In Sad News, Adidas x Y-3 Make A Rip Off Of The Nike Kobe 9

Ray P

No, no, no!

Whether or not former Nike designers stole intelligence from the Swoosh to offer to adidas doesn’t really matter at this point because they’re biting regardless. The striking resemblance between the Nike Kobe 9 and this Y-3 Hayworth Guard is pretty shocking.

What’s terribly disappointing is that Y-3 has been doing some amazing things such as the Yoji Boost and Qasa Racer only to kill that momentum with this rip off silhouette. Y-3 has a reputation for being different, at least to me they do.

In the same fashion that we praise brands such as adidas for creating great silhouettes like the Ultra Boost and the Tubular Runner, we also have to let brands know when a design is completely wack. That’s the case for this Kobe 9 knockoff…

I wonder WWDPS (what would Dallas Penn say).

Let us know what you think – comment your thoughts, opinions, rants down below.

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