Fashion

The Shoe That Launched a Thousand Knockoffs: Balenciaga Inspired Boots

Fashion

The Shoe That Launched a Thousand Knockoffs: Balenciaga Inspired Boots

The Ur Boot: Balenciaga Ankle Boot, $1275.00.
Steve Madden AVE-A Boot, $149.95.
Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane Boot, $184.95.
Jessica Buurman Crush Black Cutout Boot, $189.00.
Topshop Adonis Cut Out Boot, $150.00.
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This Balenciaga buckle bootie is so desirable, it keeps spawning secondaries. We did the math: for the price of  four Balenciaga knockoffs you can buy half of a pair of the designer original. Here we trace the genealogy of the Balenciaga It boot from genesis to mimesis.