What kind of sneaker befits the God of Thunder, you ask? Obviously, one with a star on it. If you don’t believe me, take notes from Chris Hemsworth himself—the Australian actor sported the Golden Goose Super-Star Sneaker while out and about this week, and on the list of things we didn’t know we needed until we saw it, this is ranking very high.
The sneaker style is the ultimate combination of luxury and ruggedness. As per Golden Goose’s vocabulary, the shoe comes pre-scuffed—not too white and fresh and clean, thanks to hand-distressing by the sporty-yet-chic Italian brand. Heavyweight mesh panels line the exterior, with the Golden Goose star slapped on the side. The inside is lined with terry, so while you should wear socks, you don’t have to wear socks.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: that’s a damn high price tag for a pair of sneakers. But think of it this way—once you have a pair of Golden Goose sneakers, you’ve covered a whole lot of bases, sartorially speaking. These can be dressed up with a button-up and a pair of chinos, or, taking a page from Chris Hemsworth, dressed down for the everyday with a flannel, a tank, and some casual pants.
Golden Goose has a cult-like following, so it’s no surprise that the brand’s sneakers are a little bit hard to get your hands on. While the Super-Stars that Chris Hemsworth wears are flying off the shelves, we’ve got you covered with a few other options from the brand with the same sleek, luxe vibe.
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Trishna Rikhy is the Associate Style Commerce Editor at Esquire. Previously, her writing has appeared in Vogue Runway, PAPER Magazine, V Magazine, V MAN, and more. She is based in NYC, but can probably be found wherever the strongest cup of coffee is.