The Gucci Slip-Ons Buying Guide
Gucci’s range of slip-on shoes encapsulates high-quality, refined style. Staying true to the Italian brand’s dedication to innovation and impeccable Italian craftsmanship, Gucci slip-ons are made from a variety of luxurious fabrics, including leather, ostrich and smooth suede. With a wide range of slip-ons — from classic loafers and driver shoes to moccasins — take a look at our men’s Gucci slip-on buying guide, which will help you decide on the best style and size for you.
The Most Wanted Gucci Slip-Ons
Gucci Driver Shoes
Gucci offers up a fresh reinterpretation of the driving shoe, accenting the slip-on style with Horsebit hardware or GG webbing. Made from soft, textured leather, these drivers feature a heel that can also be worn folded down and rubber pebbled soles for exceptional grip and comfort.
Gucci Jordaan Horsebit Loafers
An iconic Gucci style, the brand’s Jordaan loafers come in everything from smooth leather to iterations in monogrammed canvas and jacquard velvet. Expertly crafted in Italy with leather linings and soles, these refined loafers are instantly recognizable thanks to signature hardware in burnished-gold.
Gucci Princetown Leather Slippers
Since its debut in the Fall/Winter 2015 collection, the Princetown Embroidered Leather Slipper has become a mainstay of Gucci collections. Made in Italy, these slippers are finished with the signature Horsebit detail and some styles are fully lined and trimmed with lamb wool. The Princetown tends to run small, and we would therefore recommend sizing up by half.
The Gucci Slip-Ons Sizing Guide
Unsure what size to get in the brand’s slip-ons? Men’s Gucci slip-ons come in Italian sizing and typically run true to size, but certain styles may fit either slightly larger or smaller depending on the design.
The sizing chart below can be used to convert the brand Italian/European sizing, into corresponding country sizes. For example, if you are a UK men’s size 9, this would correlate to a US size 9.5 and a European size 43.
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How To Care For Your Gucci Slip-Ons
Keep your Gucci slip-ons looking their best by following the steps below:
• Rubber Soles
Step One: Use a brush to remove loose dirt. Be sure to use a dry brush (a toothbrush would suffice) avoiding steel bristle brushes which could potentially damage the shoe.
Step Two: Mix one part baking soda and one part laundry detergent. Ideally, mix a tablespoon of each into a bowl thorough and once mixed, apply to the shoe using a cloth. The baking soda will act as an abrasive removing the dirt and residue.
Ensure your suede shoe is treated with a waterproof spray and cleaned with a suede brush to take off any stains. If you unfortunately have stains which are proving difficult to remove, use a suede soap by brushing it into the shoe with lukewarm water and rinse. Be careful not to rinse too thoroughly as the soap will provide your suede shoes with nourishment. It is advised to let them dry in a shoe tree at room temperature.
To keep your leather shoes looking their best, avoid any products which are fat or oil-based. By using a water-based shoe cream or wax-based polish it will ensure your shoes are kept in the best condition. A shoe cream will nourish the leather and a polish will provide more shine.
- How do I know my Gucci slip-ons are authentic?
One simple and easy way to be sure you have real Gucci slip-ons is by the corresponding serial number printed within the shoe, usually found at the heel lining. Your Gucci slip-ons should come with a branded box and dust bag. All Gucci products sold by Gucci retail and outlet stores are authentic, as well as those sold by authorized department stores, retailers and specialty stores.
- Are Gucci slip-ons worth the price?
Gucci slip-ons are certainly a worthy investment. There is a range of unique styles to choose from providing comfort, style and durability. Gucci’s stitching is always impeccable, which ensures the shoe is designed to last for a considerable amount of time when cared for properly.
- What are Gucci slip-ons made of?
Gucci slip-ons are typically made from leather, such as the Jordaan Horsebit burnished-leather loafers and loafers detailed with a signature GG webbing. Some are made from canvas, including Gucci’s Kanye driver shoes and the canvas espadrilles.
However, depending on the collection there are some slip-ons that will come in different fabrics. For example, the Jordaan Horsebit leather-trimmed velvet loafers feature an all-over navy velvet pattern with gold embroidery and midnight-blue leather trims. For added comfort and textural charm, there are also GG slip-ons which are crafted from wool.