A look at Ike Mann’s favorite daily trainers
By Ronan Farrow July 12, 2020
Ike Mann is a highly successful talent manager from the UK, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the game. He splits his time between London and Miami, and as a result, needs a comfortable pair of shoes for all his traveling. His trainer of choice is the Gucci Ace Bee High-top, which, as one of the most iconic Gucci trainers the designer brand has ever released, has been worn by everyone from Kendall Jenner to Rick Ross, the latter of which Ike Mann knows personally!
Retailing for a hefty $730, the Gucci Ace Bee High-top is dressed in a premium leather that is stitched together at the toe, and over the ankle. It features a leather overlay around the eyelets, a metallic blue stripe on one heel, and a metallic red stripe on the other. However, the defining detail of the shoe, are the blue and red stripes that wrap around the forefoot, which have a golden bee embroidered into them. This detail has made the sneaker instantly recognizable and provides the stylish look Gucci are known for. Ike is so much a fan of this item that he purchased not only the ‘hi’ but also the low tops. The Ace Bee High-top is produced in Italy, and focuses very heavily on quality, instead of quantity, which could be why it is such a perfect match with Ike Mann!
The classy look is perfect for casual usage, as well as more formal events, which comes in handy for someone like Ike Mann. What’s more, the shoe not only looks great but feels it too, thanks to its soft leather lining and adjustable lace fit. This is at the cost of a steep price tag, but if you are going to be the best in Mann’s line of work, then it’s important to dress the best.
Ike can be found on Instagram: @ikemann123