If copping kicks early is your thing, then you’ve probably come across Supplied PDX one time or another. James Pepion, owner of Supplied PDX (aka Supplied, Inc. and Supplied), has built a reputation of having upcoming Air Jordans and Nikes way in advance of release dates, but heavy collectors and customers in the past have been exposing him for years for selling counterfeit product and not delivering product period.
Turns out Nike has been working with the feds for almost all of 2015, and between March and November of last year, special agents have been intercepting packages from China to Pepion – all of which checked out as being completely fake (with the exception of one). This all comes crashing down as information regarding money transfers between Pepion and various merchants in China between 2009 and 2015 have come to light.
Pepion has even reached out to the Sneaker News team as well as other sneaker blogs with photos of upcoming Air Jordan and Nike releases as a means to gain more exposure to the sneaker community, but after learning of his practices, we cut off communication with the individual. For more details, check out KOIN’s full article.