Fila Helmsman Hi VS. Prada America’s Cup 2007 Collection
Could it be that 2 different companies designed the same look? Is it fair to say that Fila copied off of Prada just because Prada came out with their sneaker first? Is BAPE a knock of of NIKE? Should MIKE23 Inc still continue or should NIKE send a cease and desist order?
In NYC there are many, and I say MANY people wearing the lower cost Fila Helmsman (of which does sort of look better than the Prada look by a little bit) , but when I first saw “the look” it was Prada and it was popular too. I am not sure how so many people could have possibly afford the price Prada was asking for it. Original prices were in the 300 range and yet I saw kids… straight junior high kids… wearing them.
Maybe the Fila version (which is obviously a copy of the original Prada look… I mean, dude Prada based their shoe off of the water and Fila calls their shoe the Helmsman??? LMAO) which I will admit looks better than the Prada look just hit the price point range that people could wrap their wallets around. Even though Fila came out later, I see way more Fila versions than Prada versions. Then again, how can I really tell???
In other news… how does Prada make a patent leather shoe – slash – sneaker that is made for the water? Does patent leather mean water-proof? lol Americas Cup??? I guess the same thing goes for Fila Helmsman. Would you helm anything in these sneakers?