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Replica & Knockoff Shoes: Guide to Fake Footwear in 2021

So, you’re a big fan of designer shoes, and, before buying another pair you’d really like to make sure you are getting what you paid for and not getting ripped-off. No replica’s, counterfeit’s or knock-offs for you! The only problem is you’ve never seen a replica and despite your knowledge of brands and designers, you’re just a little apprehensive about making a very costly mistake.

What an amazing, informative and surprising topic this is for the next luncheon or get together with friends. Designer fashions are highly coveted and collected these days, making them the focal point and target of many a knock-off manufacturer. We’ve all heard about art work, money and of course identities all being counterfeited and sold illegally. It’s true that many designers are just so talented and good at what they do, there are people willing to manufacturer and market sub-standard counterfeits hoping to capitalize on their success.
Like an extension of one’s own personality, these awesome designer items say volumes about us without ever having to utter a word. “I’m savvy, sophisticated and stylish,” whispers your Gucci shoes as you saunter over to your favorite booth in a restaurant. “I’m cool and I’m able to afford the real thing,” says your authentic Adidas 3D printed shoe, retailing for $2500. Whatever you’re into; athletic wear, luggage, purses or jewelry, I can guarantee there is a designer who can read your mind, knows your taste and designs the exact suit, dress or heels that will drive you mad with desire.

“So, how can I get my hands on one of these?” you ask, looking sadly at your single mom’s paycheck. Between the kids, childcare and groceries, treating yourself to a clutch by Celine is an impossibility unless you sell your car and walk to work for the rest of the year. Just then, your oldest daughter comes home from high-school, laughing and giggling with her best friend who is dancing around your living room showing off the very clutch you’ve been dreaming about. “Look what I got online for a song,” she sings. “Yeah, my sister knows a guy who sells all this designer stuff at a fraction of the price”.

What Exactly is a Counterfeit? Why do They Exist?

Understanding the Basic Motivation and Most Likely Targets

To counterfeit a product is to produce an item as close to the original as possible. Counterfeit products are fakes manufactured without authorization to replicate the real product. Counterfeit products are most often manufactured and sold with the intent of taking advantage of the excessive value of the designer product. The word counterfeit frequently describes both the forgeries of currencies and official documents, as well as the imitating such items as fashions, purses, shoes, drugs (pharmaceuticals), car and airplane parts, watches, electronics (parts and finished products), computer software, artwork, toys, and films. The following steps have been listed to serve as a checklist in your pursuit of discernment in buying an authentic item or replica.

Step#1: Scrutinize and Compare the Labels
 Really take a good, hard look at the logo. Replicas usually have fake company branding and logos. This is defined as a patent or, trademark infringement. These items have earned the reputation of sub-standard quality resulting in useless or harmful elements.
 In the aviation and automobile worlds counterfeits have been responsible for thousands of deaths due to faulty parts and manufacturing.
 Reports of poisoning and death from counterfeit drugs and medicines have also been reported in the thousands as well.

Step #2: Examine the Packaging
 When it comes to determining whether shoes are replicas it’s imperative to know the packaging the manufacturer uses. Fake Nike’s, for example, will not be sold in stores or online in an authentic Nike box.
 Check the SKU number displayed on the box, it should be identical to the one on the shoe-if not, you’re probably in possession of a pair of replicas.
 Check the labels attached to the inside of the shoes. The tongue label will have the design date printed on it. Fake shoes will have outdated sizing labels located inside the shoe and the date will often be off by years. By examining the tongue of the shoe, the Nike symbol should line up with the middle. If it doesn’t you probably have a fake pair.

Step #3: Investigate Online Shoe Merchants
 Use extreme caution when purchasing designer shoes online. As you won’t actually have the actual product in front of you, you could very easily become the owner of a counterfeit shoe.
 To avoid buying non-authentic shoes, read posted ratings and reviews about the merchant and the product.
 Numerous negative reviews are your first warning that the seller is not reputable or reliable.
 Take the time to compare certain merchants on different sites as some websites choose to only show positive feedback.
 A third party search is when you examine your seller’s reputation by reviews posted on sites other than their own.
 It is also vitally important to protect yourself from fraudulent merchandise by reading the seller’s return policy. The assurance of being able to return an item can protect you from counterfeit products as well as other issues that may occur such as fit, color and size.

Step #4: Accept No Substitutes
 Avoid merchants who substitute stock shoe images instead of the actual picture of your shoe. They will adopt this custom because a stock shoe photo is more appealing. Think of it as a warning shot and remember a photo taken within a home assures the buyer that the shoes actually exist and are in the condition noted.
 If you can communicate with the seller, ask them to email you a picture with an item that will verify the correct date such as a newspaper or postmark.

Step #5: Learning to Speak Counterfeit
 The words “sample,” “variant” and “custom” are all claims used interchangeably when replicated merchandise is listed online.
 Knowing the modus operandi of your designer will also give you a clue as to whether the merchandise is legitimate or not. Example: Knowing that an authentic sample of Nike shoes only come in men’s U.S. size 9, 10 and 11, women’s samples in size 7, and kids in a 3.5 is pretty valuable information when you’re ready to buy athletic shoes. Also, Nike does not promote their product line using the words custom or variant.
 Vintage Nike shoes which are no longer produced are rarely available in a full sizing run. So, bear in mind, when this particular item becomes your quest, any site offering 150 pairs in stock is probably selling counterfeit Nike’s.
 If it seems to good to be true, the shoe you’re looking at is a fake. Both fake and damaged shoes can be bought at a great price so, buyer beware of shoes offered at extreme discounts. This rule is especially true if you’re looking at a 50% off sale.
 Shipping time is a big clue for the counterfeit shoe market industry. If the seller estimates arrival between one and two weeks, it’s possible the shoes are coming from a country who excels in replicating designer shoes.
 If you have no other option, try to purchase your designer shoes directly from the company’s site or an authorized retailer.
 Avoid shoes that are offered before the official date of release. This is a huge warning shot that the shoe is a fake. They are extremely tempting and the excitement of owning a pair makes the buyer twice as vulnerable. The trap is a perfect one because there are no original pics to compare them to.
 The Old Trust but Verify Trick. A great way to keep from wondering if you’ve been ripped-off or not is to simply double check them after they arrive. Go to the designer’s, or one of the official retailer’s sites and compare them online. You should also be able to ask the seller to verify their authenticity by calling them directly. Note: Always make sure you can reach the company by phone, not just an email address.

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By taking the time to investigate the details of the seller, manufacturer and product, your purchase of designer shoes doesn’t have to be a nightmare. We live in a global marketplace where vendors of every type are either conducting business ethically or suspiciously. Fortunately, the designers and manufacturers who conduct business responsibly have taken the necessary steps to help educate their clientele which telltale signs to look for. Many countries around the world are used for manufacturing designer products so, don’t assume the worst when you notice that your shoes haven’t been made in the USA.

Is it Really Against the Law to Sell Fakes?

When it Comes to Replica’s, Some Company’s Just Don’t Care

Yes. It is illegal to sell shoes that are exact replicas of designer brands under the guise of authenticity. However, it is not illegal to sell replicants (knock-offs) that are similar, not identical, to the real thing providing you make no claims that the items are authentic. Those companies involved in counterfeiting goods will tell you business has never been better. The global impact and availability of fake designer products is booming thereby leaving many people angry, sick or even dead. Yes, it’s a terrible experience to be sold something you thought was authentic, but what about a drug you’re “trusting” to be authentic? You can put fake shoes on your baby, but would you buy counterfeit antibiotics for them if they were sick?
Well, unbelievable as it may seem, a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates the value of replicated products that crossed international borders in 2007 is over $250 billion, making weapon smuggling, drug smuggling and human trafficking look incidental.

