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Counterfeit Nike Sneakers

Wisbey D. Counterfeit Nike Sneakers. J. Forensic Ident. 2010; 60 (3): 337-351.


The popularity of Nike Air Force One sneakers has resulted in the sneaker being a common brand submitted for footwear examination. In the course of the examination process, footwear examiners have contacted the Nike Corporation for manufacturing details. In some cases, Nike was unable to provide information because of the sneaker being counterfeit. This paper will highlight some methods to assist the footwear examiner in assessing the likelihood that the submitted sneaker may be counterfeit.