First, there was the Ace, a low-top sneaker emblazoned with Gucci’s signature stripes at the side, starting as a single version in white leather (with the emblematic gold bee) before it was introduced in GG Supreme variations over time. Then came the Rhyton, a chunky sneaker that stole the hearts of both men and women, scoring top points in terms of comfort and style. And most recently at Cruise 2020, Alessandro Michele introduced a brand design, proving further that the Creative Director truly loves a solid pair of sneakers. The Gucci Tennis 1977 is a retro-inspired sneaker taken from Gucci’s archives, predominantly crafted from canvas, featuring a white rubber sole outlined with a green line that’s a nod to the jet-setting tennis player back in 1977.
In Singapore, there are 6 different styles to look out for, each coming with a Gucci Tennis 1977 label on the insole and tongue, as well as a textured GG motif found on the bumper and outsole. Not forgetting the unmistakable web stripe which comes in either green-red-green or blue-red-blue on the sides.
Prices start from SGD870 for the plain colours, made available in Black and Butter for him and her. The next three are printed versions in cotton piquet fabric, decorated with the GG motif all over and priced slightly higher at SGD970. The version in Dark Blue can be found in the men’s department, while Light Blue/Ivory and the Apple GG print are only available for women. The sixth design is the Mickey Mouse collaboration with mini GG motif, but that’s subject to size availability across all Gucci boutiques in Singapore.
Speaking of size, the Gucci Tennis 1977 Sneaker ranges from 34G to 38.5G for the ladies, while the men use a different sizing system which starts from 5.5G to 11G. And if you need comparisons, just take a look at the ones on your Ace, which should give you a good gauge on the size you will need for the Gucci Tennis 1977.