When factoring in the revenue generated by counterfeit purchases within countries added to the value of pirated software, the International Chamber of Commerce estimates the sales of replicated goods at $650 billion in 2008. Add to that the amount of tax revenue that was not collected plus increased welfare spending as a result of fake goods was $125 billion in just the developed countries of the world. The counterfeit goods industry has also resulted in over 2 million jobs-and that was in 2008. The bottom line is that in 2015 the value of counterfeit products on a world-wide basis was about to exceed 2 trillion dollars. Some counterfeit products will hurt you more than others, but if you are curious about what they are we have the top ten listed in the following steps below:

Step #1: Fake Designer Shoes and Clothes Rank Number 1.
 With virtually every country in the world manufacturing counterfeit goods, it is easier than ever to acquire and equip the necessary factories machinery and employees needed for the job.
 But designer footwear is the number one knock-off in the world. Although the shoe industry has been pursuing governments to take action. U.S. agencies like the United States Trade Representative (USTR) have listened but have not delivered anything to speak of with regards to results.
 While knock-off shoes remain the number one victim, trademarks are infringed on basically anything a person can think of from fashion to produce. Counterfeiting also produces knockoffs that endanger lives, toys that are harmful to children, baby formula lacking vitamins and nourishment, and faulty medical instruments that produce false readings.

Step #2: Consumer Electronics
 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a report stating that the counterfeiting of consumer electronics is the second most seized replicated products since 2014. The value of the seized items was in excess of 160 million dollars. The manufacturers of fake electronics have and will continue to sacrifice the quality of their product in order to make more money. This applies to the customer’s protection as well. Many accidents occur due to negligence include power bank explosions, electrical leaks, fire hazards, etc.

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There are many reasons why buying a knock-off item makes sense and just as many reasons why it doesn’t. Perhaps it’s a timing thing and you just happen to be walking around town and you know you’re going to need a gift for a special someone’s birthday. You’re approached by the guy who can sell you the perfect gift for the person you’ve been thinking about – the famous “offer you can’t refuse”. Maybe you’re taking a well-deserved vacation, and the souvenir shops are having a big sale. Is there anybody who doesn’t love to shop while they’re on holiday?
Whatever the reason, when the opportunity presents itself or, you’re just too tired to do the research there’s a good chance a counterfeit product is in your future. There probably isn’t one item you couldn’t get much cheaper if you did a search for it right now online-but it begs the question, why? You’ve got to know by now the quality won’t be there and if that’s true, you’re going to be needing another one sooner than later. Perhaps it’s time to think about the real psychology behind the designer phenomenon and the consequences of our actions, are you ready?

The Power, Pitfalls and Psychology Behind the Purchase

Counting the Cost – It’s Not Just About Money
Saving money on a particular item can be the highlight of your whole week. In fact, there’s plenty of times when the amount you saved is more exciting than what you actually bought – and that’s the part that makes you happy. Not so hard to understand with prices going up by the second it seems. We want the good stuff, the designer fashions, shoes and glasses, but alas, we just can’t afford them. Now comes the dilemma, do you buy the knock-off or settle for a no-name brand that will do the same job. Hmmm, not nearly as satisfying or empowering is it? What if there was a way to get the same rush from NOT buying the counterfeit. Here is a pretty interesting list of responses which were part of an experiment conducted on a group of women. All the women were given designer sunglasses to wear, but half of them were told they were wearing replicas. Check this out if you want a little insight into the effects wearing counterfeits can have on your personality and world view:

Step #1: Image or Impression
Three psychological scientists wanted to see if wearing designer products would influence the women in the experiment by affecting their actions and attitudes in negative or undesirable ways.
 The counterfeit shades represented a form of dishonesty and could possibly justify acting dishonestly in other ways.
 By having the women do certain tasks that gave them a chance to lie or cheat they found the group wearing the knock-offs did, in fact, cheat more by 70%.

Step #2: Just to Be Sure
To check and double check the results, the scientists had the women perform a different task. This one would have them choose between answering correctly or answering for profit.
 The group wearing the knock-offs proved by their responses that the act of wearing fake glasses resulted in lying and cheating.

Step #3: Does inauthentic image enhancement have other negative effects?
Could it be that wearing counterfeit shoes, clothing, and glasses influence our behavior so negatively that it manifests through our personal life?
 The scientists discovered that when the women were questioned about people they knew, the group wearing the knock-offs were more likely to view them as phony and unethical.
 They also discovered that this group had a very cynical view of their friends. They felt they were less truthful, more dishonest and more prone to acting unethically in business negotiations.

Step #4: The Bottom Line
After all was said and done, the scientists published their findings in the Psychological Science Journal.
 Wearing counterfeit products will not boost our ego or self-image.
 Wearing knock-offs undermine our internal sense of what is authentic.
 Fake products make us feel fake or phony; like we are secretly cheating someone.
 A counterfeit “self” manifests in cheating and cynicism in real life.

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Well, it’s a brain-full, I know. If it wasn’t there wouldn’t be articles like this, websites by the dozens, government meetings, curious scientists and designers of every ilk getting involved in stopping the chaos caused by counterfeiting. Counterfeiting is seriously affecting the economy, employment and environment in ways we haven’t even thought of yet. It’s a multi-trillion-dollar epidemic and it’s costing us as a society more than just money-sometimes it costs us our lives. If it was just about saving money or convenient shopping it would be one thing, but the research that is being done is uncovering problems much deeper and much more disheartening because of the moral implications. As long as people are consuming fakes for both internal and external use, there will be someone trying to stop it. I guess it starts with me-most changes do. I once heard someone say, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re definitely part of the problem”. Which one are you?

10 Best Replica Designer Shoes Sites (Balenciaga Replica)

With the trend of fashion trends, many of these chasing atmospheres have begun to spread in people’s lives. In daily life, there is an increase in the demand for shoes, and some people really appreciate design ideas. But there are also many people who are blindly consuming. So many people are keen to buy design products, which has reached a feverish level.

However, under the conditions of the expansion of the brand market, the status quo of replica designer shoes will inevitably occur. Today we take Balenciaga replica designer shoes as an example to introduce you 10 best replica designer shoes sites.

 

What is replica?

 

There is another name now called “knockoff”. The “Balenciaga triple s replica” we often hear refers to “Balenciaga triple s knockoff”. Because the cost of replica is very low, the selling price is relatively low. Therefore, it is very popular among buyers. The market for replica is very large, so more and more balenciaga shoes replica suppliers are joining in it. Of course, there are also genuine and cheap designer shoes online.

10 Best Balenciaga replica suppliers sites

Every new product from the Balenciaga enters the market, accompanied by countless Balenciaga replica designer shoes. So where can we buy such balenciaga triple s replica, Balenciaga speed trainer replica or even Balenciaga trainers replica? Below we will list 10 best Balenciaga replica sites for you.

Website

Product

Location

Dhgate

Balenciaga triple s replica, Balenciaga speed trainer replica

China

Gumtree

Balenciaga speed trainer replica

UK

ioffer

Balenciaga shoes replica

USA

Aliexpress

Balenciaga runners replica

China

Wish

Balenciaga speed trainer replica

USA

CNfashionbuy

Balenciaga shoes replica

USA

Benzinoosales

Balenciaga t shirt replica

USA

Aestheticprints

Balenciaga trainers replica

USA

Alphaluxury

Balenciaga arena replica

USA

Bodjean

Replica designer shoes, Replica shoes

Russia

1.

