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post #31 of 581

2. the box (althogh completly smashed up) was up to standards in regards to authenticity. hangtag as well. 3 the shoe had the heel bumps that all authentic 4's have. 4.finally the the jumpman/heeltab on the back was well aligned which is notorious among high quality fakes to be misaligned, if thats even a real word. anyways i thought i would share my experience with you guys

post #32 of 581

Don't buy it from those websites..

post #33 of 581
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i thought these sites were legit. good info.

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post #34 of 581

just buy from NT.. and also ask for a pic of the receipt of where they bought it from.

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post #35 of 581

id say just buy off of NT and make sure they have a receipt or no deal

post #36 of 581
I bought a pair of Flint XIII's off of mentalkicks before, and they were the same as what I got from a seller on NT. I mean at this point, does it really matter where you get it from. There are gray market pairs floating everywhere nowadays and some pairs that footlocker and finishline get are even worse than those from these websites. Quality control is an all time low.
post #37 of 581
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I bought a pair of Flint XIII's off of mentalkicks before, and they were the same as what I got from a seller on NT. I mean at this point, does it really matter where you get it from. There are gray market pairs floating everywhere nowadays and some pairs that footlocker and finishline get are even worse than those from these websites. Quality control is an all time low.

I agree that the lines have been pretty blurred for a while. I bought the Flint XIII in '05 from Eastbay, and the things were such LQ that the "leather" toebox was already creased just from being positioned in the box. And I know damn well JB hasn't stepped up their quality standards since then. So if it's shoddy quality you're worried about, it's not like you can worry much less buying from Footlocker. The shoes will be "shoddy" either way, just some (off-shape XI retros) more than others. I'm sure there's holes in my view but that's what I think.

As for MentalKicks, KickSole, etc. websites:

It sounds like they get their shoes from a variety of ways. It's some combination of: paying off factories to produce extra pairs, stealing them, nabbing pairs that didn't pass QC, nabbing early production pairs, etc. More or less they're made in the same factories with the same materials by the same people, but the different ways of acquring them mean different levels of quality.

So you can draw a pair that is exactly like you'd find in Footlocker (they were probably stolen or shady extras made and sold off)

Or you can draw a pair where the shape is slightly off and other details are subpar (they were probably early production pairs or didn't pass quality control)
post #38 of 581
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Originally Posted by TigerPawRaw View Post

Because I've never used niketalk to buy kicks, and am kind of on the fence about it. I've ordered from mentalkicks before and the shoes were legit, but I was wondering in regards to concords, and especially if people knew first hand. I have a feeling that alot of people that diss those early release websites have never ordered from them. I'm not saying that someone hasn't gotten some b-grades, or that they don't sell b-grades. So, people on niketalk don't sell b-grades as legit shoes? Like I said, I'm new here, so please don't flip out if something I'm asking seems stupid to you. Peace


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post #39 of 581

stay away from mentalkicks. I brought some jordan 4s from them and compared them to my pair from footlocker. the material, paint, and shape was different. the color was even a different shade. they couldn't of been b-grades. the early pairs of bred 4s have the same exact flaws. i use to think people were exaggerating about hq fakes but its different when u compare them in person.

post #40 of 581
Just seen some vids exposing the Closet Collector on youtube selling fake Js. mean.gifmean.gifmean.gif sad
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post #41 of 581
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Just seen some vids exposing the Closet Collector on youtube selling fake Js. mean.gifmean.gifmean.gif sad

Link? (Not that I don't believe you, I just want to watch it.. lol)
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post #42 of 581
WANT TO BUY Size12: 2009 Space Jam XI d/s

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post #43 of 581

Anyone got good fake site with high quality?

post #44 of 581

fflayne AKA elite kicks seemed to be inspired by this vid to drop his own for months back. I really wish he was man enough to do it before so other naive sneaker heads would shy away from buy high quality replicas. Heads just need to be careful when comes to these resellers selling these replicas at outrageous prices making a killing off heads that don't even know better.
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post #45 of 581
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Originally Posted by PeekThaSneaks View Post

fflayne AKA elite kicks seemed to be inspired by this vid to drop his own for months back. I really wish he was man enough to do it before so other naive sneaker heads would shy away from buy high quality replicas. Heads just need to be careful when comes to these resellers selling these replicas at outrageous prices making a killing off heads that don't even know better.

