Gucci's '90s-Inspired Basket Sneaker Now Comes In Low-Top Form

Choose from four retro colorways.

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It wasn’t too long ago that luxury sneakers were passé, yet today the world of footwear is almost dominated by French, Spanish and Italian houses producing some of the hottest sneakers around — and Gucci, with offerings such as its Basket Sneaker — are at the top of the ladder.

The Gucci Basket first came out last year in high-top form, and now Alessandro Michele‘s footwear team has taken the shoe down a notch, offering it as a low-top in a quartet of retro colorways. Drawing inspiration from basketball and the 1990s, the pair combines traditional house cues with sporting references for a sneaker that doesn’t feel forced, and in fact, could look just as good when styled with all-Gucci as it would with a pair of B-Ball shorts or even denim pants.

Gucci accomplishes this thanks to the colorways, which range from a busy and very retro black iteration injected with pops of red, purple, gold and green, to simpler pairs of white and lime green. In addition to this, you’ll find black/green/white, and a final standout pair in a USA-spec red, white and blue scheme. Depending on the colorway you opt for, you’ll get a choice of Gucci tropes, from “GG” emblems on the midsole to a motif repeat pattern or perforated leather on the toe box.

The pair is made from Demetra, an animal-free raw material that’s made from sustainable, renewable and bio-based properties. Gucci treats it like leather by using the same traditional tanning process, thus maintaining a luxurious look and feel.

All four pairs retail for £700 GBP/$950 USD apiece. Take a look at the sneakers above, and purchase them now from Gucci’s boutiques or website.

In other news, Wood Wood throws it back to the 1980s with its take on the adidas Originals Forum Low.

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