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Best Believe It — Someone’s Copied Kanye West’s Michelin Man Heels

Okay, so considering that Kanye West’s collab pearl-embroidered heels with Giuseppe Zanotti cost a staggering $6,000, maybe it isn’t so unbelievable that someone has made a look-for-less version of them.

We just didn’t think that someone would, knowing how controversial the sandals are. They’re not that bad-looking, but the fact that they were marketed as “elite,” worth almost a year’s rent, and seen on vitriol magnet Kim Kardashian have made the sandals so despised (especially on the Internet).

To refresh your memory, here are the Giuseppe Zanotti x Kanye West pearl-embroidered sandals again:

Giuseppe Zanotti x Kanye West Pearl-Embroidered Sandals

And the one who copied them? Australian label Friend of Mine with this “Barney” beaded sandal style:

Friends of Mine Barney

Friends of Mine Barney 1Friend of Mine “Barney” Beaded Sandals in White, $440

It’s a little hard to see the details in white, so here they are in black:

Friends of Mine Barney 2

Friends of Mine Barney 3Friend of Mine “Barney” Beaded Sandals in Black, $440

Clearly, you can see that lots of changes have been made from the original. But there’s no mistaking it: the Friend of Mine Barney beaded sandals are a knockoff of the Kanye West x Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.

Love them this time around or still hate them?

Shop for the Friend of Mine Barney beaded sandals at Shopbop.

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