Are Golden Goose Sneakers Worth It?

Let me start by saying I've always loved sneakers. However, I mostly wore heels on the blog because that's what I was wearing to the office when I worked in Corporate America. As soon as I started working for myself full-time, and working from home, I found myself wearing sneakers ALL. THE. TIME. And boy did I love them. I was shopping the style more and finding new-to-me ways to wear them. Not just with a t-shirt and jeans, but with dresses, shorts, camis, blazers, etc. One brand I was drawn to early on was Golden Goose Delux Brand (GGDB), but I wasn't sure spending and upwards of $500 on sneakers was worth it.

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I didn't get my first pair of Golden Goose sneakers until February 2018! Hard to believe I waited that long to own a pair. I actually saw them at a boutique while visiting Telluride, and after thinking about them for a few days, I just had to have them. I wore them almost every day for the next week and couldn't believe how comfortable they were. You might be thinking, yes, they should be for that price, but I've spent more on less comfortable shoes. I will say they were just a tad stiff the first few wears, not uncomfortable, they just needed to be broken in. I'm normally an 8.5 and bought a size 38 for reference.

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GGDB are hand made in Italy, so quality leathers are used, and no shoe is identical. I love this because its like wearing a piece of art on your feet. One of the signature design elements on almost all Golden Goose sneakers is distressing. You guys know how much I love my distressed denim, so of course finding a pair of sneakers that emulate my jeans was a win-win. Plus, it takes the pressure off keeping new white sneakers looking brand new. The "wear & tear" is already done for you!

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Another cool feature is the wedge sole. Wait what? That's right. The interior has a hidden wedge in the sole that gives a little added height and elongates your legs. It's not noticeable just by looking at the shoe, but as soon as you put the sneakers on, you'll see what I mean. I feel like this feature also helps to make them that much more comfortable. It sort of feels like a memory foam sole, if that makes sense.

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So. Will I buy another pair of Golden Goose sneakers. Absolutely. Do I think they are worth it? If you wear sneakers at least once a month, then yes. I definitely recommend GGDB sneakers. I have found that SSENSE, Net-a-Porter,, & Farfetch tend to have the biggest selection of GGDB sneakers with more sizes stocked. But Nordstrom, Shopbop, Revolve, and Harvey Nichols all carry them as well. I have ordered from every single one of these sites, and have had no issues with purchases, shipping, or returns. FYI SSENSE and has the fastest shipping for being international; I have received orders in less than 48 hours!

What are your thoughts on Golden Goose sneakers? Share your thoughts below & see more styles I have my eyes on.

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  1. Cait said:
    Posted 8.31.18 · Reply

    I’ve been wanting them for a year now but it hurts me to pay $400+ for sneakers. After reading your article I want to go to the nearest Nordstrom so I can try them on and finally get them. I love following you in social media!! You have great style and taste! Xoxo

  2. SusanW said:
    Posted 10.20.18 · Reply

    FYI, just ordered a pair via MyTheresa. They offer a 10% off for new purchasers.

  3. StyleDahlia said:
    Posted 12.4.18 · Reply

    Thank you for the article. I just ordered my first pair. Fingers crossed they fit.

  4. Brittany said:
    Posted 1.26.19 · Reply

    Do you have the platform or the lower sneakers. I can’t decide which to get!

  5. Lindsey said:
    Posted 1.27.19 · Reply

    I’ve had my pair for a few months, and I have to say I don’t love them. I like them, but only bc they are super trendy and look good but aren’t the most comfy shoes for 400$. I will try another pair that are high tops, hope they’re better!

  6. Nicole said:
    Posted 2.19.19 · Reply

    They look amazing on you but I don’t think I can swing the price. Do you have a “second favorite” sneaker recommendation? Thanks!

    • Posted 2.20.19 · Reply

      Thank you! Try P448, I have a pair and they are just as comfortable and half the price of Golden Goose.

  7. Victoria said:
    Posted 3.2.19 · Reply

    Hi! I’m wondering if based on your post and shoe size selection if they run big. I’m always between a 6.5 and 7 – depending on the brand, and not sure if I should go for a size 36 or 37. Any thoughts?

    • Posted 3.7.19 · Reply

      I don’t think they run big – I would suggest ordering both pairs and returning the pair that doesn’t fit best. Just to make sure you get the right fit!

  8. Kierstyn said:
    Posted 3.6.19 · Reply

    This post was so exciting to read about! I loved the layout how you started off with your honest opinion and showed the different outfits you wear those sneakers with. I also liked how you showed each different item you’re wearing with where you bought the item! I always wear the same converse shoes and would love to try a new pair. Even though these may be a little pricy, I think they are pretty good looking sneakers. I enjoy all the different colors and patterns these come in because it’s always good to have multiple options. This post got me really excited to look into purchasing these shoes! I can’t wait to read more of your blog posts.

