We don’t know about you lot, but the first thing we check out when we see a guy is his footwear. So, when we were going through the batch of photos of Shah Rukh Khan from the groundbreaking ceremony of the Bandra Bandstand beautification project recently, we managed to find something exciting to blog about from this rather everyday outfit of his.
He was wearing Golden Goose Deluxe Brand ‘Super Star’ sneakers, whose worn-in look fresh out of the box has gained the Italian label quite the cult following. The GGDB designers, the husband-wife team Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo, take premium quality leather and deploy them to classic sneakers silhouettes. They then distress it by hand to create the kind of abrasions that’d take you years to make yourself. The result is a luxury item with the patina of age and experience — but straight out of the box.
And oh, this isn’t the only pair of GGDB sneakers he has: in an IG video he posted a few weeks ago, he was seen playing with the ‘grey cord gum’ colourway of the Super Star model.
Then for his epic interview for Beneath The Surface with Anupama Chopra, he took another ‘Super Star’ model out for a spin: it’s the one in white leather with screen-printed star on the sides from quite a few seasons back.
The first time we chanced upon GGDB ‘Super Star’ sneakers in Bollywood was on Sidharth Malhotra. He seems to be a massive fan of the pre-distressed sneakers because we’ve now lost count of the numerous colourways he’s been spotted in. For instance, at the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil screening, he was wearing the ‘grey-neon’ colour way.
Aditya Roy Kapur too sported GGDB sneakers during Fitoor promotions earlier this year. His ones though were not the same silhouette: they are the 2.12s in ‘black fish/suede’ colourway.
SO, what do you think of GGDB ’Super Star’ sneakers? Can’t-wait-to-get-one, or it’s just beaten up Converse Chuck Taylors for you?
Pix: Viral Bhayani for MissMalini.com