Yeezy 450 Legit Check: Real Vs Fake (All Colorways)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Want to learn how to spot fake Yeezy 450?

This guide will teach you just that in 5 steps.

Use this guide to legit check any Yeezy 450 colorway.

Let’s waste no time.

How to tell if Yeezy 450s are fake

You can spot fake Yeezy 450 by checking the size tag inside each shoe and scan the barcode.

Fake Yeezy 450 pairs typically have inaccurately detailed size tag text.

1. Barcode

For this example, we’re using the original Yeezy 450 Cloud White.

Every pair of Yeezy 450s is associated with a unique barcode that corresponds to a specific combination of:

  • Style code: H68308
  • Model: 450
  • Size: Ranging from 4 to 16 (US)

1.1. Scan

Legit Check Barcode Scan Sneakers

Time for the results!

1.2. Authentic

Everything checks out on the real barcode:

  • Yeezy 450
  • Cloud White
  • Size US11
  • H638038

Enough results come up a well. Hence, it’s a 100% real barcode.

1.3. Fake

  • The results are empty.
  • No results at all, let alone relevancy.

Hence, this barcode is 100% fake.

Read more about barcode scanning if this wasn’t perfectly clear.

Finding it too hard? Legit check your Yeezys with our experts:

2. Size tag


  1. “MADE IN GERMANY” text is thinner.
  2. “US UK FR JP CHN” line of text is bolder and centered.
  3. “SDS” text (factory code) is thicker.
  4. Date of manufacturing text “01/21” is thicker and consistent.
  5. “ART H68038” style code text has consistent thickness for all characters.
  6. “adidas ®” logo is thicker with closer spacing between letters.
  7. “FLIP UNDER” text is thicker with closer spacing between letters.


  1. “MADE IN GERMANY” text is thicker.
  2. “US UK FR JP CHN” line of text is thinner and improperly positioned.
  3. “SDS” text (factory code) is thinner and less defined.
  4. Date of manufacturing text “01/21” is thinner and inconsistent.
  5. “ART H68038” style code text has inconsistent thickness.
  6. “adidas ®” logo is thinner with excessive spacing between letters.
  7. “FLIP UNDER” text is thinner with excessive kerning between letters.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

3. Lacing

  • Authentic: Left lace from the left side goes below the lace from the right side.
  • Fake: Left lace from the left side goes above the lace from the right side.

Zooming in:

Important notices:

  • Fake manufacturers may opt to lace their sneakers to replicate the authentic pattern…
  • Even though they are replicas.

Therefore, we do not regard this as a foolproof indicator of authenticity.

4. Insole

Over here, you’ll find the adidas x YEEZY logos and that of the Ortholite® technology.


  • “Ortholite®” text: Thicker.
  • “YEEZY” text: Thicker, legs at the bottom side of the letter “E” are thicker.
  • “adidas” text logo: Thicker and more defined.


  • “Ortholite®” text: Too thin.
  • “YEEZY” text: Too thin, especially the legs at the bottom side of the letter “E”.
  • “adidas” text logo: Too thin.

5. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box is curvier and more rounded at the tip.
  • Fake: Toe box is curved too little at its tip.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Yeezy 450 (on the go)

  1. Scan the Barcode: Utilize the Legit Check App to scan the barcode of your Yeezy 450s.
  2. Inspect Size Tag: Verify the quality of the printing on your pair’s size tag for any inconsistencies.
  3. Check Lacing Style: Ensure that the lacing style of the Yeezys follows the correct pattern, with the right lace under in the right shoe and left lace under in the left shoe.
  4. Examine Insole Text: Look at the text printed on the insole of your 450s and ensure that each word has the correct thickness.
  5. Authenticate Toe Box Curvature: Assess the curvature of the toe box, as counterfeit Yeezys often have a less pronounced curvature.

We’ve put together a rapid 60-second solution for authentication.

Above, you’ll find the top 5 indicators to assist you in distinguishing between fake and genuine Adidas-manufactured Yeezy 450s.

Expert Yeezy 450 legit check service

If you require assistance with authenticating your Yeezy 450, we’re here to assist you.

  • Simply send us high-quality pictures of your Yeezys.
  • We’ll provide you with results within 24 to 48 hours…
  • Along with a comprehensive report explaining our assessment.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing real from fake Yeezy 450.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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