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Old 11-20-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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This word gets tossed around alot. What exactly does it mean?

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Old 11-21-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
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This word gets tossed around alot. What exactly does it mean?

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anyone with an inkling feel free to respond
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:28 PM   #3
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I think they are possibly shoes with defects that didnt make it to stores, or shoes that were made in the factory but never released.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:32 PM   #4
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I think they are possibly shoes with defects that didnt make it to stores, or shoes that were made in the factory but never released.

So they are legit shoes, that the store did not accept?
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:58 PM   #5
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So they are legit shoes, that the store did not accept?


Bingo, sorta like a prototype. The may have released in a smaller test market or was not release at all. It's also gererally a different colorway or material.
The XV mocs I had were variants. Also made in their home factory.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:12 AM   #6
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Bingo, sorta like a prototype. The may have released in a smaller test market or was not release at all. It's also gererally a different colorway or material.
The XV mocs I had were variants. Also made in their home factory.
How much does that value differ from official/legit/real version of the shoes?

Suggestion: Maybe a sticky official hateraid thread about good sites to get factory variants that come from the same factory and have the same quality as legit shoes.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:38 AM   #7
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How much does that value differ from official/legit/real version of the shoes?

Suggestion: Maybe a sticky official hateraid thread about good sites to get factory variants that come from the same factory and have the same quality as legit shoes.


Man, that's going to be a challenge. I'll se what I can pull off.
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why are u looking for Variants so bad?. Hateraid is right, they often have different Material and colour ways. Sometimes the sizes are retarded as well... Id say Non-variants have more value but at the same time u could find urself some crazy variants no one has ever seen before... which to others would make it more valuable.
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why are u looking for Variants so bad?. Hateraid is right, they often have different Material and colour ways. Sometimes the sizes are retarded as well... Id say Non-variants have more value but at the same time u could find urself some crazy variants no one has ever seen before... which to others would make it more valuable.
variants can be a lot cheaper
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Wearing variants is often mistaken for wearing fakes. You wouldn't see me in one.
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Wearing variants is often mistaken for wearing fakes. You wouldn't see me in one.


variants ARE fakes.


someone should burn all variant shops down!
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:46 PM   #12
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Varients = FAKES

Do not buy varients. Varients are not made by Nike. They are made from factories that create FAKES
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:59 AM   #13
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Varients = FAKES

Do not buy varients. Varients are not made by Nike. They are made from factories that create FAKES


But there is a difference beteween Variants and Factory Variants. Factory ones are generally first runs or test colorways. They rarely even get on retail shelves and are generally not massed because of lack of quality control or bad response from test groups.
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factory variant is a euphamysm for fakes. You guys are describing factory seconds.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:11 AM   #15
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factory variant is a euphamysm for fakes. You guys are describing factory seconds.


Really? I've heard Nike employees call them factory variants for prototypes or sample colorways. But they could be wrong and reaching for words to describe. I'll take both your words. I've also used variants for fakes, a more polite way to call them.
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