NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - A fashion company is being accused of 'poverty appropriation' for selling worn-out sneakers that are scuffed and taped together.
The pair of sneakers retail for more than $500. But the shoes, which are made by Golden Goose, are being criticized on social media for “making light of poverty.”
Bleacher Report writer Joon Lee tweeted "We've already got a problem if any clothing description says 'crumply, hold-it-all tape details a sneaker."
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— joon (@joonlee) September 19, 2018
Brissia Jimenez tweeted "If you have $530 to buy these, give the $ to a homeless person for their shoes instead."
If you have $530 to buy these, give the $ to a homeless person for their shoes instead. They got real use for that money. As someone whos been homeless twice and has traumas of buying new clothes even now, this shit is insulting and insensitive. 🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽#goldengoose https://t.co/imqHkBXOjv— Brissia Jimenez (@BDoodles) September 20, 2018
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand was started by two designers in 2000.
The brand has flagship stores in New York, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Beirut, St. Tropez, and Amsterdam.