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The Sneaker Swindle: Inside the Crusade to Sniff Out Fakes

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Illustration: Vasya Kolotusha

SStanding behind the Legit Check counter at Sneaker Con, held recently at Houston’s NRG Center, is a guy with a clear tub of plastic tags and a head filled with an encyclopedic knowledge of sneakers. His name is Eric Perez. As each new pair is placed before him, he lifts the lid from…




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Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett

Tom lives in Austin, Texas. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Texas Monthly, Politico, and elsewhere. He writes and edits for the Chronicle Review.

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