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13-04-13, 01:04 PM #1
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Hi all. I am wearing superstars from '96. I bougth the most of them in brick and mortar adidas stores. But now I decide to buy ones from ebay, from seller with 99.99% (more than 4000) positive feedback , and few negative complains about the wrong size. Maybe in my later post I will point to the seller.

Yesterday I recieved a box with a pair of them and I started to be in doubt if they are fakes or not. Then I started to search how to recognize reals from the fakes. Howerver I am still in doubts, so plese, help me to identify if they are fakes or not. I took some detailed pictures, but if it will be necessary, please ask for more pictures or picture of a box. So here are the pictures:

The tongue is like some kind of a foam, no leather on it.
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The lining is not leather or textile like on previous superstars i had.
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As written linng is synthetic, not leather.
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Look at the cut on the outsole in the place where the wamp meets the outsole and the toe. (I don't know, if it matters).
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Again, I am not sure, if it matters, but I never had REGISTERED around the logos on the shoe counter. There appears twice.
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Notice a little notch in the green part under the stitchnig. Got home two pairs and that part is straight. Also notice quite a big padding in the stitching of the white stripe. On both originals I have no paddings there.
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I aligned both outsoles - the original I had at home and the new ones I recieve. They are definitely different, but I do not know if it is ok. However the new ones didn't fit well on my feet and are uncomfortable.
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The serial number seems to be fine, but what is this APE 779001?
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Thank you.

13-04-13, 01:20 PM #2
vox Big E the Norse Viking God of Thunder *****
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If you put the same amount of effort into an introduction as you did this post, someone might help you...

13-04-13, 01:44 PM #3
Fieldsy1971 Senior Member ****
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Lol @ Vox....

13-04-13, 03:20 PM #4
Big Vern Posting Freak *****
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he wants your expertise so he can then be free of us boring sneakerheads.

lovin' me terrace footwear.

13-04-13, 03:47 PM #5
Fieldsy1971 Senior Member ****
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Out of interest......Just what did you think you we're buying.....And as a side question are you seeking therapy for your condition.....
Also in pics 14 and 15 they are different shoes.....Maybe just maybe this is why they look different.....

13-04-13, 05:05 PM #6
Fritze Posting Freak *****
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Yeah ... introduction would have been good.

They're 80s (the name says it, made like in the 80s) and that's how they look.

13-04-13, 05:44 PM #7
benji half a pound of treacle *****
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They are fake, you can send them to me for cataloguing. I will pay for postage of course. Smile You can PM me on my user page.
Intro would be good too.

13-04-13, 06:24 PM #8
Tifoso Posting Freak *****
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If you really want to see something crazy, line up the soles with a running shoe. Those TOTALLY don't match. At all.

(post a proper intro and you'll get some straight answers)

13-04-13, 06:26 PM #9
pukkabruv Posting Freak *****
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lol, oh my days

13-04-13, 06:36 PM #10
Lurkzilla I love a convention *****
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Will someone please put him out of his misery?

With God's help I'll conquer this terrible affliction.

13-04-13, 08:11 PM #11
einzigartig adidas SSDB Member *****
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Oi well an intro would be the most unorthodox thing to do here what I really don't get is that you say you're wearing Superstars from 1996 yet you can't tell what's real or not from 2009???


"3 stripes a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner!"

13-04-13, 08:47 PM #12
mr.pure Cold Blooded Murderator. *******
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They're real.
Fuck off!

13-04-13, 08:53 PM #13
Lurkzilla I love a convention *****
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Thank you!

I concur...

With God's help I'll conquer this terrible affliction.

13-04-13, 09:12 PM #14
lexustek192 Senior Member ****
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Gotta love the stupidity and I am sure putting together that post took some time.

14-04-13, 04:27 PM #15
Samo Just call me Nik Nak.. *****
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they're legit, see ya.

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