Spotting a fake – the beginners guide

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Love it or loath it, re-selling is now a big part of Sneaker Culture. Over the past 12 months or so the latest generation of streetwear fans have sprung up here there and everywhere, each one trying to outdo the next with the latest/rarest purchases they can get their hands on. The result, more and more bootleggers have appeared offering a wide range of some of the most sought after releases at knock down prices that a lot of the new ‘sneakerheads’ find hard to resist.

Selling copies is big business, but how can you tell the genuine article from a down right stinkin’ fake; this was the task our friends over at Complex set themselves. So if you’re new to the game and don’t want to become the next victim, check out their article here.

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