Fashion house takes heat for selling 'poverty' shoes

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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."


Brissia Jimenez tweeted "If you have $530 to buy these, give the $ to a homeless person for their shoes instead."



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.