517773

New Balance Suing Karl Lagerfeld for Sneaker Ripoff

New Balance Suing Karl Lagerfeld for Sneaker Ripoff

New Balance Sues Karl Lagerfeld

New Balance is the latest sneaker company to bite back against luxury brands ripping off its designs. According to TMZ, the brand is suing German fashion lord Karl Lagerfeld over his liberal usage of the NB aesthetic, specifically the side letter hit, on a $360 pair of Lagerfeld trainers. The turn of events suggests that sneaker companies aren’t exactly appreciative of the sort of high fashion rip approach that’s been rampant lately in the luxury sneaker world (Common Projects, Givenchy, and Céline are all guilty of this as well). You have to also wonder whether or not New Balance will be chasing down the likes of Hender Scheme, who have a sneaker that’s basically just a $900 NB 1300 without the logo. See some of the evidence after the click and let us know if you think sneaker companies should be a little bit more lenient as far as luxury borrowings of their designs.

Source: TMZ

Karl Lagerfeld New Balance 570x327

Above, the Karl Lagerfeld sneaker that sparked the lawsuit

Hender Scheme New Balance 570x399

Above, a high end sneaker from Hender Scheme that also borrows heavily from New Balance

Latest News

Action Bronson x New Balance 1906R “Medusa Azul” Releases On June 21st

Updated June 20th, 2024: The final installment in the Action Bronson New Balance 1906R collection lands on June 21st when the “Medusa Azul” sees its...

by Andrew Rizzo 1 hour
29887

The Nike Air Force 1 Low "Escape" Returns 20 Years Later

The “Escape” color scheme from the early 2000s is trending as of late. First, we were reminded of the all-knowing Nigo rocking a pair of...

by John Kim 1 hour
54

Nike Brings Back The Air Force 1 Low City Pack With “Paris” Edition

On top of returning 1990s hits like the Zoom Spiridon and Air Max SNDR, the latest SNKRS Showcase showed plenty of love to lifestyle mainstays....

by Andrew Rizzo 2 hours
113