIPPING

Ace Watersnake

Gucci

$766

FREE SHIPPING

Buy at Mr. Porter

FREE SHIPPING

Ace Sneaker

Gucci

$606

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Buy at Luisaviaroma

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

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