SAN DIEGO — Nordstrom just stocked up on a new pair of sneakers that look worn, and it’s going to cost you $530 if you’re interested.
The “Superstar Taped Sneaker” stitched together by Golden Goose is described as “Crumply, hold-it-all-together tape details a distressed leather sneaker in a retro low profile with a signature sidewall star and a grungy rubber cupsole.” Yup, you read that right.
The aged and taped shoes have caused backlash on social media for mocking poverty.
okay maybe i’m being dramatic but i remember seeing kids getting harassed and made fun of endlessly in school for having shoes that looked like this. this is extremely distasteful. https://t.co/h3RAKmiY5d
— brooke🌻 (@broookedanielle) September 19, 2018
i think peak capitalism is selling shoes characteristic of those who can’t afford new ones for $530 https://t.co/CJuKEQSpgO
— JACOB (@jacbmoore) September 19, 2018
Golden Goose made a pair of sneakers almost identical to it’s latest release back in 2016.
Distressed fashion, apparel that’s been made to look worn, ripped or holey, has become a hot trend in the fashion industry.
What are your thoughts?