Fake Sneakers - US Customs Intercepted Fake Sneakers worth 4 Million USD
Unfortunately, fake sneakers are still a very big issue today. Some companies in the world are counterfeiting sneakers and selling them to unsuspecting people for the resale price. The disappointment, of course, is huge when they then find out that they have a worthless pair of sneakers in their hands.
The US customs recently made a big catch upon controlling a shipment to Mexico. The shipment apparently contained fake sneakers with a total value of over 4.3 million USD. The 1,800 pairs of counterfeit Dior x Air Jordan 1 probably accounted for a large portion of this amount.
The consignment came from Hong Kong, and it comprised a total of 60 boxes and was declared as "golf balls". CBP Port Director Timothy Lemaux reiterated the importance of stopping such shipments that could harm the economy. "Counterfeiters trading with counterfeit goods are not concerned about the American consumer or the damage they can do to the economy. CBP will continue to take every opportunity to intercept illegitimate goods and disrupt cross-border criminal enterprises seeking to finance criminal activities involving counterfeit or pirated goods."
Unfortunately, the counterfeit goods look very authentic and almost like the real deal these days. You can even hardly tell them apart. That's why we often recommend reseller platforms like StockX to sneakerheads when they want to buy a sneaker. The trained team checks every sneaker from a seller and only sends 100% authentic models to the buyer. Here, you can find a complete how-to guide for StockX. There, you will find all the information you need.