 Dhgate

 

DHgate is a well-known B2B website in China. It adopts a commission system, free of registration fees, and charges only after the successful transaction between the buyer and the seller.

 

As an innovator of small and medium-sized B2B overseas e-commerce, DHgate’s marketing model expands overseas market with low cost and high efficiency. The self-built EDMSYS platform provides high-quality product information for overseas users, and users can freely subscribe to English EDM product information. The first time to understand the latest supply situation in the market.

 

Balenciaga triple s replica, Balenciaga speed trainer replica is available at DHgate at a unbelievable low price.

2. Gumtree

Gumtree.com, known as Gumtree, is a UK online classifieds and community website. Classified ads can be free or paid depending on the product category and geographic market.

Gumtree is the UK’s largest classified information website. It was created in April 2000 and includes content such as renting a house, finding a job, buying and selling a car, making friends, and covering many other countries such as Poland, the United States, and Australia.

3. Ioffer

 

iOffer is a global online market, which offer replica designer shoes. You can buy and sell almost anything. There are currently over 1 million items sold with thousands of active buyers and sellers. iOffer was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. You can find many Balenciaga replicas and different kinds of replica shoes here, such as the different types of Balenciaga shoes replica. Remember, iOffer is just a market. They offer stores (platforms), but independent sellers manage their inventory, sales and shipping. iOffer is not responsible for the management of all independent sellers.

4. Aliexpress

 

AliExpress was officially launched in April 2010. It is the only online trading platform created by Alibaba for the global market.

It is for global buyers, through the Alipay international account for secured transactions, and using international express delivery. It is the third largest online online shopping site in the world.

AliExpress covers 30 primary industry categories including 3C, clothing, home, and accessories. Among the main industries are: clothing, mobile communication, shoe bags, beauty and health, jewelry watches, consumer electronics, computer networks, home, car and motorcycle accessories, lamps and so on.

 

In the AliExpress platform, users are prohibited from publishing or selling products involving third-party intellectual property rights without authorization, such as trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and patent infringement. But you can still buy Balenciaga triple s replica and Balenciaga speed trainer replica.

5. Wish

I ordered a pair of Balenciaga speed trainers from wish for $30 and this is what I got.

Wish is an online e-commerce company.

It was founded in 2010 by Google and Yahoo’s former programmers Peter Szulczewski and Danny Zhang. In 2017, the Wish mobile shopping app has more than 100 million users on iOS and Android platforms. At the same time, Wish is a mobile priority shopping app that pushes product information to interested users according to user preferences through precise algorithm recommendation technology.

6. CNfashionbuy

 

Cnfashionbuy is a website that offers different fashion products, such as shoes, clothes, etc., and is also one of the Balenciaga shoes replica suppliers. However, Cnfashionbuy is only a platform to provide a display channel for the settled merchants, and is not responsible for the delivery or quality of the goods. So on the Cnfashionbuy you can buy Balenciaga shoes replica or other Balenciaga replica from different merchants.

 

Most merchants usually have a delivery cycle of 3-7 days, but due to different sellers and different delivery cycles, some merchandise delivery cycles may be as long as 30 days.

 

And under normal circumstances, the goods are not supported for no reason to return, because the return must be approved by the seller to allow permission, no reason to return will not return the service fee and freight, and return shipping costs you also have to bear. So you need to think carefully to avoid buying the unsatisfactory Balenciaga shoes replica.

7. Benzinoosales

 

BenzinOOsales is a high quality replica clothing website from Chicago, USA. They started BenzinOOsales to bring to people a sure and safe reliable place to order replica cloth. If you want to buy Balenciaga t shirt replica or Balenciaga cloth replica, please check BenzinOOsales regularly. They are shipped free of charge in 30+ countries worldwide.

8. Aestheticprints

 

The primary goal of Aesthetic Prints is to provide you with top quality HD color clothing at an affordable price, as well as free WORLDWIDE SHIPPING and generous discount codes. Aesthetic Prints was established in 2015. Originally sold only on land in Chicago, Illinois, but with the growing popularity and requests from state and overseas customers, it was decided to develop a web platform. You can buy Balenciaga trainers replica here. At the same time, you can also look for some purchase opportunities for geneuine and cheap designer trainers.

9. Alphaluxury

Replicasneakers is a site that offers luxury shoes where you can buy high quality Balenciaga arena replica. But for some reason, the recent Replicasneakers website could not be opened. What’s more, they sells the perfect unauthorized replica Balenciaga arena replica for affordable prices, hottest colorways available in stock with free shipping all around the world.

10. Bodjean

You can buy any kinds of replica shoes, for example replica designer shoes on Bodjean. The $239.99 Designer Brand D Womens High Quality Genuine Leather Shoes 2019ss DXS12, you can buy it for only $98. 99. You can pay in 3 ways: Western Union, Bank Wire Transfer Offline Payment and Credit Card (VISA & Mastercard). Please don’t worry about it being shipped worldwide using EMS / DHL.

Read more on:  Find the Best Shoe Manufacturers in China

How to distinguish Balenciaga replica and authentic?

I believe that the BALENCIAGA Triple S in Paris is the embarrassment of many people and the “home” of your money. So how can I avoid buying Balenciaga replica? Let’s take Balenciaga Triple S as an example.

1. Price:

 

Open Google search to sell the Balenciaga Triple S, you will find quite a lot shops, the price is from hundreds to tens of thousands, some of the shops even offer 24 hours shipping and free shipping.

 

First of all, if the price is less than 1000 US dollars, don’t consider it. Even the cost is not enough. It must be a high-quality waste. Of course, don’t think that expensive is good. It’s a lot of unsatisfactory to buy a big price. The most important thing is to start with the details and identify it from the packaging.

 

2. Trademark:

 

The most important method of identification is Balenciaga’s LOGO. The BALENCIAGA stencil on the side of the shoe is quite fine, and the counterfeit is a lot rougher. This is the first true and false resolution point.

 

In addition, the color of the soles of the real and replica designer shoes and the logo of the heel are also different, and the authentic outsole is also more stereoscopic.

 

3. Material:

 

The Balenciaga Triple S upper is made of a special mesh material. The mesh looks very delicate. The uppers and laces are the characteristics of the Balenciaga Triple S. Especially the black part of the oil wax is old and shiny. To the extent, there are traces of sallow yellow on the side of the white shoe. The characteristics of wear-resistant anti-slip pressure resistance can only be known if you are on the foot.

Bootleggers Are Making Knockoff Designer Sneakers That Don’t Even Exist IRL

Photo illustration by Tyler Watamanuk.

If you know exactly where to look, you can buy a near-perfect replica of the latest collaborative sneaker from French luxury house Balenciaga and buzzy streetwear label Off-White at a fraction of the retail price. You can also purchase the new Gucci x Adidas sneaker or the Supreme logo-adorned version of Kanye West’s sought-after Yeezy Boost.

The only catch is that none of these collaborations actually exist—not officially, at least—but that hasn’t stopped a new class of bootleggers from turning these hypebeast wet dreams into physical realities.

Historically speaking, counterfeit goods are supposed to look like the real thing, which is to say a “real thing” that is first produced by the fashion brands themselves. The bootlegger business, a shadowy global market estimated to be worth over $460 billion, has long been considered one of the biggest threats to the fashion industry. It disrupts supply chains, steals sales, and weakens brand reputations. But the thorn in fashion’s side has always operated under the pretense that image-conscious consumers want knockoffs that can pass for originals. So why are younger fashion enthusiasts suddenly spending their cash on deliberately faux sneakers?

