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

Ace Sneaker

Gucci

$640

Ace Sneaker

Gucci

$695

Ace Metallic Sneaker

Gucci

$790

Ace Platform Sneaker

Gucci

$950

Ace Sneaker

Gucci

$550

Ace Watersnake

Gucci

$790

Ace Sneaker

Gucci

$625

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