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Fake designer shoes?

DSKent

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I've never been to Hong Kong myself, but I've been told by friends that fake pieces from any designer you can imagine (from Boss to Brioni) can be had on the streets. Â I still thought, though, that besides shirts and other obvious items, things like shoes were not really faked because of the amount of work that would have to go into producing a quality replica of a well-known designer shoe, like Prada. Â Am I mistaken in thinking this? The reason this came to mind is because I saw these on eBay and didn't think it was possible for them to be real: Brand New PRADA America's Cup I've actually wanted a pair of those for a while (I know some people on these forum hate them, but I want a pair of straight black trainers). Â Any opinions on the authenticity of the above item would be greatly appreciated. Â Thanks.
 

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I'd be really careful about buying designer anything from a merchant in China. I suppose there's the possibility that it might be real, but chances are very, very good that it's fake. That being said, why do you care if the quality of the fake is high and the price reflects the fact that it is fake?
 

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Mike: I don't know if you were addressing me or LA Guy. I wasn't interested in buying shoes from this guy. He doesn't even have my size
I was just curious about the extent to which things like this are faked there. I guess I would've thought that if they took the time to fake the whole shoe, they would also fake a dustbag or box so it could fetch twice as much. I only came across these because I was trying to find a pair in my size from a more genuine seller. All the stores I've been to have been sold out of my size (I need a Prada 12). I guess I'll just order them from NM and get it over with.
 

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