To start, there is a longstanding tradition of sneakerheads posting heavily Photoshopped images of hypothetical collaborations that mix styles and brands that would typically never intersect. What started as an online community flexing its creative chops (and trying to outdo one another in the process) has morphed into a full-blown phenomenon. (The recent burst of collab-mania in fashion has only expedited its popularity, too.) These mock-ups have lived on sneaker forums like NikeTalk and design websites like DeviantArt, but have since found a new home on Instagram, where they rack up thousands of likes thanks to an algorithm and discovery page that gives the images a larger audience than ever before. The practice has evolved into a niche industry, with personalities The Shoe Surgeon and Ceeze turning the desire for hybrid sneakers into customized real-life products that you can actually buy. However, it takes hours of labor-intensive work and requires a highly skilled hand just to produce a single pair of the one-off shoes.

A pair of counterfeit LV x Supreme sneakers.

Now, consumers can browse quasi-legit-looking (but still completely unauthorized) e-commerce websites that contain hundreds of one-for-one replicas and fictionalized designs (like the aforementioned Balenciaga x Off-White model), and order with a couple of clicks. Prices for these types of fake sneakers can range from $70 to $180 (USD) and shipping can take upwards of two months, but it’s a small price to pay for access to a fashion collaboration so rare that it doesn’t even exist. The copycat sneakers are re-created expertly by factories in China, either by deconstructing and reverse engineering an original pair, or by gaining access to actual blueprints and production secrets. Once produced, listed online, and sold, the bootleg footwear is then delivered in nondescript boxes by discreet international couriers.

As the status of sneakers continue to rise on streetwear and high fashion, the booming black market only appears to be gaining momentum by the season. Counterfeiters are using Facebook and Instagram’s marketing tools with increasing precision to target potential consumers. Reddit’s “Replica Sneakers” forum has grown from 10,000 to 71,000 subscribers in just two years. Outside of easier accessibility to quality bootlegs, there is a wider cultural trend at play here: a blurring of lines between real and fake, high and low, desirable and undesirable.

A pair of fake Gucci sneakers.

One of Alessandro Michele’s recent collections for Gucci sold a replica of a popular counterfeit Gucci T-shirt that you can find for sale on streets in major cities. Designer Mike Cherman, under his semi-bootleg Chinatown Market moniker, released an intentionally fake Supreme x Louis Vuitton handbag that was lauded in a New York Times Style feature. Balenciaga and Vetements have blended the line between fashion, bootleg, and parody with Demna Gvasalia’s willingness to riff on third-party logos from the likes of politicians and shipping couriers. Even Drake counts a custom pair of “collaborative” Air Jordan and Stone Island sneakers (a partnership that does not officially exist) in his personal collection of kicks. All of this has helped usher in the notion that bootleg and unofficial fashion, even to the level of being obviously unsanctioned, is just a cool and flex-worthy as its more expensive and legitimate counterparts.

Take the Balenciaga Triple S sneaker, perhaps the most “of the moment” sneaker, its bulky silhouette is instantly recognizable, and perfectly encapsulates the current ugly-as-fashion trend. (Plus, it comes with a status-signifying price tag of $800.) To add Virgil Abloh’s well-known screenprint motif on top of an already hyped-up sneaker is to layer hype on top of hype, and today’s Internet-savvy counterfeiters know this. They understand the excitable sneakerhead audience on a deeper level than bootleggers of decades past. One website offers replicas of Abloh’s coveted “The Ten” collection in sneaker models that Nike didn’t even produce, even applying the same aesthetic to a popular Kanye West Adidas shoe—arguably a “rival” shoe.

A pair of fake Yeezy x Off-White sneakers.

Bootleggers may produce some unconventional styles, but they don’t stray too far from the brands that are guaranteed to sell: Nike, Adidas, Supreme, Gucci, Off-White, Balenciaga, and the like. They’re remixing trends and brands with a keen understanding of contemporary streetwear and fashion to give a niche audience exactly what they want. It’s reminiscent of the early work of Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day, the iconic 1980s bootlegger and influential tailor who reworked luxury luggage into jackets and created his own logo-print pieces for a hip-hop and athlete clientele in his Harlem store. Day offered a product that didn’t previously exist to a demographic that high-end brands mostly ignored, and his customers welcomed it with open arms. Just this month, in a full-circle moment, over two decades after his boutique was sued out of existence, Gucci and Day opened an joint atelier in Harlem, N.Y., the latest step in a now-official partnership that began last year after Gucci itself was accused of ripping off Day’s designs.

There has been an inversion of power in the fashion industry: bootleggers, self-taught designers, and self-prescribed influencers carry more cultural cachet than ever before. The Internet has put creative and communication tools in the hands of those who previously never had access. Perhaps the older luxury consumer would never be caught dead in a knockoff of any kind, but, even just a couple of years ago, wearing counterfeit designer goods (deliberate or not) was considered a faux pas among the younger fashion crowd, too. Now, we’re living in a “post-truth” world full of lavish fashion, loud design, and logo-crazed consumers. The name of the game is rarity and exclusivity—authenticity be damned. Some sneakerheads just want their kicks to fly the banner of their favorite brands; it doesn’t matter if the shoes are real or fake, and the bootleggers know it.

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FAKE/IMITATION VS ORIGINAL SHOES

Lets face it, not every one can afford to spend $1000 on a pair of designer shoes or $200 in a pair of Nike or
Adidas shoes, so that’s when the imitations start to look appealing(unfortunately).

YES I´M GUILTY . . .
I confess having owned some shoes inspired in other brands or designers, but I never owned the kind
of imitation that has “Addidos” written on the label instead of Adidas, not that I have something against them, I just think that those kind of knockoffs are not so…. attracting, not to mention these kind of imitation is illegal, since logos are trademarks of each company.
If you’re into products inspired by other brands or you are just not willing to spend your whole paycheck on a pair of shoes, then I strongly recommend you this post.

Differences

Maybe you don’t quite notice the difference but in my opinion there are indeed two kinds of imitations.

1)._ There are the ones that look exactly as the original brand and design, except for the label and sometimes the logo, there are also some shoes that are sold as the original and that it is illegal.
To sell a cheaper and lower quality product, claiming to be original is against the law, to buy or own
an imitation or a knockoff it’s not illegal.

Generally these ones are the ones that most of the times are too excessive.
Why? Because if you are not able to afford or simply think that there’s no need to wear expensive
shoes, it’s always better to wear shoes that are unique and not just a replica of other brands.

2)._ In other cases there are other shoe styles & brands that are not just a mere copy, they are innocently inspired in some of the most well-known brands.
These are the ones that I recommend, most importantly because they have some similarities with
popular brands but still maintain their uniqueness, and do not mimic the original company logo or brand
name.
I think it’s always better to wear designer inspired shoes instead of sneakers imitation, since these last ones are too obvious.

After all the price that you see on those fancy and well-known brands, is not only the price of the product, these brands sell the idea of exclusivity and social status.
But in the end you choose what to buy, and lets be honest sometimes the shoes that designers sell are hideous and overpriced!

Like these boots for example:


Maison Martin Margiela Boots (Ugly & Expensive)
$2,495 !!

