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News September 28, 2017   |  WORDS: John Yong

Zara’s Multi-Piece Sneaker Looks Awfully Like the Balenciaga Triple S

Zara’s Multi-Piece sneaker (left) has the same bulky appearance as the Balenciaga Triple S (right).

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The Zara’s Multi-Piece sneaker is 22 times cheaper than the Balenciaga Triple S.

Besides the similar construction, the copycat sneaker also mimicked the mixed-material upper, the shoe’s colored patches, as well as its stacked sole.

Other features of the sneaker include a pull tab on the heel, adjustable laces, and 100% cotton lined insoles.

Selling at US$35 (approx. S$47), the Multi-Piece sneaker is considerably cheaper than the Triple S, which retails at US$795 (approx. S$1,064).

This isn’t the first time that Zara has been caught copying. The fast fashion brand was previously accused of ripping off Balenciaga’s Speed Trainer.

What are your thoughts about Zara’s copycat version? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more: The Balenciaga “Triple S” Sneakers Drop Mid-September