I’m sure no one actually needs me to tell them which shoe is the designer shoe and which is the copy here, but just in case, the Charlotte Russe shoes are on the left of the image, with Christian Louboutin’s Lady Clou Spike slingbacks on the right.
Once again, these aren’t an exact copy: the placement of the spikes is different, and the CR version looks… well, cheap… compared to the Louboutins, but the inspiration is unmistakable, no?
Even stranger is these Charlotte Russe peep toes:
which are almost identical to this shoe from River Island:
This style has popped up from a few different designers now: does this mean River Island is starting to provide “inspiration” to other designers, too? Nothing would surprise me…