“Knockoffs & Imitations”


IMITATION (Above) Gladiator Shoes $65

ORIGINAL Dior Extreme Platforms $770
(Yes, these are the ones that Sarah Jessica Parker used in the “Sex & The City” movie)

IMITATION (Above) Nine West Boots $145

ORIGINAL Chloé Pumps $550
(net-a-porter)


IMITATION (Above) Steve Madden black satin shoes $89.95


ORIGINAL Giuseppe Zanotti black shoes $550

IMITATION (Above) Steve Madden Ginn Sandal $199. 95

ORIGINAL Givenchy Gladiator Shoes about $1000


IMITATION (Above) Puma wannabes or “simply inspired in” ?


ORIGINAL Puma Shoes


IMITATION (Above) “Addadis” Shoes…. ?#@_¿?¿?

ORIGINAL Adidas Shoes

How to spot fake shoes?

Some people might find the look-alike shoes very appealing and obviously they’re willing to buy
them, but what happens when we want to buy a real product and someone tries to sell us a fake one as a real one?
If you refused to be fooled here are some quick tips on how to avoid being scam.

* Well, first of all rely on your common sense and intelligence, if you happen not to posses any of these
simply follow this advice: If you are buying a pair of Dior shoes and the price its below $300 it’s not that
there’s a sale or you’re just lucky, they are FAKE. This applies to every designer shoe, if it’s too cheap, it is for a reason.

*However, to spot fake sneakers it’s a little bit more tricky….

(Pic from spotfakeadidas.com)
Genuine Adidas shoes have different serial numbers on each shoe

(Pic from spotfakeadidas.com)
Hang tags should always be attached thought the first lace hole on the
instep side of both shoes.


Fake Run DMC’s will often come with one shoe laced, neither should be laced.
Extra laces should be packed tightly in tough plastic packaging.

(Spotfakeadidas.com)


(Spotfakeadidas.com)


Genuine shoes don’t have signs of “heel tags”

(Spotfakeadidas.com)

Websites & Fake products

VARIANTS

These are fakes, several sites use this term but it is deliberately misleading.
Look carefully at the Policy section on the site, it might be hidden somewhere but will usually say “these shoes are factory variants”.

SAMPLES

Everyone knows about samples but briefly for the uninitiated, ‘samples’ come in Size 9 with no box, and are used to road test different looks for a shoe. You can come across some unusual samples, some of which might be valuable.

LOOKALIKES

These can be found in department stores, are made by an anonymous brand and are very cheap replicas. The Shelltoes and the Nike Presto have been badly ‘lookalike’ locally.

CUSTOMS

If you see a shoe in a non-original colourway, it is either a sample, a fake or a ‘custom.’ Customs are shoes that have been hand detailed in some way. There are quite a few well known custom designers out there who are quite famous in their own right. They take a legitimate shoe and jazz it up and then charge premium prices, so it is unlikely you’ll be buying these without being aware of it.
Some sites call their shoes ‘customs’ but they are fakes. Pretty much anything that has been structurally altered is fake, such as all the Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Burberry AF1’s.

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From Crocs to Gucci, these are the most in-demand knock-off designer brands

It’s no secret that Crocs have become a fashion trend in recent years – albeit a polarising one. You may be surprised however, to find that some people are even going so far as to purchase replica versions of the colourful sandals.

In fact, according to a new study conducted by Uswitch, knock-off Crocs are searched for online approximately 25 200 times each year – making it the 5th most in-demand imitated brand in the world!

What’s even crazier, is that Crocs sit just below high-end designer labels such as Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Yeezy.

The study concluded that luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Rolex was the most popular brand in counterfeit products. Known for making some of the most iconic timepieces in the world, replica versions are Googled over a quarter million (228 000) times each year.

Second on the list is Louis Vuitton, with its brown monogram-printed bags searched for approximately 118 000 times.

In the third position is Gucci, with 87 600 searches made each year for imitation products.

Top 20 Most Searched for Knock-off Brands

  • Rolex:
  • Louis Vuitton:
  • Gucci:
  • Yeezy:
  • Crocs:
  • Nike:
  • Balenciaga
  • Off-White
  • Vans:
  • Adidas
  • Converse:
  • Chanel:
  • Versace:
  • Ray-Ban:
  • Burberry:
  • Prada:
  • Michael Kors:
  • Moncler
  • Calvin Klein
  • North Face

As some of the most popular brands are most well-known for specific products, Uswitch also looked into the demand for knock-off versions of iconic products from these brands, revealing the most wanted counterfeit product in the world is a Gucci belt – with 56,400 annual searches.

Interestingly, Gucci takes up four positions in the Top 10 list: Gucci belts see the most searches, followed by Gucci slides. A knock-off Gucci shirt is the fourth most in-demand counterfeit product with 8 400 annual searches, and Gucci t-shirt rounds off the Top 10 list in 10th position with 4 800 online searches each year.

Top 10 Most Searched for Knock-off Designer Products

  • Gucci Belt:
  • Gucci Slides:
  • Yeezy Boost 350:
  • Gucci Shirt:
  • Louis Vuitton Wallet:
  • Balenciaga Triple S
  • Louis Vuitton Belt:
  • Yeezy SPLY 350
  • Louis Vuitton Backpack:
  • Gucci T-Shirt:
90,000 Unusual stylistic solutions in shoe design

More than men’s shoes, women’s shoes open up incredible prospects and opportunities for designers. Today, amazing models of women’s shoes are being created, which can be found both in online stores and only at the Haute Couture show. These are real works of art that you can endlessly examine and create the most futuristic and unusual images.

Conventionally, we can divide unusual stylistic solutions in the design of women’s shoes into two types. The first concerns the external design of the models we are already familiar with, the second is the creation of new types of shoes that almost instantly become hits. This also applies to shoes such as Isabelle Maran’s sneakers or wedge sneakers, as well as the famous ankle boots by Giuseppe Zanotti, in which the designer combined cowboy style and hidden wedges, and of course, the incredible ankle boots by Alexander McQueen.

The design of women’s shoes in online stores, where you can buy casual and smart models, is thought out so that the shoes can be worn every day.In it, the main changes relate to material, texture or decor. The creation of Haute Couture models implies a completely different approach to footwear and design. Men’s shoes, even handmade, tend to be more conservative classics, but women’s shoes never cease to amaze with every season and fashion show.

Designers experiment with every detail. For example, a heel. Today you can find shoes with completely transparent, like glass heels, women’s shoes with a heel in the form of some kind of figure, as if carved from bone, or with a heel in the shape of a familiar object, for example, a bottle of soda. Or adorable shoes and ankle boots with curly wedges, which create the effect of the absence of a heel. These fantastic design solutions look very unusual on the one hand, but on the other, they are absolutely comfortable shoes that can really be worn.

As for the design of the upper of the shoe, here you can find such interesting stylistic solutions as the design of women’s shoes with rhinestones, Swarovski stones, picturesque combinations of bright colors and textured surfaces, imitation of shoes with a wood texture, which looks so natural that it seems that women the shoes are really made of wood.

Another recent hit is sheer shoes. This design move was very quickly adopted by fashion designers, and soon it was possible to buy shoes in online stores, both with transparent details and absolutely transparent. These are ordinary boots, and jackboots, and rubber boots, etc.

Women’s shoes and men’s shoes, which can be bought in online stores today, are constantly changing, defining certain trends. But unusual stylistic solutions in design make such shoes timeless, it is interesting in itself and with its help designers call to create their own individual image without limiting themselves in imagination.

