Vogue: Why the Golden Goose Sneaker Is An Iconic Sneaker

Maybe it’s the ease of mobility they convey, the sportiness, or that sense of casual knockabout cool. The right pair of sneakers can change the vibe in an instant. The very best combine that spirit of dynamism with intriguing design, innovative materials, and—especially in the case of Golden Goose—history and fine craftsmanship, with Italian heritage at the core. In other words, the very best sneakers are not merely well-made or cool-looking; they tell a whole story.

Take the brand’s iconic Ball Star sneaker. Inspired by vintage American basketball and skateboarding shoes, each is carefully distressed by hand, lending a signature well-worn quality to fine leather and eye-catching hues. It’s a vibe that feels both timeless and modern; both collegiate and rebellious. The narrative they seem to tell is this: Not only are you going places, but you’ve already been to a lot of places, too.

And best of all, thanks to a low-slung silhouette and versatile color combos, Golden Goose’s Ball Stars go with everything you’d care to wear—this summer and beyond. Wide-leg jeans and t-shirts, sure, but also printed dresses and tailored shorts. Maybe even a swimsuit and gauzy cover-up, too. It’s up to you. After all, you’ve been places; you’re on the move. Here, two of the best Golden Goose Ball Stars to wear this season, with ideas on how to style them.

White Ball Star Sneakers in Leather with Red Star and Heel Tab


The lightly-crackled white leather upper and bold red accents of this pair feels quintessentially ‘80s, calling to mind the color palette of college team sports. Play up the after-school vibe by pairing with striped ankle socks and a breezy, floral print skirt.

Ball Star Sneakers With Leopard Print Pony Skin Star and Black Leather Heel Tab

Leopard print stars in soft pony skin, black leather heel tabs, and ice-gray suede toe caps provide contrast to an upper in creamy white nappa leather. Pair them with light-wash jeans and a black t-shirt to play up the creative rebel mood.

Article courtesy: vogue.com