Taking into consideration Kanye West 's desire to become a "type of designer that inspires people, not follow other ideas," the basic silhouette of these two shoes are strikingly similar. The use of overlapping fabric as the top shoelace hole in nearly identical places, similar piping style throughout, hard-to-describe back shoe detail (not pictured above) all contributed to my hypothesis. Granted, sneakers are sneakers and to truly create something 'organic' from such standardized streetwear is difficult. However, I can't help but stare at both and wonder if this is a mere coincidence or if Kanye sought some inspiration from a certain avante garde designer in addition to "Dune."
Am I just lacking sufficient sleep due to finals therefore causing my common sense to fail me at 2 in the morning? Or do you share my sentiments?