When online shopping is a major part of your job description, you see some very interesting shoes. There are some shoes you see that you can’t get out of your head for days, and then there are some shoes you see that you truly wish you could erase from your memory. When it comes to these Gucci Coda High Top Satin Colorblock Sneakers, I just can’t. With sneakers becoming an acceptable fashion statement, we’ve seen everything from bejeweled sneakers to wedge sneakers, and even metallic sneakers. Yet, it’s these Gucci sneakers that are bothering me most.
One of the reasons for my unsettling feelings is that I have largely moved on from the color blocking trend, although it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. As I’m sure you can tell from the color combo, these sneakers are part of the Spring collection, but the real issue for me is with the colors’ vibrancy. These sneakers look like they should be paired with a 1980s tracksuit, and while I may not be an 80s baby [Ed. Note - I feel old.], I know first-hand that those ensembles were not appealing. The juxtaposing colors of these sneakers all rest on a silk upper, and because of silk’s high ability to take dye, the colors are super rich. If a different material was used, such as canvas or leather, the colors would be muted and there would be a strong possibility that my opinion of these sneakers would change.
If you don’t agree with me, my father is to blame. He sports his 1980s tracksuit jacket to this day, and while I have begged and pleaded and bargained with him to update his look, the man just won’t budge. Maybe it is because his tracksuit jacket would match these sneakers perfectly )seriously I mean perfectly), but when it comes to these Guccis, I stand by my earlier statement: I just can’t.
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