Imitation are becoming quite rampant online nowadays, you can’t stop these cheap dudes from creating more cheap imitation, but you can certainly educate yourself.
Before you buy Nike shoes online or on eBay, make sure you go through this suggestions several times (at least once):
First thing first, eBay feedback is there for you to check the seller’s history. Amazingly, some rip-off guy can manage to achieve 100% positives. So, you need to look closely for any neutral, negative or any unusual positive feedback comments.
Scan through the shipping terms very carefully. See if they mention if the Nike shoe is authentic. More often than not, the seller will say it’s original. But some seller don’t have the idea really, it’s not their fault. See where the seller is from. If he is from Asia, be extra cautious.
If the pair of Nike shoes are being sent from China, Hong Kong or Philippines, 99% potential it’s fake.
For some weird reason, seller of fakes do not stock USA size 9 or 13. Most of the time, fake Nike shoes will not fit true to the size because they run about half a size smaller than usual. Take heed.
Nike shoe sole should be made of real BRS 1000 rubber. It feels rubber! Sole of fake Nike shoes feels very much like plastic and slippery.
Most fakes won’t come with original Nike shoe box. If the seller says they will not be shipping the box to save you on postage, be very suspicious. Shoe boxes although weight a little, but I am sure you will want to get the original sturdy Nike box as well to keep, unless you are just a fake Nike fan.
If they do come with the shoe box, fake Nike shoe box made of cheap cardboard easily falls apart. Authentic Nike shoe boxes are actually very sturdy. But too bad, you can only realize this after you receive the shoes.
And as always if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Every authentic Nike shoes come with a unique SKU numbers. This SKU number should be on the box and on the label inside the shoes. They should match exactly the same.