Louis Vuitton luxury trainers that cost £960 are compared by fashion fans to a £12.99 pair designed by budget supermarket Lidl
- Lidl released its popular 90s-style trainers in 2021 and they were a huge hit
- Some even reportedly sold the budget footwear for up to £250 a pair online
- Louis Vuitton has released a pair some say look very similar to Lidl’s
- Each pair of the designer shoes, which retail for £960, takes 7 hours to make
Top brand Louis Vuitton has been accused by some fashion fans of taking inspiration from budget supermarket Lidl.
The design house is currently selling a pair of colourful blue, red, and yellow trainers, which retail for a reported £960.
According to the brand, the LV Trainer sneaker, which it describes as an ‘icon of the Louis Vuitton shoe collection’, is made in Italy, and hand stitched, with every pair taking seven hours to make.
But eagle-eyed shoppers have noted that the shoes bear a resemblance to a pair debuted by Lidl last September.
Lidl launched this pair of blue, red, and yellow 90s-style chunky trainers last September, with an RRP of £12.99
The popular trainers quickly sold out online and in some stores, with some pairs appearing on secondhand selling sites priced at many times their original RRP
Now eagle-eyed fashion fans have noted the similarity between the popular budget Lidl shoes, and a £960 pair launched by luxury brand Louis Vuitton (pictured)
The supermarket’s shoes featured a chunky, 90s-style shape, and the same bold primary colours.
However, they were advertised for a much more wallet-friendly £12.99 on a post on the retailer’s Instagram.
As reported by the Sun, some people took to social media to discuss the footwear in a Facebook group.
One user agreed the pair looked similar, but noted they are ‘£900 more expensive’.
Lidl released the footwear last September, as part of a range that also included shorts and socks emblazoned with its logo.
Posting about the range online, Lidl wrote: ‘Our LidlbyLidl merch is coming in hot Look out in store 16 September.’
Lidl’s bargain trainers, which it launched last September (pictured), were part of its ‘LidlbyLidl’ range which also featured shorts among other items
The LidlbyLidl range, which the budget retailer launched last September, was affordably-priced, and included items like these shorts (left) and socks (right)
The shoes proved to be extremely popular – indeed, some pairs of the sellout trainers reportedly ended up on secondhand sites, retailing for as much as £250 a pair.
Other items from the range, including socks, are said to have been listed for sale online for prices many times their original RRP.
Many shoppers reportedly claimed they had visited as many as five of the supermarkets, only to find the items had already sold out.
A Lidl spokesperson told the Guardian the company was aware that items were being resold at higher prices, and it was ‘investigating internally’.