How To Spot Fake Y3 Trainers Online (And How To Catch Sellers Out!)

Published: 24th November 2011
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Y3 trainers are amongst the best sports shoes available, combining the advanced sports science and technology offered by Adidas, one of the biggest names in the world when it comes to sportswear, with Yohji Yamamoto, one of Japan's leading fashion designers. This coming together of sports and fashion in the 1990s gave rise to a completely new section of the sports industry, or perhaps one could argue that it gave rise to a completely new section of the fashion industry.

But today, twenty years later, Y3 trainers are still very much in demand, with the range now huge. People choose Y3 trainers for a variety of reasons. For some people they're supremely comfortable shoes, for others it's about cutting edge style and fashion. For some people Y3 trainers represent high quality that lasts, and of course for many people Y3 is the label they have come to rely on as far as sports performance is concerned.

From running to martial arts, and from squash to skating, Y3 trainers have been designed and developed to offer increased performance where it's needed. But whilst Y3 trainers remain one of the most popular choices, relied on by millions, there is a problem, because today it seems astonishingly easy to pick up Y3 trainers for less than a third of the recommended retail price.

A quick look online reveals plenty of opportunities to grab what seems to be a bargain, with Y3 trainers offered for less than 50, and on some auction sites such as Ebay it's easy to find Y3 footwear starting at just 20. This seems too good to be true, but that doesn't stop many people deciding it's worth a try. But what's the truth about buying the Y3 brand online at a fraction of the usual price? Are the reasons given by the retailers genuine? What should you be aware of, and what are the warning signs that the bargain you're looking at may not be the real deal? Is there really any problem with buying fake Y3 trainers online?

First of all, let's answer that last question first. Y3 has always been synonymous with high quality and attention to detail. From the choice of high quality materials to cutting edge styling, from small details to considerate afterthoughts, Y3 trainers offer quality and durability. Buying knockoff fake trainers will inevitably mean sacrificing all of this. The quality is always very inferior, meaning that they are unlikely to fit properly, they won't look quite right, and they certainly won't last for very long. In the end you could find yourself buying half a dozen replacement pairs of fake trainers, spending far more than the original investment price in a pair of real Y3 shoes.

So what should you look out for when checking out what seems like a real bargain? One of the first things to be aware of is that Adidas has made it very clear that there is no such thing as a Y3 second. They simply do not provide factory outlets and they don't supply seconds to anyone, which means that anyone selling what they claim to be seconds or factory outlet supplies is lying. But often all you have to go on is a single fairly unclear picture. How can you tell if it's a genuine trainer?

There are many ways of spotting a fake Y3 trainer, but one of the things you should do is to ask for a photograph of the inside of each of the tongues of the trainers. It's not always realised by the suppliers of fake Y3 trainers that every single trainer produced by Y3 has a unique code printed on the inside of the tongue. This code will be different for every single shoe, which means that even with a single pair of shoes, the left and the right trainer will each have a unique code. If these codes are missing, or they're identical, or the seller refuses to provide such a photograph, then run. You'll be saving yourself both money and disappointment. Instead, it's best to buy Y3 trainers from a reputable retailer with a long established reputation. Bargains which seem too good to be true invariably are, especially where the Y3 label is concerned.

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