does anyone know how to spot fake shox... I still can't believe these are faked... but I guess just like the designer jean market... these shoes have such a HUGE profit margin (and sell for a relatively high price) that it's worth the trouble of these asian manufacturers to replicate them and resell.
here's an auction i'm looking at for turbo OZ shox http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
hard to tell from the picture... but I'm not sure...
i still think my favourite fake i have ever run into are these rolex watches my dad got from a street vendor in china while he was there on business. he was like it was out of movie... the dude pops open his briefcase and sells my dad a bunch of rolexes at $10 a pop... i was like wtf? and so i did my research and discovered where and how i could identify them as fake, but when my dad took the watches to the rolex store in toronto... two of their salespeople that had worked at the store for over 8 years... were convinced they were real. that said... even though they are fake... they work on automatic mechanism... (eg there's a piece in the watch that winds up the mechanism as you move through the day... lots of companies advertise it as "kinetic" or something or other)... to be able to produce a watch that has a fully functioning automatic mechanism that keeps accurate time out even say stainless steel and gold plate it or whatever... forget all that CZ diamonds, gold coating, etc etc aside... just the mechanism to make it so that it keeps time... HAS to cost more than $10... for them to produce that and sell it for $10 and make some sort of profit... just blows my mind! you can't even get the dinkiest of shitty kid toy watches out of a cereal box for $10... what the hell? but i digress. /end rant.