How To Spot Fake Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD – General Colourway Guide

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If you are wondering how to spot fake Pharrell Williams Human Race NMDs sneakers, then you are in the best place to find out.

With each step of this guide on how to spot fake Human Race NMD shoes, you will see fake vs real Air Jordan 7 images which will let you understand the flaws on the fake Air Jordan 7 shoes easier.

This fake vs real Human Race NMD legit check guide applies to every colourway and release of Pharrell’s NMD Human Race sneakers.

The quickest way to spot fake Pharrel Williams NMD Human Race sneakers is to check the printings on the size tag improperly kerned and font-weighted compared to the retail pairs. Most of the time, the fake NMD Human Race pairs have flaws on the size tag.

How to spot fake NMD Human Race

Step 1: Fake vs real NMD HR barcode scan

When fake manufacturers try to replicate the PW Human Race NMD sneakers, they are typically more focused on recreating the design of the sneakers with almost little to no attention paid to elements like the barcode.

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This makes the barcode a reliable indicator of authenticity that can help you ensure you only purchase the original Adidas manufactured sneakers.

When you are ready to scan the barcode of your PW Human Race NMD, we recommend that you use the Legit Check App.

When you scan the barcode using the Legit Check App, the app will run your unique barcode against other NMD HR sneakers online.

How do you scan your Pharrell Williams NMD Human Race using the Legit Check App?

First of all, you’ll have to install the Legit Check App on your iOS and/or Android device.

Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your Human Race NMD.

Legit Check Barcode Scan Sneakers

The results are where you will need to apply your intelligence. You will need to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your NMD Human Race.

Now, if the results show lots of confirmation points on Google for your unique barcode as illustrated in the picture below, then you can be assured that your box is authentic.

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Please note that we say the box is authentic and not the sneakers because there is still the possibility that the real sneakers might have been swapped for the fake ones by the fake resellers to trick buyers into thinking the sneakers are genuine.

On the other hand, if the results do not show confirmation points that match the size-colorway combination, as shown in the picture below, then you probably have a fake in your hands.

fake human race barcode

Please note that the barcode scanning can only be considered a perfect match when the size and colorway combination on the results match the one on the box.

Thus, if only one of the two matches, then the box is still a fake. For the full story on how to scan the barcode on the box or your PW Human Race NMD for authenticity, read our article here.

Step 2: Real vs fake NMD Human Race size tag

As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake NMD Human Race sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake NMD Human Race shoes for the size tag, which is the most reliable sign of authenticity.

First of all, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Human Race NMD image in order to visualise the flaws on the fake shoes.

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Now that you’ve had a look at the real vs fake NMD Human Race image, let’s proceed to the flaws on the fake shoes.

1 – If you take a quick look at the “MADE IN VIETNAM” text at the top of the fake vs real NMD Human Race’s size tags, you can see how the fake shoes have their text looking too thin.

On top of that, the fake shoes also have their text improperly spaced, as some of the letters have too much spacing between the letters.

On the other hand, the retail NMD Human Race shoes have the same amount of space between each letter.

2 – The MALE/MÂLE text is missing on this pair. Other pairs have it but if it’s missing that’s a red light for US and European pairs.

3 – Pay attention to the ® symbol. It is illegible on fakes.

By that, we mean that the counterfeit Pharrell Williams NMD Human Race sneakers have their registered trademark ® symbol looking too thick compared to the one met on the retail pairs.

Not only that, but you can also see in the fake vs real NMD Human Race image above how the fake sneakers have their ® symbol touching the “adidas” text, which is an instant red light.

The authentic NMD Human Race shoes always have their ® character placed further away from the “adidas” text, and only the replica shoes have these two in contact.

4 – Again, very slight difference: there’s less spacing between numbers. Look at 275 and 265.

This may vary depending on the size so don’t forget to refer to photos of retail shoes in your size.

5 – The code should match the one found on the box. See pic below. Look out for the numeric code, as EAN is written on this label but you could also have UPC there instead.

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In the image above, we have highlighted where the EAN code can be found on the box of your sneakers, which is under the barcode number.

