If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then street photographer Ricky Powell must have a pretty strong sense of self esteem. Complex reports that his sneaker designs are so cool that they're already being copied -- by the photographer himself.
Is it legal to knock yourself off? Sure -- as long as your agreement with the first guy to use your copyrighted photo isn't exclusive. If the photo was exclusively licensed to either Puma or Converse, however, there could be trouble.
From a design standpoint, Counterfeit Chic is as surprised as Complex that Ricky used the same image twice. These dogs are tired.
Many thanks to ANIMAL EIC Bucky Turco for the great tip!