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Louis Vuitton Blatantly Copies Two Other Sneaker Brands

Virgil Abloh’s new Louis Vuitton sneaker looks awfully similar to a sneaker of the past.

The creator of popular fashion line Off-White, Virgil Abloh, is now the new Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton’s men’s line. He recently held a fashion show in Paris, France and unveiled some of his newest creations.

One of the most talked about items was a new high-top sneaker.

Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton Sneaker is being spotted all over #ParisFashionWeek. Hmmm...which Air Jordan do you think Virgil was inspired by? For a look at other colorways of Virgil Abloh's first Louis Vuitton sneaker, tap the link in our bio. ????: @hypebeast

96.7k Likes, 3,066 Comments - Sneaker News (@sneakernews) on Instagram: "Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton Sneaker is being spotted all over #ParisFashionWeek. Hmmm...which Air..."

Now some of you may look at this and just see another overpriced sneaker, but to some of you, a few things stand out.

First off, the hangtag is an exact copy of Jordan Brand’s popular orange hangtag that they’ve used for years.

Jordan 3 Sport Blue. Nice colorway, that blue pops. #jordanbrand #jordans #jordan3 #jordanretro3 #sportblue #wolfgrey #elephantprint #cement3 #glowcaseinthebackground #kicksthatglow #sneakerdisplaycase #jordanhangtag

18 Likes, 2 Comments - Michael Faretra (@mikeyloyalty) on Instagram: "Jordan 3 Sport Blue. Nice colorway, that blue pops. #jordanbrand #jordans #jordan3 #jordanretro3..."

Second, the shoe’s construction is uncanny to this old Avia 880 high-top sneaker from 1989.

Virgil Abloh is receiving a lot of praise for his first runway show with Louis Vuitton. We can't help but compare his high-top sneaker with the Avia 880... For a look at other luxury/high-end sneakers inspired by obscure shoes of the past, tap the link in our bio.

48.9k Likes, 955 Comments - Sneaker News (@sneakernews) on Instagram: "Virgil Abloh is receiving a lot of praise for his first runway show with Louis Vuitton. We can't..."

Nowadays, fashion is nothing but redesigning and making your own, but I couldn’t help but point this out.

What do you think about the resemblance?

 

Written by Christopher Schweitzer
Beasley Media Group Inc.