Golden Goose wrote it off as "paying homage to the West Coast’s skater culture."
This time, however, it's even worse. The brand is selling a pair of "crumply, hold-it-all-together" taped sneakers, dubbed the Superstars, for a whopping $530 at Nordstrom.com.
we’ve already got a problem if any clothing description says “crumply, hold-it-all tape details a sneaker” but it’s even bigger when that sneaker costs $530!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!111!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/yngTTyVVQ2
"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," says the website's description of the sneakers.
The trend has sparked even more outrage online than it did two years ago. People on Twitter are disgusted with the brand, accusing them of "glorifying poverty."
there are people in the world wearing plastic bags as shoes because they can’t afford any but these HIDEOUS things are selling for $500 the fashion industry is truly so fucking stupid it pisses me off like what the actual hell ??????! https://t.co/8kOB37zyMJ
okay maybe i’m being dramatic but i remember seeing kids getting harassed and made fun of endlessly in school for having shoes that looked like this. this is extremely distasteful. https://t.co/h3RAKmiY5d
It's literally trendy to look impoverished. People would rather spend money to look broke for the sake of being interesting than help those fighting for survival because they can't access appropriate clothing.
Whether it's glorifying poverty, making a mockery of it, or just wanting to make a buck off the rich people who want to look poor (that's a thing, I guess) is unknown. But this is the world we live in, y'all.