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post #46 of 581
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I have just gotten in my bred 4's 2012 from kicksole. my friend ordered from there his pair in a size 9. they came in the same package. they were not double boxed. i firmly believe they are b-grades. not because if they were fakes i would be more salty about paying 300.00$ dollars for my 4's, but just because of the facts. for the record i own 7 pairs of authentic/bought in footlocker/champs/finishline/1000+ feedback score ebayer. so i know what an authentic pair of 4's from the year 2012 looks like. so here i go. 1. the tongue on my left shoe was a little off center so i loosened the shoe up a bit and pull the tongue out. the top of the tongue is supposed to be circular andhave the same distance from one end of the flight patch to the top of the tongue as the otber end of the flight patch to the top. this was not the case. and on my friends pair it looks like someone took a bite out of his tongue. id say about 3/4  of a centimeter of an indentation on the top off the tongue. 2. we inspected our shoes and found some glue spots here and there but nothing too major. 3. i found some red paint on the cement grey part of the shoe that meets the toebox. to illustrate imagine a little kid coloring outside the lines. it is not a splatter of paint more like they colored outside of the lines. let me take a break here get some soda and come back. ok im back. now i know up until now i have only given you reason to believe they are high quality fakes but now lets take a look at why i know they are b-grades. 1 they have the "TWENTYTWELVE" logo pressed in on the part of the tongue that is closest to the outside of the shoe. we thought that it didnt look quite right (not indented enough compared to the cement 4's or the military blue 4's) so we pulled out the cav 4's thinking maybe it was because the suede/nubuck material used on thes 4's would have some impact on the amount of indentation. much to our suprise we were right. the cav 4's were not as indented as the other leather made 4's

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post #47 of 581
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As for MentalKicks, KickSole, etc. websites:
It sounds like they get their shoes from a variety of ways. It's some combination of: paying off factories to produce extra pairs, stealing them, nabbing pairs that didn't pass QC, nabbing early production pairs, etc. More or less they're made in the same factories with the same materials by the same people, but the different ways of acquring them mean different levels of quality.
So you can draw a pair that is exactly like you'd find in Footlocker (they were probably stolen or shady extras made and sold off)
Or you can draw a pair where the shape is slightly off and other details are subpar (they were probably early production pairs or didn't pass quality control)

Best explanation for what these early sites do. Really a roll of the dice.
post #48 of 581

Can't lie was gonna go the same route as the OP but honestly after looking @ the prices for the Concords they're all within 20-50 bucks of legit pairs selling on ebay.  Just gotta keep your eye out and be aware.  Scored a DS pair of cool grey 11's last month for 250.  For some that may be nothing to brag about but finding a ds pair sz 14 under 300 was a good day for me. 

post #49 of 581

that was one bad experience for me ordering my concord's from marqueesole never again

post #50 of 581
TCC has put an updated video addressing the guy above.

It has begun...
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(most of) the people who actually care enough to put in the effort got them, personally I missed out on them because I had to work but I never thought of going to any of these websites. I got mine off of my local CL for $320. The moral of the story is that you should be on top of these releases before they happen. Don't wait until you see all of the hype on ESPN then decide that you want the shoe
You do know that there are places where you have to run, right? In a case like that, no matter how early you arrive, your chances are pretty slim if there are hundreds of people there.
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TCC has put an updated video addressing the guy above.
It has begun...
Post it, then.
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TCC has put an updated video addressing the guy above.
It has begun...
Post it, then.


Don't know what to believe, seems weird that 2 people, unrelated, would call him out recently...
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post #54 of 581
By the way, I honestly wouldn't mind buying a certified pair of B-grades with a B stamp on the tag, at all. I would even say that those have higher quality than early release pairs because Nike would put a B stamp on a shoe with the smallest flaws; they might not even be noticeable.
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TCC has put an updated video addressing the guy above.
It has begun...

and he's full of crap. I only watched part of the video, but when he pulls the bred 4s out you can see his fingers right through the paper and what's funny is he goes "ahhh" like he was about to mention the paper and use that as a point, but he stopped because all it did was prove exactly what everyone was saying about the paper being fake. I don't doubt dude has some good connections when it comes to PE's and what not, because I'm pretty sure he works at solefly, or at least knows someone there, but his connections damn sure are not good enough to get LEGIT full size runs of shoes directly from JORDAN BRAND months in advance. No one has those types of connections. It's hilarious how he keeps pulling shoes out the box to show the size sticker, but none of that changes the face that dudes pair didn't have it and had all types of problems.

and here's a youtube comment he made

"$200-$210 try to keep it as low as possible but remember i pay over retail to get these shoes

blacksanta24 in reply to myjsarefly 3 days ago 4"

So how many sneaker dealers do you know that pay over retail price for sneakers to sell? Last time I checked Nike doesn't charge sticker price to retailers.

It has been proven NUMEROUS times that these factories make whatever they want. Do people not remember the Space Jam restocks two years later? Take those shoes to Flight Club and see what they say. They wouldn't be caught dead with those.
post #56 of 581
can anyone enlighten me on the early release boxes situation? are the boxes for early release typically smaller or sumthn? or should they indeed be the same sz box as others boxes with the same sz shoe
post #57 of 581
Again it could vary. They could be different sizes or a completely different box because those things are probably produced way closer to the release date. Or, they could be in a different box because the shoes were acquired illegitimately sans a box.
post #58 of 581
wtf, $175 retail for spizikes?

Speaking of mental kicks, they have almost a FSR of Space Jams. I really want to pull the trigger to see what these actually look like.
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post #59 of 581
^ Spiz'ikes have been $175 retail for a while now..
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^ Spiz'ikes have been $175 retail for a while now..

Interesting, guess you do learn something new everyday.
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