NEWS - TikTok user Shelbie Todd (@shelbie.todd) was on a mission to elevate her shoe game without breaking the bank.
She knew all too well that designer footwear could easily cost hundreds of dollars, and she wasn't about to spend that kind of money on a single pair of shoes.
So, she did what any savvy shopper would do: she headed to her local Walmart in search of a cheaper alternative.
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Shelbie came home with a brand new pair of sneakers that looked strikingly similar to the highly coveted Yeezy sneakers designed by Kanye West.
The best part? They cost less than $40. These sneakers have been deemed "Yeezy dupes," shoes designed to look like Yeezys but at a fraction of the price.
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The trend of Yeezy dupes has taken the fashion world by storm, with many looking for stylish footwear without a high price tag.
Over 300,000 people have watched Shelbie's video!
And it seems that big brand department stores like Walmart have taken notice.
They're slowly rolling out their cheaper versions of typically expensive clothing, accessories, and shoes, giving shoppers more options.
But What Is A "Dupe"?
The term dupe has a few meanings. When it comes to clothing, here's what a dupe means and how you can describe it to someone:
"Dupes, short for duplicates, is the gen-z term for knockoff clothes."
This term is used to talk about something you're wearing that isn't real but looks pretty close to the real thing.
Although this may have been taboo to reveal years ago, the newer generations are open and positive about buying "dupes" and rocking them on social media.
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Users throughout the now-viral video also chimed in:
- @heatheransley440 "I got those and the leopard print shoes, love them!"
- @Parker's Tee's & More "yess. I got the same pair 💕"
- @Alena✨ "@tannerjkuehn I might just have to get these"
- @Jen Michelle "I got them too!! So comfy!"
So, there's a large market for people wanting high-quality footwear for less. The entire comment section is filled with "Yeezy Dupe" and shoppers giving their two cents about the new trend.
Shelbie's husband immediately said these sneakers resembled Yeezys, which didn't seem to phase the viral sensation.
If they're comfortable and cute: Shelbie will wear them.
@shelbie.todd's experience with her Yeezy dupes highlights the effect of pricing things lower while still offering a good quality product.
Although this social media user claims her "Yeezy's" are for around the house, who's to say she couldn't also rock these out in public?
There are endless trends, clothes, accessories, and footwear coming in and out of style, which can make keeping up incredibly difficult.
Big stores, like Walmart, give their customers nice things to choose from for under $50, which is a win for any fashionista.
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Shelbie showed us that looking like a fashion icon doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag.
Yeezy dupes are the perfect solution for those who want to elevate their style without sacrificing their savings.
And with big brand department stores like Walmart leading the charge, there's never been a better time to get in on the trend.
So let's take a cue from Shelbie and say goodbye to overpriced footwear and hello to stylish and affordable kicks! TikTok saved the day again!