Replica sports shoe sellers display their wares on a street in Putian, China.

The knock-off sneaker trade: from Putian, China, to fans everywhere thanks to Reddit, e-commerce and the globalisation of counterfeiting

Limited-edition sports shoes such as Adidas’ Yeezys are snapped up by resellers, driving collectors unable to afford their prices to the internet. An online community links them to sellers of high-quality Chinese fakes

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Replica sports shoe sellers display their wares on a street in Putian, China.
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