    • Posted 3.7.19 · Reply

      Thank you so much! The shoes are seriously my favorite – you will love them!

  9. Posted 3.28.19 · Reply

    I am looking into buying some GGDB sneakers and I am wondering if I should but the high tops or the normal ones. Do you think that high tops would go with less outfits? what are your thoughts on the more out going colored sneakers that they have? will they go with many outfits—or would it be a waste to get bright outgoing shoes? (I am reserved when it comes to clothes, but I am in love with some blue/purple GGBD high top sneakers!!

  10. April said:
    Posted 4.17.19 · Reply

    I have been wearing them for years it kind of stinks to see how mainstream they have become but I love them so much and have over ten pairs of them bc they are literally all I wear! Def worth the money imo

  11. roch said:
    Posted 5.25.19 · Reply

    Thanks for the review! I noticed that you actually sized down rather than following GG’s advice to size down (8.5 to 38). Did you find that the toe box was a bit stiff/tight at first and if so do you feel that they gave a bit after wear? I’m a 5.5 and when I tried the 36 the heels were slipping and when I tried the 35, my big toe felt a bit squashed.

    • Posted 5.30.19 · Reply

      They were a tad tight, but relaxed after 1-2 wears!

  12. Stephanie Wolvert said:
    Posted 8.14.19 · Reply

    Hi Amy….wanting your advice. I bought the GG Superstar sneakers. I usually wear a 9 in sneakers, but the 39, my toes go right to the edge. I worry a 40 would be way too big. Do you find that they stretch at all? Thanks.

    • Posted 8.14.19 · Reply

      Hi! They relax, but they definitely won’t stretch out a ton…my toes are pretty close to the edge too, but I think I’m just used to it at this point!

  13. Anon said:
    Posted 10.28.19 · Reply

    You should not need to break these in at all. Think you need a 39.

    • Posted 10.28.19 · Reply

      I tried on the 39 and I like the way the 38 fit better

  14. Holli said:
    Posted 7.30.20 · Reply

    Could you tell me what Golden Goose sneakers you are wearing from your August 30,2018 post?

  15. Christy Lemire said:
    Posted 11.19.20 · Reply

    Love my GGs! I have the first pair you have pictured up top, with the silver stars. First time I’ve ever spent that much money on any kind of shoe, ever, but they’re so cute and comfortable and they really go with everything. I’m usually a 6 or 6.5 and I got a size 36 and they fit perfectly out of the box. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. DVB said:
    Posted 11.19.20 · Reply

    I fell in love with them, too, after seeing you rock them! So worth the investment! Keep up all the great GGDB to forever keep me stoked on them!

  17. DVB said:
    Posted 11.19.20 · Reply

    Always great inspiration and it makes me love them even more! Your style is effortlessly American and French and I LOVE IT! Thanks for keeping me stoked on GGDB and styling!

  18. Rebecca said:
    Posted 11.19.20 · Reply

    Love! I finally sprung for my first pair bc of your post, and then immediately bought 2 more pairs Thanks for the inspo!

  19. Christine said:
    Posted 11.19.20 · Reply

    I already own a pair of the superstar sneakers and love them!!! Do you own any of the high top styles?? Do you love those also? I have been wanting to get a pair 🙂

    • Posted 11.27.20 · Reply

      I have a pair of high tops! Love them, but I wear the superstars more!

  20. Lauren Bessell said:
    Posted 11.19.20 · Reply

    I noticed you don’t have any of the mid golden gooses. What are your thoughts on those?

    • Posted 11.27.20 · Reply

      I finally got a pair! Love them, but superstars are still my favorite!

  21. Posted 11.20.20 · Reply

    They are the shoes that go well with almost every outfit! Thank for an informative post!

  22. Posted 11.20.20 · Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing about this brand. I feel the already-done “wear and tear” is really impressive

  23. Cassie mayatte said:
    Posted 11.22.20 · Reply

    They are absolutely worth every penny. I have 3 pies and wear them ALL the time! Comfy and stylish – they go with literally everything.

  24. Erin pollock said:
    Posted 1.4.21 · Reply

    Just indulged in the running sole style – haven’t tried yet, have u? Wondering your review (hoping positive because I’m anxiously awaiting lol!)

  25. Jan said:
    Posted 4.4.21 · Reply

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know I like your posts/style and you turned me on to Jenni Kayne sweaters!! Have a great day!