If you have yet to cop a pair of Gucci’s Ace sneakers, now is a good time as any. The fashion house’s signature white leather sneakers have been updated for the Pre-Fall 2017 season with a new way of customising your pair of Aces.

Previous iterations of the Ace sneakers have seen embroidered patches adorning the grosgrain Gucci webbings on the sides as well as fixed on the leathers. This time around, Gucci is leaving the customisation to your whim and fancy with detachable patches.

How does this work? The Ace sneakers for Pre-Fall 2017 come with a pair of detachable patches in five different styles for men including the iconic Gucci tiger. The patches are available in an array of materials and are attached to the front of the sneakers using snap buttons. Additional detachable patches can be purchased separately and are sold as a single unit priced at $330 to $490 each.

For men, there are a total of nine additional patches to choose from but we reckon that there’s no gender-specific style for the patches. After all, it’s up to your own preference. And since Alessandro Michele, Gucci has been championing a rather gender-neutral approach to its designs. Mix things up with different detachable patches on each side or even add them to your existing embroidered Ace sneakers. It’s a nifty way of changing the look of your Aces and getting more wear out of them.

Available at Gucci. Find a store near you here and take a look at some of the detachable patches in the gallery above.

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