Gucci recently unveiled its newest pair of kicks: the Ultrapace, which made its debut at the Gucci Fall/Winter 2019-2020 fashion show.
Worn by both men and women, the sneaker immediately caused a stir after being introduced to the public. Dressed with rich details and contrasting elements, the ‘80s-inspired Ultrapace starred in Gucci’s Prêt-à-Porter campaign.
The mixed materials and highly contrasting colour details will make them stand out in any crowd. There is also a version in sparkling fabric which exudes an ‘80s disco vibe. A mix-and-match of colours and materials, as well as a distressed suede, contributes to Ultrapace's vintage spirit. The sneaker features a tricolour rubber outsole, terry cloth lining, and a shoe body made up of different combinations of Tejus printed leather, leather, suede, metallic leather, and Lavaredo fabric. The outsole of this unique sneaker is composed of three parts, with the midsole being coloured by hand.
Decorative elements include a vintage-style Gucci label attached to the tongue and an embroidered “GUCCI” and letter “G”.
In addition to the original version launched for the line's autumn/winter 2019-2020 collection, there is now a new mid/high-top Ultrapace as well, with the same colour combinations and details as the low-top one. However, the mid/high-top has an additional Velcro strap running across the vamp with the word “MiD” on a rubber panel applied to it.
Despite its vintage appearance, the Ultrapace provides a level of comfort that is apt with modern-day standards, thus combining fashion with function in a thoroughly contemporary way.