90,020 90,000 Fall 2021 footwear trends: metallic, platform and fur

Last winter, most fashionistas spent at home in comfortable slippers, but in the fall of 2021 it’s time to go out! And, of course, do it in fashionable shoes

Nostalgic trends are outlined in clothing – the return of the style of the 1990s, comfortable knitted vests and shine of sequins.All this splendor is supposed to pick up fashionable shoes. When viewing photos and videos from the catwalks, it becomes clear that the designers have decided to please everyone: those who love futurism, those who prefer comfortable flat-soled shoes, and those who have remained faithful to stilettos. Focus has collected the most interesting shoe trends for fall 2021.

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Warrior Maiden: Metallic, Sequins, Imitation Armor

Fall 2021 Shoe Trends – Metallic, Sequins & Glitter [+ -]

Photo: WWD

Everyday shine has become a new trend in clothes.In footwear, the designers decided to keep up. In the fall of 2021, they recommend putting on your shoes so that you can walk through the puddles, shining. Metallic boots and boots, as well as ankle boots in sequins – for those who just want to be in trend.

Fall 2021 Shoe Trends – Metallic, Sequins & Glitter [+ -]

Photo: PRADA

For those who want to fully embrace the image of a warrior maiden – the extremely armored boots, shown at the last Balenciaga show.They were made according to the exact design of Demna Gvasalia and are a replica of a piece of medieval armor.

Comfortable for walking: comfortable shoes at low travel

Fall 2021 footwear trends – comfortable boots and boots [+ -]

Photo: Chanel

Designers suggested that after long months in self-isolation, fashionistas would want to break free and take long walks on foot.Perhaps they will go to the forest or walk to a restaurant in a nearby area.

Fall 2021 footwear trends – comfortable boots and boots [+ -]

Photo: Tatler

But footwear for this must be suitable – comfortable and flat.Jockey boots, boots with a cozy lining – they are advised to combine them with any wardrobe item. Even with a romantic silk dress.

Platform: Greetings from Ancient Greece and the 70s

Fall 2021 shoe trends – platform shoes [+ -]

Photo: WWD

This fall, designers want to take a woman to a pedestal … or, in this case, a platform.One of the most ancient fashion trends, which originated in Ancient Greece, is constantly returning – its most victorious procession was the 1970s, when both men and women wore the platform.

Fall 2021 shoe trends – platform shoes [+ -]

Photo: Vogue

Looks like the trend is back, designers have provided a high platform for everything: stiletto heels, classic loafers and even ballet flats.

Fluffy and cozy: shoes with fur

Footwear trends for fall 2021 – fur shoes [+ -]

Photo: Vogue

For those who still cannot refuse soft house slippers, the designers made concessions and showed the legacy of quarantine fashion on the catwalk: cozy shoes with fur.Equipped with a fluffy insole or trim and open-toe slippers and boots.

Footwear trends for fall 2021 – fur shoes [+ -]

Photo: WWD

They are recommended to be worn with knitted socks, which look like you knitted them yourself.Autumn 2021 should be fluffy!

Business style: stilettos and heels

Fall 2021 shoe trends – stilettos and heels [+ -]

Photo: WWD

Returned to the fashion and style of the early 2000s, when ladies wore tailored suits and stiletto heels with dangerously sharp heels.However, if some designers did not invent anything new, returning to the classic style, others decided that heeled shoes can be original and even funny.

Fall 2021 shoe trends – stilettos and heels [+ -]

Photo: Vogue

A trend such as a transparent heel, which previously adorned only the shoes of go-go dancers and strippers, also migrated into everyday life.

Over the knee boots: trend reversal

Fall 2021 Shoe Trends – Over the Knee Boots [+ -]

Photo: WWD

Another long-running trend that returned 20 years later. Boots above the knee.And here the designers give scope for creativity. It can be boots-stockings: black or with a print, or boots with a free bootleg, gathering folds at the ankles. And heels or a platform – here you can choose a fashionista.

Fall 2021 Shoe Trends – Over the Knee Boots [+ -]

Photo: WWD

How to choose an outfit for this type of shoe? Here, the designers do not see any restrictions, but on the catwalk such boots looked good with mini-skirts or, on the contrary, midi-length skirts made of flowing fabrics.

90,000 What you need to know about the brand Amina Muaddi, which shoes Rihanna and Queen Rania :: Things :: RBK Style

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author Alina Malyutina

20 October 2020

Portals Lyst and Highsnobiety have published a list of the 20 most promising young brands.Among them is Amina Muaddi, founded by a 33-year-old French designer of Jordanian-Romanian descent. RBC Style tells why the brand deserves attention

This is not a story about a girl from a French village who dreamed of becoming a professional tennis player all her life, but by the will of fate fell into fashion, as was the case with the author of the most popular print of 2020, Marine Serre.Amina Muaddi spoke to her parents about her desire to work in the fashion industry from the age of nine. “It’s all thanks to my mom. She was chic, with a large shoe cabinet, and she dressed me very well, ”she told Vogue Arabia, sitting in one of the best restaurants in Paris in a Loewe jacket, Helmut Lang T-shirt, Rolex watch and boots of her own design. However, before receiving the “Shoe Oscar” – the Footwear News Achievement award in the category “Best Designer of 2019” – Amina Muaddi changed several specialties and cities, having made her way from her native Romania to Paris.

Italy became an intermediate point, where Muaddi moved at the age of 16 to continue her studies. After graduating from high school in Brescia, she moved to Milan, where she studied marketing and communication in the field of fashion for three years at the European Institute of Design. All this was necessary in order to subsequently get a job in magazines with big names – L’Uomo Vogue and GQ in New York. And, apparently, in order to be disappointed in them: at the age of 26, Muaddi realized that being just an editorial assistant was not hers, she wanted to create fashion with her own hands, and returned to Italy, to the Riviera del Brenta region – the cradle of the country’s shoe industry.

“Working with magazines, I was dissatisfied, and my boss at GQ – editor and star stylist – told me:“ If you feel like you want to have your own brand, then don’t wait – do it. ” He made me understand that for this you do not need to wait for the right moment – reaching a certain age or position in your career, – said Muaddi in an interview with The Business of Fashion. “Part of me felt like I should perhaps have studied design, not fashion communication. But I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to become a designer if I couldn’t draw.Probably, I just had to abandon the traditional mentality and realize that I was a bigger designer than I thought, because I had a clear vision and understanding of what I really want. ”

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During a year in the Riviera del Brenta, Amina Muaddi worked with a local artisan who introduced her to shoe suppliers and showed her how every element is created, from heel to box. Practical knowledge helped the girl to open the Oscar Tiye brand in 2013, which produced shoes and sandals with imitation wings, as well as Mickey Mouse ears. Judging by the success of the company by the circle of celebrities who wear its product, then Muaddi’s debut can be called successful: the list of clients included Nina Dobrev, Zoe Saldana, Eva Longoria, Britney Spears, Amber Valletta, Halle Berry and Hailey Baldwin, and long before that how she became Bieber.

Nevertheless, in May 2017, Oscar Tiye was closed: Instagram was replenished only with archived photos in order to sell the rest, and a “website offline” stub appeared on the site. Muaddi moved to Paris at the invitation of designer Alexandre Vautier to make shoes to highlight the ultrasexuality of his collections.

During this time, Amina Muaddi established herself as not only a shoe designer, but also a fashion influencer with invitations to the front rows of Valentino and Prada shows and girlfriends represented by the founders of Attico Georgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio, on the one hand, and the model Tina Kunaki on the other. …The wife of Vincent Cassel was the heroine of the first advertising campaign of the new, this time the brand of the same name, Muaddi, which settled in France, but manufactures shoes in Italy. In the footage, Kunakey posed in pointed iridescent pumps with a distinctive element that would later make Amina Muaddi one of the most recognizable shoe companies in the world – a pyramid heel (or, as it is also called, a “martini glass”).

