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15th Sep 2015

Adidas to sue Skechers for ‘Stan Smith-alikes’ (Pics)

Tennis sues...

Nooruddean Choudry

Along with the Samba, the Gazelle and the Superstar, it is one of the most iconic trainers in their famous trefoil collection.

But now Adidas are ready to sue a rival company for what they see as a blatant rip-off of their classic Stan Smith trainer.

According to ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell, the German sportswear brand have filed a lawsuit against Skechers for a design they feel is a clear copy of the famous tennis shoe.

For reference, here’s an image of the Adidas Stan Smith, resplendent in its traditional green and white:

And here is the Skechers’ design in question…

We’re saying nothing.