Vans is not playing any games with Target because they are suing the retailer for copying their popular shoe!
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Vans is filing a lawsuit against Target for completely ripping off their iconic sneaker called the “Old Skool Shoe”. The sneaker with the jazz stripe on the side was first introduced back in 1977 but Target began selling what they call the “Camella Lace-Up” in August.
Vans is arguing that Target’s new shoe has a very similar stripe on the side, the one that distinctively distinguishes the “Old Skool Shoe” to this day. They also allege that Target knew exactly what they were doing when they designed the shoe and replicated the design to get more sales on their product. Vans have seemed to do their research because they mentioned that Target’s very own customers think of the “Camella Lace-Up” as just “fake vans” on Target’s company website. Vans is demanding Target get rid of the sneaker and want all profits they made with the shoe.
Target representatives told TMZ that they are informed of the suit and “Have a deep appreciation and respect for design rights.”
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