This luxury brand sells dirty-looking sneakers for more than PHP50,000

by Justine Punzalan
Sep 4, 2019
Gucci's Screener Leather Sneakers, purposely designed to look old and filthy, will clean PhP64, 500 out of your bank account.
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Gucci sure knows that keeping your classic white kicks impeccably clean is almost impossible.

So, the global luxury brand released the Screener Leather Sneakers—a pair of rubber shoes that are intentionally "dirtied up."

They were launched to the market in Februrary 2019, and are now being sold at the Gucci stores in the country for PHP64,500.

The Italian fashion designer Alessandro Michele conceptualized and created the fancy yet crummy-looking shoes based on the retro trainers of the '70s.

The name Screener is taken from a maneuver in basketball where a player blocks defensive players to allow the team's dribbler to move towards the basket.

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The shoes feature the iconic Gucci Web (or green and orange stripes) stitched on the sides and a metal emblem of the brand's vintage logo on the vamps.

The yellowish leather gives the shoes what Gucci calls the "distressed look."

According to their website, the look was achieved through a special aging process done for each pair.

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"Treated for a distressed effect, these shoes undergo a dedicated aging process which makes each product unique," the site explains.

It also seems like the vintage "distressed look" was intricately done as its cleaning instructions suggest, “Clean when the shoe is dry, using only neutral or same-color products to avoid staining.”

It comes in different hues such as White Leather, Beige/Red Leather, Blue/White Leather, and Gucci Strawberry, which is supposed to be exclusively for women.

With price tags ranging from 870 to 1,590 USD abroad, the shoes have so scandalized a lot of foreign consumers they've taken their rage to Twitter.

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But according to a review on runrepeat.com, these trainers would not fail you when it comes to comfort.

The site states, "This made in Italy sneaker has a leather insole and fabric lining to enhance the comfort and luxurious feel.

"Meanwhile, the conventional lace-up fastening system with cotton flat laces provides an adjustable, snug fit.

"To further enhance the comfortable feeling, the brand added perforations on the side panel for breathability."

Gucci has branches in the Philippines located in Mandaluyong and Makati.

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Gucci's Screener Leather Sneakers, purposely designed to look old and filthy, will clean PhP64, 500 out of your bank account.
PHOTO/S: GUCCI.COM
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