The online pre-order sneaker business hangs customers out to dry.
Zadeh Kicks, a well-known online retailer specializing in pre-orders for coveted sneaker models, has “dissolved” as stated on their website. Zadeh Kicks has shut down its website and its Instagram account.
5.26.2022 Update: The FBI has opened a criminal investigation of Zadeh Kicks. If you believe you were a victim, you can contract the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or tips.fbi.gov. No one should attempt to contact Michael Malekzadeh or his family directly.
The company started back in 2016 as a resource to find certain sneaker models below retail. They recently rose in popularity after offering pre-orders on the upcoming hyped sneaker releases.
This was the statement featured on Zadeh Kicks:
On May 20, 2022, David P. Stapleton was appointed by the Circuit Court for the State of Oregon for the County of Lane to serve as Receiver with certain roles identified in the Order Appointing Receiver. The owner of Zadeh Kicks LLC petitioned the court for voluntary dissolution under Court supervision and the appointment of a Receiver in order to protect and preserve the assets belonging to the Receivership Estate and to assist in the dissolution of the business.
The Receiver will provide updates as they become available. Please report back to this website periodically to stay apprised of events regarding the dissolution/liquidation of the business.
In the meantime, please direct all inquiries or correspondence to the Receiver at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I get my money back from Zadeh Kicks?
Many customers have money tied up in the whole debacle. If you are looking to recuperate your money, this IG post might help you out: