This sub is growing really fast. In a matter of a few months we’ll probably hit 40k subs. And who knows how soon we’ll hit 50k.
Lots and lots of new people getting into the rep game everyday. Reps are truly a glorious thing as long as there’ll be “exclusive” sneakers with crazy resell prices. It’s not just being able to get shit like Yeezys and exclusive NMD’s or Jordans and have most people not be able to tell the difference — It’s still great knowing that I can get something so, so close in look and feel for a huge fraction of the price. Heck, the high end/UA sneaker replica industry in China is doing really, really good right now. We’ll see more and more of “UA” quality reps I’m sure.
SO IF YOU’RE NEW HERE, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING…
(I’ll be writing this post in the context of rep sneakers, but this is the case for rep anything. I just feel like it’s more relevant to repsneakers.)
These are made in the middle-of-nowhere in China.
These factories that produce the reps do NOT have the same quality control, protocol, and standards as factories commissioned by Adidas.
You have the right to be entitled but only to a certain extent. You know damn well that you’re buying replicas, so don’t act like you deserve the same treatment as if you were buying legits.
These reps are being hand assembled by factory workers who probably get paid jackshit, so they’re bound to make mistakes like having the stitching ever so slightly off which causes the stripe placement to be 2mm off. The machinery in the factory is probably not the same as or as well maintained as the machinery in factories that are commissioned by Adidas. So it is bound to get some things ever so slightly off. Don’t forget that the materials are not the same as well for the most part.
Even with the best and latest batches of UA reps that we have currently, you have to realize that sometimes the minor differences in the pattern, or the stripe, or whatever the fuck we’re QCing in the shoes compared to retails is due to the fact that most of the time, retail pairs with those faults in the fabric stitching or whatever will get rejected by the retail factories and probably won’t be distributed by Adidas at all. They will be deemed as factory-rejects. Rep factories probably don’t have that high of a standard, so their standard for a factory reject is not similar to a factory that produces retails. Rep factories will have lower standards for what they deem a factory reject.
That is why sometimes the excuse “but I’ve never seen a retail pair like that” is just totally wrong…
When I first got into the rep game and looking to buy my first Yeezy 350 rep, a seller (for a factory that produces 1 of the 3 common UA/Yeezy 350/750 batches that you all know and come here for) once told me (I swear the seller told me this, but I’m paraphrasing here):
I’ll be honest, our factory can never make it 1:1. If our factory can make 1:1 we should just make pairs for Adidas instead.
It stuck with me ever since.