With all of this being said for the sie tag, let’s proceed to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake NMD Human Race sneakers.

Step 3: Check the labels of your NMD Human Race sneakres

Going to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake NMD Human Race shoes, we are going to check out the real vs fake NMD Human Race shoes for the labels which give you information about your specific pair of shoes.

These labels which we are going to talk about are assimilated with the box label since they also have the barcode number and other information about the shoes.

Naturally, these labels won’t come with the shoes unless they’re deadstock (unworn, the same condition as from the factory) but if they do, here’s what you need to look after.

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Now that you’ve seen the comparison real vs fake NMD Human Race label image above, we will explain the flaws on the fake shoes.

1 – Looking at the ® character, you can see how it is smaller on the legit label, and how on the fake shoes, the ® symbol is too big.

At the same time, the “adidas” text on the fake label is also too thick and too big, and on top of that, improperly spaced between, the letters, which is easily noticeable in the fake vs real NMD Human Race image above.

2 – The spacing should be a little bit bigger between “PW HUMAN RACE NMD” and “ORIGINALS” on the fake sneakers, and you can see how the letters on the fake NMD Human Race’s label are placed too close to each other compared to the authentic shoes’ label.

3 – Speaking of the “RACE” text, you can see how the fake label’s “RA” letters are connected, while on the authentic label, the letters are not connected.

4 – These four rows should be aligned to the right, while on the fake label, the three rows of text are aligned to the left side.

5 – The “PO#” text should be smaller, as seen on the authentic label. Also, make sure to check if it checks the PO number on the box and on the size tag.

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In the image above, we have highlighted where you can find the PO number on both the size tag and the box label, once again.

Step 4: Inspect the boost sole of your PW Human Race NMD

Moving on to the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Pharrell Williams NMD Human Race sneakers, we are going to check out the fake vs real NMD Human Race shoes for the boost sole.

The boost sole is one of the top authenticity indicators, and we recommend you to always check the boost sole of your sneakers, in order to come to the conclusion on whether you are looking at a fake or real NMD Human Race pair.

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For this shoe’s boost check we’ll need to have a look on the side. The boost dots are misaligned or awkwardly positioned, which is a dead giveaway for fake pairs.

In the image above, we have placed an authentic example of the Pharrell Williams Human Race’s boost sole, and below, you can find the example of the fake shoes.

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There are no factory flaws ever regarding the alignment of the dots on the legit Pharrell Williams NMD Human Race.

This being said, all of the original Pharrell NMD pairs should have these, and unlike the fake sneakers, which have their dots improperly positioned on the boost sole.

Step 5: Look at the interior heel stripe of your Human Race shoes

For the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Human Race NMD sneakers, you’ll have to go back into the sneakers and check the stripe met on the rear heel side of the shoes.

First of all, as you may be used to already, we are going to check out the real vs fake NMD Human Race image, and then, we will proceed to the flaws on the fake shoes.

NMD Human Race Legit Check

In the fake vs real Human Race NMD image above, the heel stripe isn’t transparent enough on the fake shoes.

On the other hand, the authentic HMD Human Race sneakers have their heel stripe looking more transparent, whereas, on the fake shoes, you can’t really see through the stripe.

This flaw is noticed on the fake sneakers in the blue, orange, and yellow colourways, as blacks, reds, and greens have this stripe in black.

Step 6: Fake vs real Human Race NMD logos

For the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake NMD Human Race sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake NMD Human Race sneakers for the rear side’s logos.

At this step, we are going to check a few colourways of the real vs fake NMD Human Race individually.

Before we being with each individual real vs fake Human Race NMD colourway comparison, we are going to check out a main flaw which applies to each colourway of these shoes.

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On a side view, you’ll notice the leather patch is visibly bigger on the fake NMD Human Race sneakers.

This is the easiest callout point on the replica NMD Human Race sneakers, and this applies to each colourway of the fake Human Race shoes, even though in the fake vs real Human Race NMD image above, we’ve linked the black colourway for both the real vs fake NMD Human Race shoes.

