Follow these methods + properly authenticate your Golden Goose shoes 


Main image courtesy of StockX. 

The Golden Goose Deluxe brand was founded by the design duo of Franoise Rinaldoand Alessandro Gallo in 2000 to bring traditional Italian techniques and high-quality craftsmanship to the world of luxury. 

The products are made using a combination of traditional materials and techniques, and designed with the abrasions and scratches that you might experience at the skate park!  At the core of the company’s philosophy is the idea that making a great shoe is about making the “perfect imperfection.”

The Golden Goose Deluxe Brand is a wide-ranging line that encompasses men’s, women’s, and kids’ fashion. One of the most iconic of these is the Superstar, which is a platform-soled model that’s available in a variety of styles. 

Other popular ones include the Purestar, which is an un-scuffed model, and the Running, which is a chunky dad-style shoe. The brand’s offerings also come in a variety of vibrant colors that are endless.

Golden Goose Dupes + How to Spot Fake Golden Goose Sneakers

As with the majority of high-end brands, you can expect to come across fake products from Golden Goose. In particular, the Superstar sneakers by Golden Goose have various dupes across the internet claiming to be the real brand. 

Before you can properly authenticate a Golden Goose Superstar sneaker, you must first examine the various components of the shoe. This includes the stitching pattern, the sides, and the overall quality. You should also compare the counters and the heel sizes to ensure that the measurements are accurate and symmetry is maintained.

Methods of Authentication 

To properly ensure you cover all areas of the shoe, check out these instructions and make sure to follow step by step!

The Side Method 


Side by side of the real vs fake Superstar sneaker. Image courtesy of LegitGrails. 

The authentic heel of the Superstar sneaker is made from a material that doesn’t have bubbles on the surface, and it’s higher than the fake one. Also, the end of the original shoe is wider than the end of the fake one as well. 

The fake hologram material on the side of the heel counter should not be visible from the outside. The fake model’s stitching is also sloppy, and it’s probably caused by the narrower heel collar. The curved line of the original shoe goes smoothly across it.

The font used for the original shoe is also different from the one used for the fake one. The real one has a bigger square-like shape while the fake one has a more round one.

The original typeface of the font is bigger and more square-ish, while the one used for the counterfeit one is more round and vibrant.

The Star Method 

The stars on the original Superstar sneakers are made of glitters that have varying shapes and colors. However, the glitters used in the fake stars have the same shapes and colors. The points of the authentic stars are also longer than those used in the fake ones.

The Heel Counter Method 

The silver collar of the authentic shoe doesn’t make it look like it’s made of hologram. The heel counter, on the other hand, is shiny and has a similar appearance.

The actual shoe’s measurements are different due to the fake heel counter’s wider base and shiny material on its sides.

The thread used for stitching the shoe’s left image is thick and durable, which is a good sign for its longevity. The thread used for the fake version might come off at any minute.

The fake Golden Goose logo is narrower and sharp. It’s supposed to be thicker and bolder with a grainy appearance.

The Toe-Box Method