They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Whoever "they" is. The best part of imitation is the fact that you get a choice, which is why we've been asking, "who did it better?" for the past few weeks when sneaker brands start to look similar. With the recent string of favorable weather, the Sperry Seamates released for Sperry's 75th Anniversary celebration are the perfect transition into your warm weather sneaks.

Sperry is one of the originators of the boat shoe steez, but we could have sworn we'd seen the silhouette somewhere before. Turns out we were right, The Converse Sea Star bares one helluva resemblance to it's boat-sneaker predecessor. So who wins? O.G. or young-blood? Check the pictures and then cast your vote below to tell us who did this sneaker-ized boat shoe better...

Converse Sea Star
Buy it Now at UBIQ for $55

seastar

vs.

Sperry Seamate
Buy it Now at Sperry Topsider for $75

seamate

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