Yeezy or Feezy? How to Spot Fake Yeezy Boost 350 – Adidas Yeezy Boost 350
- by Nick Demaria
- November 17, 2020
Without a doubt, the Yeezy 350 Boosts are one of Adidas and Kanye West’s most popular shoes. With so much popularity and fandom comes inevitable replication from third parties. Even with the most detailed eye, you might be fooled. If you truly want to cop a genuine pair of your favorite sneakers, we have a few tips to help you tell the original Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 from the fakes.
The Adidas label has tiny yet essential details that are only consistent and correct on Yeezy 350 Boosts. You’ll want to check the label lettering, especially the ‘Y’ and the Adidas flower’s spacing.
Another label to check is the interior label where the manufacturer details are. On the interior lining of each Yeezy Boost, there is a label that shows the size, gender, and a 13-digit serial code, including letters and numbers. On real Boost 350s, each shoe itself should have a different serial code. However, with fake Yeezy Boosts 350, the same serial code will often be duplicated on both shoes.
The stitching is a crucial component to real Yeezy Boost 350s to replicate ones. The heavy stitching detail in the middle of the shoe should go down all the way to the outsole and have stitching in a matte finish to keep the minimal aesthetic versus fake Yeezys having a more reflective look to the stitching.
The shape of authentic Yeezys are no comparison to the real ones. The toe box on true Yeezy Boost 350s sits much flatter, whereas fake ones have a “bottlenose dolphin” effect on the toe box. On real pairs of Yeezy Boost 350s, the heels have a slight bump and dip, whereas Yeezy replicas don’t do this.
While you can’t see the inside of Yeezys all the time, the insoles are also a big giveaway regarding how to spot original Yeezy 350 Boosts. The actual Boost 350s are in black reading heel to toe, whereas fake Yeezy 350 Boosts are produced in white writing while reading toe to heel.
The best way to ensure your Yeezy Boost 350s are real is buying them from Adidas themselves or an authorized retailer. Different versions of Yeezy 350 Boost have their own intricacies. Small details make them unique, and Adidas ensures consistency across all legit Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers. You can stay up to date on all the latest releases, sneaker tips, fake vs. real sneaker articles, and sneaker news here at KicksGuru.