They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It happens a lot. So often, in fact, that we like to ask our readers "Who did it better?" from time to time when we see a new release that closely resembles something we've seen before.
Over the weekend, as we perused the Net in an attempt to get fresh for the holidays, we noticed a familiar silhouette on the ASOS website. Being the huge Vans x Taka fans that we are, we immediately knew the ASOS Plus Navajo Leather Chukka High looked crazily similar to the Taka Hayashi x Vans Akat. The only differences we can spot are the material, laces, and the color of the sole. Does the lower price point on the ASOS version make it the go-ahead buy? Or does Taka's attention to detail make dropping the extra cash worth it? Check out more detailed pics after the jump and let us know who did it better...
Taka Hayashi x Vans Akat
ASOS Plus Navajo Leather Chukka High