Golden Goose Mid Star: How To Spot Fakes (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

In today’s guide, we’re talking about the Golden Goose Mid Star.

We’ll show you real vs fake images and explain what’s going on.

Relevant read: How to spot any fake Golden Goose.

Let’s go.

How to spot fake Golden Goose Mid Star

To spot fake Golden Goose Mid Star, look at the text printed on the insole of the shoes.

Replicas consistently feature text with incorrect thickness and size.

1. Insole

  • Authentic:
    1. The main text uses a consistent and correct font.
    2. The “GOLDEN GOOSE DEUXE BRAND®” text is thicker and legible.
    3. The word “VENEZIA” is clearly visible.
  • Fake:
    1. The main text uses a different, curvier font.
    2. The “GOLDEN GOOSE DEUXE BRAND®” text is too thin and less visible.
    3. The word “VENEZIA” is not very visible.

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2. Tongue

  1. Authentic:
    1. The “GGDB” inscription is thicker and the letters are wider.
    2. The “MADE IN ITALY” text is shorter and boxier.
    3. The “SIZE ___” text is thinner.
  2. Fake:
    1. The “GGDB” inscription is thinner and the letters are narrow.
    2. The “MADE IN ITALY” text is stretched and taller.
    3. The “SIZE ___” text is thicker.

3. Toe box

  • Authentic: The toe box is curvier, and the front edge lifts higher from the ground.
  • Fake: The toe box is less curvy, and the front edge is less lifted, almost appearing flat.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.


This is for the text on the side of your Mid Stars.

  • Authentic: The “GGDB MID/STAR” text is thinner and lacks a shadow behind the letters.
  • Fake: The “GGDB MID/STAR” text is thicker and appears to have a shadow behind the letters.

5. Back

Over here, we find the “GOLDEN” text.

  • Authentic: The “GOLDEN” text is thicker, with less spacing between the letters, creating a more solid appearance.
  • Fake: The “GOLDEN” text is thinner, with noticeably more spacing between the letters, giving it a stretched-out look.

6. Perforations

Find these 3 holes on the interior profile side.

  • Authentic:
    • The three holes on the side of the shoe are placed slightly higher.
    • They have a thick metal outline around them.
  • Fake:
    • The three holes on the side of the shoe are placed lower.
    • And they lack the thick metal outline.

Authenticity checklist: Golden Goose Mid Stars

  1. Check the text on the insole for font and thickness, as fakes often have incorrect inscriptions.
  2. Examine the text on the tongue, ensuring it’s the right size and font-weight.
  3. Inspect the curviness of the toe box; authentic Mid Star sneakers have a specific curve.
  4. Authenticate the “GGDB MID/STAR” text on the side; fakes may have thick text with an extra shadow effect.
  5. Verify the “GOLDEN” text on the back for correct thickness and spacing.
  6. Examine the holes on the interior profile side to ensure proper placement.

These quick checks can help you spot fake Golden Goose Mid Star.

Expert GGDB Mid Star authentication

If you ever need assistance with authenticating your Golden Goose Mid Stars, don’t hesitate to reach out:

  • Simply provide us with high-quality pictures of your GGDB shoes.
  • We’ll provide you with results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Complete with a report on our findings.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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