Growing up with a mother that wears heels for any occasion, I’ve never really enjoyed wearing heels myself. Nonetheless, when it comes to our love for shoes, we are the same and so far, I’ve accumulated quite an impressive collection of flat shoes. From pointy-toe, round-toe, satin, leather, patent-leather, suede, pink, red, yellow, to you name it, quite a few pairs are sitting in my shoe closet. Today, however, I want to write about a recently acquired pair of shoes* that I love to pieces: Gucci loafers.
When I first tried on this particular shoe in the boutique in 2016 I was highly sceptical when my lovely sales assistant told me that this pair will be the comfiest addition to my shoe closet. They were tight and had a very stiff back part. Also, I struggled to put them on in my regular size. That’s usually a serious turn-off for me because even Birkenstocks give me blisters. And when you consider the hefty price tag they come with, you think twice before making such a major investment.
So why did I end up buying that pair of shoes, you might ask. Well, I really liked the style and I knew I could trust my SA. That girl is seriously the best! So fast forward 2 years and here we are again. I purchased the same style a second time. I will tell you why in a minute.
As it turned out, these loafers were really the most comfortable pair of shoes in my closet. Not once did they give me a blister and, thus, I wore my first pair a lot. And I really mean it when I say ‘A LOT’. Shortly after getting my first pair, Gucci launched this style in other colours as well and as I’ve loved these loafers so much, I ordered them in blue velvet and pink leather, too. But, of course, the black pair remained the most worn one.
Towards the end of 2017 I noticed that the condition of the leather deteriorated a lot. It became scaly and brittle and taking them with me on vacation probably wasn’t the best idea because the long-distance walking in Havana finished them off. I could now put my finger through the cracks in the leather.
As you’ve probably worked out, I wore the shoes all year round and that means even in winter. The salt on icy sidewalks almost certainly didn’t do the leather any favours. But see for yourself:
As I am sure that I am partly responsible for the damaged pair of shoes, I thought I’d get one more pair in order to see how they hold up when not being worn in winter. That’s why I purchased them again in black but waited to replace them until now so I wouldn’t be tempted to wear them while it’s still cold, wet and salty outside.
And, of course, there’s also a second reason for buying them again because you know what they say:
“If the shoe fits, buy it in every colour.”
*This post does contain affiliate links. /I paid for all products mentioned (obviously).