This Wotherspoon Mock-Up is Being Made by Counterfeiters
A stand-out in the former category was STAYCOOLNYC’s 80s-inspired take on the corduroy make-up, which the brand mocked-up following the Wotherspoon release. Counterfeiters in China apparently agreed that these bootlegs were fire and put them into production. The knock-offs replicate the neon colourway of the render but, in a move that’s fooling no one as to their intentions, have removed the Swoosh.
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A couple months ago we put our own edited spin on the @sean_wotherspoon Air Max 97’s Collab with Nike. We posted them (See April 1 post) and didnt think twice about it afterwards. Little did we know, our rendering was created and is being sold as a bootleg in China!! This is honestly hilarious & crazy at the same time! We may just go cop a pair lol! Shouts to @cassianvonborries for the find via DM @diet_prada
In an interview with Highsnobiety, STAYCOOLNYC’s Amin Adjmi makes clear his stance on fakes, stating ‘I don’t think a company should recreate something that already exists in hopes of making people believe their version is real,’ but, admittedly, bought a pair for posterity (and a laugh).