Monday, April 20, 2015
Though they may have a little extra income at their disposal, celebrities are prone to buying fake sneakers like anybody else. With a need for ego-feeding exclusivity and locked up schedules, the famous don't always make informed decisions or keep an eye on what their stylists are sending their way. As a result, they're often shipped outright knockoffs or flawed early release pairs from China.
The issue came to a head last week, when sneakerheads challenged Jim Jones on the authenticity of his 'Ring Night' Air Jordan 11 Ray Allen PE. Only two pairs were produced by Jordan Brand for Ray Allen, but a healthy amount of replicas are currently listed on eBay. Jim Jones owns one of those replicas, but seemed poised to prove that his connections run deeper than those of even the biggest non-famous collectors. Like most celebs when they're caught with fake product, Jones labeled naysayers as "haters" who are "mad because they don't have them." Right.
But don't fret, Capo. You're not the only celebrity out here stunting in fake Jordans - these are the 10 worst instances.
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Source: Soul Collector
Season 6 of the Sneak Peek series, also known as "The Specifics", is almost completed, but not before we show you one of the most impressive collections ever featured on the series. Randy Fernandez, better known as BallinTwn on Instagram, chose the Private sneaker shop in Long Beach, California as the setting to showcase a number of gems from his assortment of sneakers. In Part 1 of the last episode of the season, the LA native brings out a plethora of LeBrons to jumpstart his part of "The Specifics" series.
Using the iconic Gel-Lyte III Silhouette, the Crane & Turtle Pack use their unique colorways to emphasize their inspiration. the crane-modeled after the Japanese Red Crested Crane-uses light grey and white with bright bold red accents to bring it to life. While the Turtle - In Muted Olive and Sunshine Yellow - is reflective of the animal's unspoken wisdom.
Asics Gel-Lyte III - 'Crane & Turtle Pack'
Color: Red/Light Grey/White
Source: Sneaker Politics
The Ruby Red Slippers All Red Foamposites need a Kansas themed hat to match. Presenting the new Kansas City Royals New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Cap presented in a solid garnet fire and garnet fire faux leather 2 tone classic construction with the KC interlocked logo on the front in metallic ruby. The rear features the Kansas City Royals cursive wordmark in metallic ruby as well making it the perfect hat to match the red Foamposite Pros.
New Era 59FIFTY Kansas City Royals Fitted
-Officially Licensed Product
-Available in Sizes 7 1/8 - 8 -Wool & PU Construction
-A myfitteds.com Exclusive
-Ultra Limited Edition Release
-Made for the Red Foamposite Pro
Here's the Nike Air Foamposite One in the Gym Red/Gym Red colorway. You can purchase these kix online at Sneaker Politics and other Nike retailers. These kix were released on 04/11/2015.
Nike Air Foamposite One
Color: Gym Red/Gym Red
Source: Sneaker Politics
Monday, April 13, 2015
Here's the Sprayground The Tropical Mesh Cut & Sew Backpack made by Sprayground. The backpack is made of 100% Polyester and made in China. You can purchase this backpack online at Cranium Fitteds and other Sprayground retailers.
Sprayground The Tropical Mesh Cut & Sew Backpack
Source: Cranium Fitteds