Knockoffs, Rip Offs V Genuine, Authentic, Real – Air Jordan Mystery Unravels

So called real Air Jordan shoes are all made in predominantly Asian countries and the so called fakes or replica authentic reproductions are so close to the genuine or so called real thing it is in most cases impossible to tell which is which. What makes it real or fake? Are they real because so called genuine Air Jordan shoes are sold for quadruple the price or are they ripoffs because they are cheaper even though they are made in the same factory, using the same materials, by the same factory workers as the real or genuine Air Jordan shoes? Is it a scam because the so called replica shoes are sold for on quarter the price, or is the ripoff when you pay quadruple the price for a pair of shoes that are virtually the same? Just because they go in different boxes out of the factory is – that enough to make them real or fake?

Knockoffs, Scam, Rip Offs v Genuine, Authentic, Real. There are many articles, blogs or forums that discuss these topics, whether it is related to shoes, Gucci handbags or other designer items. Many people want to ensure that they are getting the real deal and not a fake or knockoff of the original. How do you do that then? You of course will not be buying your new pair of Air Jordan basketball shoes for around $89 and expecting to pass them off yourself as 100% Air Jordan originals will you when you don’t pay over $300 for them? Or will you? Why can’t you? When you consider that the so called real or genuine products are made in an Asian country and then on sold to you for over $300, but replica or so called fake Air Jordans are made in probably the same factory, by the same factory workers using the same products and on sold to you for $89 the scam gets confusing. What is real and what is fake? Who is the scammer, what is the rip off?

Let’s not be mistaken, there are businesses online as well as local markets etc., that are selling 100% total knockoff and complete ripoff shoes and you generally don’t need a trained eye to tell whether you are getting a ripoff or a real version. Just take a quick look at the quality of the shoes, visually online or physically at the local market stall and you will immediately see if there are some problems. Spotting the complete ripoffs is not so difficult. The bigger problem is that you can not tell a real genuine Air Jordan shoe from a real replica or authentic Air Jordan shoe. Because they may made in the same factory! Therefore what exactly is the problem?

Perhaps the only difference you are getting with the real replica authentic Air Jordans is the cost. If you want to pay $350 or more so you can say you bought genuine Air Jordan shoes go ahead, but if I buy my same authentic shoes for $89 and they are identical to yours who is the fool then? If we both order the product, they come from different suppliers, yours for $350 sold as genuine, mine for $89 sold as authentic and we can’t tell them apart, who is the one being caught in the scam? Is it me because my Air Jordans are authentic or you, because yours cost over $250 more than mine? Therein lies the scam. Figure out the way to answer that question and you are on to the winning combination. Me, I got my shoes for $84.99 and they fit, look and feel exactly like the shoes my friend bought for $379.99.

I am happy with my authentic Air Jordan shoes, I bought them from and I still play basketball better than him, even though I spent $250 less than he did for his real genuine shoes. He of course doesn’t believe that about me playing basketball better than him!

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