Yz 350 is a shoe model developed by the cult brand Adidas and the talented rapper – Kanye West. Yeezy 350 was first shown to consumers in 2015. It quickly became the best seller shoes that were being hunted and searched by fans. Yeezy 350 is the ingenious business strategy of Big Man Adidas when targeting mid-income customers.
Who doesn’t look forward to owning a super high-class product from this brand at an affordable price? The problem is how to tell if a Yeezy boost 350 is fake or how to distinguish real ones from fake ones. Let’s see it below.
Why are fake Yeezy 350 shoes popular?
Because of its impressive design, rich color palette, and ultra-smooth, ultra-high quality, it is not difficult to understand why Yeezy 350 is hunted by fashionistas. At the same time, it is limited in other countries for sale. For example, it can be said that it is tough for Vietnamese young people to own Yeezy 350 pairs even if they have money. It’s also the reason why fake shoes of Yeezy 350 can be prevalent in those countries.
Are Yeezy 350 shoes fake or real?
In our country, the number of fake shoes is not less than. With a high level of technology, it is difficult to recognize those fake shoes from the outside. That is why young people need to be very careful when buying sneakers online or need to update themselves with useful knowledge.
Guide to distinguish Yeezy 350 real & fake shoes
While authentic Yeezy 350 shoes often come in a sturdy box with a paper wrapper that covers the shoes, the absence of this specific packaging detail should not be solely relied upon as an indicator of a fake pair. It’s important to consider multiple factors when determining the authenticity of Yeezy 350 shoes, including overall quality, materials, labeling, and other specific details mentioned earlier.
No matter how sophisticated and meticulous a fake product is, its essence is still a fake shoe, and there will be a difference from the genuine product. Here are some details that are easy to check with the naked eye. You can refer to them.
Genuine Yeezy 350 shoes typically come with three tags, while counterfeit versions often have only two tags. These tags play a role in verifying the authenticity of the product.
Authentic Yeezy 350 shoes commonly feature three tags attached to them, which may include a product information tag, a size tag, and an Adidas or Yeezy-specific tag. These tags are usually placed in consistent locations, such as the inside of the shoe or the shoebox.
In contrast, counterfeit Yeezy 350 shoes often lack one of the tags or have inaccurately replicated versions. This inconsistency in the number or quality of tags can serve as a potential red flag for identifying fake Yeezy 350 shoes.
For those who have experience in buying sneakers, especially Adidas products, the tag will be an effective way for them to know the quality of the product immediately. In the tag of the fake shoes, it can be longer, smaller than the reals. Each market, such as the USA, UK, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, … will have different tag templates. So when you have bought enough kinds of products outside, it is not too difficult to evaluate real and fake goods through shoe tags.
Tags of real and fake Yeezy boost 350
Reflective stripe inside the heel
As for the reflective stripe inside the heel of the shoe, it is difficult to detect from the outside. However when you touch it, you will feel which pair is genuine, which pair is remade. With real shoes, the reflective part is heat-pressed into the fabric, so it is very smooth. But with fake shoes, it is different, and it is rough. Moreover, the sewing part at the edge must be square, not round like the fake pair.
Test boost technology by smell
It sounds pretty strange, but judging Yeezy 350’s Boost technology by scent is highly true. With the fake shoes, most of them use industrial glue, so the smell is quite strong and unpleasant. In contrast to genuine shoes, there is no smell or very typical smell. You can apply this method to check other versions of Yeezy.
Check the elasticity of the shoe sole
To test the bounce of the Boost sole, try pressing down hard, and then you will immediately notice the difference. Real Yeezy shoes will have better sole elasticity.
Check the label inside the shoe.
In the more minor details of the label, you can detect the fake ones easily. Therefore, checking shoe labels is always attractive to many people. Pay attention to each letter, and you will see that the font faces of fake shoes are pretty smudged. The font size is uneven. Same font, but bold strokes. The pair of authentic shoes are printed in full color, in low color. Next is the size of the digits that are too blurry or too bad.
The Insoles of Real and Fake Yeezy 350 shoes
In this part, you need to look closely with the naked eye. This is a zoomed-in image of the product after taking it. There can be an obvious difference between the real and the fake, right? The text is the logo of the real product, which is more blurred than the fake. You did not read it wrong. This is because the heat press technology will make the print not easy to fade. Fake goods, even though they are new, will look very nice, but if they are used for a few days, they will run out of words.
Logo on the insole
At a glance, you will have no difference between the two imprinted logos. The embossed logo on authentic shoes will be slimmer, more symmetrical, and beautiful, while fake goods are ugly and rough.
Authentic Yeezy 350 shoes often exhibit a lighter shade for the outsole, while counterfeit versions tend to have a darker color.
The Paper Inside the Shoes
The paper inside genuine Yeezy 350 shoes is smaller in size compared to its counterfeit counterparts. Furthermore, the paper used in authentic Yeezy 350 shoes exhibits a softer texture, while the paper employed in fake versions tends to be crispier.
Take a look at the inside detail sewing lines of the shoes
The stitching found in genuine Yeezy 350 shoes is executed with meticulous precision, resulting in well-defined and neatly aligned sewing lines. Conversely, the counterfeit versions often exhibit a lesser degree of attention to detail, resulting in comparatively untidy and disorganized sewing lines.
Distinguishing both based on price
The price of Yeezy 350 shoes can’t certainly be less than $200. On the market today, there are two kinds of fake products: Yeezy 350 Rep 1:1 and Super fake. Both are fake products and have differences in quality, design, and price.
- Rep 1:1 is a fake product with the same meticulousness and perfection as the genuine brand, up to 95% – 98%, but where the difference is, only experts and people in the profession can know. It is sold at a reasonable price from only $25-$50 (depending on the store).
- Super fake is only 50%-60% similar, easily recognizable from the outside. It costs only $7- $10.
Note: Although they are all fake, there is a clear difference between 1:1 rep and super fake. Even though you know that buying a pair of fake shoes is to save money, you don’t want to be seen at first glance, right?