Primark unveils £14 boots that looks just like Balenciaga's £435 pair

The two designs are remarkably similar – and the footwear staple for the impending winter months

Hanna Fillingham

Primark is now a firm fashion favourite thanks to its incredible, purse-friendly ranges, with many of the designs taking inspiration from high-end labels. Their latest offering is a pair of Black Sock Boots, retailing at just £14. The shoes feature a contrasting white gripped sole and a black stretch knit finish, replicating a similar £435 design by French fashion house Balenciaga. The main difference, apart from the price tag, is that their 'Speed Runner' sneakers also feature the brand's logo emblazoned across the side of the foot.

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Primark's £14 'Black Sock Boots'

Other offerings from the high-street store of late include a £25 wax-look finish coat, which looks just like a £229 Barbour jacket. Both designs feature the same metallic buttons, a waist zip, high neck collar and front pockets. Earlier in the month, meanwhile, Primark revealed its new summer footwear range online, which included a pair of £12 blue elasticated trainers. The running shoes drew inspiration from Nike's 'Free Rn Commuter 2017' design, which retail at £94.95, but are currently in the sale for just £62.97.

Balenciaga's £435 'Speed Runner' trainers

Primark also released backless mules that were very similar to a £475 Prada pair back in April. Customers had the choice of three styles - dark denim, black and nude, which were on sale for an ultra-affordable £8, giving fans the opportunity to own a very similar pair of shoes at a fraction of the price.

And if you are desperate to get your hands on Primark's latest stock, then the best store to shop in is its Tottenham Court Road branch. Placed conveniently in the heart of central London, the flagship store opened back in 2012 – and is built over three buildings. The impressively large shop boasts four floors rammed with the latest stock, including limited edition lines, a LED lift wall showcasing the latest campaigns and even a café – an ideal spot to congregate mid-shop for a caffeine fix.

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