For years the Gucci shoes have been worn by women with the most style and with a flair for modern, but not overly fad-driven, design cues. This season’s collection will be sought after by those same women, with the same vigor. This list of the top ten Gucci shoes will illustrate exactly why… enjoy!
1. Gucci Bamboo Clog High Heel Sandals
Are you planning a cruise this spring? A romantic vacation to a tropical locale? Then you have to have these shoes! Stone-colored python straps criss-cross your foot and buckle at the ankle with a nickel horse-bit ring. The bamboo heel and platform of these Gucci shoes add another dimension of detail, and a rubber sole provides no—slip security. The heel is a little over four inches high.
Gucci Fact: The House of Gucci was founded in 1921 in Florence, Italy, by Guccio Gucci.
2. Gucci Clemence High Heel Open-Toe Platform Sandals
Price: $990 at gucci.com
Heel: 4.1 inches
Material: leather, available in taupe and white
Style: day shoe
Perfect with: mini skirt and a biker jacket
Available in white or taupe leather, these platform sandals are incredibly sexy and very unique. I love the detail at the heel, done in the same tone as the upper. Zip back, wood platform and heel, with a peep-toe and cut-outs at the sides. All together, the heel is just over four inches. A fabulous Gucci platform shoe for a fabulous fashionista!
Gucci Fact: Today Gucci is owned by a French company called Pinault-Printems-Redoute.
3. Gucci Venus High Heel Platform Sandal
Price: $795 at gucci.com
Heel: 4.1 inches
Material: black leather
Style: party shoe, day shoe
**Perfect with: **a mini dress and a boyfriend jacket for glam look and leggings and a jeans jacket for rock star vibe.
This is what gladiator sandals meet high heels aspire to be. Zipper front, killer heel, inky black, soft leather uppers and sole. Eye-catching open-work cut-out pattern, almost ankle-boot height. I would wear these with pretty much anything. And the best part - these Gucci sandals can easily go from day to night.
**Gucci Fact: **The House of Gucci generated around 3 billion dollars in 2009.
4. Gucci Icon Bit High Heel T-Strap Platform Sandals
Do you have a pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses and a chunky gold bracelet? Then you need these shoes! These t-strap platform sandals are made of orange-hue python with a nickel horse-bit ring detail and a small buckle at the ankle. The heel is just over four inches tall, but fear not - the platform makes these Gucci heels pretty walkable!
Gucci Fact: This year Gucci holds 41 position in "The Global 100 Brands" rating according to Business Week magazine.
5. Gucci Debra High Heel Platform Sandals
Price: $625 at gucci.com
Heel: 4.1 inches
Material: light brown leather, also available in yellow leather
Style: evening shoe
**Perfect with: **a white cotton tunic or a sexy cocktail dress in nude hues and a fabulous tan!
Perfect for any occasion where you just want to shine! These heels are made of python, with a four-inch heel, modest platform, and — most eye-catching! — a bamboo detail on the heel! The ankle strap features a nickel horse-bit buckle. Gorgeous! Wear these with anything stylish, from your best little black dress to a tiny strapless sheath. So very hot!
Gucci Fact: Today Gucci is the most successful Italian fashion brand.
6. Gucci Icon Bit Flat Thong Sandal
Price: $495 at gucci.com
**Material: **taupe leather, also available in light brown leather
Style: day sandal
Perfect with: jeans, a top tank and aviator sun glasses or a cute tunic and a straw hat
Available in light brown or taupe leather, these thong sandals have the same iconic horse-bit detailing as the t-strap sandals, with a more relaxed, casual appeal. These Gucci sandals have a very low, almost flat heel with nickel hardware (including a tiny buckle at the ankle) and an airy, open design. Wear these with anything linen, or even just your favorite swimsuit.
**Gucci Fact: **Gucci developed their GG logo only in the 60-s, when conquering the Eastern market.
7. Gucci Paloma High Heel Open-Toe Pumps
Price: $525 at gucci.com
**Heel: **4.1 inches
Material: coral patent leather, also available in cream color (f0r $540) and in caramel crocodile skin (for $1250)
**Style: **classic shoe, fashion investment shoe
Perfect with: anything
Every girl needs a pair of pumps, a simple wardrobe staple. Naturally, Gucci can’t make anything plain or ordinary — hence the Paloma collection. There’s an elegant pump in orange-hued python, an open-toe pump in creamy patent leather, and, yours truly favorite - a Paloma open-toe pump in rich caramel crocodile. All three are four-inch high and have an interlocking “G” ornament on the heel, and all three would be at home in any sensible, stylish girl’s shoe rack.
Pair these Gucci shoes with an evening clutch or one of these stylish Gucci bags, or... you know what? Pair them with ANYTHING and you'll look absolutely divine! That's what I love about a classic shoe in a classic color - you can pair it with anything and wear it anywhere at any time. And the best part? It's a Gucci shoe, not only it looks fabulous, it'll also last you decades!
Gucci Fact: After the death of the founder Guccio Gucci, the Gucci family inherited the brand and quickly became well known for ferocious infighting over the business. Board meetings would end with luggage pieces and handbags flying.
8. Gucci Kim High Heel Open-Toe Platform Booties
Price: $990 at gucci.com
Heel: 4.1 inches
**Material: **black perforated leather with trim, also available in white
Style: party shoe
Perfect with: a sequin mini dress or a cool pair of leggings and a one-shoulder top
Punk-Rock girls can wear Gucci shoes too! Available in pure white or midnight black leather, these booties have cut-out sides, a peep toe, a tall platform, moderate heel, and an almost mesh-y perforated leather upper. Zip in the back to slide off and on.
Gucci Fact: Popular today classic Gucci Jackie O. handbag was the favorite bag of Jackie Kennedy, the trend setting wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. This Gucci bag was re-named after the 1st Lady.
9. Gucci Jungle High Heel Open Toe Bootie
As lady-like and wildly sexy as the name implies. Gorgeous black suede, a flirty peep toe, a fashionable buckle, and a classic 4 inch heel. Why, then, are these booties so sultry? Slip on and wear these with almost anything in your spring wardrobe. With the classic black suede the whole rainbow is fair game.
10. Gucci Debra High Heel Sandals
If you can afford it, you simply cannot wear anything else to a party, a romantic dinner or a special occasion, but this lovely python heels by Gucci. I love the peep-toe and cut-out detailing and that exquisite heel! Wear these with any ultra-fabulous outfit and be sure to cause a stir! These Gucci python sandals are simply show stopping, so just pair them with your favorite dress and get ready to accept zillions of compliments on your sense of style.
**Gucci Joke: **What's the difference between a woman and a Gucci bag? You only pay once for the bag. :))
Whether you’re planning a holiday or not, there’s bound to be something on my list that made you glance at your calendar and consider scheduling one. Why else would Gucci show their Cruise 2010 collection now, when the snow has just started falling? I could plan an entire holiday around the Icon Bit T-Strap sandals. What about you? Which of these shoes do you like best? Please let me know…