My Honest Golden Goose Review

Founded in Italy in the year 2000, by husband and wife duo, Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo, Golden Goose is an iconic brand known for its aged leather and pre-distressed look. A few years after their founding, the brand became increasingly popular due to their creativity and innovation in the sneaker world. Today, their popularity is seen across the globe, with shoes being worn and made for everyone in the family. The shoes are not only popular for their unique look, but their top of the line quality as well.

No doubt, Golden Gooses are a huge investment, which is why today I’m going to give my honest Golden Goose sneaker review on them, and whether or not they are worth the price tag. I’m also going to answer some frequently asked questions; for example, Why are Golden Gooses are so expensive? Why do Golden Goose Sneakers look dirty? And do Golden Gooses run true to size? Stay tuned, as I share some of my favorite Golden Gooses, how to style them, and my honest review of the sneaker.

My Honest Golden Goose Review

My Honest Golden Goose Review

What are Golden Goose Sneakers? They are a popular sneaker, handmade in Italy, and known for their ‘aged and pre distressed look’ that no other brand has attempted to offer. Because of this, Golden Goose sneakers are unique and instantly recognized. It is also because of their comfort that they are so popular. Designed to be comfortable and fit perfectly from the start, these shoes are handmade from quality materials so that the consumer does not have to “wear in” their shoes before they become comfortable. Today, Golden Gooses are one of the most popular sneakers around the world. And, from Purestar, Super-Star, Mid-Star, and High-Tops, there are a variety of colors and styles of shoes to choose from – a style fit for everyone in the family!

Golden Goose Superstar Leather Low-Top Sneakers

Golden Goose Superstar Leather Low-Top Sneakers

These pre-distressed, leather low-top Golden Gooses are the perfect brown sneaker to add to your collection. Also, the mix of suede and leather creates a unique look that will instantly elevate any outfit you pair them with. And they’re made with premium cotton laces that will last a lifetime. Wear these sneakers in fall to add an extra element of warmth to your fall toned outfits.

Mid Star Wing-Tip Sneakers

Mid Star Wing-Tip Sneakers

These Mid-Star Pearly Stud Wing-Tip sneakers are a chic and unique take on a classic black sneaker. Having a black sneaker in your wardrobe is an essential all year round. Also, this is a great way to elevate your normal black sneaker look. Made from suede and leather, these handmade sneakers are breathable and perfect to wear all year. I have a pair of these and due to their comfort and style I’ve worn them so much that the cost per wear is worth it – making them, in my opinion, worth the price tag.

Pure Star White Classic Sneakers

Pure Star White Classic Sneakers

Golden Goose’s Pure Star white sneakers feature clean, modern lines. This pair, in particular, is made from leather and accented with a star patch and elevated rubber soles. Your athleisure outfit will surely be complete with these chic all-white sneakers. Made in Italy from quality materials, these classic white sneakers are the perfect way to elevate your daily look. Whether you are running errands or going to the gym, wear these all white sneakers all year for a chic way to enhance your style.

Golden Goose Sabot Superstar Slide Sneakers

Golden Goose Sabot Superstar Slide Sneakers

If you’re looking for a cozy, comfortable, yet chic sneaker for winter, look no further. These Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers are the perfect way to stay cozy, while elevating your winter outfits. Not to mention, they fit true to size, so if you get your normal size, they will fit perfectly – making them easy to wear everywhere. Made in Italy, these sneakers feature a leather outer with an Italian shearling lining, sure to keep you comfortable and cozy all season.

Golden Goose Ball Star Low-To Sneakers

Golden Goose Ball Star Low-To Sneakers

The Golden Goose Ball Star is an iconic basketball-inspired shoe. Inspired by the sneaker looks of the 80s, the Ball Star adds a retro chic look to any outfit it’s paired with. If you’re looking for a unique, but classic, white sneaker to go with your outfits year round, this is a great option. Not to mention, these are extremely comfortable and are made from quality materials, which in my opinion, make them worth the price tag.

Golden Goose Slide High-Top Sneaker

Golden Goose Slide High-Top Sneaker

If you’re looking for a chic, high-top white sneaker, these Golden Goose Slide sneakers are a classic option. With Golden Goose’s iconic aged leather and pearl detailing, they will add an element of elegance to any outfit you pair them with, whether it be casual or dressy.

