Forget red bottom shoes. Taped-up and distressed is the new mark of luxury if you look at the popularity of Golden Goose sneakers.
The world — and by world I mean twitter — lost it’s mind upon learning that the Italian sneaker brand was selling taped-up shoes for $530 dollars at high-end retailers like Barney’s and Nordstrom. In fact, the Palm Beach Post recently reported that Nordstrom sold out of the broken down, scuffed-up sneaker.
It’s actually quite sad so many people donated their hard-earned money to buy brokenness. Dear hearts, I could have given you my sneakers for free. And I could have had my five-year-old fancy them up with markers just for good measure.
In all seriousness though, what in the world of fashion is going on here?
Trashion — the fusion of trash and fashion — is apparently all the rage these days.
And this isn’t Golden Goose’s first run at the trend. The company came under fire in 2016 for selling shoes held together by duct-tape for $585. So technically this latest’s rendition sporting the more basic white tape is more cost effective.
Neiman Marcus sells high-end broke down men’s sneakers for $1,425 by Maison Margiela Future line.
Earlier this year, we learned about a T-shirt shirt selling for $1,300 dollars that could only be described as the most tragic of trashion fashion.
Distressed fashion has been trendy for a while now and only went to another level with pop culture influencers like Kanye West popularizing the design on the fashion scene. If you’re upset about taped up shoes, then you probably won’t like the idea of buying a Yeezy wool sweater with holes in it for $750 dollars.
While some people have criticized the distressed fashion trend as mocking poverty, there is good news here.
You’re only one snip and rip from elevating your favorite shirt or pair of shoes from basic to Balenciaga.