Clearly I’ve got a sneaker problem. There was actually a time in my adult life that I would only wear sneakers for working out. Now though — it’s all I wear pretty much every single day. I recently got 2 new pairs of Golden Goose which brings my collection to 3 pairs. With 3 completely different styles in my closet I thought it would be helpful to review each pair and help you decide which style of Golden Goose sneakers is right for you.
SHOP THE POST:
So let’s back up a bit. I wrote this blog post about 10 months ago giving my complete honest review of Golden Goose sneakers after splurging on my first pair. That post gives a ton of info about the brand as well as alternatives to get a similar look at a lower price tag. For today’s post I’ll be reviewing the Super-Star Low Top sneakers, the Old School Shearling Lined Leather Sneakers and the Deluxe Brand High-Top Sneakers.
SUPER-STAR LOW TOP SNEAKERS
This was the very first pair I got and to me this style of Golden Goose sneakers are the most well known. This style in particular goes with EVERYTHING. Dresses, skirts, jeans, shorts. Everything. You’ll get the most styling options with this pair hands down. There are also a ton and I mean of ton of colors and prints to choose from with the Super-Star Low Top Sneakers. I still think 10 months later that this color choice was perfect. They stand out but also compliment whatever I’m wearing with them. I have never had an issue matching them to anything.
I will say though that out of the 3 styles of Golden Goose sneakers I’m reviewing today they are the least comfortable. Not to say they aren’t comfortable. I’m not saying that at all. They are comfortable. BUT if I had a choice of which pair to wear all day long for comfort this pair would actually be at the bottom of my list. Eek I know! Just being honest. I used to think they were the most comfortable but after the other 2 pairs I’ve gotten they don’t come close. However, for style I would still pull this pair first. They just make any single outfit look good.
- They go with everything in your closet
- Tons of color/print options
- Great for narrow feet. You’ll be able to tie them on the side.
- Can wear year round
- Not as cushioned as some of the other GG styles
- A bit more stiff, but they do break in rather easily
- Must wear bare foot or with super low no show socks. I recommend this pair.
GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS
The next style of Golden Goose sneakers I’ll review are the Deluxe Brand High-Tops. Just got these about 2 weeks ago and I gotta say I’m 100% in love! If I could only choose 1 style of sneakers to wear for the rest of my life it would absolutely be high tops. I love me a good high top. Something about them is just so edgy and I find them to give way more support compared to low top sneakers.
I got this pair as I thought the neutral palette would be easy to style year round. Yup they will even work well in the summer with shorts and shorter dresses.
I did not have any issues the first time wearing them but after a few days I got a blister on my ankle from the top the sneaker rubbing on my skin. I was ticked. Like really ticked. I was determined to make them work so I did some research and found a solution! I took a hair dryer and blew the hottest level of heat where the leather is that was rubbing my skin for a good solid 3 minutes. Didn’t expect that to work but VOILA! It was a completely different sneaker. Zero rubbing and now I never hesitate to put them on. Not even exaggerating. Super comfortable, no rubbing and they are by far my go to style of Golden Goose sneakers in my closet.
- Depending on color you can wear year round
- Good ankle support
- Side zipper makes them easy to get on and off
- May cause ankle rubbing (use hair dryer to fix)
- Not as easy to style with everything
GOLDEN GOOSE OLD SCHOOL SHEARLING LINED SNEAKERS
And the last style of Golden Goose sneakers I have for you are the Old School Shearling Lined sneakers. If you want to know which pair is the most comfortable out of all 3 styles it’s 100% this pair. No joke friends. These are like wearing slippers. I feel like I’m cheating at life when I put these on my feet!
Having a narrow foot these are a godsend! The velcro obviously gives you a nice tight fit on your foot. BUT this pair in particular has the shearling lining making them insanely cozy. They come with a regular leather insole but they also come with shearling insoles that you can swap out the leather ones for and put these in. Game changer. I was wearing them at first with just the leather and they were really comfortable but once I put the shearling in the sneaker got a complete upgrade.
You can wear with socks or without but all I can say is the shearling is warm, padded and these have given me no reason to even pull boots out of my closet the past 2 months.
- Comfort level is a 10 out of 10
- Comes with 2 options for insoles (leather and shearling)
- Velcro gives a tight fit and easy to put on and off
- Can wear with or without socks
- Can only wear in colder months unless you opt for the Old School Leather without the shearling
- Tougher style to dress up
As for sizing, I stayed true to size in each style of Golden Goose sneakers I have here. As for which pair is my favorite well that’s a tough call. I can honestly say I have zero regrets with each pair. I’ve been there plenty of times. Having regrets over buying something that just wasn’t worth it. Each pair here was worth it to me. I love each pair for different reasons. BUT if you are asking what makes me decide which pair to wear each day it comes down to this: For style I’m going with the Super Star Low Tops, for comfort I’m going with the Old School Leather Shearling and for my everyday throw on and go I’m most likely putting the Deluxe Brand High-Tops on.
With so many styles to choose from I know it can get overwhelming to choose a pair. Plus the fact that they are an investment sneaker. Hopefully this review helps you to decide which style of Golden Goose sneakers is right for you. And remember, “Don’t ever let your head down, unless it’s to admire your shoes.”
UPDATE: Fresh new blog review on Golden Goose Mid Star sneakers here!