Converse is alleging that Steve Madden copied its Run Star Hike sneakers. According to a suit that was filed by Converse on May 29 in a Massachusetts federal court, the Madden Girl Winnona Flatform High-Top and Shark sneakers contain unique Run Star Hike design elements. The Madden shoes allegedly use a similar outsole design that wraps up onto the heel and toe as in Converse’s D874,106 patent, and has a gap in the outsole as in Converse’s D873,547 patent, claims Converse. The suit seeks findings of patent infringement, an injunction against the defendant, and damages and fees.