Black Human Race fake vs real rear details

The first colourway which we’ll individually inspect for this step of the fake vs real NMD Human Race guide is the black OG colourway.

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Looking at the reference fake vs real NMD black Human Race image above, you can see how the fake shoes have their rear leather patch looking defective in material-wise terms, being less shiny and having a different texture.

On top of that, you can see in the real vs fake NMD Human Race image above how three other flaws emerge as well.

1 – Looking at the top of the shoes, you can see how the stitching is different from the fake vs real Human Race NMD pairs, as the one met on the authentic pairs is more defined and has better quality than the fake shoes’.

2 – The fake NMD Human Race PW sneakers have another shade/nuance of orange used for the logo because it is darker than the one visible on the legit Human Race shoes.

3 – The highlighted line is black on the fake NMD Human Race black shoes, rather than dark brown-purple as seen on the retail pairs.

Red Human Race fake vs real rear details

Proceeding to the next colourway of this fake vs real Human Race legit check guide, we are going to analyze the red sneakers.

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1 – The stitching at the top of the sneakers on the rear side appears to be too thick and too dense on the fake sneakers, while on the authentic shoes, the stitching is thinner and more spread out.

2 – The fake sneakers have their lines looking too thin compared to the ones visible on the authentic shoes.

3 – Again, the fake shoes have their line looking too thin and small, and on top of that, the fake sneakers also have their purple line coloured too dark compared to the one met on the retail shoes.

4 – The second “a” is also black on the fake NMD Human Race shoes, instead of dark brown-purple (and barely legible on the fake pairs) used on the authentic sneakers.

5 – On the fake sneakers, you can see how there is used a darker shade of purple compared to the authentic sneakers, which are lighter.

Green Human Race fake vs real rear details

Up next, we are going to check out the real vs fake Human Race NMD sneakers in the green colourway.

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Now that you’ve had a look at the reference NMD Human Race real vs fake image above, let’s proceed to the flaws.

1 – The fake sneakers have the stitching at the top of the shoes looking too thick and too big on the fake sneakers, while on the retail pair, the stitching is thinner and smaller.

2 – The three lines in the middle of the Adidas logo are too thin, and on the fake shoes, the line which we’ve highlighted is too dark on the fake shoes, as it is black, instead of the authentic sneakers, which are coloured as dark purple.

3 – The first letter “a” in the “adidas” text met on the replica Human Race NMDs is too thin compared to the met on the retail shoes.

4 – The second letter “a” in the “adidas” text is too thin on the fake shoes, and on top of that, it is also black instead of the dark purple used on the letter visible on the authentic NMDs.

5 – The letter “s” in the “adidas” text is too thin and it has a shade which looks too dark, making it not being in tune with the authentic shoes’ letter.

Orange/tangerine Human Race fake vs real rear details

With this being said for the previous colourways, we are now going to analyze the fake vs real NMD Human Race sneakers in the orange/tangerine colourway.

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In the fake vs real NMD Human Race orange image above, we found six main flaws.

1 – The shade of the orange used for the left foil in Adidas’ classic 3-foil logo is too light on the fake shoes compared to the one met on the retail ones.

2 – The highlighted line on the fake shoes is actually black, while on the authentic shoes, the line is supposed to be a dark brown-purple.

3 – The letter “i” is barely legible on the fakes due to the lighter orange shade used for the letter, whereas on the retail pair it’s distinguishable since the letter is darker than the one met on the fake shoes.

4 – The second letter “a” is coloured as dark instead of the authentic dark brown-purple colour, and on top of that, it is also too thin on the fake shoes.

5 – The letter “s” is too thin and it has a darker nuance on the fake sneakers, while on the authentic shoes, the letter is thicker and it is also lighter.

6 – The stitching met on the upper side of the fake NMD Human Race orange sneakers is also too thick and looking differently attached to the sneakers compared to the authentic shoes, which have their stitching looking thinner and attached to the sneakers in a different way than the fake shoes.

