Our good buddy Alex D swung by the CFG offices a couple weeks ago with a little surprise for us. He brought a box with a Gucci logo on it, and popped up a pair of shoes with real carbon fiber on the heel.
It’s not everyday that I get to blog about fashion when it comes to carbon fiber but I guess today is my lucky day. The shoes that Alex brought are called the Gucci’s GG Plus Moccasin. Gucci plus carbon fiber? Now that’s just ridiculous.
While these shoes aren’t for everybody, we get giddy when seeing well known luxury brands incorporate carbon fiber into their products. We’ve seen this with brands like Dunhill London, Gucci, Chanel, Mont Blanc, Ralph Lauren and many others. It reaffirms that carbon fiber is the next generation of luxury material, hence our slogan “Carbon Fiber is the New Black.”
A little Gucci history for you;
“In 1921 Florence, a craftsman named Guccio Gucci opened his store to sell leather goods, and a legend was born. Over the decades, people around the world have admired and appreciated works from the House of Gucci—whether it’s women’s ready-to-wear, men’s designs, children’s clothes, accessories, handbags, shoes, or fragrances. Today, designer Frida Giannini holds the reins of this venerable Italian line.”
We immediately took his shoes and snapped a few shots so we could share them with our readers.
Made in Italy, the GG Plus Moccasin comes in beige/ebony with dark brown leather trim and a rubber sole, a pattern similar to any classic Gucci purse. The shoe also has a cutout interlocking G detail on the front of the shoe. The carbon fiber is found on the back heel of the shoe in the rubber sole. While it adds absolutely no benefit what so ever (that we know of) to the shoe, besides a conversational piece, it sure does add beauty and quality.
The GG Plus Moccasin with carbon fiber heels are being sold for $425 and can be found at various department stores like Bergdorf Goodman or Neiman Marcus. If you’d like to see more pictures, head over to our Flickr page where we uploaded a set.