Caught Faking: Over 14,000 Fugazi Yeezy & Off-White Sneakers Worth $2.2 Mil Seized At LAX

Fake Yeezy Sneakers

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Over 14,000 Fugazi Yeezy & Off-White Sneakers Seized At Los Angeles International Airport

The sneaker game has become one of the wildest obsessions in pop culture, and right now, it keeps getting bigger and bigger every year. Nowadays, the most sought after sneakers never even make it to the shelves. You’ve got drawings in-store, online raffles, app released, and of course, backdooring/resale.

Now, reselling has become so common that their are apps such as Stock-X & GOAT that allow you to buy at the upcharged price right off your phone with the street tax already applied. Stock-X has seen sales of a single pair of sneakers go for six figures, and it happens pretty often, at that. But with hyped up releases also comes the black market and the finesses such as the production of fake goods.

Fakes have always been in the picture, but now, it’s more prevalent than ever with Stock-X and GOAT receiving hundreds of pairs a day and letting a lot of them slide. This week, one Los Angeles International Airport Board and Customers agent found the counterfeit load of a lifetime.

According to NBC Los Angeles, shipments to customers were labeled as “napkins,” but the contents were something completely different. Upon further investigation, the entire two shipping containers were filled to the brim with sneakers. After the discrepancy of the labels saying “napkins,” but clearly being something else, the agent brought in import experts who contacted the trademark holder (Nike) and confirmed the sneakers were fake.

The finding of fake sneakers is an everyday occurrence, but what makes this stand out is the total of these fake sneakers was 14,806 pairs, valued at a total of $2.24 million. The shoes ranged from Nike Off-White and other sought after Nikes to Adidas Yeezys and more.

“Counterfeit brand-name shoes is a multi-million dollar criminal industry. The trafficking of these items is extremely lucrative and becomes more profitable in markets involving successful and popular products.” said LaFonda Sutton-Burke, CBP Port Director of the LA/Long Beach Seaport.

If you think this is just fake sneakers being sold in the states, customs says it’s way deeper than that. These fake sneakers and the revenue that generates from them goes back into crime, sometimes funding entire criminal empires and illegal activity.

With that being said, it’s safe to say someone’s empire took a massive $2.24 million hit.

Nice Shoes Homie: DJ Khaled Jacks Unreleased Yeezys Right Off Kanye’s Feet In Atlanta

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DJ Khaled Jacks Unreleased Yeezya Right Off Kanye’s Feet In Atlanta

Jordan Brand influencer DJ Khaled failed the ultimate test of temptation and loyalty this weekend. Not only that, but he posted it on Instagram for the whole world to see–but let’s be honest, we don’t blame him.

After spending the weekend in Atlanta for Diddy’s Revolt Music Summit, DJ Khaled hit the airport to take the private jet back to Miami to be with the family. While heading to the PJ, he spotted his friend in music Kanye West, who was leaving Atlanta after holding his own event, Sunday service.

Of course, Khaled had to catch up with his past collaborator and friend, and ultimately ended up securing some Yeezys in the process. And by secure, we mean Kanye blessed Khaled with his unreleased Adidas/Yeezy “451” basketball sneakers right off of his own two feet.

It makes sense that Ye would be in a giving mood after spending all day in church, after all, walking on the tarmac boiling from Georgia heat isn’t really worth it to bless just anyone with unreleased sneakers!

Hopefully, Jordan Brand is understanding and doesn’t give Khaled too much trouble for working with the competition. How could he resist?

Mo’ Money: Nike Stock Spiked & The Company Made Billions After Colin Kaepernick Asked Them To Pull The Plug On Shoe

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Kapernick’s Veto Helped Nike Cash Out In A Major Way

According to TMZ, Nike deciding to listen to Kaepernick just made their pockets a little bit fatter.

Air Wacks 1: Colin Kaepernick Convinces Nike To Recall Sneakers Embroidered With Racist Betsy Ross American Flag

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Colin Kaepernick Has Nike Cancel Betsy Ross Air Max 1 Release

Nike was all set to release a pair of Air Max 1’s to celebrate the upcoming July 4 but that is NOT going to happen now.

According to TheDailyBeast Colin Kaepernick saw images of the shoe floating online and called up his business partners at Nike to express his concerns over the Betsy Ross American flag that is embroidered on the back.

This version of the Stars and Stripes has been co-opted by white supremacist groups as a symbol of their hatred of Blacks, Jews, LGBTQ+ folks and everyone else who isn’t a white penis owner.

Obviously, conservative soup cookies, uncle Toms, and auntie Thomasinas who didn’t know that these shoes were being released anyway are now faux livid behind Nike’s decision to dead the project.

LMFAO! Snowflake much?

Crazy Good: Watch The Latest Nike Commercial Starring Serena Williams Take On All The Stupid Sexist Things Said About Women In Sports [VIDEO]

Serena Williams Nike ‘Dream Crazier’ Commercial Is Incredible

One thing about Nike, they know how to make an incredible commercial. Their latest, “Dream Crazier” voiced by Serena Williams, was aired during the Oscars Sunday but Nike subscribers got an early look via an email from Serena which read:

Hey, dreamer,

Serena Williams here.

Remember when the world called me deluded? Threatened? Too muscular? For 37 years, I’ve shown the world what a crazy dreamer can do.

My crazy dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best “female” tennis player in the world. What others marked as flaws about me, I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define my potential.

Now, I’m more ambitious than ever, not just for myself but for all young women out there. And this is your invitation to join me.

Together, we’ll commit to pushing our crazy dreams even further — and empower the next generation of female leaders to be bold in their pursuits.

Tune in for the Oscars tonight. A new wave of dreams is coming, led by you, me, and NikePlus members all over the country, and it’s going to change sports forever.

Because I truly believe the success of one woman should be the inspiration for the next one.

How will your crazy dream change the world?

Nike really taps into the stuff that dreams are made of. This is one of our favorite commercials for sure.

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