The 5 Best Golden Goose Alternatives, According To Reviewers
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Golden Goose sneakers are expensive — so much so that the cost has caused controversy. Some critics say that the faux-distressed sneakers and their $500-plus price tag glorify and glamorize poverty. But if you genuinely like the love-worn look of Golden Gooses' sneakers (and can't afford the real thing), the good news is that Amazon is full of cheap alternatives — some that cost as little as $30. The best Golden Goose dupes give the look of perfectly broken-in shoes without the steep price tag.

From sneakers with scuffed soles to high tops with Americana vibes, below you can find cheaper alternatives to the (in)famous Golden Goose sneakers.

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These Kathermoi fashion sneakers come in nearly a dozen color options. They're constructed with thick laces and platform soles that reviewers called "cushy and comfy."

This pair has a 4.4-star overall rating on Amazon with a number of devoted fans. One reviewer wrote, "I wanted to get golden goose shoes but those are way too expensive. These are a great alternative and look just like golden goose shoes when they get slightly dirty."

These high-quality Steve Madden sneakers are cute, stylish, and well-constructed. In addition to the solid white option pictured above, they come in a number of other variations, like neon pink or yellow laces, as well as a solid metallic gold and white with leopard-print accents and red laces. The shoes are built with genuine leather uppers that are comfortable on your feet, according to reviewers, and distressed platform soles.

This is another pair that Amazon reviewers clearly love, giving it a 4.4-star overall rating. "Cute and comfortable," wrote one reviewer. "I wanted a 'golden goose' style tennis shoe without the horrific price tag. These worked out great!"

These glittery fashion sneakers may not be distressed per say but the unexpected pairing of silver glitter and a creamy off-white does make them look a little older. They also come in several other color and print combos — like camo, snakeskin, and leopard.

These high top sneakers feature a tattered aesthetic with platform soles. They have a stitched star on the side near the toebox. They are a great, wallet-friendly option for those who love the look of comfortably worn-in high-tops. (And the wine-colored version even has Sharpie-style lettering along the edge of the soles).

These white and gray Orlancy women's sneakers are only $30. With this pair, you have the signature star, the thick laces, and the distressed platform soles. Some of the other versions available feature a mesh panel on the sides, and there are more colorful options, too. These sneakers are made with superfiber leather cloth (aka PU leather), and reviewers noted that they're comfortable to walk in.

As one reviewer in particular wrote: "I’m a huge sneaker hoarder, love the look of the genuine Golden Goose brand sneakers but can NOT justify spending $300-700 on a pair of sneakers. I stumbled upon these and I’ve never seen a sneaker so close appearance wise to them until I saw these."

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