You want an honest Golden Goose review? You’re about to get an honest Golden Goose review. In the words of Shania Twain, let’s go girls. Never did I ever think that I’d be the fool dropping a rent payment on a pair of sneakers. Like…that’s ridiculous. So let’s get that out there in the open from the get go – Golden Goose sneakers are ridiculous.
I mean, they’re sneakers with a star on the side that are MADE to look DIRTY, and then sold for $500+. Absurd I tell ya!
And honestly, I used to mock them. I thought only a snob sneezing dollars would have the audacity to spend that much money on dirty sneakers, because they couldn’t possibly be good, let alone great.
So how did I go from eyerolling them to wearing them?
Well, let’s just say I was #influenced. 😉
P.S. If you want the look for less, I blogged Golden Goose dupes here!
I read a few seemingly honest Golden Goose reviews online and in the end, I was more than curious.
They’re so comfortable! they said.
You won’t be afraid to wear them and won’t need to clean them since they already look scuffed! they said.
And…they were right.
I was always a bit of a sneaker head, and the older I get, the more they become my footwear uniform of choice. Especially as a work-from-home parent, ain’t nobody got time for high heels anymore – like, where would I wear them? The kitchen? The swing set? Don’t get me wrong, your girl will lovelovelove a good heel until the day she dies, but if we’re talking practicality for everyday wear…a sneaker will win anytime.
Side note: Do you call them sneakers or tennis shoes? IDK if this is a regional thing or what, but I’ve NEVER called them tennis shoes…since, you know, you’re not playing tennis in them?
Anyhoo. A big general rule of thumb for me when weighing a pricier investment is how much I’ll actually be using or wearing a piece, since I can loosely divide that into the cost for a rough price per wear. (Example: Wearing a $100 pair of jeans 20 times means it’s a $5 cost per wear, etc). So, for me, I’m much more likely to be willing to invest in a good quality or designer piece that I’ll wear repeatedly over something trendier or more niche that might get only 1 or 2 wears. (Example: A dress I’m wearing to a wedding that I won’t necessarily be wearing to another).
So. Bringing it back to the honest Golden Goose review. I figured if I found a pair of Golden Goose sneakers that truly spoke to my soul, that I could envision myself wearing no less than 200 times…I could hypothetically justify the investment. BUT, only if a.) I absolutely loveloveLOVED them, b.) they were actually COMFORTABLE, and c.) I pulled a birthday month treat yo’self.
Well, happy birthday to me. 🙂
I had narrowed my choice down to four: these, these, these, and then these, which I ultimately pulled the trigged on (obviously). My intention was to get the most versatile pair possible so that I could get the MOST wear out of them as possible. Since these are a white base with grey laces and metallic accents, they fit the versatility bill.
Are Golden Goose sneakers worth it?
I mean…there will never be a world where I tell you that you “need” $500 sneakers. Simply put, you don’t. There are other comfortable sneakers out there (these are the comfiest “non-athletic” pairs in my closet!), and there are other trendy sneakers out there. They’re not made from unicorn sparkles to somehow justify the price point, so they’re not “worth” $500 in my opinion. BUT, again, if you take cost per wear into account…it really will just depend on how much you plan on wearing them. If they become your everyday shoe, then yes, they may very well be “worth it” because they’re well-made (despite the scuff marks – ha!) and comfortable enough to realistically work everyday.
Are Golden Goose sneakers comfortable?
Yes, they are! Granted, they’re not orthopedics, so don’t expect to feel like you’re walking on a cloud here, folks. I’d say arch support is medium, and I have high arches. But I’ve worn them *heavily* already, and so far, not a single blister or rub mark in sight, and zero pain of any kind. I’ve worn them all day long for both work and play, as well as for travel, and even in booking it across an airport terminal with them NOT BEING TIED, I still was A OK.
Are Golden Goose sneakers true to size?
I think so! I tried a pair on in Nordstrom before adding to cart online, and I got a size 38. I typically wear 7.5, so it was essentially sizing up one half size – since Golden Goose only come in whole sizes!
So far, I have zero regrets about the investment! My only concern is not being cool enough to know how to “properly” tie them. 😉
What do you think of Golden Goose sneakers?
Do you think they’re ugly or chic? Would you wear them? Sounds off in the comments below!