Tina Kunaki in the advertising campaign Amina Muaddi

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However, the guiding star of the young brand was not Tina Kunaki, but Rihanna, who, having learned about him from her right hand Jalil Viver, betrayed her former shoe favorites – Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik (with whom, by the way, she collaborated). Collections Amina Muadi, which, in addition to shoes with a glass heel, include, for example, suede over the knee boots with a straight heel and patent leather ankle boots with stiletto heels, have become the basis of the wardrobe of the American singer.And not only her: some clients switched to Muaddi from Oscar Tiye, and among the new ones were Kim Kardashian, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Dua Lipa, Solange Knowles and Queen Rania al-Abdullah of Jordan.

Rihanna in Amina Muaddi Shoes

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Hayley Bieber in Amina Muaddi shoes

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Gigi Hadid in Amina Muaddi shoes

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Kendall Jenner in Amina Muaddi shoes

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Rosie-Huntington Whiteley wearing Amina Muaddi shoes

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Queen Rania of Jordan in Amina Muaddi shoes

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Dua Lipa in Amina Muaddi shoes

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Kim Kardashian in Amina Muaddi shoes

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Kendall Jenner in Amina Muaddi shoes

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A pool of female celebrities, coupled with an army of Instagram followers formed as a result of building a personal brand, brought Muaddi record numbers.According to The Business of Fashion, the company’s sales in the past 12 months have exceeded $ 22.2 million – despite the average cost of shoes of $ 800, the quarantine, during which the shoes with “holiday designs” are clearly not needed, and the lack of direct Internet sales (the Amina Muaddi brand is represented in stores and on the websites of Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols, Ssense, Browns and MyTheresa, as well as Aizel and TSUM).

Earlier, personal recommendation service Lyst concluded that Amina Muaddi’s Gilda shoes were the second most popular product in the world in the fourth quarter of 2019.According to statistics, on average, they were searched 60,500 times a month, and the number of views of the brand as a whole increased by 73%. The experts emphasized that not only eminent clients and the status of an influencer, but also the creation of a joint collection with Rihanna for her brand Fenty, which is part of the LVMH group, influenced the interest of buyers in many ways. In 2020, the experience of cooperation was repeated: sandals with a square toe and shoes with a large brooch adorned the feet of Bella Hadid, Laura Harrier, Lizzo, Irina Shayk and Paris Hilton, who participated in the Savage X Fenty lingerie show.

As the brand gains momentum, becoming global and replicated, Amina Muaddi deliberately reduces them. For example, realizing that the transparent version of Begum shoes is in high demand, she removed them from the fall collection. “We’re the lucky ones – everyone wants our product,” the designer boasted. “But we don’t want to give it to everyone. My client should feel that she has something luxurious, unique, such that not everyone can get hold of. ” And he adds: “I went through a lot: situations when I had everything and when I had nothing.As you become familiar with both of these worlds, you understand what really matters. Money helps you find safety and comfort, but it definitely never brings happiness. ”

Chinese imitation redwings

There is such a company like pretentious “work” boots – Red Wing. They entered Russian fashion in this year in the 11th, then they successfully left, but a certain number of fans remained.

The boots are famous for their “history”, quality, supposedly indestructibility and a price of three hundred dollars.
Photo of the original

I also count myself among the fans of these pseudo-miner shoes, and have been wearing one pair since the age of 13. And although I have some questions about their indestructibility, the main problem was not normal wear and tear, but a sudden “even tired”.
Three hundred bucks to pay for this reason, the toad choked me. And I began to look for imitations on aliexpress. I found several outwardly niche models, but they all turned out to be in children’s sizes, 43rd – and that one was somehow undersized.
But there was still one model with the declared length of the cherished 29 cm.Curiosity took me apart (what are the Chinese riveting there?), We agreed with the toad for 80 bucks, and ordered it.
Why did I need all this? First, curiosity. Secondly, outwardly I quite liked them. More in line with my aesthetic tastes than real professional shoes. Well, there are no special requirements for them, regular boots for spring-autumn, sometimes – winter and summer …
And this is what

got The conclusion for those who do not want to read further: well, takoe itself, for eighty bucks of norms, not disappointed, but not that delighted.
Now a few details after six months of wearing.
1) I don’t believe in Chinese sizes, so I searched by centimeters. The centimeters were not Chinese.
2) Judging by some signs, the Chinese starts to glue the shoes when you order them. Dispatch, respectively, was in 10 days. BUT. Before sending, the seller sent real photos of the pair, asked to confirm the correct color and size. Well done, I’m shitty.
3) I don’t remember what box we came in. But I remember that the dust bags were like the big ones.
4) Block. It didn’t suit me very well. My legs are narrow – and here are wide shoes. And the rise is high. In principle, it was solved by the inserted insole, but an unexpected problem emerged. It turned out that in the area of ​​the thumb they (if with an insole) are suddenly low and the sock on the thumb is rubbed on top. Pichalka.
5) Posting. The boots are pretty stiff, however, without overkill. There was no need to wear them out like native Redwing. And the heel is kept at the same time.

6) Material – like leather. No, I’m not an expert, but, in my opinion, this is quite a split.Plump, soft, not dyed. For eighty bucks, it’s quite worthy. But the outer black stripe along the side of the boot is still leatherette. And even the threads of the warp crawl out of the neggo. Solved with a lighter, but left it for review. The outsole, of course, is not leather, but some kind of plastic. Heel is relatively soft. It does not slip on any hard polished surfaces, but does not leave teal. The sole, again, of course, is glued. Decorative stitching – imitation goodier is present. I don’t believe in the real one.However, it was glued well, during the season nothing fell off and did not even exfoliate.

7) Sock. Wore in winter – from home to work for 15 minutes, feet do not freeze. Sitting in the office is also normal, although, perhaps, a little hot. Get wet – do not get wet, neither in winter nor in spring. Well, okay.
8) Appearance – well, here, for an amateur. Much better than I expected. From the height of human growth, they are not particularly distinguishable from the redwing, although rummaging fashionistas will probably find something to catch on to. Non-modniks are not aware of redwing, for them – what are these shitty, that any others.
9) Laces – in my opinion, crap. They are not torn, but somehow they push. Doesn’t appear to be reliable.
10) Impressions of wearing – well, tacoes. Ragged redwings are more convenient. These, according to the sensations of the block, look like kryzachi. But if you have a normal leg (and not a flipper, like mine), then there should be norms. Suddenly there were problems with the lacing. In the original redwings, there are hooks on the top of the boots, and here there are holes. But the length of the laces is still not enough to fit into a simply loosened shoe, you have to pull the laces out of the two upper holes every time.But I’m used to it.
Few pictures on legs


Total
Normal, sturdy shoes. In principle, nothing is better than shoes from an offline store for the same money. But I like the design more, sneakers for 5 tysh usually look cheaper and lurid, but this is a matter of taste.
Those who want to buy good shoes for cheap – no, redwings, chips and corcorans are really better. But still not three hundred bucks.
But the traditional cat did not appreciate it either.

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90,000 Fashionable women’s boots autumn-winter 2021-2022: 60 photos of new products

Fashionable women’s boots are distinguished by their variability and extravagance. The fall-winter 2021-2022 season brings dozens of interesting ideas: transparent materials, creative decor, heels and capes of unusual shapes, unexpected colors, a mix of dissimilar elements.Despite the creative flight of imagination of designers, the models meet the main requirement – practicality and comfort.

