Wait, Did Karl Lagerfeld Just Knock-Off New Balance Sneakers?

June 4, 2014 by Sara Alderman
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Sneakers are all the rage for spring–we know. So should we be that surprised that Karl Lagerfeld, the man, the myth, the legend, created his own pair of kicks that look almost identical to New Balance sneakers? Yes, the head designer and creative director of Chanel knocked-off the shoes your grandpa wears. The only major difference between his Karl Lagerfeld Leather Suede Mesh Sneakers ($360) and these New Balance 574 Black Sneakers ($112.88) is the “K” on the sides. Which shoe do you like better? Let us know in the comments below!

UPDATE: It looks like we’re not the only ones who noticed the similarities between the two shoes. Exactly two months after writing this, TMZ is reporting that New Balance is suing Kaiser Karl! The sneaker brand decided to take legal action against the designer for creating a lookalike. Oh how the fashion tables have turned…

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

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