Shein is taking swift action after being accused of selling knockoff Jordan 11s on its site this week … with the company telling TMZ Sports the product has been wiped from its store.
The Chinese-based online fast fashion retailer recently featured athletic kicks described as “professional basketball sports shoes for men” … which were selling for $49.99.
However, the shoes looked just like the Air Jordan 11s (which come with a $225 retail price tag) … all the way down to the patent leather mudguard. The only key difference?? The obvious absence of the iconic Jumpman logo.
Sneakerheads got wind of the bootleg kicks … and quickly went to social media to call Shein out for the item.
One person joked on Twitter saying, “SHEIN got space jam 11s y’all better get y’all a pair” while another person tweeted, “Fordan 11s to go with my Fucci bag and Folex watch.”
We reached out to Shein about the matter … and the company is placing the blame on an outside retailer.
“SHEIN takes all claims of infringement seriously and we have removed the product in question,” a spokesperson said Wednesday.
“Third-party sellers are required to comply with our SHEIN Marketplace policies and certify their products do not infringe IP.”
It’s not the only issue the company has — the site also appears to have bootleg versions of the MSCHF Big Red Boots, Yeezys, Balenciaga, and more.
But based on Shein’s statement, it sounds like that won’t be the case for long.