This right here, is quite an interesting new take on the bondage, buckle, strappy sneaker trend ruling the luxury sneaker world right now. Instead of going full-on Sex Pistols and Agent Provocateur goes couture and sporty, Gucci decided to switch out the provocative aesthetics with something a little more technical, something that is more reminiscent of fine engineering in the aviation industry (though not exactly translating the complicated mechanics of engine work into footwear form).
The new GSB9 High Top Buckle Sneaker from Gucci's Spring/Summer 2010 collection is quite interesting, as it features small buckles that resemble those found on seat belts and industry straps as opposed to something from a punk-rock vintage joint. To push the concept of modernity a little further, the shoes are rendered in white premium leather upper with grosgrain trim. Perfect for those who want a little edge to their sneakers but perhaps is still some what of a geek at heart and follows Engadget like it's the Bible, or someone who simply wants to switch up the sneaker game a little, these are currently available at GUCCI stores and online at GUCCI.