It’s hard to believe it, but I’ve been talking about designer bags for over a decade now! My passion has allowed me to keep going strong all these years, but the main reason is because of you guys, the readers who have followed and supported me along the way – it means so much to me!
I always try to keep my blog with all sorts of useful content, giving my readers what they need to know about authentic & replica handbags. All these years, many people have contacted me for reviews on different products like clothes, and jewelry, and yes — you guessed it— TONS of replica shoe requests!
Sure, there were stories of them being uncomfortable and unhealthy for feet, but I’ve been wanting to try these replica Gucci Ace Studded Leather sneakers for the longest time. I decided to get them in the name of “Rep Science” so I could compare them to my authentic pair. I tend to be tough on shoes, so I was hoping these would satisfy me and save me some money when I eventually wear out my genuine ones.
And to make this rep science “less subjective”, I’d like to invite you to take part in it and guess which one is auth and which one is the replica.
Alright, one of them is a replica, and the other is the authentic Gucci Ace sneaker. Can you figure out which one is which? (Don’t forget to tell your guess in the comments!)
Gucci shoes fake vs. real
Have you got the answer yet? Anyway, here are more pics of the fake Gucci shoes vs. the real ones.
Just so you know, the authentic shoes have been worn several times, while the replica Gucci shoes have not.
Here you can notice that the replica laces are slightly thicker.
There is a slight difference in the appearance of the pearls.
In this picture, you can notice a tiny difference in the depth of the “little mermaid scales”.
The stamping on the auth was like the rep, but it has worn off because the auths have been worn several times, while the reps haven’t.
Review of my fake Gucci shoes
Quality – 10/10
I kept my fingers crossed for an ace quality before I paid for my Gucci replica shoes. When I am QCing something, that’s my top priority. I look at things like how soft the leather is, the weight, and the craftsmanship – and these replica Gucci sneakers meet all those criteria.
When I spot a replica out and about, it’s not so much the accuracy that gets my attention; it’s the quality. If the leather or hardware looks cheap, that’s what stands out to me. However, if a replica is exceptionally well-crafted, I probably wouldn’t even second-guess it, and I believe that’s the case for most people too.
In terms of quality alone, these fake Gucci shoes feel just like the real deal! I was actually blown away. This was my first attempt at buying replica shoes and being a sneakerhead, I had firmly believed that fake designer shoes could never match up in terms of the way they feel. I couldn’t have been more wrong!
To be short, it was probably the best value for the money that I paid ($240, from Louis).
Leather: What truly amazed me is how incredibly soft and smooth the leather feels. It feels like buttery smooth. In fact, it’s even a bit softer than the authentic pair.
Stitching: I must give a shout-out to the impeccable stitching. I can’t spot any loose threads or any visible glue.
Weight: I don’t have a scale to measure them, but in comparison to the authentic, they feel equally weighted.
Hardware: The pearls and spikes have an expensive look and feel.
Sole: The pattern on the sole is also consistent with the authentic one. The craftsmanship is well done and doesn’t look cheap. (I originally thought the manufacturer might cut corners here, after all, no one looks at the bottom of someone else’s shoes.)
Accuracy – 9.25/10
Once again, my primary concern is the quality of the product rather than obsessing over minute details being identical. But I’m being super nitpicky here for the sake of this in-depth review.
Overall shape: Looks fantastic! They appear identical to me. In real life, there’s nothing about the shape that would give away that they’re replica shoes.
Shoelaces: The one thing that I noticed right away in the PSPs and when I unboxed them was the laces – they’re a bit too thick. If I didn’t already have these sneakers or if someone else were wearing them, I probably wouldn’t notice. Since it can be exchanged, I’m not taking any points off for that.
Spikes & Studs: The angle and placement of the spikes on the back are spot on. The shapes are almost the same, but the spikes are a bit pointier and narrower, and the studs are slightly thicker at the top compared to the auth. IMO, none of these differences are noticeable enough to be identified without holding the shoes and closely studying them for a few minutes. In the name of rep science, I’ll deduct 0.25 points for these tiny discrepancies.
Metallic Fabrics: The color on these shiny metallic fabrics is very good, but the stamping that looks like mermaid scales (sorry, that’s the best way I can describe it, LOL) appears somewhat shallower on these reps. However, it’s how I imagine they might look after a couple of months of wear, so it’s not a huge issue. -0.25
Pearls: The pearls on these fake Gucci shoes are slightly larger and less shiny than the authentic ones. But once the shoes are worn, I don’t think anyone would really notice. Still, they are different, so take off -0.25 for that.
Satisfaction – 10/10
These replica Gucci shoes are incredible, especially considering the price. They’re exceptionally well-crafted and stunning. Definitely worth it! If I didn’t have my authentic pair right next to them, I’d have a hard time guessing they’re replica shoes.
After done with the comparison, I tried them on, they felt as comfy as my real Gucci and other sneakers. I was prepared for a tough tongue that gave my feet blisters for a while. But the interior was so soft and supple. I wore them for a whole day with socks on and got no blisters at all at the end of the day. How can anyone hate such a pair of high-quality and budget-friendly shoes?
To sum it up… I adore these fake Gucci shoes just as much as my real ones!
So here we are, the end of this post. I’m absolutely pumped to finally share my very first replica designer shoes review with you! Even though I’m sure it’s still far from perfect, I can’t wait for your feedback. Please don’t be shy and leave a comment – where it could be more detailed or just telling me that you like it, any reaction would make my day!