Nike Escalates The Dispute With StockX By Claiming The Site Is Selling Counterfeit Shoes

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Nike Inc. has expanded its legal battle with sneaker marketplace StockX, claiming that it bought four pairs of counterfeit sneakers on the platform despite the company’s claims that it only sells genuine shoes.

StockX‘s website makes it clear that they only sell authentic materials. “Every item sold goes through our proprietary multi-step verification process with our team of expert authenticators,” it says on the company’s ‘How It Works‘ page.

“Those four pairs of counterfeit shoes were all purchased within a short two-month period on StockX’s platform, all had affixed to them StockX’s ‘Verified Authentic’ hangtag, and all came with a paper receipt from StockX in the shoe box stating that the condition of the shoes is ‘100% Authentic,’” Nike said in a court filing Tuesday.

Bloomberg has more here.