Golden Goose Francy High-Top Sneaker

Golden Goose Francy High-Top Sneaker

The Francy High-Top Sneaker is another great option if you’re wanting a chic, all white sneaker. Lined with terry cloth and a leather exterior, this high top sneaker is not only comfortable, but durable and will last you for years to come. Style it for an everyday look with a pair of blue jeans, a t-shirt and a blazer. Or, for a night out, pair it with a pair of leather trousers and a chic blouse for a more elevated look.

Golden Goose Running Sole Chunky Sneakers

Golden Goose Running Sole Chunky Sneakers

The dad shoe look has been hugely trending lately, and this Golden Goose Chunky Sneaker is a chic take on the classic dad shoe vibe. They are not only useful for style, but for running as well. Wear these chic Golden Goose’s running at the gym or in the park, and they will surely add an extra bit of pep to your step. Made with quality materials of suede, leather, and glitter, these durable chunky sneakers are, in my opinion, worth the price tag. Also, the pre-distressed look adds extra character to the shoe, giving them that classic aged look that Golden Goose is iconic for. For instance, style these with a pair of oversized blue jeans, a chic blouse and a blazer for a modern, yet casual, look.

Where to Buy Golden Gooses

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Neiman Marcus

The Neiman Marcus Golden Goose Exclusive Collection is by far my favorite place to shop.


Shopbop offers a large selection of women’s Golden Goose shoes, and a fairly small, yet classic, men’s collection.


Revolve offers a large amount of women’s Golden Goose shoes and accessories. They also offer a small about of men’s Golden Gooses.


Nordstrom offers one of the largest collection of men and women’s Golden Goose accessories and sneakers.

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman offers one of the larger selections of women’s Golden Goose sneakers, and around 25 styles in the mens collection.


Farfetch offers a large selection of Golden Goose sneakers, laces, and accessories.


Net-a-Porter is one of the more popular sites to shop Golden Goose. They offer a large variety of Golden Goose sneakers and accessories.


Bloomingdales offers a fairly small, but stunning collection of Golden Goose sneakers for both men and women.

Golden Gooses Sizing Chart

Golden Goose sizing chart

Golden Gooses typically run true to size. Check out the sizing chart above to determine your size.

How to Style Golden Goose Sneakers

How to Style Golden Goose Sneakers
How to Style Golden Goose Sneakers
FAQS About Golden Gooses

When it comes to styling Golden Gooses, there are many different options. However, I love to wear my Golden Gooses for a chic daily look. Try styling them with a pair of classic blue or black jeans. Then, add a blouse, sweatshirt, or t-shirt, depending on the season. Finish off your look with chic accessories, such as a classic pair of sunglasses and your favorite handbag. For a more dressed up look, try styling your golden gooses with a midi skirt and a blazer. Wear your Golden Gooses anywhere from work to running errands or picking up the kids from school. They really are great all year long, and keep my feet comfortable all day.

FAQS About Golden Gooses

Why are Golden Gooses So Expensive

The fact that each unique pair of golden goose sneakers are handmade and hand-distressed in Italy, where factory workers earn a fair wage. The inside of the sneaker is also made with loopback cotton toweling material which makes the shoes warmer in the winter and cooler is the summer. Perfect for year round wear. These are all subtle designer features making the Golden Goose sneaker unique to other fashion sneakers.

Do Golden Gooses Run True to Size?

Yes, they do. However they don’t come in half sizes. I am typically a 7 1/2 and I can actually wear both the 37 and 38. Perfect when sizes are low of these popular sneakers.

Do Golden Gooses Stretch

No, typical golden gooses do not stretch.

Why Do Golden Gooses Sneakers look Dirty

Golden goos sneakers look dirty because it’s part of the brands aesthetic to look worn and distressed.

How Much do Gold Goose Sneakers Cost

Typically between $450-800 depending on the style, design and materials used.

Are There Golden Goose Dupes?

There are some similar styles, but none that deliver the whole GGDB design details. Check out my Golden Goose Dupe post here.

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