Vans ripoff Common Projects on another level.

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

  1. Stillblade

    Stillblade Senior member

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    Yeah haha I actually eBay'd CPs right after I posted. Can't afford ANYTHING right now though, I'm actually trying to borrow money from my bro to cop a damn shirt off SuFu. I'm just a broke ass soon-to-be college grad who enjoys webpage shopping and whose odd job hasn't given him hours since February...

    And who really should get back to studying but really doesn't want to.
     
  2. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior member

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    dang..

    was expecting someone to link to those awesome CP knockoffs from ALDO again
     
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    *#.. Senior member

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    Those CPs are really ugly
     
  4. mapclub

    mapclub Active Member

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    You do realise that if you start a 'this sneaker looks like that' argument.. it will be a long arguement..?

    I thought CPs were some kind of adidas stan smith/ rod laver etc etc back when I first saw them..

    I really DO hope that someone copies the CP properly though.

    Either that or Nike/Adidas just re-release some OG shoe that CPs they made ages ago that looks identical.
     
  5. gwolf

    gwolf Senior member

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    those CP's look like Adidas more than Vans

    yeah +1 remember having a pair in college had muted green stripes though.
     
  6. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    skate shoes tend to have gum soles

    this is a well known fact
     
  7. aphextwin07

    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.
     
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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.
     
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    astris 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.
     
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    TintoTerra Senior member

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    Plain white shoes in 'looking vaguely similar' shocker
     
  11. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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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.
     
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    Rosenberg Senior member

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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
     
  14. 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.
     
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    Dbear 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?
     

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