How to spot a fake SITE. (post site checks here if not sure)

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 5 years ago '05        #1
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daliff89 1 heat pts
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How to spot a fake SITE. (post site checks here if not sure)
 

 
since there's already a thread about how to spot a fake product, and since there's at least one 'is this site legit?' thread a week, i'm making this thread showing how to tell if the site your on is selling authentic sneakers

first, look at the stock

was the shoe limited? did it only come out in a few places? did it come out 3 years ago?

if any of those things are true, and the site you're on has a full size run of the sneaker (8-13 or something similar) then it's probably fake..

there's almost no way that everyone is looking everywhere for a certain sneaker, FootLocker and FinishLine sold out, but somehow a mom-and-pop website managed to re-up on them.

second, look at the colorways

this is what usually gives the site away if it doesn't have prices posted on the front page

site has Astro Boy Dunks? Red/Blue Yeezys? Lime Green/Silver 11s?

if it wasn't widely released and wasn't a friends and family / PE / Teir 0 release then it's not authentic

if you're unsure about the colorways of sneakers that have been released, you can usually google the shoe and find somewhere like KicksOnFire or SoleCollector or NikeTalk that will give you a list of the colorways that sneaker has been released in

third, look at the price

this is probably the easiest way to tell

does the site have the same price on all their kicks? What The Dunks the same price as Chrome Ball Lows? Space Jam 11s the same price as West Coast 20s?

almost every fake site i go to has the same price on all the respective styles of sneaker

all their Dunks are the same price, all their SBs are the same price, all their Jordans are the same price....

think of it like this, if you went into an electronics store and they had a 19" TV for $150, you'd not think twice, until you saw their 22" TV was the same price, and so were their 26" and 32" and 37" and 42" and 60"

if you go to a site and everything is exactly the same price, it's almost always fake

every fake site i've ever been to follows all three of these guidelines

they have full size runs of limited sneakers, they have colorways that were never made, and their prices are way too low

of course, you'll find that certain site that has great prices on legit sneakers, or that's forgotten about a crate in the back so they have a full size run of some legit sneakers

but chances are if the site you're on violates all three of these conditions, it's fake, so you can stop posting threads about it.

ADDED 26 March: If the site sells any kind of sneaker / high heel fusion, it's not legit. Whether it's Jordans, Dunks, Forces, Lebrons; they're all fake. Don't buy from that site.


Last edited by daliff89; 03-26-2012 at 03:33 PM..

164 comments for "How to spot a fake SITE. (post site checks here if not sure)"

 5 years ago '04        #2
sideshow20 12 heat pts12
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Dead give a way to spot a fake site. 69-99 bucks for some XI
 5 years ago '98        #3
ronnie|A 10 heat pts10
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good info
 09-17-2011, 02:03 PM         #4
bridgy123 
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very interesting information, will defo use in the futher
 5 years ago '07        #5
DIPSET101 28 heat pts28
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So kixpress is good to go?
 5 years ago '05        #6
daliff89 1 heat pts
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it seems fine to me

no odd colors, no rock bottom prices, no FSRs of 8 year old releases....
 5 years ago '07        #7
DIPSET101 28 heat pts28
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Good looking out liff
 09-25-2011, 09:38 PM         #8
ChrisGas 
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kixpress is selling motorsport 23's for 180. They're worth over 1000, site is b00ty.
 5 years ago '07        #9
DIPSET101 28 heat pts28
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 ChrisGas said:
kixpress is selling motorsport 23's for 180. They're worth over 1000, site is b00ty.

They not worth that much
 5 years ago '04        #10
smurfdoran 25 heat pts25
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anybody know some other sites for legit sneakers that sell general releases and also some hard to find joints.
 5 years ago '05        #11
daliff89 1 heat pts
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 ChrisGas said:
kixpress is selling motorsport 23's for 180. They're worth over 1000, site is b00ty.
Actually, they're selling them for $200.00 and they're still not worth "over $1,000"

The Motorsports were a limited release, you're thinking about that super-limited Titanium 23.

In short, Kixpress is good to go and this dude didn't know what he was talking about two months ago when he posted this comment.
 5 years ago '08        #12
carter32 
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or fake?
 5 years ago '10        #13
ironhead 34 heat pts34
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Fake
Gum sole Pearls for 200, not happening
Triple black Foam Ones for 190, not in a million yrs
 5 years ago '04        #14
D1nOnlyMrM@ 42 heat pts42
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are these sites both fake?
 5 years ago '05        #15
daliff89 1 heat pts
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^ Yes, they're both fake.

First one has a full-size run of the McFetridge Vandals, that's not going to happen.

Second one has mad fake sh*t in their banner.
 5 years ago '05        #16
cmg5683 
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What's good with sneakerhotline.com?? Site looks like they got official sh*t but it's layout is basic as fu*k and thats why Im suspect..
 5 years ago '11        #17
Shmiddy 24 heat pts24
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is skiptomyshoe.com legit ? please let me know, most likely buying the black cement 3s from them tomorrow
 5 years ago '07        #18
Deniro732 6 heat pts
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is a fake or no? they have a lot of sh*t listed at wholeshale price..come to think of it, i believe a majority of their hats are priced at $11.00..someone please lmk
 5 years ago '11        #19
ifhwp222 
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is fake?
 5 years ago '10        #20
DurtySoufReppin 76 heat pts76
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