[UPDATE October 18, 2017 09:45 a.m. EST] Due to unforeseen media attention, the shoes have now been pulled from the shelf in China.

It's certainly nothing new for brands to borrow from competitor's designs, but some "reinterpretations" are no doubt more blatant than others. Recently, we've in turn gotten a look at Chinese sportswear company ANTA and their new VaporMax-style sneaker.

Conversely, Nike's Air VaporMax shoe released earlier this year, introducing all-new full-length Max Air tooling. Now, ANTA takes clear design cues from the technology on its air cushion running shoe.

While the Nike Air VaporMax retails for $190 USD, ANTA's variant is much cheaper at roughly $50 USD.

Currently, the sneaker is nowhere to be found on ANTA's official website, but you can get a look at the VaporMax-influenced footwear here and here.

So, a blatant ripoff? Let us know in the comments.

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