They say "imitation is the most sincere form of flattery" but more often then not imitation just leaves us questioning the designer's credibility. It happens a lot though, so much that instances of "imitation" leave us asking "Who did it better?" each week.
The other day Upscale Hype posted pics of Raf Simmons' 2010 Fall/Winter footwear collection and needless to say one model stood out more then the others. It looks great, but the obvious Nike Vandal inspiration is present in the colorway, silo, and even the material. What do you think? Has Raf mastered the silo with his slimmed down version? Or did Nike get it right the first time? Check the pictures and see for yourself. Cast your vote below, and tell us who did it better, high fashion or the O.G. high top king...
Raf Simons High Top
Nike Vandal High