Warning - Chinese Counterfeits / Cheap Knock - Offs / Amazon, Aliexpress, Wish, Ebay
Be Careful and Avoid Scam
All types of counterfeits of Snowfeet* are being sold on the internet by different companies trying to make money producing non-quality products. These producers are deliberately stealing the patented design we invented and worked hard to bring to our customers.
Producing such counterfeit is illegal and the products themselves are dangerous to be used. The material is very low-quality and the metal edges do not work.
We’re doing everything we can to make these producers stop their illegal activities.
Please help us in our efforts by reporting the counterfeits sellers on Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, Aliexpress and other platforms. We believe that we don't have defend ourselves alone because our customers stand for us and for the quality of our products.
We highly appreciate your help!
How do you recognise a counterfeit?
We've been experiencing a problem with companies producing and selling cheap counterfeit knock-offs of our products since the year we launched our iconic Snowfeet* mini skis. These companies are mostly based in China and the products are being sold on Amazon, Aliexpress, Wish, Ebay and similar platforms.
Why you shouldn't buy a counterfeit?
We have gone ahead and ordered some of the fakes being currently found in the market to demonstrate the poor quality. As per the images below you can see how badly they are constructed. The edges are covered with plastic at some points. The experience using these will be very frustrating and dangerous so we highly recommend you get the real original Snowfeet* product instead. Our products are made of high-quality materials. We made sure every detail is as it should be for the product to perform well and to keep you safe.
These counterfeits are very poorly built using cheap materials and are failing at an alarming rate. Most of them are even marketed under our name and use some of our pictures. Snowfeet* is a trademark and it is illegal to use the name for fake products.
Snowfeet* has been working on getting these fake versions off the shelves, but make sure to do your own research before buying such a product. It may seem that you can get it cheaper, but you will be very unhappy with the functionality of these counterfeits and you might also get hurt.
Most of the fakes also have a build that makes you unable to turn on the snow, it happens with this kind of counterfeit (picture below) that we also tested. Such models usually don't have metal edges at all and are only plastic.
Why are counterfeits dangerous?
To conclude, these are the most frequent fails we noticed on the counterfeits products:
- Very bad quality bindings
- Metal edges covered in leftover plastic/badly attached
- Some don't even have metal edges and its impossible to turn with these
- Poor quality materials that make sliding on the snow difficult
- No customer support of the company and no possibility of return
- Cheap plastic makes them easily breakable
|Edges||Poorly attached, completely useless||High quality metal ski edges|
|Material||Cheap plastic/easily breakable||Durable fiberglass reinforced plastic|
|Bindings||Very bad quality, often break||Durable and Adjustable|
|Heel brake||Not existing||On the back for easy slowing|
|Accessories||Often none||Bag, extra straps and screws and a sticker|
We have been regularly contacted by customers with complaints that their Snowfeet* broke after the first ride. After seeing the pictures, we immediately know that they bought a counterfeit. Sadly this is usually a waste of money as they are not getting any refund from the producer of these counterfeits.
Selling counterfeits is actually considered a criminal activity and is the second-highest organized crime revenue-wise. Right after selling drugs.
Please don't give your hard-earned money to the hands of people who don't care about the quality of their products, the hard work of others and the safety of their customers. Choose wisely and responsibly. Snowfeet* team is always here for you to help if you're not sure about your choice. Please feel free to ask us anything!