Legit Check the World

Fuck fake sneakers.

It's always been a problem but at the current peak of hype, it's turned into a widespread epidemic.

Last year there was a lawsuit filed in Florida Federal Court. Adidas and Reebok (they fake Reeboks?) state that over 50 online sellers are infringing on trademarks by "promoting, selling, offering for sale and distributing goods bearing counterfeits and confusingly similar imitations". 

Basically, long story short - Adidas is seeking $2M's for each party slanging fakes totaling well over $106 millllllllllllllllllion!!

Everyday at Suplex we are asked to do a legit check. Every. Single. Day. We see the counterfeit, replica, non-authentic aka the fake bull shit every day and there is a simple explanation.

Fakes make money. China loves money. So China will make money making a shit ton of fakes. They fake everything, literally everything you think of has a knock off made somewhere overseas. The more popular a shoe is on the market, the more likely there will be top tier fakes produced and shipped to the states. Nothing is safe. StockX, Goat, eBay- they all can get it.

So be fuckin' careful, bring your kicks to Suplex.

Legit checks can be quick and easy or quite the opposite. Some times it can be an extensive process but we're willing to help, FREE. All we ask in return for our expertise and time is a fair and honest review online. 

January 18, 2019 by Suplex Philadelphia

Thirty two thousand and counting!

Recently our IG handle @suplexphiladelphia hit 32,000 followers! 

In honor of all 32k of the best followers on Instagram, we wanted to share a rare jersey in Sixers history. The homie Casey from @rarevntg showed up the other day with a GAME WORN Barkley jersey but instead of the traditional #34 he was rockin' a #32!

The number swap happened during the 1991-92 season after Magic Johnson notified the league of his retirement due to the HIV Virus. Charles chose to honor his friend for the entire season with #32. Love or hate Chuck-he's always been a real one. 

If you're wondering where you can purchase the #32-shop with the best in the business RARE VNTG and follow his IG (@rarevntg) for more rare vintage Sixers gear!!

April 23, 2018 by Suplex Philadelphia

Rare Pair of Phillie's Vans at Suplex

Opening Day for the Phillies, April 12th, 2010. Vans and MLB announced the "Opening Day Collection" pack. The pack was insanely limited, only 12 pairs total of the Vault by Vans Chukka LX featuring the "Phillies P" embroidered on the upper and also included a Phillies Majestic baseball jersey. 

We've been lucky enough to have already sold a pair in the past making 2 of the 12 total pairs ever made sold via Suplex Philadelphia. You can purchase a size 11 with jersey on our website now!!

January 16, 2018 by Suplex Philadelphia

Philly Cheese Swag

Recently Slam Magazine Online dropped a story about our homie and  South Philadelphia's own Dion Waiters titled "Dreams Worth More Than Money".  Currently Dion is coming off a break out season with the Miami Heat, his third team in 4 years. In the past he had his time with some of the best, playing along side LeBron in Cleveland and Kevin Durant and the current MVP Russel Westbrook. It was that part of his journey he learned what it took to be a real NBA pro. The story mentions Dion's growth from the 6th man in Syracuse, dealing with some of his closest friends deaths and his ability to overcome it all to be the person he is today.

"After a breakout season, Waiters bared all—the good and the bad, the triumph and the tragedy—that comes with a Philly baller. He’s straight grit, like Rocky Balboa."-SLAM

Check out the video featuring a day in South Philly with Dion that includes him at Ishkabibbles buying everyone cheese steaks or him buying sneakers at the shop at the 1:11 minute mark. Look out for Dion next year, no matter if he's in Miami or another squad, that Philly Cheese Swag is gonna get buckets one way or another.Dion at Suplex

June 28, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia


Today, June 24th was another restock for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Zebra". Initially this pair had a very limited release and the prices for "Zebra's" sky rocketed-selling for around $1,500 on the secondary market. It looks like Adidas is testing the waters with limited drops and restocks, learning a lot about the supply and demand market, much like Nike. 

What do you think about the "Zebra" V2 350 vs. the other color ways? Is this the best color way of the V2's to date or was the hype too much when people thought they were truly limited. With a widespread release today and plenty of chances to grab a pair, did you get lucky? Let us know in the comments what you think and if you grabbed a pair today. 

June 24, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

With the #1 pick, the Philadelphia 76ers select....

Last night, the city of Philadelphia was electric as the announcement of our second #1 pick in two years was made official. The moment NBA commissioner Adam Silver uttered Markelle Fultz' name, Philly was already dreaming of NBA Championships with a reputable "Big 3" of our own. Add Dario to the mix and you got the F.E.D.S. (Fultz, Embiid, Dario and Simmons). 

