These grungy, taped-up designer sneakers sell for $530. Critics say they glorify poverty

(CNN)Run along, Nike. A new sneaker is taking its turn at trending and offending.

Golden Goose, an Italian luxury brand that advertises itself as having “a low-key communication strategy and a highly selective placement in venues that share the brand’s philosophy,” has come under fire for a tattered shoe that critics say glorifies poverty.
One of the venues selected by Golden Goose for product sales is Nordstrom, where consumers can find the Superstar Taped Sneaker retailing for $530, along with this description:

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