Almost 15,000 counterfeit Nike & Jordan Sneakers Seized in L.A.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) has seized 14,806 pairs of Counterfeit Nike and Jordan sneakers, with a retail price of $2,247,680 USD.
The fake sneakers were found during an inspection on a shipment arriving from China. The shoes arrived in L.A. in two containers, each labled “napkins” to avoid detection. According to center import specialists and the trademark owner, the fake sneakers violated protected designs and trademarks for the Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 as well as the Air Jordan 12, Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 11 and Air Max 97.
Images released by the CBP show a number of fakes, most were imitations of Virgil Abloh‘s Air Jordan 1 in “UNC,” “Chicago” and “White” colorways.