Both buying and selling fake shoes can be a fickle business. The online community often has unrelenting opinions about illegitimate collectors and it’s not afraid to voice them. Message boards are fraught with strong-willed members who take up the stance that to collect fakes shoes is the biggest faux pas any sneakerhead can commit. Complex recently profiled a few individuals who don’t appear to be flustered by the general consensus, only resorting to the practice of purchasing replicas out of dismay with rising resell prices.

However, it’s a case of “no harm, no foul,” as they – similar to their authentic counterparts – are flagrantly opposed to the idea of passing their fakes off as real, which means that while their reputation might be tainted among avid collectors, by no means have they picked up the habit to hurt anyone.

As one would expect, the Yeezy Boost 350 is the latest sneaker to have been replicated countless times by some of the best illegitimate shoe makers on the market. These high-quality replicas aren’t always cheap, though, as a well-made fake pair can run you up to $210 USD. While that’s still very expensive, the resale value for authentic Yeezy Boost 350s is anywhere from $1,000-2,000 USD. At those price points, can you tell the difference?

Read the full article over at Complex.

Also, check out our piece on how to spot a fake designer watch.

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