Nike Dunks and Air Jordan — How to Avoid Cheap Imitations

Nike is perhaps the most popular brand when it comes to basketball sneakers, this is the main reason why this line of shoes is highly duplicated or imitated, the Air Jordan brand only releases their shoes once every year, they do this in order to keep the value of the shoe as high as possible and make it a collectors item, having said that it is obvious that the availability of such product will not be as high as all other sneakers. The law of demand will obviously common to play because the supply of these shoes is limited and the demand remains quite high which will obviously increase the value of the sneakers.

There are many ways that you can spot a cheap imitation you actually have the product in front of you, if this is not the case then spotting an imitation will be a lot harder nevertheless, there are still several pointers you can use in order to determine the legitimacy of this product, let’s take a look at them:

Materials:

If you go to a store if you actually have the product in front of you, you can inspect the materials which have been used to manufacture the Nike Air Jordan or Nike dunks you are wanting to purchase. If you are buying a pair of Nike sneakers which have plastic on them that you might want to pay close attention to this material because many imitations use cheap plastic which is not as hard and durable as the one used in the original version, they imitation plastic will obviously come apart after a short period of time an even faster if you actually use them to play basketball. When you play a highly intense game such as basketball you are able to truly test the quality and durability of the product you have just purchased, Nike sneakers where specifically manufactured for Michael Jordan who was a very fast player and it is obvious it was such a high speed issues will have to be of the highest quality, otherwise it will come apart.

Availability and price:

As we have previously stated the Nike Air Jordan division only releases these sneakers on a specific date of the year, this keeps a low supply in high demand. It is obvious that the amount of Air Jordans available will not be very high but when you go online and come across a badly designed website which sells Nike shoes you will easily be able to deduct that the product being sold is a fake if the website claims to have thousands in stock and sell them at a very low price. When these sneakers and go on sale their price ranges between 50 and $70 however, according to the version they may go as high as $300+ which is a case of the Air Jordan III.

Another more obvious way to spot the fake is if they use the word replica in the title, if you browse the web in order to buy products then you have surely come across products which claimed to be replicas of items which are usually expensive, it is very common to hear about replicas in the handbag and purse industry; this very same concept seems to be crossing over and invading the footwear industry.