Did More Brands Really Just Knock Off Adidas Stan Smiths?

February 9, 2015 by Sara Alderman
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Last week Isabel Marant was called out for knocking off Adidas. But as it turns out, there are a few other designers making similar style sneakers. While all three shoes bare a striking resemblance to one another in multiple ways, the colored heel tab is what’s in question here. Adidas has protected rights to this particular design element in its “Superstar Trade Dress.” We can’t really blame these brands, Iro and Saint Laurent, for getting in on the sneaker trend of the moment. Stan Smiths are currently the “throwback kicks” of choice for NYC hipsters and well-dressed Europeans. Only time will tell if Adidas sees this as flattery or copying.

Can you tell which ones are Adidas? Click on the sneakers below to find out.



Iro Kobi Sneakers 1

Adidas Stan Smith Shoes 1

Saint Laurent Court Classic Leather Sneakers 1

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Sara Alderman has covered topics from fashion to beauty and beyond.

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