31 Aug '17, 7pm

Did Nike steal the idea for these sneakers?

Did Nike steal the idea for these sneakers?

A designer is taking issue with a pair of Nikes that he says are similar to a project he posted on social media almost a full year before their release. The model in question is the Gakou Flyknit , a just-released pair of shoes that use no Nike branding but come packaged with stencils encouraging buyers to put a DIY spin on them. Below is the "Nike Perv" project by Dilan Manahan, who goes by @deaddilly on social media, posted in September 2016. Last September I worked on a satirical piece I called NIKE PERV (slides 1-6). I wanted to create an imaginary DIY Nike kit with APL sneakers and spraypaint. I made everything by hand using stuff from around the studio. I hosted it on my website and moved on to new projects. — This morning it was brought to my attention that Nike was releasing a DIY Flyknit sneaker with spraypaint called the Gakou (slides 7-9). It was curiously simil...

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