The future All Star isn't just a head of the game with his playing ability, his sneaker game is already made something of legends. Most notably, the Air Jordan 4 PE  with his alma mater Washington Huskies color way is flames. Not to mention the pair of custom "Basketball" Bravos from @no_one_system -made entirely from "Horween Leather". Special shout out to Philly's own @jimmygorecki for his role in making it the connection. 

Season tickets are already almost sold out and this year is looking to be the biggest basketball season in Philadelphia since A.I. ruled the city. It's an exciting time in Philadelphia and we couldn't be more happy to introduce another franchise type player to the mix. Welcome, Markelle Fultz.

June 23, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

Enzo rockin' Yeezy's AND YOU CAN"T TEACH THAT!

Last night on Monday Night Raw, the fan favorite tag team Enzo and Cass ended. Big Cass turned heel when he was exposed as Enzo Amore's attacker after a video surfaced showing him faking his own attack.

As always, Enzo was rocking some heat. Last night was no different rockin' the Yeezy 350 V2 "Bred's" and "you can't teach that!" Enzo Amore is a certified sneaker head and "bonafide stud", even going as far as a recent appearance on Complex Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma talking about kicks. AND YOU CAN"T TEACH THAT!!

Things will be interesting moving forward with Cass as a heel. What do you think will happen between the two? Does Enzo team up with The Big Show or go solo dolo? What's Cass' entrance music gonna sound like? Either way, you can count on Enzo Amore to represent RAW with a new pair of heaters every week. AND YOU CAN"T TEACH THAT!!


June 21, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

Scary Snowman visits Suplex

Recently the Scary Snowman crew reached out to Suplex and asked where would be a good spot to shoot. Of course we told them South Street, right in front of our shop would be best. We spent the afternoon having fun with people, giving them a good scare and laughing at all the different reactions. The video has over 300k views and counting. Check out the video here with the scary snowman and let us know what you think!

February 02, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

The best custom sneaker artist in Philly- @G23custom_215

Our good friend "Gabe 23 Customs" has been supporting Suplex from the beginning. We've known Gabe for over 3 years now and it's been a real pleasure watching him grow into the cities best and must trusted sneaker customizer. You won't find an artist as meticulous as Gabe, ensuring that every brush stroke is to his exact specifications. He refuses to rush or half ass a project, essentially guaranteeing customer satisfaction. Not only does he produce great work, he has the fairest prices you'll find anywhere. Follow his work on Instagram at @G23custom_215 to see more of his work. Send a direct message to Gabe or email Suplex with any inquires for a custom today!




January 19, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

Rare Vintage

Shopping With RareVNTG from Brian Nguyen on Vimeo.

Casey Pitocchelli is a native from Villanova, Pennsylvania. He is the owner and operator of Rare Vintage @rarevntg - a company dedicated to authentic vintage sports apparel. A graduate from Duquesne University, Casey started collecting jerseys, sneakers and sports wear clothing at 7 years old with a strong influence coming from his father. Casey's dad was a consultant with Mitchell & Ness, building a strong relationship with the former owner Peter Capolino. It was this connection that fed into Casey's appetite for becoming a fanatic for jerseys and an aficionado of the vintage culture.

The market has always been volatile changing rapidly year to year. Snapbacks and Starter jackets were extremely popular 5-6 years ago, then as time passed not so much. Authentic jerseys, especially from Mitchell & Ness had the spotlight in the early 2,000's with every popular rapper rocking vintage jerseys. Currently, the most popular pieces are vintage designer brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Polo etc. The thrifting scene has rapidly gained popularity as of late. Stores like Round Two and Mr. Throwback specialize in a wide variety of vintage apparel and highlight the obvious financial benefits of finding that rare, valuable piece you can find digging through thrift shops. 

Although it seems easy enough to turn a $1.00 thrift find into a $30 flip, it's not all that easy. Casey has a few pieces of advice for you before you go thrift. First, do your research! Understand what your looking for and what it could be potentially worth before you even hit the thrift. If something stands out and it's cheap, BUY IT! Second, be aware of fakes-they're everywhere! Just because a jersey is "stitched" doesn't mean it's authentic. The brand, size tags, name, and number font will tell you a lot about a jerseys authenticity and value. If you become more aware of these two rules you will do great thrifting!

Casey's passion for vintage jerseys is rooted deep but what keeps him interested are the items quality. Unique pieces from the 80's and 90's-the timeless look and the nostalgia of wanting certain things as a kid is what keeps him drawn to the vintage hustle. "Every piece is different, some more uncommon and rare than others, but it's about the good memories from when I was younger that makes me love vintage." 

December 07, 2016 by Suplex Philadelphia