Yeezy 700 V3 Safflower Real Vs Fake Guide (Yellow)

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Last Updated on November 13, 2023 by Ch David

Starring in this guide is the Yeezy 700 V3 Safflower.

Here’s what we’ll do today:

  1. Show you real vs fake Yeezy Safflower pictures
  2. Explain to you what happens in those image
  3. Make you an expert Yeezy legit checker

Let’s go.

How to spot fake Yeezy 700 V3 Safflower

The size tag inside each shoe is indeed a quick and reliable way to spot fake Yeezy 700 V3.

Counterfeit pairs often have inconsistencies in the text, such as incorrect font thickness.

1. Barcode

Every authentic Yeezy 700 V3 comes with unique stats:

  • Colorway – SAFFLO (G54853)
  • Style – 700 V3
  • Size – From 4 to 17 (US)

Check for those later in the process.

1.1. How to scan

  • Have the Legit Check App
  • Open it
  • Select “Barcode scanner”
  • Start looking for those previous matches
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Now, the results.

1.2. Authentic

Authentic because:

  • Everything we need is on this page, especially in the Stadium Goods result.
  • Yeezy 700 V3, Safflower, G54853, Size US11 (UK 10.5)

Voila! An authentic barcode.

1.3. Fake

Fake because:

  • Wrong results come up. We see the Yeezy 700 V3 Azael instead.
  • Instead of the Yeezy Saffflower…
  • We get a size 7.5 Yeezy Azael.
  • Definitely not the US9 Safflower we’ve seen on the fake box above.

Safe to say this is a fake barcode. 100%.

Didn’t understand? See our very detailed Yeezy barcode guide.

2. Size tag

  1. “MADE IN CHINA” Text:
    • Authentic: Text is thicker and clearly visible.
    • Fake: Text appears too thin.
  2. Shoe Size Text:
    • Authentic: Size numbers are thicker and more defined.
    • Fake: Size numbers are too thin.
  3. “adidas ®” Inscription:
    • Authentic: There’s clear space between the “adidas” text and the “®” symbol.
    • Fake: The “®” symbol is placed too close to the “adidas” text, often making contact.
  4. MALE/MĂ‚LE Text Appearance:
    • Note: Presence or absence of MALE/MĂ‚LE text is not a valid criterion for authenticity as both real and fake pairs may or may not have it.
  5. “US UK FR JP CHN” Inscription:
    • Authentic: Text is thicker and more defined.
    • Fake: Text appears too thin.

3. Lacing

  • Authentic lacing (from wearer’s view with shoes on):
    • Left Shoe: Left lace should go under the right lace.
    • Right Shoe: Right lace should be positioned under the right lace.

Some fake pairs might come with “inverted laces” — they’re put the other way as the authentic pattern.

Taker a closer look:

  • Fake: The image highlights that the fake Yeezy Safflowers have their laces “inverted” or incorrectly attached, serving as an indication of counterfeit shoes.

Here’s what legit spare laces come packaged:

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.

4. Box label

  • International Version Label Details:
    • Authentic:
      • Features sizes for 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, CHN) in equal prints.
      • For international releases, the serial number ends with V10.
    • Fake (US Version Mistake):
      • If a US version’s box label has a serial number ending with V10 instead of V02 or V03, it’s undoubtedly a counterfeit pair.
      • Any deviation in the serial number for the respective versions indicates a fake Yeezy 700 V3 Safflower.

5. Placement

Here is the “adidas” engraved logo.

  • Authentic: The “adidas” logo is positioned lower, closer to the bottom of the shoes.
  • Fake: The logo is placed too high, noticeably further from the bottom side of the shoes.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: The toe box is thinner with a somewhat deflated appearance.
  • Fake: The toe box looks too bulky and thick, giving it an over-inflated appearance.

7. Reflectiveness

  • Authentic: The material reflects strongly and brightly.
  • Fake: The reflective material shines weaker, not as bright as on the authentic shoes.

Simple checklist

Here are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine whether you have a counterfeit pair:

  1. Scan the barcode of the Yeezy 700 V3 Arzareth using the Legit Check App.
  2. Inspect the Yeezy 700 V3 Arzareth size tag for any inconsistencies in printing quality.
  3. Examine the serial numbers and sizes on the box label.
  4. Check the lacing style of the Yeezy 700 V3 Arzareth, ensuring it follows the correct pattern with the right lace under in the right shoe and the left lace under in the left shoe.
  5. Take a look at the rear details of the sneakers. Often, fake Yeezy 700 V3 Arzareth sneakers will have improperly weighted Adidas logos and their cage will be too close to the middle stitching.
  6. Verify your shoes for the inflation level of the toe box, as counterfeit pairs often have a toe box that looks too thick and lacks the proper curvature compared to authentic shoes.
  7. Inspect the 3M reflective material on your shoes, as replica pairs tend to have weaker shine in this aspect.

Expert Yeezy Safflower authentication

If you require assistance with authenticating your Yeezy 700 V3 Safflower:

  • All you need to do is provide us with high-quality photos of your Yeezy 700 V3 Safflower.
  • We will respond with our assessment within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our response will include a detailed report.

This concludes our guide on discerning real from fake Yeezy 700 V3 Safflower.

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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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