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« on: February 18, 2012, 12:39:29 AM »

So I was sitting in my computer chair this evening and wondering how many VFF owners can actually spot the fakes. You know my story from my welcome post. Well, as it happens I am now the proud owner of two pairs of fake VFF's (and yes I am working on getting money back on the second pair since I didn't purchase them). I wonder who could spot the real ones and who could spot the fake ones. Here is a pic I took of my VFF collection now. I will let you know if you are correct later.





Oh, and one more thing Have Fun. There is nothing to win except the knowledge of knowing what to look out for.
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Bikila LS M41 - Grey/Black Standard Laces
KMD Sport LS M42 - Black/Green Standard Laces
Seeya LS M42 - Black/Grey
CVT LS M42 - Grey/White
Bikila M42 - White/Palm
KMD Sport M42 - Black/Blue
Seeya M42 - Black/Grey
Treksport M41 - Black/Grey
KSO M41 - Black
Signa M42
EL-X M42 - Orange/Grey
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 01:20:45 AM »

The blue's and the blacks in the top left.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 02:10:47 AM »

I the speeds are one of them.  The other I am not so sure about.  Either the blue or the black in the top left.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 12:55:23 PM »

 Both pairs of black KSO's don't look right to me, I think they are the fakes.  No logo on one pair. The other pair's logo looks blackish, unless that's the lighting
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 11:12:51 PM »

Well I found a second picture that I had taken today hidden deep within the multitude of files on my memory card. Posted for a better shot of the front 3.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 11:15:58 PM »

The Speeds and the black KSOs next to them.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 11:29:48 PM »

Second pic, two left pairs?
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 11:52:50 PM »

We have two correct answers. Now for the fun part, how and why. For that we get to go into greater detail.

The Speeds should be a dead giveaway almost immediately. The fabric right below the tongue is actually the same material as the rest of the shoe. It should have been a white non-porous piece with the Vibram logo on it.



What you can't see in the pics is the logo's on the tongue, the sole, and heel of the shoe.







All three are incorrect. The font and font size on the tongue and heel are wrong. The Logo on the bottom is inset too far into the material. The Heel has a white border around the entire logo.

Now as far as the KSO goes, it's just wrong all the way around. The upper material is almost a neoprene texture, the Vibram logo on the toe is black thread, the side logo is the wrong font and font size, the strap is too low, the opening is too wide, and the sole is too stiff.





As you can also tell I have removed the Vibram logo from the sole to prevent mixing it up with my actual KSO's. After I purchased them I colored the yellow Vibram stitching black.



I need to redo it soon, the yellow is starting to show through.

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Bikila LS M41 - Grey/Black Standard Laces
KMD Sport LS M42 - Black/Green Standard Laces
Seeya LS M42 - Black/Grey
CVT LS M42 - Grey/White
Bikila M42 - White/Palm
KMD Sport M42 - Black/Blue
Seeya M42 - Black/Grey
Treksport M41 - Black/Grey
KSO M41 - Black
Signa M42
EL-X M42 - Orange/Grey
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 11:58:42 PM »

Also, to view all the VFF's individually here is the link to the photbucket album. http://photobucket.com/VFF

Here is a comparison between the two KSO's as well. http://s1137.photobucket.com/albums/n515/ScionGuy2011/
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Bikila LS M41 - Grey/Black Standard Laces
KMD Sport LS M42 - Black/Green Standard Laces
Seeya LS M42 - Black/Grey
CVT LS M42 - Grey/White
Bikila M42 - White/Palm
KMD Sport M42 - Black/Blue
Seeya M42 - Black/Grey
Treksport M41 - Black/Grey
KSO M41 - Black
Signa M42
EL-X M42 - Orange/Grey
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