Meet Golden Goose, the Italian Sneakers that out luxe Converse

Since 2000, the fashion world has relished in everything that Golden Goose has to offer. Combining contemporary streetwear appeal with exquisite handmade Italian craftsmanship, Golden Goose Italian sneakers give your fashion credibility an instant boost.

The Italian sneakers were created by husband and wife team Alessandro Gallo Francesca Rinaldo in 2000 in their native city of Venice. The two draw inspiration from travel, art and long standing local artisan traditions. The couple has said that “Golden Goose was born like a dream of two people in love, united from a strong passion.

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The Process

Each pair is intentionally made to mimic a worn in look that would take months to achieve. Luxury grunge, if you will. The process is quite unique too.

Our process starts with inspiration and research, together with the help of a close-knit internal team“, says the pair. “The design process requires many stages of work, from the cut, to the treatments, and these are carried out by craftsmen through a network of Venetian suppliers, who have high expertise.

Each shoe is waxed and brushed by hand which allows for every pair to be uniquely yours. Can you believe it? You can own a pair of Italian sneakers that no other soul owns!

The GGDB Fashion Crowd

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The passion goes beyond the founders. The Italian sneakers are a perpetual favorite amongst the fashion crowd.

Fashion blogger Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules has shown off her collection of Golden Goose on countless occasions. So has blogger Leandra Medine of Man Repeller and fashion consultant, Aziza Azim. They’re cool, effortless and timeless,” says Barneys Fashion Director Tomoko Ogura. They continue to design something distinguished to give reason to buy another pair.”

How to Wear

Golden Goose shoes are suitable for any occasion; from day to evening and at any age. Style with day dresses, leather, distressed denim and even tailored cuts.


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Whether you’re into shimmery glitter, distressed leather, vibrant colors, offbeat patterns or even experimental designs, there’s a Golden Goose style for you … or a few.

Golden Goose Italian sneakers are both practical and covetable. Start collecting yours today


About the Author

Alex English is the Head of Content Marketing at, building on a lifelong passion for fashion and luxury. After publishing a lifestyle blog for nearly ten years and obtaining an MBA in Milan at SDA Bocconi, one of Europe’s top business schools, he joined the italist team in 2019. His work since then has focused on upper-funnel messaging, brand storytelling, establishing italist as a thought leader in the space, and enriching the customer experience on the platform. Find him on LinkedIn.