So we all know that the sneaker industry is booming like never before but as the pictures below show the counterfeit sneaker industry is also, in the words of DJ Khaled ‘booming’! In places where salaries and disposable income doesn’t allow people to shell out $150-$200 or more on a pair of kicks the counterfeit sneaker market steps in and picks up those customers.
But from what we have seen recently it is no longer just plastic Air Max 95s with rock solid air bubbles, now the fake feet market has to keep up with current trends in sneakers and so you can find the latest styles in fake form. We saw fake Yeezys, Fluxes, Air Maxes, Stan Smiths, Air Max Zeros and even Gel Lyte V collabs in fake form.
Now of course the shoes had their flaws and the materials were often lacking but many models looked pretty decent and the average price was between $25-$35 – with shoes like the Yeezys and the Stan Smiths, well from a distance and even close up you couldn’t really tell they were fake. On closer inspection yes but our conclusion was that these fakes are getting damn good.
But our other question was well is it so wrong? Yeah most of us wouldn’t rock ’em but in some places folks just don’t have the money but they still want to get their swag on so these low priced fake sneakers allow that to happen. And well these kicks probably come from the same factories don’t they? We’ll leave you to think about that one.
Check out the pics below we had a lot of fun taking these shots and chatting with the fake sneaker sellers. We definitely can’t knock the hustle! And the fake sneaker scene is well…BOOMING!