Okay so you're trying to tell me a super hyped/limited release like the ROs would lose value because of fakes? There were fakes all over the internet before these dropped and they were still being bought at 6k plus once they hit the market (legit pairs from Nike). Once the Legit ones dry up more people will pay extra to ensure that their pair is legit, not offer less because there's fakes everywhere.
What logic is there behind fake shoes lowering the value of legit shoes? I for one would rather pay more (in consideration to how fast the market is shriveling up on these) knowing my pair is legit and not fake since there's an abundant of fake ones everywhere.
When solars and plats first dropped they could be had for less than 1500 a piece. As the fakes rolled in they tripled from that price. So explain to me how fakes will decrease the value of legit ones?
you're right. it was when the "super perfect" replicas came out that the solar's jumped in price, and i think it was mostly due to the holders of authentics for sale upping their price cuz they knew people who will only settle for authentics will pay it to guarantee their pair is legit. plus the numbers of DS pairs dried up, so that always drives the price up.
there will always be idiots who don't care and just buy fakes, which really makes no sense on this shoe, cuz even the fakes cost a ton of money, so you can't even feel good after spending that much, cuz deep down you know you still don't have the ACTUAL air yeezy 2 sneaker, no matter how perfect your fakes are, they are fake. you may fool others, but you can't fool yourself (and to some people this doesn't matter, which is sad).
but there will also always be true sneaker connoisseurs who will not evar settle for a fake, and if they want the shoe badly enough in their collection, and they are serious and have money (which hardcore sneaker heads typically find a way to have the money, even if they really don't, LOL), they pay what they have to, to attain the real deal.
it's like hardcore art collectors, they can't settle for a fake, or a print... they pay premiums for the real thing.
so yeah, i agree, the super duper perfect fakes of these will only drive up the price of authentics.
the only thing is, the makers of the true super perfect fakes don't make them available to just anybody apparently... i've heard they don't just respond to anyone, not sure how they filter out their clientele... chances are they are selling most of them on ebay, claiming them authentic, and for every paypal claim cuz the buyer knows their stuff, there's prolly more people out there who've never held the sneaker and think they got the real thing, and they make G's off of them... that makes more sense for them, cuz chances are they're putting a decent amount of money into producing them, to get them so "perfect", so why not sell them for rape prices on ebay, instead of for only a couple or few hundred dollars on their website.
it's crazy what this whole replica thing has come to lately... it's only the last couple years now that they're actually getting good... i just don't think they will actually hold up over time, they don't have the actual technology being used by nike, all the same exact materials, so they will likely fall apart quicker (it's just sad that some of nike's quality is so piss poor, it's not entirely impossible that the fakes are up to par or will be better than nike's, LOL)...
where did you hear super perfects aren't available to anyone ? Thats BS.
Also... whos the real idiot? The person who spends $3500 on the Authentic? Or the guy person who spends less than 1/10 of that on some identical shoes ?