Blue Human Race fake vs real rear details colourway

The next colourway which we’ll inspect in this fake vs real Human Race NMD legit check guide is the blue one.

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1 – The highlighted line on the fake shoes is coloured as black instead of the authentic sneakers’ line which is a dark brown purple.

2 – The highlighted foil in the Adidas classic 3-foil logo is too light, too thick and too wide on the fake sneakers, while on the authentic shoes, it is thinner and smaller.

3 – The stitching type at the top of the fake Human Race NMDs is different than the one attached to the authentic shoes, since the fake shoes have their stitching looking too thin, improperly spaced between, and looking too long compared to the retail pair’s stitching.

4 – The second letter “a” on the fake sneakers looks like it is too dark compared to the letter seen on the retail pair.

5 – The letter “s” on the fake shoes is too light compared to the authentic sneakers’ letter, which is darker.

Yellow Human Race fake vs real rear details

As for the last colourway which we’ll inspect in this fake vs real Pharrell Williams Human Race legit check guides for the rear details step, we have the yellow shoes.

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1 – The left leaf should be coral-orange instead of purple. This is an instant red flag.

All three leaves are actually different but the leftmost stands out the most on the fake Human Race yellow NMDs.

Also, overall print is of lesser quality on fakes Human Race NMDs, whereas on the authentic sneakers, you can see the better quality.

2 – The yellow line is indistinguishable on fakes, while on the authentic sneakers, it is differently coloured, as it has a different shade which makes it visible.

3 – The letter “i” should be coloured coral-orange instead of purple. Note that the dot is connected to the body of the letter.

Once again, the overall quality of the print seen on the fake NMD Human Race sneakers is poorer than the quality of the legit shoes.

4 – The same yellow-colouring problem is seen in the letter “d”, as it is indistinguishable on the fake NMDs.

5 – It is visible in the NMD Human Race real vs fake image above how the fake sneakers have a different shade of colour on the letter “a”, as it is black instead of the authentic dark brown purple.

6 – Letter “s” should be a dark brown instead of the purple found on the fake NMDs.

7- The type of stitching at the top of the shoes is different on the fake sneakers compared to the stitching met on the retail shoes, as the fake shoes have their stitching looking too thin and improperly spaced between.

Step 7: Real vs fake NMD Human Race footbed

Moving on to the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake NMD Human Race sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake NMD Human Race shoes for the footbed.

The footbed is the area between the insole and the sole of the sneakers which makes the sneakers easily wearable.

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Check out the print on the footbed of the shoe and be careful at the “PHARRELL WILLIAMS” text.

It can be read on the authentic shoe (although it’s not very clear), yet on the fake shoe, it’s illegible.

Speaking of the text and the printings of the real vs fake NMD Human Race sneakers, you can also see how the fake shoes have their text looking poorer in terms of quality than the authentic shoes’ text.

By that, we mean that the text is less visible on the fake shoes than it is on the authentic Human Race NMDs.

Also, looking at the Adidas originals logo, you’ll notice several colour differences (both on the trefoil and on the text) between the real vs fake NMD Human Race shoes.

That’s because the fake sneakers have darker nuances for the colours used on the footbed.

Step 8: Analyze the logos on the rear side of your shoes

For the eighth step of the guide on how to legit check Pharrell Williams NMD Human Race sneakers, we are going to analyze the Pharrel Williams logos on the back of the shoes.

First of all, we are going to inspect the logos which apply to every colourway, and then, we’ll separately look at the yellow colourway, since it is different than the rest of the colourways.

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A few minor details are missing on the fake sneakers, which are visible easily in the real vs fake Human Race NMD image above.

First of all, you can see how the first and the second hand-emoji pointers in the real vs fake NMD Human Race image above pointed out at the two lines, showing you how the fake shoes have their lines looking fuller and more filled than the authentic sneakers’ lines.

On the other hand, the retail NMD Human Races shoes have their lines looking more scratched and emptier than the fake shoes’ two lines.

Then, the third hand-emoji pointer in the real vs fake NMD Human Race image above show you how the fake shoes have their “PHARRELL WILLIAMS” text looking too thick, which is especially visible on the “LL” letters.

