Shoes That Come Dirty?? The New Fashion Trend


As we enter 2022 more and more star patterned shoes are being seen, but the thing that gets many people confused is that they are purchased with scuff marks and look somewhat dirty!

Many teens and young adults enjoy sporting shoe brands such as Steve Madden and Viatge Havanas. However, the most well known brand for star patterned shoes is Golden Goose. Golden Goose is a designer brand from Venice, Italy that includes handmade leather sneakers, footwear, ready-to-wear, and accessories, all characterized by a vintage feel and the Star logo. Part of the vintage style is the dirty look, they’re made to appear worn, and scuffs and small marks are added to each pair to give them an authentic, lived in feel. 

“The thing I love most about my Golden Goose is that they don’t look bright white and brand new. They tell more of a story than a pair of perfectly clean shoes with no character.” says Corrine Schwarz.

This style of shoe first became popular in America in late 2020 and has carried over to present time.

“I first started seeing Instagram influencers and my favorite bloggers wearing these shoes when we were all stuck in quarantine. I knew immediately I had to get a pair whenever I could finally leave my house.” says Maren LyKrat.

Another unique part of the Golden Goose brand is the price tag. Their shoe prices range anywhere from $300-$700. Nevertheless, we still see many people purchasing them.

“I don’t mind paying the price of a good quality shoe that pairs well with outfits and hold up over time.” says Karen Gunman.