Published: Sun, September 23, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Nordstrom slammed for selling $530 distressed Golden Goose sneakers

Nordstrom slammed for selling $530 distressed Golden Goose sneakers

You know, by wearing them a lot?

For others, they condemned the whole luxury fashion industry for coming up with a similarly ridiculous and insulting trend while the society looked down on people who have no other choice but to wear tattered apparel.

The brand chose to display these shoes on an American retail chain Nordstrom and let us warn you the shoe may look cheap but in reality these pairs are being sold for $530 which is a whopping Rs. 38,000.

The description of the "crumbly" shoes reads, "Crumply, hold-it-all-together tape details a distressed leather sneaker in a retro low profile with a signature sidewall star and a grungy rubber cupsole". Nordstrom's website was cited repeatedly by users, although the shoes are also available on other sites.

Twitter users took to the platform to protest against the design. They have a collection that, as it says on their website, includes footwear that combine "a refined and modern style with a vintage feeling". Last year, the company sold a pair of jeans featuring fake mud for more than $400.

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Golden Goose Deluxe Brand was started by two designers in 2000.

Although the Superstar Taped Sneaker is taking heat this week, distressed shoes have been part of the brand's selection for some time.

Golden Goose made a pair of sneakers nearly identical to it's latest release back in 2016.

Nordstrom has designed clothes that have a distressed look in the past.

The brand has defended their sneakers by saying the shoes "pay homage to the West Coast's skater culture".

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