03 Feb 2020

Real Vs Fake helps sneaker novices and veterans alike better understand shoe quality, construction and authenticity. Moreover, it’s a fun way to keep collectors from spending real money on fake shoes. Time to test your skills with the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Yeezreel.”

Round 1…

1. Looking at the overall silhouette for the 350 V2, we can see a difference in translucency on the soles of the sneaker, which changes the hue. The fake is more transparent than the real.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Yeezreel

2. Sometimes the imperfections are the authenticators. Case a point, the collar of the Yeezy is naturally less structured on the legit pair versus the fake which is the same shape as the heel tab.

3. The actual sneaker uses a faded Black Primeknit thread on the upper. The knock off sneaker uses a darker shade of Black.

4. Eyelet spacing is also an important factor that is often overlooked. The replica adidas Yeezy Boost 350 has eyelets farther apart than the original.

5. Finally we come to the split-seam that joins the two halves of the upper together. The true kick has evenly placed thinner stitch-work in contrast to the copy.

Round 2…

Look at the difference in hue and thickness of the outsole. The Yeezy proper is thicker and a darker tone.

2. Moving to the Boost foam padding, the fake pair is not as tightly compressed as the legit one.

3. It’s an easy tell that the imitation overextends and curves on both the tongue and heel sections of the collar.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350

4.The real Yeezreel’s perforated holes on the debossed rectangle are closer together, while the artificial one appear disjointed.

5. This brings us to the Chartreuse mid-seam thread. A thinner thread was chosen for the authentic shoe, and the fraud uses a thicker one which causes bigger punctures in the upper.

How many were you able to notice? Is it easier or harder with this kind of Primeknit upper ? Let us know how you could tell in the comments down below and stay on the look out for another Real Vs Fake.

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