Aaaaand we’re back with another edition of DUPED – this time rounding up my favorite Golden Goose dupes! This has quickly become one of my personal favorite series to share with you since it’s highlighting one of my personal favorite things to find: dupes! Or rather, pieces + products that look and perform like more expensive counterparts…at a fraction of the price.
Of course, like I always say, by no means are all dupes created equal. Some dupes are just cheap copycats in an attempt to rip off an original to make a quick buck, and they totally lack in quality or integrity. Others are blatantly counterfeit, in stealing actual designers’ logos or trademarks. In sharing dupes with you, my hope is always to find high-quality, worthwhile pieces that look similar to a “designer” or more expensive option without infringing on any copyright or trademarked original pieces. And really, much of this is just the nature of the fashion industry – it’s the whole point of trends. Once something is “trending,” every designer and their mother makes something to be “on trend” in the hopes of making sales and being with the times. So there’s BOUND to be similarities in styles across seasons. So I like to look at dupes in a pretty factual, side-by-side comparison sorta way to really see what makes something hyped, and to find a similarly hype-worthy product. 🙂
You can always check out the DUPED tab under “SERIES” on my website’s menu bar for any past posts sharing designer dupes – we’ve found incredible dupes for UGG slippers, Lululemon leggings + MORE, so hopefully you’ll find a new favorite look for less everytime you check out a DUPED post. 🙂 NOW, onto today’s topic…we’re talking Golden Goose dupes!
I could not for the LIFE of me understand why someone would shell out over 500 BUCKS on sneakers that were made to look scuffed and dirty ON PURPOSE. I mean…is this like Kanye’s whole Yeezy thing where he was charging obscene amounts for ripped sweatpants? Is there some high fashion thing here I’m missing?!? I don’t get it.
The main gist of Golden Goose sneakers is the iconic star on the side of the shoe – hence why you’ve likely seen star sneakers popping up left and RIGHT lately. It’s all playing off of this hothothot brand + trend.
I know I always say that DUPED will *only* feature side-by-side comparisons of dupes with their “real” counterpart to really compare quality, etc. BUT…today is an exception. You guys, it will be a cold day in hell before this girl drops HALF OF A THOUSAND DOLLARS on one pair of dirty, scuffed sneakers. I’m sorry. I can’t do it. And I’d feel bad buying them to take a picture and then return them because I just don’t do that, so today we’re going to have to use our imaginations. OK? OK. 😉
That being said, I’ve got one of the *closest* dang things I could find on the internet arriving on my doorstep any day now, so I’ve included that below, too!
My exact color is sold out already, but these are on sale for 50% off right now – only $8.50!!!! WOO! They come in leopard print + black, and you obviously cannot beat the price – especially since they’re dang good Golden Goose dupes.
This sparkly black pair is ALSO on super sale – for 9 bucks!!! These run a bit big I’d say, so if you’re in-between sizes, size down!
These Steve Maddens + the Dr. Scholl’s below are the most COMFORTABLE of the bunch. They’re the two I’d pick up to take on a trip to somewhere like Disney since they’ve got super supportive soles and are made for walkin’! And they’re still 1/4 the price of the designer pair, so I’d say they’re totally worthwhile Golden Goose dupes.
RT the above comment – these and the Rezza’s are the most comfortable of the lot. These Dr. Scholl’s don’t have a star logo on the side, but they do have cute gold foil text that says “Be You” and the arrow design is a bit unique, so they’re a good option if you want hella COMFORTABLE kicks and aren’t really feelin’ the whole star thing.
These are SO INCREDIBLY CLOSE to the real deal – probably one of the best pairs of Golden Goose dupes I’ve come across, down to the text on the shoe itself. And not even $45 on Amazon, versus $500!!!
I’ve had both of these sparkly sneakers for well over a year now – here they are in gold, and here they are in silver! 12-year-old E is SO STOKED that glitter-everything is back in style. There’s just something about a chunky glitter that brings a smile to your face, amiright? These are special to me because I wore them at my first RISE conference when I met Rachel Hollis, and I wore them for my own first gig as a motivational speaker! #sentimental
These are the latest pair of Golden Goose dupes to make it into my collection, and I’m SO INTO THEM. I mean, I get it…they’re so extra. But so am I, so I think we’re a perfect fit. 😉 Ha! But really, I know they may look like a lot by themselves, but paired with an otherwise simple outfit, they’re actually the cutest statement shoe!
The clooooosest thing I have to the real deal are these Golden Goose dupes from Amazon that should be arriving on my doorstep any day now. They were my birthday TREAT YO’SELF this year, so…I splurged. TBH, they look soooo close to the real one I wasn’t even sure they were Golden Goose DUPES I was buying – ha! (They very well may get removed from Amazon for that reason). It’s still WAY more money than I’d ever spend on sneakers in any other scenario, but since I wasn’t going to be buying a real pair for this post, I figured I could justify it as a business expense AND birthday treat and make it work. 😉 Will report back ASAP on my thoughts, so stay tuned…!
Which pair of Golden Goose dupes is your favorite?
Have you seen any on the web that aren’t mentioned above that you lovelovelove? And what do you want to see me compare side-by-side next in an upcoming edition of DUPED? Let me know in a comment below!