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How are your Nike Air Force 1’s looking in the corner? Seen better days, right? But you’re not willing to shell out another £100 for a brand new pair?
Well, you very may well be in luck, with this little known rule meaning you could land yourself some fresh creps without paying a penny.
It’s a little known industry secret that Nike trainers actually have a two year warranty from their manufacture date – and can be returned within that period.
The official warranty for the sports clothing brand says items can be returned to the company for up to two years – but only on the condition that the item has “developed a flaw”.
You can check your trainers’ manufacture date by looking at the label on your shoe’s tag, which should be just under the tongue.
The website reads: “If you believe your item is flawed, and it’s within 60 days of your purchase, you can simply return it to us for a full refund. For Nike store purchases, you’ll want to take your item back to the store you bought it from.
“If it’s been longer than 60 days, and less than two years since the manufacture date (located on the item’s tag), and the item has developed a flaw here's what you need to do…”
The website then lists the different options depending where you bought your sneakers from.
If you ordered from Nike.com or the Nike App, you merely need to contact someone at Nike to return and replace the shoes.
If you bought the item from a Nike store, you need to visit the store you originally bought them from to discuss your options. If this is something you find yourself unable to do, then contact the store directly.
If you’re someone who purchased your trainers from a Nike Authorised Store, such as Sports Direct, Nike has the following advice.
“Please return your shoes to the original place of purchase. We work with authorised retailers to accept returns for products with a material or workmanship flaw. If you cannot return to the original place of purchase, or if the retailer has referred you back to Nike, you can file a claim.”
Tyla has contacted Nike for comment.
Now, if you excuse us, we’re looking to get some new shoes…
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