Have you ever thought about the fact that there are more ways to invest in your future than stocks, bonds, and futures? There are all kinds of commodities you can invest in but when it comes to designer brands, especially designer brand footwear, you can think of this as an investment worth making. There are actually several very good reasons why it makes good sense from both a fashion as well as a financial perspective to invest in designer footwear. Let’s look at a few of them now.
One of the true characteristics of designer label footwear is that they never seem to go out of fashion. Years and years later these shoes, if well kept, will auction at prices far above their original ticket price and this has been evidenced time and time again. Take Gucci sneakers, for example. These shoes are crafted in Italy by some of the world’s finest artisans and they seem to carry over through fashion trend after fashion trend. You can get a glimpse of just how timeless Gucci sneakers are on sites like SSENSE where you will see that each of their new designs seem to carry a flavor of generations past.
Durability and Craftsmanship
Besides being artistically designed, do you know just why designer brand footwear is so valuable? If you guessed durability and craftsmanship you are 100% correct. Yes, a good shoe starts with an amazing design but it is the way in which the shoes are produced that give them the edge over department store offerings. Gucci sneakers, as an example, are crafted by the finest artisans in Italy and with high-end materials such as leather, suede and believe it or not, real python skin for some of their classic sneakers!
A Statement of Authenticity
Then there is the logo to consider. When you invest in a designer brand pair of shoes you are getting that coveted logo. The double G that is symbolic of Gucci bears the initials of the founder, Guccio Gucci. The brand was created in 1921 in Florence, Italy where headquarters are still located and although another designer now sits at the helm, the brand is true to its long and unparalleled history. Alessandro Michele, an Italian designer by birth, was appointed chief designer of Gucci in 2015 and as a countryman who grew up on Gucci, he has carried the craft through with an amazing authenticity not to be rivaled.
As you can see, not only are you buying designer shoes that speak of class and artistic expression but shoes that are just as valuable in generations to come as they are now – in fact, oftentimes more so! The quality and craftsmanship that goes into each and every pair of shoes should speak for themselves but what many people don’t realize is that these shoes will be imitated for generations as well. Doesn’t that tell you something right there? It’s always better to be the person being emulated than the ‘copycat’ and by wearing authentic designer footwear you are telling the world that you are who you are and are not a carbon copy of anyone or anything. That’s a statement to be proud of.