Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Designer Shoes vs. Imposters

I was reading Manolo's Shoe Blog (as per usual) and I came across this and this article on the familiar topic of shoddy knock-offs of stolen shoe designs, which reminded me that I had the most bizarre encounter a few weeks ago. To kill time before I needed to drop my visiting mother off at LaGuardia, we wandered into one of those many nameless discount shoe stores in NYC and I came upon these $15 shoes:

A treacherous knock-off of my beloved shoes by Michael Kors, which I originally wrote about here:

It's just a damn shame, and wrong on so many levels.


Rhonda said...

Counterfeiting is a HUGE problem. The best way that we can combat it is to educate people about the problems associated with it. Thanks for the article and helping to raise awareness.

The Style Bard said...

I agree! I really wanted those MK shoes but I had to wait for them to go on sale and use a coupon. I certainly can't afford many designer pieces, be they shoes or apparel, but supporting counterfeiters is not the way to go.

There's something vaguely symbolic about the fact that those shoes look almost exactly the same, but for the empty circle where the logo should go.