High quality replicas and fakes are easier than ever to find...and they're almost indistinguishable from authentic pairs. Why? The law of supply and demand: Super limited releases are creating a HUGE gap in the market. Most replica companies are taking far more time to ensure their products come out better than authentic pairs. What?
Have you ever purchased a brand new pair of shoes from your favorite company and were excited UNTIL you opened the box? Have you ever received a new pair with some pretty heavy defects? If it's a pair that sold out in a minute or less - what did you decide to do? I've seen - straight from the manufacturer - Yeezys with inch-long scratches...NikeLabs with pre-scuffed 'premium' leather...Air Maxes with mismatched air bubbles...Jordans with midsoles already separating from the soles and countless other factory flaws. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - an unworn pair does not necessarily mean it is a 10 out of 10.
Here's a quick breakdown of one of THE most collectible pairs in the marketplace:
A Shoemetrics Graded Pristine 10/10 is a TRUE diamond in the rough. No production flaws. No handling flaws. No flaws from wear. NO. FLAWS. WHAT.SO.EVER. If you find a 10/10 - let us verify - you can justifiably earn more on a perfect pair than an imperfect pair.
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I loved owning sneaker rarities, but I hated the fact that they most of what I owned was just ending up in my closet. What's the point of owning all of these dope vintage shoes if I rarely get a chance to enjoy them?