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 Official how to spot a fake thread
topic by knowledge82 - 05-17-2010, 08:03 AM


Just thought it'd be useful to have an official thread for this.
Feel free to drop knowledge on spotting fakes. list dodgy websites etc.
EACH ONE TEACH ONE


34 comments for "Official how to spot a fake thread"


 05-17-2010, 09:02 AMaway - #2
NYC-Banga 88 heat pts88

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Tip #1: (Use Common sense) If the price is too good to be true, it's fake.

Use common sense, if you see a pair of Jordan XI Black/White on a site selling for $89.99 and they have sizes 8-13 in stock. Gotta be fake, there's no store on earth that are even selling real Jordan XI's in a full size stock run from 8-13, let alone for a price of $89.99 when box price on the originals was $125 and/or $150 for the retros

This should always be the first rule you use when buying sneakers...IMO
 05-17-2010, 09:33 AMaway - #3
notic99 25 heat pts25

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look in the mirror...
 05-17-2010, 04:20 PMaway - #4
knowledge82 3 heat pts

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^
Exactly why i wanted to start the thread. a one stop for all info.
 05-17-2010, 05:51 PMaway - #5
Motivated 16 heat pts16

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Tip #2: pay attention to the overall SHAPE OF THE ####ING SHOE, can't stress this enough, if that #### looks off from pics of the shoe that sneakerblogs put up online, then 9/10 it's fake, you have to pay attention to detail when it comes to a shoe you really, really want, check it out from top to bottom, so when you try to cop from a reseller, you can know if some #### is off.
 05-17-2010, 07:05 PMaway - #6
jsmooth-117 7 heat pts

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Tip number 3. Make a thread asking NYC-BANGA

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 05-17-2010, 07:45 PMaway - #7
NYC-Banga 88 heat pts88

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Originally Posted by Tommy_Bunz
Tip #2: pay attention to the overall SHAPE OF THE ####ING SHOE, can't stress this enough, if that #### looks off from pics of the shoe that sneakerblogs put up online, then 9/10 it's fake, you have to pay attention to detail when it comes to a shoe you really, really want, check it out from top to bottom, so when you try to cop from a reseller, you can know if some #### is off.
well not necessarily, sneakerblogs usually post pictures of samples, which turn out sometimes different from the actual released shoe.

A great site to see a shoe in detailed pics is kixnthecity.com
 05-17-2010, 07:45 PMaway - #8
NYC-Banga 88 heat pts88

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lets play spot the fake (4th series) sb box.



Left is real (Black/Grape Purple)
Right is fake (Black/Blue or Periwinkle Blue)

Both size 10's also...fake box is slightly smaller
 05-23-2010, 09:34 PMonline - #9
NYstreetz 1 heat pts

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does any1 kno of any official sites to order dunks from ??
 05-23-2010, 10:30 PMaway - #10
NYC-Banga 88 heat pts88

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Originally Posted by NYstreetz
does any1 kno of any official sites to order dunks from ??
 05-24-2010, 05:36 PMonline - #11
NYstreetz 1 heat pts

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Thank you sir
 06-27-2010, 10:31 PMaway - #12
JoeyPrince 86 heat pts86

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Experience will tell you... If a shoe has colors that don't exist. If the shoe doesn't come with an official looking box. But most of all... Stick to tip #1 and you'll be straight.
 07-15-2010, 02:27 AMaway - #13
ryancalm23 

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Originally Posted by NYstreetz
does any1 kno of any official sites to order dunks from ??
what kinda dunks you looking for ? im tryna sell mine so if you interested hit me up .
 08-29-2010, 08:52 PMaway - #14
kweezy95 27 heat pts27

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Tip- Check for color, if they didn't make em in that color, def fake. Always do your research.
 09-11-2010, 11:56 PMaway - #15
LoeSoSick 

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utube it xD
 10-09-2010, 11:25 PMonline - #16
NahLij 7 heat pts

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Rule 1:
 12-22-2010, 02:35 AMaway - #17
WezLFaCe_KiD 40 heat pts40

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Originally Posted by NYC-Banga
pickyourshoes.com is legit for other shoes too besides dunks?
 12-22-2010, 08:10 AMaway - #18
Brand0n031 6 heat pts

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Yes ^
 02-28-2011, 11:24 PMaway - #19
imagnacarta 4 heat pts

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fake yeezy pic is od funny
 04-27-2011, 05:36 PMaway - #20
J AL7 

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I got a question. I can't ever seem to catch the kicks when the get released so I'm looking on ebay and see the ones i want but then I see the shoebox and be like naaaaah. Its the Jordan box that has the grey lid with the lines in. I see the folks pushin those at the corner store so then when i see it on ebay I just keep it moving. Some times its hard to tell.

So 1. Am i right to avoid anything with that jordan shoe box?
& 2. what sites do i need to get to so that i can be one of the buyers/wearers before the buyer/resellers get ahold of them?
 


 



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