DID THIS CONSIGNMENT STORE SELL A COUNTERFEIT ADIDAS YEEZY BOOST 350 “TURTLE DOVE”?
Back in October of this year, the redditor user claimed to have been “scammed $1,728 including taxes by a consignment store.” The store is Kolorblind Shoes located in San Diego and according to this customer, he was sold fake Yeezy Boost 350 shoes. He claims that his request for a full refund after receiving the counterfeit was rejected. Intensetrash26’s real name is Mathias and he purchased an adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Turtle Dove” pair on September 11th, 2016 and Kolorblind Shoes claims that it was a 100% Authentic, Brand New, DeadStock pair. Despite not about an upcoming release, it is worth clarifying this matter.
It has been reported that the store apparently blocked Mathias and deleted comments that others had made to show their support. While there is seemingly no proof of this, there is actually more to this than it may seem. Kolorblind Shoes claimed that Mathias called them and made the counterfeit claim 38 days after he had copped the pair. He had apparently had the sneaker “legit checked” and the pair “came back false.” Hence, the manager of the store invited Mathias to pay a visit to the store so they could have a look at the pair in question and straighten out the matter immediately.
Eventually, Mathias did end up paying a visit to the store on October 24th and his adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Turtle Dove” pair was inspected by the manager he had called. According to the manager, Mathias or someone else had worn the pair a number of times because its uppers appeared to have been unsuccessful cleaned after something had been spilled over them. Either that, or it was not the same pair they had sold. Regardless, Kolorblind Shoes still offered Mathias $1,000 worth of store credit, despite the loss, but he apparently declined and got mad about not getting a refund.
Sneakerheads reading this might be skeptical, but it seems that Kolorblind Shoes had not actually sold a counterfeit sneaker. The fact of the matter is that it is not uncommon for certain sneakerheads to make such claims after purchasing kicks so that they might end up with a free pair.