For those that are unaware of who or what the golden goose sneakers are, they are made by Golden Goose Delux Brand. GGDB was born in 2000 by two merging Venetian designers Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo.
Fast forward to now, they have one of the most coveted skater looking sneakers out there. GGDB is all about the vintage feeling and combines “the West Coast skater cool with Italian cobbling excellence” via SCMP. (if you’re curious about the brand read more here).
I mean I get it, they look dirty, old, and something that has gone through hell and back. BUT, I decided to take one for the team ? and buy myself a pair of golden goose sneakers. I couldn’t find myself to buy the $500 pair, but I did find my pink pair on sale for under $400.
But are they worth it?!
Well, I guess that depends on who you ask. For me, I am still a little shocked that I actually paid that much for a worn out, and dirty looking sneakers. Do they look cool? Yes (at least in my book, I also LOVE the pink glitter ones). But are they reallllly worth it? I can’t decide, honestly!
What’s my take on them?
At first, they were VERY stiff. I have tried to wear them several times to see if I can break them in, and it’s slooowly getting there. The first two times I wore them they hurt, like really hurt.
The inside of the shoes has this cloth material that rubs on my toes wrong and does make them a bit uncomfortable. I have been wearing these barefooted, and am on the hunt for some thin no-show socks. Hopefully, having socks on will make them better.
They are high-quality sneakers. They are made in Italy (we all know they know leather) and made out of genuine leather. Which is why they are stiff and need to be broken in. Regarding size, I went with my size (6.5), and they do fit true to size.
The wedge sole is … weird. I am not 100% certain if this wedge sole is in every GGDB shoe, but there is a removable wedge sole in my golden goose sneakers. It’s not uncomfortable, but it’s well, different. It’s like I am wearing heels but not, really if that makes any sense. I do think the wedge sole make the shoe a bit more snug.
Overall, I do like the golden goose sneakers. Will I buy some more? Maybe, but probably not. Unless I can snatch them at 50% off! I do love the unique worn-in look they have. Kind of reminds me of that old sweater you have with holes that you refuse to give up.
Again, I can’t say if I am 100% sold on the shoes. Hopefully, I can change my mind and break these bad boys in. If that happens, then you may see me wearing these a lot more often. The plus side is because these golden goose sneakers are so worn in, I won’t have to worry about getting stepped on by my kids. Ha, #momlife.
** UPDATE- I have worn these and ended up LOVING my GGDB shoes.. come see this post on how I have been wearing them!
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