This brand is quite popular for its sneakers used specially for sports. But as usual bootleggers (counterfeits) also got in a bit in the deal. There’s a lot of fake Yeezy out there everywhere with most people thinking they have bought the genuine Yeezy sneakers. People who fell victim do not know what either the fake or the real looks like and how to identify them. With all this in mind, we have crafted a few guides on how to spot fake Yeezy and not getting hoodwinked whether you are a buyer or reseller.
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Yeezy Legit Check (Real vs Fake Guide)
Check the stitching
It is vital to check the stitching on Yeezy brand sneakers to authenticate. A real Yeezy is made of unique stitching of an X crossover which is uniformly done with no loose ends. For a fake Yeezy, you could expect to see a rough and quite unclean job. The stitching on the real Yeezy is also tighter, but in comparison with the fake, it is not the same.
The stitching on the original Yeezy can be seen properly so you could notice the X crossover. For the fake you cannot see this design properly. That’s if on a condition it’s stitched in that pattern.
Check the logo
This is probably one of the easiest ways to spot a real or fake Yeezy. On checking the inside of the Yeezy, whatever type it is, the logo on a real original Yeezy appears to be small and still seen clearly enough. But a fake Yeezy makes the brand name logo “YZY” branding too big than it appears on a real Yeezy. The logo also comes along with an Adidas logo most especially on the box.
Check the sole
The sole of the footwear is also an easy way to identify if a particular brand of Yeezy is fake. At the sole of a real Yeezy, there is a signature boost section which is white with a set of dimples that should appear. For a fake, we have seen such without the signatory boost and can be black all through. Irrespective of this color of Yeezy brand the signatory boost at the sole of the footwear is always white and with or without this.
Its a proof of whether it is authentic or not. But we must say that some fake designers might have probably caught up with this fashion trend and exploited it to the bare rest minimum.
Note the cost
The Yeezy brand sneakers just like some other brands do not come too cheap they are quite expensive brands and can be afforded mostly by rich people. We are talking about a price around a thousand dollars. So if you see this brand selling at the lowest price of 5pounds, then that’s a fake. But also you need to be careful of bootleggers as they can sell a fake at an even high price. So other details such as weight and thickness of the material need to be checked.
Know your departmental store
We can assure you from experience that no sales agent from a departmental store selling this product brand will tell or help distinguish between the real and fake Yeezy footwear. As this could smear its reputation. You might need to check in feedback, reviews of customers that have bought a product from such store.
You might run a risk of getting an unauthentic item from departmental stores without a proper feedback response from its customers and because this is a Limited Edition brand. You will probably not find a real or authentic brand in a cheap departmental store.
Check the tags
It is not quite uncommon for shoes to come with tags. The tags are not there to give us the information about the shoe. The information on the tags can also be used to verify whether it is authentic or not. We had a case whereby when we bought some Yeezy we noticed that the word sample was placed on the tags with made in China.
Well, we are not expecting a sample, so it is just assumed to be fake. The real suspicion came in when it was noticed that part of the Yeezy shoe has this made in China underlined while some are written plainly. To a whole lot of discovery, we found out that the latter is a fake.
Check the tongue
The tongue of the real Yeezy sneakers comes with a label underneath which gives information about the shoe. Any Yeezy sneakers you are buying without this label in the sneakers is a fake. On taking a closer look at the label, the details on the label are meant to be seen properly and not faded in any way. As it being faded would mean it is a fake.
Check the stripes
The stripes are like a signatory for the Adidas brand, and since the brand is a collaboration between Kanye West and Adidas, this stripes three stripes are expected to be seen on the box for a real Adidas brand. This case is different for the fake. We will explain a little bit further when we talk about the box.
Check the box
This is quite easy to authenticate as most fakes don’t even come in a box. Fakes usually come in wrappings or plastic bags. So if you are probably looking for original Yeezy sneakers take good note of this detail. The box of a real Yeezy comes with an Adidas logo on it and even has a barcode for to scan to verify.
Check the quality
The quality varies from the color, texture of the fabric, leather to boost material and the weight of the shoe. Usually, fake Yeezy comes with much lighter weight as compared with the real one. The color of the fake also is usually faded and might not be as attractive to you as much as the real one does. Another thing to note is that the bodily parts of a real Yeezy aren’t meant to be smooth in any way.
Yeezy is the most hyped footwear around. Do not forget that this brand was meant to be a Limited Edition. However, there is great amount of fake Yeezy on the market which takes away all real credibility. But we can assure you that once you take important note of the pattern, stitching, and overall look of the Yeezy shoe. You tend to reduce the risk of buying a fake as a buyer or reseller. In a situation where you are still worried about buying a Yeezy, please do refer to this guide. We have got you covered.