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Go in for Adidas not ‘Abibas’

BY: Hadiza Nuhhu-Billa Quansah
Today, it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish original brand sneakers from fake ones

Whether you are interested in sports or not, sports outfits are essentials you can’t do without. We all have one or two clothes and accessories we wear whenever we want to go out looking sporty.

 That is a pair of sneakers, shorts, caps, headbands, anklet socks, tracksuits, T-shirts, leggings among others are things that come handy for both formal and informal events where one needs to look very sporty.

One of the well-known brands when it comes to outfits for sporting activities, fitness and fashion is Adidas. It is one of the leaders on the market of footwear for sports and everyday wear. Adidas is one of the most favourite brands not only for professional sportsmen, but also for those who give preference to high-quality and comfortable footwear.

It is not surprising, therefore, that people who love to wear quality sneakers want to have a pair of Adidas sneakers as they are known to be the icon of style. This is why some people will go the extra mile to customise their sneakers with their names just to show off.

Adidas is a German multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second-largest in the world, after Nike.

The company was started by Adolf Dassler in his mother's house and later joined by his elder brother Rudolf in 1924. This means Adidas has been in existence for the past 97 years. Just like we have seen with other brands the past weeks, the price for Adidas’ original footwear is not affordable for everyone. That is why there are so many fakes on the market.

Today, it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish original brand sneakers from fake ones because producers of fake shoes do their best to offer the copy, which looks similar to the original brand. Those who are unable to manufacture the ‘original fake’ as it is known end up with names such as Abibas, Addida and Adidaz with similar fonts and logo.

Fortunately, there are Adidas shops situated in some parts of the regional capitals and big shopping malls. If you don’t look at the logo critically, some of the online sellers will end up selling or delivering an Adibas to you instead of Adidas and you will still pay the same price as the original.

If you compare a fake to an original pair of sneakers, you will see that fakes always have logos/stickers while branded logo is carved on the tongue. The logo on fake shoes will wear off much faster than the logo on the original pair of shoes.

This is why when you buy original secondhand Adidas sneakers, you will still have the logo carved on it even though it is old. If you have laces in the box, evaluate how they are packed because most fake producers don’t care much about the separate package for laces.

These days, a lot of young men and women shop online. Often, you can see that the colour of sneakers you have chosen on the internet store has not been presented on the official website. What this means is that it is fake!

Producers of fake Adidas shoes often copy the model itself but add some other colours to the model range. That is why if you find some very cute pink sneakers, for instance, which you haven’t seen in the official store, don’t hurry to feel happy that it is a new model colour. It is better to check on the website whether the chosen model is available in the colour you have seen elsewhere.

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