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Golden Goose club: What's the deal with these dirty sneakers and why are celebs wearing them?

By AYIE LICSI Published Jun 06, 2022 9:32 pm

Forrest Gump once said, "You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes," and netizens had a lot to say about a certain pair of sneakers Iza Calzado wore in a now-trending photo.

Posing alongside Sunshine Dizon and Karylle, the actress sported a pair of Golden Goose sneakers, which one commenter said he wanted to clean.

But little do they know that those dirty-looking shoes are actually expensive—a pair typically goes for $575 or around P30,000—and a staple among celebrities.

The hype behind Golden Goose

Golden Goose is a premium Italian label created in the year 2000 that offers sneakers and accessories. Shoes made by this brand are known for quality craftsmanship and materials—the handcrafted sneakers are made with smooth Italian leather.

The distressed style and the scuff marks are part of the brand's look and they serve more than just aesthetics. For Golden Goose's creators Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo, sneakers were like a diary: each scuff, tear, and smudge accumulated over time tells a story.

Despite the steep price tag and unkempt look, Golden Goose shoes are very popular, and celebrities love them. Here are some famous stars who've been spotted with the shabby sneakers.

Toni Gonzaga

In a closet tour vlog on YouTube, Alex Gonzaga pulled up a Golden Goose shoe from her sister Toni's collection.

"Ba't ang dumi," Alex asked.

"Yan yung style niyan," Toni answered and said the sneakers were a gift to her.

Dra. Vicki Belo

In September 2021, Vicki Belo unboxed Golden Goose shoes that were personalized for her, Hayden Kho, and Scarlett Snow.

Isabel Oli Prats

Isabel Oli Prats donned a pair of white Golden Goose sneakers when she visited tattoo shop 55 Tinta in March 2022.

Kathryn Bernado

Actress Kathryn Bernardo was spotted donning the premium kicks in January while she was out with Daniel Padilla. Her shoes featured blue accents on the upper beside the signature Golden Goose star.

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