Sneaker Authentication Course

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Sneaker Authentication Course
  • 2-hour live Zoom class with “The Shoe Dog” Wade Motawi.
  • Convenient times to join from New York, Los Angeles, and the U.K./E.U.
  • Learn how to spot counterfeits and run a professional sneaker inspection before you buy.
  • Authenticate like a pro! We break down Nike, Jordan, Vans, Yeezy, etc. 
  • Real vs. fake: we examine the differences inside and outside the shoe.
  • Step-by-step live sneaker inspection of Air Jordan 1, Vans Old Skool, Yeezy 500, and others.
  • Complete authentication & inspection checklist reviewed and explained. 
  • Interactive Q&A session, bring your questions to “Ask the Shoe Dog”

Sign Up Now and get a free instant download of How to Spot Fake Sneakers.

Register For Session 1:
Saturday, May 21, 2022: 9:00am PST / 12:0pm EST / 5:00pm GMT

Register For Session 2:
Saturday, June 18th, 2022 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST / 5:00pm GMT

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Sneaker Authentication and Inspection Course

Now is your chance to learn from an expert. Wade Motawi, “The Shoe Dog,” is a shoemaking pro with over 20 years of experience designing, building, and inspecting shoes. He wrote the books on shoemaking. Wade is also an accomplished speaker and teacher and has experience training and mentoring various private and public corporations and student groups.

In the sneaker authentication and inspection course, you begin with the basics of sneaker construction, authentication, and footwear quality inspection. Then, using Wade’s detailed live “Sneaker Cam,” you will study the professional authentication process in detail. Step-by-step, you will uncover the critical information needed to break into the world of sneaker development and authentication.

Get ready to learn these eye-opening skills and never look at sneakers the same way again. 

Break into the business. Start authenticating now.

Top 5 Reasons You Need This Workshop:

REASON #5: Exclusive training offered ONLY to the Sneaker Factory community.

REASON #4: Don’t get ripped off by a manufacturer selling you poorly made shoes and protect yourself from buying fake sneakers.

REASON #3: Become a master with our 50 point Complete Shoe Inspection Checklist.

REASON #2: Impress your friends and colleagues with your ability to authenticate Air Jordan, Nike, Adidas, and Vans on the fly.

REASON #1: Land a killer authenticating job at GOAT, StockX, or Stadium Goods.

Your The Sneaker Authentication Workshop Questions Answered:

Q: Is the Sneaker Authentication workshop live?
​A: Yes, “The Shoe Dog,” Wade Motawi will be presenting live over Zoom for the entire 2-hour workshop.

Q: Will I get my free ebook download before the course starts?
A: Yes, you will receive the link to download your PDF Ebook copy of How To Spot Fake Sneakers immediately upon submitting your sign-up.

Q: Is this Authentication Workshop good for shoe designers?
A: Yes, you will learn to identify if your factory is cutting corners on your designs and you will see a variety of material choices which may help you cut the cost of your design and save on the bottom line.

Q: I am launching my brand this year. Will this Authentication workshop help me?
A: Yes, this will be invaluable information for you You will be able to inspect your samples like a professional and make sure you are getting quality products (and safe products) from your manufacturers and suppliers.

Q: Do you offer any discounts?
A: Yes! You can save $50 by signing up before March 30. This is more than 30% off the original price.

Q: Do I need a discount code?
A: No, the discount is already applied and you will see the discounted price of $99 in your shopping cart.

Q: Why is the Sneaker Authentication workshop discounted?
A: Because we like you :) and want to encourage you to join us!

Q: Is the Question and Answer session included in the 2-hours?
A: Yes, the final 15 minutes will be open for questions via the online chat and The Shoe Dog will stay online for another 15 minutes if questions continue past the 2-hours.

Q: I work in product development and only some of my products are footwear. Do you think this workshop will be valuable for me?
A: Yes! The inspection skills you learn in this workshop will teach you to look at the details of any product – especially footwear – in a whole new way.

Q: I signed up already but need to cancel now. Can I get a refund?
A: We can refund the cost of the workshop minus the cost of the ebook if you cancel at least 3 days before the session begins.

Q: Do you offer scholarships or student discounts?
A: We are open to hearing about your situation. Send us an email with your information, which session you are interested in, and why you are in need of a scholarship or discount and we will get right back to you.

Q: I have a lot of Sneaker Authentication questions, can I send them beforehand or after the session?
A: Yes, you can email [email protected] at any time with your questions and The Shoe Dog will get back to you. We love to hear from the shoemakers in our community.

Q: Will the Authentication workshop cover inspection techniques for all footwear or just Nike and Adidas, etc.?
A: The workshop will show you how to inspect materials, insoles, outsoles, packaging, fit, and more which is applicable to all types of footwear.

Q: Will the workshop be recorded?
A: Yes, it will be recorded you will receive a copy of the recording within a day of attending.

Q: Where can I sign up for the Sneaker Authentication Workshop?
A: Right here! Follow this link. —> The Sneaker Authentication Workshop

Q: If I am unable to attend at the last minute will I still get the recording?
A: Yes, anyone who signs up and pays for the workshop will receive the recording.

Q: What if I can’t make it on those dates and times?
A: We will continue to offer this workshop throughout the year and you will be notified of upcoming times and schedules for all our workshops.

Q: Will others in the class see me on Zoom?
A: No, participants will be muted and their video will be turned off during the presentation. During the workshop you can enter questions into the chat, Our moderator will pass to the Shoe Dog

Q: I am just starting out as a designer, is the Sneaker Authentication Workshop good for beginners?
A: Yes, we will start with a review of sneaker authentication and inspection basics so any level is invited and welcomed.

Q: I am new to Zoom. When will I receive the Zoom information and do I need to pay Zoom to use it for class?
A: You will receive an email with the Zoom link information upon enrollment and reminders as we get closer to the workshop. There is no charge to use Zoom and the live link will take you through the instructions necessary to attend the workshop.

Q: I am looking at purchasing a specific pair of Air Jordans on Ebay and I’m thinking they may be fake but I’m not sure. Can you help me?
A: Yes, in this workshop you will learn the tricks to spot counterfeit Air Jordan, Nike, Adidas, Vans, and more. You should have a clear understanding of real vs. fake once you finish the workshop and review the examples in the textbook.

Q: Tell me again how to contact you.
A: You can always reach us via email at [email protected] We would love to hear from you.

Break into the sneaker business. Start authenticating now.

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