Despite being one of the hottest online one-stop shops for almost everything, we have recently bumped into a few questionable sneaker listings from Takealot.
The e-commerce giant recently had the YEEZY 700 V3s, Air Jordan 3, and Travis Scott’s not-yet-released Reverse Mocha Jordan 1s listed for way under their original retail prices.
We know that the counterfeit sneaker market continues to boom locally, with the YEEZYs, Air Jordans, and Nike Dunks being some of the most coveted — and highly knocked-off sneakers.
Were the listed sneakers legit?
A lot of e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Walmart, and eBay have faced backlash from the likes of Kanye and Nike for listing unlicensed and counterfeit products. And unfortunately, a lot of these platforms have not carefully policed the authenticity of the products sold by their merchants.
Without a doubt, Takealot is the dominant player in the local e-commerce space, and that goes for their service as well. With that in mind, we reached out to them after receiving alerts about the [pictured] sneaker listings, inquiring about the legitimacy of the listed sneakers and whether there is someone who authenticates them before they reach a customer.
And since then, has not responded and the sneaker listings on their e-commerce site have been removed.