These days, with fast fashion giants like Zara, Topman and others, fashion is more accessible than ever, and it's easy to "get the look" for less. Here on Highsnobiety, we've covered corporate bootlegging quite substantially, including the time Zara ripped off several adidas sneakers like the NMD.
This time, the culprit is Tommy Hilfiger, who recently dropped a sneaker that reminds us an awful lot of ACRONYM's 2015 take on the Nike Lunar Force 1. The shoe boasts paint-dipped detailing on the heel, described on the Tommy website as "Contrast detail in high-gloss look at the heel," which is quite similar to ACRONYM's version, right down to the black and orange colorways.
On the brand's German website, the Tommy Hilfiger sneaker is priced at 99 EUR (approx. $108 USD), which is roughly half the retail price of the ACRONYM x Nike Lunar Force 1.
Funnily enough, Tommy isn't the first brand to take inspiration from ACRONYM, as Staple also dropped a PUMA Suede in 2016, featuring a suspiciously comparable heel detail.
Seeing as ACRONYM's ongoing Nike partnership has since produced successful releases like the Presto and yet another high-top Air Force 1 earlier this year, we'd place our bets that Tommy Hilfiger's design wasn't exactly a coincidence.
Now, see our definitive list of the best sneakers of 2017 so far.