They say the shoes make the man, and if you're wearing Gucci shoes in 2016, they might just make you into the style legend you've always wanted to be. Sure, wacked-out shoes are out there in lots of forms, but right now Gucci is the world's foremost asylum for the most batsh!t insane footwear out there. From embroidered snakes to metal spikes, these five shoes from Gucci and their fearless creative director Alessandro Michele are the ones that are guaranteed show-stoppers this season, from somewhat insane to out-of-this-world mental.
These have a collapsable heel for added comfort (and optional style), but it's the embroidered snakes that make them anything but your average loafer. (Snakes, so hot right now.) But in terms of craziness, they're still tame enough to not overpower your entire outfit, so you can feasibly wear them with something like a shadow plaid suit, white shirt, and milder tie.
Sneakers are inherently more casual and can be more wild than your go-to business cap-toe. Still, we're talking about a pair of sneakers that feature a printed upper, yellow sole, red metallic heel, and Gucci ribbon. These would be borderline reckless to look at if you were on acid, and are bright enough to induce acid flashbacks in the sober. If you're going to wear them, you either have to go full minimal with the rest of your vibe (navy trousers, white tee), or crank up everything with some plaid pants and a printed silk shirt. When it comes to these kicks, there is simply no in between.