With the recent news that Nike is ending its partnership with Amazon, I started to wonder who, if anyone, was still selling Nikes on the site. That, of course, led me down a rabbit hole filled with unbelievably fake sneakers that you can buy on Amazon right now. It’s no wonder Nike ended the partnership, but it’s honestly surprising that they even tried it in the first place. Considering how Nike is shutting down accounts for many of its retail partners, a partnership with a site that is mostly known for cheap prices and fast shipping just never really made sense. Nike has perfected its marketing by controlling the messaging and timing of everything. The brand maintains its allure thanks to the way its products are presented, mostly high-quality imagery or video designed to appeal to the aspiring athletes of the world. Amazon, on the other hand, is the internet’s equivalent of the swap meet, mostly good people trying to make an extra buck or two, with shitheads sprinkled in that take advantage of those that don’t know any better and ruin the trust levels for everyone.
But here we are, 2 years later, and it happened. Nike and Amazon tried to work together. The result seems less than desirable. At least we have these Unbelievably Fake Sneakers Available on Amazon now. So, there’s that.
“🏀Fashion” might be my new favorite catchphrase. But the description is where it gets even better…”These are not Jordan,if you care ,please don’t order.thanks.”
If there were ever two sneakers that had no business being fused together, it would be the Nike Air Griffey Max and the Air Jordan 6. But that won’t stop a “creative” footwear designer now, would it? Again, the description is golden…”Suitable for party, sports, indoor, outdoor ，any occasion, casual and trend”
I don’t really know what to say with these. Um, yeah. You might think these look like basketball shoes but…”The fashion sneakers suitable for wailking,running,basketball,Tennis,Badminton,and other sports”
Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, and StockX better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.