creativerecripoffs_topman-copy
Did you catch the new Topman footwear leak this week? It features a sneaker that looks strangely similar to a Creative Recreation Dicoco Hi. Hmmm. Topman, we love you, but come on, this is not fair. You can't just copy a sneaker and put it on sale for cheap. Creative Rec has a brand identity, and while they might not be big enough to come at you with a team of snarling lawyers, that doesn't mean you can go in and take its designs.

All sneaker companies get ripped off (ever see fake AF1s in the hood?), but when a big company does it, it just looks bad. Hit the jump for other brands who have produced strangely similar kicks to Creative Rec. Yup, we see you...

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310 Motoring Codsail (2007-current) vs. Creative Rec Cesario Lo (since 2004)
• The head honchos over at 310 were rumored to have offered the boys at CRec some $$$ for rights to the Cesario. When the bosses at Creative Recreation turned it down, 310 said something along the lines of, "That's O.K., we're going to do it anyway."

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creativerecripoffsgearex

Gearex (Fall 2008) vs. Creative Rec Dicoco Hi (Since 2006)
• You could add Gearex to the long list of brands at the Magic Tradeshow who simply appropriate sneaker styles until a lawyer comes along and tells its designers to stop. Gearex, we're telling you now: "Stop Stop Stop Stop."

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creativerecripoffsdior

Dior SNDC3075 (Fall 2009) vs. Creative Rec Milano Hi (Since 2007)
• If we say Dior is ripping off Creative Rec here, both our ad team and our fashion department will have a fit. So we'll just say, "These look the same to us."

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creativerecripoffs_gbrand

G Brand (2008) vs. Creative Rec Cesario Lo (Since 2004)
• Whatever this brand is, all we have to say is, "Go paint a house or something."