Model: Ultrapace R
Key Features: Gucci’s FW19 Ultrapace receives a running-themed makeover for FW20, giving the sneaker a much more performance-inspired look. A lightweight knitted fabric on the upper — a hallmark of OG sportswear brands’ performance sneakers — is combined with a wire dial closure, much like the BOA technology used on many hiking and trail sneakers. A transparent outsole completes the thoroughly sporty look.
Release Date: FW20
Editor’s Notes: The Gucci Ultrapace R is the storied fashion house’s latest attempt to bridge the gap between luxury and sportswear. It is described as a “running evolution of the Ultrapace,” and was introduced as part of the SS20 show in September. This season’s addition is the futuristic, translucent midsole. The multi-colored upper crafted from synthetic materials, paired with a dial closure on the tongue and the aforementioned new midsole, are all nods to features seen on actual sportswear models — albeit with Gucci’s signature high-end twist.
The model is set to arrive at Gucci stores at some point during the FW20 season. Stay tuned for more information.