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TikToker Says StockX Sneaker Reseller Verified Fake Yeezys

With popular sneakers selling out in seconds, many people rely on resellers for a profit. But buyers beware: one TikToker says the shoes his father received from a website that resells sneakers turned out to be fakes.

TikToker Adrian (@.adrian._) said his father bought a pair of Yeezy Wave Runners from StockX, a popular sneaker resale platform. They took the shoes to the mall, where employees at many athletic shoe stores said the shoes were fake. Adrian’s first videotapes about the situation has reached more than 6 million views as of December 3.

Adrian’s father’s shoes retail for $300. Above StockX, the average selling price was $453 over last year. Copies can cost anywhere from $60 to nearly $200, depending on quality.

StockX has reached out to Adrian in the comments. In one next video, Adrian gave a screenshot of his TikTok DM to the StockX team, in which he clearly states the shoes were bought by his mother as a gift for his dad. In the other follow up, he told a StockX representative to contact his father, and the representative offered to re-authenticate or refund the shoes. It is not clear if they will ever solve the problem.

According to them website, StockX has a “validator” that checks every item before shipping them out. The company claims their authentication process has a success rate of 99.95%.

“We went out and we bought fake pairs, we bought real pairs, we ripped them off,” said Josh Luber, former StockX co-founder. Complicated. “We recorded every variation, we created training materials, we created training classes, there were mentoring and hierarchies and all kinds of rules depending on the value of a pair. sport shoes.”

Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between a copy and an authentic pair with factory defects. Earlier this year, a TikToker claimed StockX sold her a fake Nike Dunks. But most of the commenters said they could be real, and her complaints could be due to quality control issues from Nike.

However, many commenters on Adrian’s video agree that StockX is unreliable.

One commenter said: “I never trusted them because I sold fakes on it.

“The majority of StockX is representative,” said another commenter. “I think this is common sense.”

Daily Dot has reached out to Adrian via TikTok comment and StockX via email.


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*First published: December 26, 2021, 3:30 p.m. CST

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