Recently, Skechers released their new line of casual footwear that is looking a lot like Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy Boosts and the internet is straight up calling them out. But seriously bruh, these shoes are a total rip-off and if Skechers were to refute this and defend themselves, no one’s gonna have it.
Plus, this isn’t the first time Skechers has been accused of plagiarising other brands. They came up with one that looks almost like a replica of the classic adidas Stan Smith shoes, and another one that had an uncanny resemblance to the Nike Flyknit Air Max. However, one shouldn’t be acting all holier than thou especially if Zara is one of your go-to shopping havens, because just like Skechers, Zara is also known for copying designs straight from fashion runway shows.
Sketchers REALLY OUT HERE SELLING KNOCK OFF YEEZYS pic.twitter.com/h0prPDoZcu
— ABSRDST (@absrdst) July 19, 2017
Named the “Modern Joggers”, the sneaks sports a “soft SportKnit mesh fabric upper in a slip on lace-front casual sneaker oxford with nearly seamless design and Air Cooled Memory Foam insole.” We believe the SportKnit is the equivalent of Yeezy’s zebra knitted upper and the orange side panel taking the lead from the lateral “Solar Red” striping from the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Beluga”. Other models that also have similar-looking Yeezy designs are the “Mersey” and “Synergy 2.0”.
If you’re really low on budget, we guess this could be your alternative. But don’t say we didn’t warn ya, you might be getting lots of stares.
Skechers Sneakers, US$70 – US$90, available at skechers.com.
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