Originally Posted by prada g
thanks for the heads up MikeDT
anyone else have any input about these 2 pair of sneakers? I am almost positive that the maroon suede pair are not real. One thing that raises flags is the fading of the sneaker backs. This only happens when there is paint or cheap dye used.
I have seen something similar on another pair that has crossed my path. The white pair has me scratching my head. They look decent, but i would prefer not to own anything that is not authentic. I used to work for an Intellectual Property Law Firm (we litigated numerous brand "misrepresentations")and the last thing i want to do is support the market of fake goods by purchasing or owning them.
thanks to all in advance for your assistance
Jon, I think you might have answered your own questions there, given that they came from Ebay and not a Prada boutique or an authorised Prada concession.
From the book: The Economics of Counterfeit Trade: Governments, Consumers, Pirates and Intellectual Property Rights"Factories in the Philippines or China that produce licensed manufactured goods may run unauthorized second shifts with shoddy components”
i.e. The Asian factory that makes sneakers under contract to Prada, is also making the knock-offs.
You might want to read it, seen as you used to work for an IP law firm.