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Vans ripoff Common Projects on another level.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by seany, May 6, 2011.

  1. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    skate shoes tend to have gum soles

    this is a well known fact
     
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    aphextwin07 Senior member

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    lol, how is a white shoe with a gum sole a ripoff? skate shoe companies were doing this like in the 90s. if anything CP ripped off the skate shoe industry, not the other way around. hilarious post.
     
  3. gladhands

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    lol, how is a white shoe with a gum sole a ripoff? skate shoe companies were doing this like in the 90s. if anything CP ripped off the skate shoe industry, not the other way around. hilarious post.

    This.

    I'll never understand paying that kind of money for a minimalist sneaker when the OG's they're based on are still readily available.
     
  4. astris

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    So a shoe that was designed in 1975 by Tony Alva is a ripoff of a current pair of Common Projects? Interesting logic.
     
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    Plain white shoes in 'looking vaguely similar' shocker
     
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    Dumb thread, but you guys are dicks. It's not ridiculous that Vans would see that CP is printing money with lux, simple versions of the same silhouettes Vans does (That's sort of CP's thing), and make a few shoes that ape the CP look.

    Tony Alva wasn't wearing optic white, gum outsole eras.
     
  7. Rosenberg

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    How can a plain white shoe be ugly? Boring maybe. What do you people think is not ugly? Seems to me like the ugliest shoes always get the most love
     
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    alexanduh Senior member

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    dang..

    was expecting someone to link to those awesome CP knockoffs from ALDO again


    pics
     
  9. seany

    seany Senior member

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    So a shoe that was designed in 1975 by Tony Alva is a ripoff of a current pair of Common Projects? Interesting logic.


    Show me a shoe from Vans that has the same all white sleek silhouette, with gum sole that came out before CP. Its not that uncommon for a clothing brand that is much older then other brands to imitate newer more popular brands and styles.
     
  10. Dbear

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    I didn't know there was any ripping off in the clothing business.

    So who is ripping who off when they are making rigid trousers in denim and dying it with indigo?
     
  11. seany

    seany Senior member

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    I didn't know there was any ripping off in the clothing business.

    So who is ripping who off when they are making rigid trousers in denim and dying it with indigo?


    Any company that is using rigid denim + indigo = biteing off Levis.[​IMG]

    But on a serious note, there most is def some ripping off in the clothing business. Urban outfitters copying other brands and getting sued for it, the whole red tab back pocket situation on Japenese repo denim, etc. It happens my brotha.
     
  12. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    CP sneakers have horrible leather.
     
  13. ysb

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    I want those vans. where?
     
  14. Hot Dog Day #49

    Hot Dog Day #49 Senior member

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    CP sneakers have horrible leather.

    think so? why?
     
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    Closed lacing, canvas, vulcanized sole vs. open lacing, leather, stitched sole.
    I don't get what OP is trying to say.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The most comfortable sneakers around - serious. I hate wearing sneakers, and show, really, without socks. These are the one exception. Also, that warm, light leather looks really nice.

    CP sneakers have horrible leather.

    Depends on the model and the year. Seriously. But in general, I agree that the argument that CPs (or any other designer sneaker) cost more to make, thus justifying the premium price, is absolute bullshit. You are paying for the name and the design, not for the quality, either in materials or make. The amount of leather going into a sneaker is miniscule. Using the best leather in the world would not affect cost that much.
     
  17. seany

    seany Senior member

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    I got quite a few PMs asking where to kop the boring, ugly, non similar looking CP Vans at. Any help ?
     
  18. Stewie

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    So a shoe that was designed in 1975 by Tony Alva is a ripoff of a current pair of Common Projects? Interesting logic.

    Actually the essential design of the shoes is Paul Van Doren. Alva and Peralta got them to add the padding around the ankle, and since they were ordering them two tone, thats when they came up with the Era design.
     
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    Wow, that is some next level shit.
     
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    I find cp leather very nice.
     

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