Originally Posted by TIMMYBRIXXX
Thanks for the kind word, I try to be as accurate as I can be most of the time.
The box.. Heres my take.. Its REALLY easy to replicate the box to begin with, keep this in mind as I explain my theory.. When you deal with bootlegs they cut corners, its the nature of the beast..This is why you will never see a 1.1 fake, its not profitable enough...The box, labels, other little things is usually the 1st logical place to start cutting..Because after all, who cares about the box? Now they realize the box does matter..So If im a bootleg man, i can increase my box cost by lets say $1 per box for easy math(to make it closer to the RD version) but ill sell 100,000 more bootlegs than the guy with the bad boxes, its a profitable decision.
I think the thing a lot of you guys forget is there are MULTIPLE bootleg factories operating the same sham at any given time.. Some better than others.
There is only 1 JB.. You'll get a glue smear, or a missed stitch here or there sure, thats normal ish - but there is a product standard and strict design among ALL legit pairs..For instance you wont go to FTL on RD and get one box, then go to CHP and get a different box, or inserts etc..(im talking the masses, not some weird occasion where dude got the wrong sticker on his box or something)..So back to my point ONLY 1 JB.. Now you have 5 bootleg factories all producing the same fakes with no QC between the 5 and TADA! One factories pairs look different/better than another factories..Whether it be box, box quality, laces, inserts etc.. So that easily could explain why your box is good and Xs box is not.. Simply 2 runs from 2 different bootleg factories.
Also another take is maybe the boxes are legit.. Im sure they dont keep the boxes under lock and key or as much observation, maybe im wrong..Who knows. Its HIGHLY unlikely but what if 500 boxes "got lost"?? Then 500 bootlegs pop up in good boxes..As i said before HIGHLY HIGHLY UNLIKELY, but not outlandish. My point is you still would have fake kicks in a legit box.
Back to my original point from before, How do we know this box is legit? We don't have a RD box to compare against.. Also HIGHLY unlikely - but what if JB threw a curveball and boxed this release in a plain box like the Breds at the last minute? Then this box wouldn't be legit at all, no matter how big it was..That would really hurt A LOT of feelings..hahaha, I can hear the BS stories on Ebay and others now.
So yeah man, Its just too early, and everything is an assumption or a best guess at this point.. We ALL are just gonna have to wait and see...