Today, I’m back with a review of one of the designer pieces I get asked about most – my Golden Goose Superstar sneakers. I won’t always splurge on a pair of sneakers, but these were just too hard to resist when I first tried them on years ago. Since then, they’ve become increasingly popular in the fashion community – and it’s hard to not to see a blogger without a pair. From the different color ways to the distressed design and versatility, I have to admit that it’s so easy to get hooked once you buy your first one. They’re no doubt a huge commitment and come with a steep price tag. So if you’re wondering what the hype is all about, I’m breaking down all the important details to help you make an informed decision on whether or not to splurge on them below.
Keep scrolling for my honest review of the Golden Goose Superstar sneakers and my answers to the most frequently asked questions…
How Does Sizing Run?
Golden Goose sneakers only come in whole European sizes, so I would recommend sticking to your corresponding US size. If you’re in between sizes (like a 6.5 or 7.5), I would size down especially if you plan on wearing them with thin or no socks. For reference, I typically wear my sneakers without socks.
Which Style To Buy?
I currently own three pairs of Golden Goose sneakers. I started with the basic distressed white one (see below) and ended up adding two more statement options to my collection. Although I love them all, the leopard pair has to be my favorite. It’s also the one I get asked about most. They’re so chic and statement-making, which is perfect for me since I wear a lot of neutrals. They always stand out against my outfits. Net-A-Porter currently has the best price on them (HERE). I’ve also been coveting the newer tan and camel ones (here and here). Those are great because you can wear them with anything.
Are They Comfortable?
There are probably mixed reviews on this one depending on who you ask, but I personally found my Golden Goose sneakers to have a break-in period unlike my Gucci Ace Sneakers. (You can read my review on those sneakers HERE). However, once you get over that short period, they’re super comfortable – and it only takes 1-2 wears. I love that the leather insole is higher than most sneakers, so they provide added height and better cushion.
How To Keep Them Clean?
Perhaps the best thing about Golden Goose sneakers is that they’re super low maintenance. There isn’t a ton of cleaning and upkeep required since the sneakers come distressed. However, to extend their life (like any designer piece), wipe them down as needed and refrain from wearing them while running or playing sports.
What To Wear Them With?
The Golden Goose Superstars are some of the most versatile sneakers in my wardrobe. The worn-in look makes them super easy to style. I typically wear mine with denim, faux leather leggings, or workout sets. However, I’ve also paired them with casual knit dresses and found that to be a chic combination. While I love wearing them when I’m traveling or running errands, they also look great for casual outings when you want to be comfortable but look stylish.
Where to Buy Them?
You can find Golden Goose sneakers at most major retailers and online boutiques. My favorite places to buy them are Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, SSENSE, MyTheresa, Revolve, Shopbop, and Intermix. Net-A-Porter and MyTheresa seem to have the most size options right now, so I’d recommend starting your search there. If you’re looking to score a pair on sale, definitely sign up for Gilt. They currently have a huge stock of Golden Goose sneakers on sale for up to 20% off (here). However, the sale will be ending today. Harvey Nichols is another retailer to consider, especially if you’re trying to save on taxes.
Are They Worth It?
It probably sounds crazy to spend $400+ on a pair of sneakers, but I’m all about cost per wear. That said, the Golden Goose Superstar sneakers are worth every penny in my opinion. I’ve had mine for years and they’ve all held up incredibly well even though I’ve worn them a ton. If you foresee yourself wearing them a few times a week, they’re definitely worth buying. I think it’s also important to note that these sneakers are hand made with high-quality Italian leather, which also justifies the higher price point. With athleisure and comfort dressing being here to stay, you really can’t go wrong with high-quality, designer sneakers that will elevate your look.