What happens when you combine one of the hottest names in sneakers and arguably the biggest next-generation console? A ton of hype… and a ton of fakes.
Recently, a teaser video that came as part of Sony PlayStation’s announcement of rapper and fashion designer Travis Scott as a “strategic creative partner” for the PlayStation 5 garnered quite a bit of excitement among the sneaker and gaming communities.
The main reason? A curious new pair of Nike SB Dunk Low sneakers bearing the PlayStation logo appeared in the 38-second teaser. Unsurprisingly, however, imitations of the sneaker have already been in production, according to Twitter user @HypeNeverDies (via Hypebeast).
The shoe seems to be a rather faithful adaptation of the one as seen in the video, but it has to be said that the colourway may not match the actual sneaker as the video seemed to be using a black-and-white filter.
Additionally, more subtle differences can be spotted at a closer look, such as slightly thicker laces, a fatter Nike swoosh that seems to be located slightly higher on the lateral area, and a slightly differeny-coloured toebox.
Also, the light-blue Off-White tag at the tongue area is another indicator that this is a fake, as it isn’t present in the one in the video. But that’s something we imagine won’t stop folks from grabbing a pair, as Travis Scott collaboration sneakers are notoriously difficult to acquire at retail prices.
And with this particular collaboration being with the equally-hyped PS5, prices for the original are going to skyrocket. So in this case, maybe owning a replica pair wouldn’t be so bad. But to each their own.
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