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It’s gotten serious… beware!

The Nike LeBron 15 is one of the most innovative designs in years. I quietly hoped that the unique silhouette and the all new BattleKnit material will make it somewhat difficult to make counterfeits. Clearly I was wrong.

Not only there are tons of fake 15s… but the manufacturers are going after the most limited editions and Player Exclusives. This includes the ultra popular Equality colorway, the limited editions from the Kith collab, and numerous PEs like OSU and PK80. Since many of them are very hard to get and there are many people looking for them it’s easier to be on the wrong side of something that may appear like a good deal.

Fake ‘Floral’ KITH X LeBron 15

Upon the first glance it was difficult to tell, but upon closer examination the truth comes out. First of all the original has a proper full length zipper which starts at the bottom of the toebox. The logo on the heel pulltab is wrong and the ‘Long Live the King’ tab underneath the zipper is clearly different.

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Fake ‘Equality’ LeBron 15 PE

This one is relatively easy to spot. The color of the Swoosh is wrong. Also, the original version has stiched ‘Equality’ in different languages, which is nowhere to be found on the fake version. It was very difficult to notice without decent close ups in the first place.

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OSU and PK80 that never dropped
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Breds that never happened
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Fake colorways

No explanation needed here. Some of the styles listed below are either made up, or based on Player Exclusives or samples that never make it to retail anyway. There’s even a fictitious off-white edition!