Want to learn how to spot fake Yeezy 450? Afraid and done with scammers?
If that’s true, then fear not, you’ve come into the right place to lear how to spot fake Yeezy 450 sneakers, as we’ve compiled this ultimate fake vs real Yeezy 450 guide that will tell you all you need to know about these shoes.
Along with every step of our guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 450 sneakers, we are going to attach reference real vs fake Yeezy 450 images, and hopefully, these images will make the legit checking job easier for you.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Yeezy 450 sneakers is to look at the size tag inside each shoe, as well as scanning the barcode, since the fake Yeezy 450 pairs never have their text on the size tag correctly detailed and in tune with the real shoes, and the fake pairs tend to have their barcode in the wrong combination of style-code, colourway and size, while the genuine shoes are always flawless.
For the very first step on how to spot fake Yeezy 450, we are going to look at the barcode of the fake vs real Yeezy 450 pairs.
The barcode can be found on the box’s label, as well as on the extra white label that comes along with the deadstock pairs.
But, for now, let’s have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy 450 pairs for their barcode on the box’s label.
When you are ready to scan the barcode of your Yeezy 450s, 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 Yeezy sneakers online. Note that all Yeezy sneakers have a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:
Download and install the Legit Check App on your phone.
Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy 450s.
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 Yeezy 450.
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.
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.
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 Yeezy 450s for authenticity, read our article here.
Proceeding to the second method on how to spot fake Yeezy 450 sneakers, we are now going to move inside the shoes.
On the interior side you’ll see their size tag, which unlike most of the other Adidas Yeezys, these shoes have their label taller.
Seven flaws were found on the fake shoes, and so as to properly explain each flaw, let us take each one of these from the first to the last one and explain them individually.
1 – “MADE IN GERMANY” text
Looking at the “MADE IN GERMANY” inscription at the top of the label, you can see how the replica pair’s text looks too thick, while the genuine shoes have this text thinner.
2 – “US UK FR JP CHN” line
The second line of text that we found to be flawed on the fake shoes is the “US UK FR JP CHN’ line of text, and it looks too thin and placed too low on the fake label.
That is because the fake pair’s “US UK FR JP CHN” text is placed too close to the bottom long stick, and it is too far away from the stick at the top.
Talking about the real shoes, you can see how their line of text is bolder and how ti is centred perfectly in the middle of two sticks.
3 – “SDS” inscription
Going to the third flaw on the fake shoes, you can see how their “SDS” text (which stands for the factory in which the Yeezys were manufactured) is way thinner than the real pair’s text, which is thicker and more defined.
4 – Date of manufacturing
As for the fourth flaw which we’ve spotted on the fake Yeezys, the “01/21” text on the fake shoes looks yet again too thin, as it uses a totally different text from the real one.
The genuine shoes will have their text thicker than the fake pair’s, and the real size tag always has the same font throughout each pair.
5 – The “ART H68038” text
This inscription is actually the style-code of the shoes, and for your reference, we have here the real vs fake Yeezy 450 Cloud White pairs.
Looking at the fake pair’s size tag, you can see how the style-code’s text is too thin on the “ART” text, and how it is too thick on the “H68038” text.
On the other hand, the legit Yeezy 450 pair’s “ART H68038” text has the same thickness for all of the characters.
6 – The “adidas ®” logo
Proceeding to the sixth flaw on the replica pair’s tag, the “adidas ®” text looks too thin and has too much space in-between its characters.
Regarding the legitimate Yeezy 450s, you can see how their “adidas ®” inscription is thicker and with its letters placed way closer than the fake ones.
7 – The “FLIP UNDER” text
Lastly, the seventh flaw on the fake shoes brings us to the bottom side of the size tag, where the “FLIP UNDER” looks too thin and with too much kerning between the letters, while the real pair’s text is thicker and with its letters placed closer to each other.
The third step of the guide on how toe legit check Yeezy 450 Cloud White sneakers will have us looking at the laces.
The authentic Adidas Yeezy 450 pairs must have a specific lacing pattern – keep in mind that we are talking about the pairs that were not re-laced, therefore this rule applies to the pairs which have their laces untouched ever since they came out of the factory.
On the left shoe, the shoelace that comes from the left side must go below the one that comes from the right side, and on the right shoelace that comes from the right side has to go below the lace from the left side.
Looking at the image above, we’ve highlighted the left shoe which has the left lace going above the one on the right side, instead of going below it.
No worries if that wasn’t so clear, as we have this image below with the same fake vs real Yeezy 450 shoes, and you can see how this is explained better.
This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to lace their sneakers to mimic the authentic pattern although it is a replica.
Thus, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
For the fourth way on how to authenticate Yeezy 450 sneakers, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy 450 pairs for hteir insoles.
In order to do that, you can either take the insoles out or just have a top-down view picture inside the shoes.
Each word on the fake shoes is flawed, and starting with the “Ortholite®” text, you can see how the fake pair’s inscription is too thin, whiel the real one is thicekr.
Then, as for the “YEEZY” text, the fake print is too thin, especially if you look at the legs at the bottom side of the letter “E”. The genuine Yeezy 450s have the same “YEEZY” text looking thicker.
Lastly, the fake pair’s “adidas” text logo looks too thin, and the same Adidas logo on the legit 450s is thicker and more defined.
As for the fifth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 450 sneakers, we are going to have a quick look at the real vs fake Yeezy 450 pairs from their profile sides.
The picture with the real vs fake Yeezy 450 shoes above shows you how the fake pair’s toe box is curved too little at its tip.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy 450 pair’s toe box looks curvier and rounded more than the fake pair’s area.
There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Yeezy 450.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 5 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured Yeezy 450s.
If you need help with the authentication of your Yeezy 450, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Yeezy 450 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 Yeezy 450 guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.
The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
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