In Italy Sicilian Police have decided to put the fake footwear that they find to good use, usually the fugazi sneakers get confiscated and end up getting destroyed. Well the officials have received court permission to donate counterfeit shoes to local aid groups, who pass them off to migrants arriving in Italy. Police estimate that they seized around 4,000 pairs in the region last year. According to Fox News, Adidas is the most popular off the confiscated sneakers.Before donating them, they’re supposed to remove any branding in order to protect the intellectual property of the footwear companies being knocked-off.
“We are supposed to try to protect the label, by removing it from the counterfeit items,” said police Gen. Pietro Belfiore.
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