By pulling inspiration from west coast skateboarding combined with the refined characteristics of Italian craftsmanship, Golden Goose has made an impression on the footwear industry. The name Golden Goose derives from Aesop’s tale, “The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs.” The brand was founded in Italy by two young designers Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo. Golden Goose sneakers take on the Japanese concept referred to as ‘kintsukuroi,’ meaning that objects look better with more wear and tear to them. Each Golden Goose shoe comes out of the box brand new, but at the same time looks vintage and worn in with its intentional scuffing and distressing. The premium distressed sneakers have gained massive popularity under the Golden Goose Deluxe Brand.
Some of the brand’s most iconic silhouettes include the Superstar, Stardan, Glitter Star, Star Sabot, Ball Star, and more. The Golden Goose Women’s Running Sole Sneaker elevates the everyday footwear silhouette. This elevated take spotlights a premium blend of mesh and suede within the upper. Printed branding can be seen at the heel and side panels. A leather shooting star is also placed at the side. Intentional scuffs and distressing are placed throughout, while the chunky rubber outsole underneath supports the design’s durability. The leather lining finishes the rest of the premium design. Aside from sneakers, Golden Goose also introduces a selection of slip-on footwear such as the Golden Goose Women’s Shearling Poolstar. Composed of shearling at the upper, the premium silhouette includes a single strap that is treated with a laminated leather star. Additionally, the leather insert and rubber outsole complete the look.
The iconic Super-Star Sneaker is reimagined in another arrival from Golden Goose. This elevated silhouette spotlights a leather upper that is accented by detailed glitter at the heel tab and star. Printed branding can be seen at the sides and at the leather tongue. All-over distressing and scuffing emphasizes the brand’s signature aesthetics. A rubber outsole underneath supports the remainder of the design. For a different approach, another premium sneaker offering from Golden Goose is the Women’s Ball Star Sneakers. This design makes an impression in any rotation. Its silhouette spotlights a leather upper along with an array of distressing and scuffing as seen throughout the brand’s repertoire. A woven tongue label is placed, while the lace-up closure offers a secure fit. Printed branding is seen at the sides for further detailing. The leather at the upper provides a premium touch.
Golden Goose’s premium distressed footwear are available now at feature.com.