Hot trends from the catwalks

Fashion shows in Milan, New York, Paris, London have already defined ultra-fashion trends.

In autumn and winter will be relevant:

  • brutality trend. Fashionable coarse shoes with chunky soles are found in casual and sports wardrobe. Even fragile girls can safely wear it, choosing the right combination with clothes;
  • curly noses.Square or pointed shapes are found in flat and heeled shoes;
  • combined models. They mix textures, materials, shapes, colors, styles, which gives rise to unexpected and fresh solutions;
  • various materials. Leather, suede, knitwear, plastic – everything is used to create stylish boots;
  • fashion from the past. Hot trends date back to the 80s and 90s. Designers only slightly improved the shape and breathed new life into the models from the past;
  • wide leg.Now, stylish feminine options do not have to fit the leg perfectly. The loose boot is combined with a narrow toe and stiletto heel.

A combination of several fashion trends can be seen in one pair. Time to get acquainted with the trends in detail.

“In the animal world”

Nature theme is the trend of the coming autumn. Prints imitating the skin of a snake, crocodile, zebra, leopard, tiger skin, made in natural and bright shades, are in fashion. Drawing most often “works” in tandem with textured embossing.

The designer houses Chloé, Michael Kors offer elegant women’s boots with an expensive print and reptile skin embossing. The most popular option is the python color. Heels covered with this material give the models chic and respectability.

Fashionable autumn boots create a harmonious set with denim clothes, biker jacket, cashmere coat. Elegant stiletto heels in animalic colors go well with dresses and skirts.

One, two, Cossack!

Beveled heel, narrow toe, wide bootleg, buckles and straps – before us are fashionable boots in cowboy style or Cossacks. They have already figured among the fashion trends of the past year and “migrated” into the new season.

A purely masculine piece of wardrobe smoothly turned into a feminine one. This was facilitated by: a graceful silhouette, decor in the form of buckles, lacing, metal chains. You will be in trend if you choose warm Cossack boots with imitation of reptile skin.Western-style shoes go well with jeans, leather jackets, stylish coats and even light dresses.

Daddy’s Sneakers

Comfortable sports shoes are the leader in everyday fashion. Chunky sneakers with thick soles, like dad’s, have become an integral part of women’s wardrobe. This trend was set by: Prada, Loewe, Burberry.

In the fall-winter 2021-2022 season, options for monochrome white and with bright stains are relevant.They are made of durable and water-repellent materials, so they are suitable for wearing in slush and frost. Replenish your wardrobe with Daddy’s sneakers, even if you’re not a hop-style fan. They can be harmoniously combined with dresses, dress pants and coats.

Sock Sneaker: Universal Hybrid

It’s time to put on your sock sneakers for a walk in dry autumn weather. This is a hybrid of sports shoes and a familiar accessory. The toe part, made of jersey or other elastic fabric, “coexists” with a rubberized sole.

Vetements and Balenciaga announced the trend. Today, sock sneakers take pride of place in the wardrobe of the urban fashionista. Designers offer short, medium and long versions of this hybrid. Low-cut shoes can be paired with a tracksuit, jeans and a skirt.

Ankle boots and trekking boots: fashion heritage for tourists

Rough cross-country footwear has migrated from hiking trails to catwalks and showrooms.High and massive trekking boots have become not only practical, but also an ultra-fashionable wardrobe item. Lacing, buckles, metal inserts, straps add femininity to them.

Ankle boots support the trend towards aggressive brutality and military style. Autumn and winter boots with thick ribbed soles create stylish bows in combination with insulated parkas, sheepskin coats, trousers and jeans. No less interesting are the images with dresses and skirts, created in the contrast of femininity and brutality.

A novelty of the season – rough original models with decorative perforations. Specially created “holes” allow you to see colored socks matched with other accessories: bag, belt, gloves.

Square nose: 90s alignment

Practical square nose – an echo from the 90s. It looks most impressive on white or metallic ankle boots. A faithful companion to the nose of this fashionable shape is a low square heel.Shoes can be worn with trousers, jeans and skirts.

Whiter than snow

Trends of the fall-winter 2021-2022 season break stereotypes. They say “No” to the bias that light shades are made exclusively for spring and summer. True fashionistas will stroll through the autumn foliage and fluffy snow in boiling white boots. Some models are decorated with black, dark brown heels and soles. Shoes look organically with a business wardrobe and casual style.Make an original purchase and go beyond templates!

Such a different platform

Greetings from the 70s or boom to the platform! In fashion: tall and brutal models with tractor soles, feminine options with heels and platforms. They are practical, warm and comfortable. On the catwalks, models with a “flattened” base were also seen. They reflect the current military trend. Despite the trends, bulky platform shoes look great complete with jeans and feminine things: skirts, dresses, coats of classic styles.

Fashion balance: pointed toe and steady heel

Practical and beautiful! This is how the stylish tandem “pointed toe and low heel” can be characterized. Fashionable options with these elements are suitable for active people who want to remain elegant in any situation. The classic model can be made in dark and bright colors. It complements the business, everyday wardrobe, combined with trousers, skirts and dresses.

Extremely Narrow Cape

Designers agreed: the cape should be as sharp as a peak.This form has become one of the main sensations on the catwalk. Pointed toe is combined with a steady heel, stiletto heel. The boots look beautiful with skinny jeans and trousers for a feminine and elegant look.

It’s all about the details!

Every little thing matters in fashion. A leather strap is an attribute of footwear for the fall-winter 2021-2022 season. It simultaneously plays the role of a fastener and a decoration. Crossed shoulder straps look especially stylish and feminine.

Lacing and ties are no less relevant. They emphasize the elegance of the leg. Chains and pendants are the main newsmakers of the season. Shoes embellished with metal links are gaining popularity. “Chain Fever” did not pass by the cult brands: Balmain and Adeam.

Multilayer compositions of metal pendants are another fashionable discovery of the last Fashion Weeks. Even sporty and rude options were adorned with chains.

Transparent materials

A creative novelty for autumn – transparent boots in a futuristic style made of plastic and rubber.These rubber ankle boots will protect you from rain, slush and decorate your feet. The model allows you to look stylish and original even in bad weather. The main thing is to choose the right shade of socks or socks, which should be combined with the main wardrobe. Now all the nuances are visible at a glance.

Fashionable boots for autumn and winter can be both rough and feminine, sporty and romantic, creative and practical. Wide variability and flight of design imagination gives the opportunity to experiment with images on a daily basis.Decide on novelty, discover new facets in fashion!

Temporary permanent tattoo on the thigh (imitation of designer tights with a tattoo)

Temporary permanent thigh tattoo looks very impressive. Can be used with ordinary tights as an imitation of expensive designer tights and stockings.

The tattoo is transferred with water (wetted, attached, easily peeled off), but after drying it becomes resistant to water (if you do not rub it with a brush, then with standard hygienic daily procedures, the tattoo can hold out for a couple of weeks).

Drawings are sent in the assortment presented in the warehouse.

Tonya |

O-la-la, how spicy and interesting! I am in a hurry to order – I have not seen such tattoos before, a great idea to make my life more diverse, to excite the imagination of men, to feel like a little courtesan …))

Oleg |

I ordered a gift for my girlfriend – she is my opponent of permanent tattoos, and the presence of drawings on the skin turns me on.A good compromise and a good solution! Tattoos on the legs look stunning and divine! We liked it, and now – I came to order another one with a different pattern.

Daria |

Temporary tattoo is great, you don’t need to spoil your body, but still see how it will look and decide on a real one or, on the contrary, change your mind.

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