While high-end takes on classic sneakers are sure to upset the footwear obsessed, at least one exec in the sportswear industry says he's actually flattered by the riffs.
"I realized it when I was in New York a while ago and looking at the Louis Vuitton windows and was surprised to see a shoe almost directly taken from a shoe I had developed in 1983," Parker says. "I was more flattered than anything else."
Parker doesn't name the Nike model he's referring, but a likely one is the original Air Pegasus, which he worked on during his early days with the brand.
A possibility for the Louis Vuitton shoe in question is the Run Away, pictured below, whose name describes exactly what you should do if you ever see someone wearing a pair.