The name ‘Golden Goose’ derives from Aesop’s tale, “The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs.” Founded in Italy by two young designers, Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo, Golden Goose sneakers combine aesthetics from West Coast skateboarding with the refined characteristics of Italian craftsmanship. Golden Goose sneakers are best known for taking on the Japanese concept of ‘kintsukuroi,’ meaning that objects look better with more wear and tear. Although each Golden Goose shoe comes out of its box brand new, the silhouette looks vintage and worn-in with its intentional scuffing and distressing. Golden Goose sneakers have gained massive popularity for their premium distressed sneaker aesthetics.
Besides Golden Goose, Common Projects is another premium footwear brand on the FEATURE roster. Brought onto the scene in 2004 by American art director Prathan Poopat and Italian creative Flavio Firolami. Common Projects is a luxury footwear brand that takes on clean lines, sleek designs, quality materials, and premium craftsmanship presented on footwear offerings like combat boots, loafers, and sneakers. All crafted in Italy, Common Projects utilizes high-quality Italian Nappa leather with hand-stitched production.
With that, luxury Italian footwear brand Golden Goose introduces its latest arrivals. It's never too late to elevate your footwear rotation, and you can begin now with the Golden Goose Women’s Ball Star Sneakers. Taking on an Italian leather upper, the design incorporates intentional scuffing and distressing that can be seen throughout the exterior. A cotton lining is placed for added comfort, while the lace-up closure and perforated toe box provide additional comfort. Branding comes in the form of the gold foil-printed branding at the sides, the tongue label, and embossed branding on the rear. The rubber outsole underneath protects the remainder of the silhouette. This brand's offerings make an impression. Additional must-have Golden Goose sneakers include the iconic Golden Goose Women’s Hi Star Sneakers and the Golden Goose Women’s Super-Star Lurex Pagliuzza Sneakers.
As for Common Projects, this new delivery first introduces the Common Projects Combat Boot. Making an elevated impression on any footwear collection, the boot’s leather upper is secured by a side zip closure, lace-up front, and heel pull tab. A signature stamped series number makes an impression at the heel, while the rubber lug outsole finishes the design. Additionally, the Common Projects Loafer makes an elevated statement to any aesthetic. The leather upper makes an impression, while the stamped series number can be seen at the heel. The slip-on design is finished with a durable leather outsole.