I love hearing the courier truck come rumbling into our yard.
This time it wasn’t a handbag, a beauty product, or kitchenware being delivered.
It was a pair of shoes.
But not just shoes—a pair of GUCCI LOAFERS.
The iconic shoe has recently had a contemporary update with a slimmer silhouette.
Under Gucci’s new Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, the loafer, in all colours and interations (slippers, mules, fur-lined, pearl-encrusted, studded, velvet, zebra stripes, grafiti, floral, metallic) are the most covetable, impossible-to-find-sold-out-everywhere, shoe of the season.
After months of seeing—and coveting— these shoes in every fashionabIe media, I finally succumbed. But after deciding to
buy invest in them, I couldn’t find them! They were sold out on Net-A-Porter, and sold out online at Nordstrom, I even phoned the Vancouver Gucci flagship store where they had a deposit-down waiting list. Undeterred, I discovered Gucci’s .com/.ca website and I found them there.
I opted for a classic pair in black. I also ordered my usual size: 7.5 US. Having never tried on a pair before, I was a bit nervous that (a) they might not fit (b) might be stiff and uncomfortable and (c) might look old-fashioned and a bit school marmish. But in a true Cinderella momment, once the shoe slid on my foot, all my concerns vanished.
Made in Italy, from buttery soft leather, these Gucci loafers are gorgeous. They are high quality, beautifully constructed, and comfortable from the first wear. With an low 5-inch heel, these are shoes you can wear with everything. A true modern classic.
They come with dust bags,
a shoe horn
and a sturdy box.
The day they arrived, I got an email confirmation from Gucci:
Our records show that your order xxxxx has been delivered. We hope you are happy with your purchase and look forward to assisting you in the near future in Gucci.com.
I’ve bought a lot of things online, but this type of thoughtful follow-up was an impressive first. Well done Gucci. Hmmm, maybe the red, or the Marmont pumps…
Best investment in a pair of shoes ever.