A Photoshop version of the off white Nike Air More Uptempo sent everyone into a frenzy a couple of weeks ago. During my routine scouting I️ came across a taobao seller who actually made this dream a reality. But as you all know the shoes are not legitimate yet I’m amazed at the speed at which these were manufactured. It seems like the replica industry has infiltrated every sneaker community there is on planet earth. How else could they have come up with this prototype this quick?
What surprises me is the material they use on these replicas. The shoes look darn good and could easily deceive anyone especially if they had actually been released by Nike. My question to you guys is this: would you violate your conscience and ethics if you could get these shoes made for yourself with OEM materials? We are at the point where the untrained eye can’t distinguish a fake from a real anymore. I shared a post last week but the 98.9%ers, a new breed of fakes as the name indicates is 98.9% close to its authentic counterpart. Check the post below for further details
Fake Sneakers No Longer Get You Excommunicated, PerfecktKicks, The Problem
Check out pictures of the Fake Off White Nike Air More Uptempo I gathered ( I want to make sure you guys know they are fake, not trying to confuse anyone).
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“How else could they have come up with this prototype this quick?” – I’ve said this publicly a few times before. They are on EVERY social media platform, including ones like LinkedIn where you think it makes no sense for them to be. They visit almost all fake vs real sites/content and they are completely looped into sneaker culture and understand some things better than those that have been doing it for decades.
They are all over the concepts created by The Golden Shape (check his IG), the guy who did those uptempo’s. They just released his sock darts this weekend and I suspect they’re not done copying his work just yet.
wow this is really amazing. what bothers me is that can’t they just invest this much time into developing their own brands.It reminds me of my high school days where dudes would do anything they can to cheat on an exam when they could use that time to study.
I think Chinese vendors developing their own brands of ranging quality is on the uptick and Anta and Li Ning are good signs/examples of that in the footwear space. I have also seen clothing that directly rivals higher end pieces and they were not knockoffs, it was a Chinese brand with very high end tags on it…a Chinese brand. The designs were also slightly different from US or UK pieces of a similar cut so someone in China made the call to make their own piece even more unique.
They should do a whole lot more of that…
The question of why is always a good one but I suggest people look into Shanzhai, the Chinese term and word for counterfeiting. Also one may want to spend time looking at China’s manufacturing history.
At the end of the day, we all know how lax the Chinese government is on counterfeiting, so there’s no incentive or reasons for them to stop.