Now, let’s have a look as well at the comparison with the real vs fake NMDHuman Race in the yellow colourway.

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In the fake vs real NMD Human Race image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their lines looking too much filled compared to the authentic shoes’ lines, which look emptier on the scratched sides.

On the right shoe, fakes can be spotted by looking at the letters – some of them are floating, others are sinking (in this case, first “d” is floating) on the fake shoes.

Besides being aligned properly, they also have weird spacing. In this example, the “a” is too far from the rightmost “s” on the fake NMDs, while on the retail pair, all of the letters are perfectly aligned.

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In the real vs fake NMD Human Race yellow image above, we have pointed out the main spacing flaw on the right shoe, visible on the fake NMDs.

Step 9: Verify the box of your NMD Human Race sneakers

Proceeding to the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake NMD Human Race sneakers, we are going to analyze the real vs fake NMD Human Race sneakers for the box.

The authentic box

An authentic box is from a thick cardboard material, whereas the fake box is using a shiny one. Have a look below. We’ll start with the authentic box.

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In the image above, we have highlighted an example of the authentic NMD Human Race sneakers’ box, where you can see the quality cardboard material.

As we’ve previously mentioned, you can see how the authentic box does not shine in the light, unlike the fake boxes which we’ll analyze in a second.

Let’s also have a look at another real vs fak NMD Human Race box comparison so that you’d understand this perfectly.

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Once again, looking at the reference image with the authentic box of the NMD Human Race sneakers, you can see how the box does not shine.

Let’s also have a look at another picture with the authentic NMD Human Race sneakers and their box as well.

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Just to have another angle to analyze the box from, you can see how there is no light reflecting or shining on the authentic sneakers’ box.

The counterfeit box

Now we are going to move to the fake NMD Human Race sneakers’ box, and check out the details and flaws.

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In the image with the highlighted fake example above, you can see how the box of the sneakers does shine when into the light.

Let’s have a look at another fake NMD Human Race box example in order to understand it all properly.

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In the image above, you can notice how the fake box shine, once again, when put into light.

At the same time, you can also remember from the previous authentic example of how the authentic box does not shine when put into the light.

As for a third and a last example of the fake box shining flaw, we are going to check out two fake shoes on their box.

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We have placed a hand-emoji pointer on the box below the red Human Race NMDs, showing you how the box shines when put into the light.

How can I spot fake NMD Human Race in 60 seconds?

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your NMD Human Race.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 10 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas x Pharrell Williams manufactured Human Race NMD.

  1. Scan the barcode of the NMD Human Race using the Legit App Checker
  2. Verify the NMD Human Race size tag for inconsistencies in the printing quality
  3. Inspect the labels of your sneakers for any flaws. Most of the time, the fake sneakers have their text on the labels improperly positioned and font-weighted
  4. Analyze the boost sole of your shoes. Mostly, the fake NMD Human Race sneakers have their pellets misaligned
  5. Look at the interior translucent stripe. The fake Pharrell Williams NMD Human Race sneakers are most common to have their stripe transparent
  6. Check the sneakers from the back, on the rear details. The fake NMD Human Race sneakers are most common to have their characters improperly font-weighted, positioned and coloured (mostly too dark)
  7. Verify the footbed of your shoes. Usually, the fake sneakers have their footbed’s colours looking too dark, and the text is commonly found being too small and illegible
  8. Inspect the logos on the back of the shoes. Mostly, the fake sneakers have their”PHARRELL WILLIAMS” text logo looking too thick, and. the two lines above look like they are filled too much with colour, instead of having the authentic shoes’ empty scratched look
  9. Make sure you examine the box. The fake Pharrell Williams NMD Human Race sneakers commonly have their box shining when put in the light

Where can I get my NMD Human Race authenticated? The Pharrell Williams Human Race legit check service

If you need help with the authentication of your Pharrel Williams NMD Human Race, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD sneakers and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Pharrell Williams NMD Human Race legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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