Looking to push its way into the declining “dad sneaker” trend, footwear brand Jeffrey Campbell recently released a sneaker hybrid “inspired” by the adidas YEEZY 500 and Balenciaga‘s Triple S Trainer.
The Hotline Dad sneaker features a thick paneled upper reminiscent of Kanye West‘s bulbous sneaker, and a three-tiered sole taken from Demna Gvasalia‘s popular take on athletic footwear. Not necessarily a fake, the shoe undeniably copies defining elements of the adidas YEEZY 500 and Balenciaga Triple S. Priced at $135 USD, Jeffrey Campbell’s Hotline Dad sneaker is available now at Shopbop.
No official word from adidas, YEEZY or Balenciaga, but stay tuned for more developments as the story develops.
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