How To Spot Fake Yeezy Boost 750 (All Colorways)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

While the size tag is the #1 authenticity teller for your Yeezy Boost 750, there are 4 other spots to consider. Let’s check them out in this guide!

Curious to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 750? We’ll teach you everything in this guide.

Follow these 5 steps and you’ll be the master of Yeezy 750 authentications. We’ll also add real vs fake images to make everything easier.

This guide works for all Yeezy 750 colorways.

Whether you have the OG (Light Brown), Light Grey, Chocolate, or Triple Black, this is the guide you need.

Made a typo? We’ve also got Yeezy 700 legit check guides.

How to tell if your Yeezy 750 are fake

To tell if your Yeezy 750 are fake, you have to check the size tag. Fake Yeezys always have their text at the wrong thickness, while all authentic pairs are flawless.

Let’s check the detailed information!

1. Size tag

We’ll now compare and explain everything for each colorway. Use the table of contents to jump to the section for your colorway.

1.1. OG (Light Brown)

1.1.1- The size number text
  • Instant red flag: the OG Grey colourway is only available in full US sizes.
  • If you see a US10.5 pair, US9.5 pair or anything like that (in half size), it is 100% a fake.
1.1.2 – The “adidas ®” print
  • The ® character is barely touching the QR code on the retail Yeezy 750 pairs.
  • On the fake Yeezy Boost 750 OG Grey pairs, there’s no spacing between these two.
  • Also, the text is illegible on the authentic Yeezys, whereas on replicas, the symbol is barely legible.
1.1.3 – The MALE/MÂLE print
  • In the “MALE” text on the counterfeit Yeezys, the letters “A” and “L” are positioned too closely together.
  • They should be barely touching on authentic pairs.
1.1.4 – The PO code
  • The code on the PO should align with the code shown on the box (as seen below).
  • Look out for the numeric code, as UPC is written on this label but you could also have EAN there instead.
1.1.5 – The ART B35309 print
  • Take a look at how the “3” characters are too close to the other numbers on the fake Yeezy Boost 750 OG Grey, as opposed to retail Yeezys.
  • For instance, the second three is closer to “5” on authentic pairs whereas on replicas it just touches the number “5”.
1.1.6 – The date of manufacture
  • “02/15” is the wrong date.
  • Notice it is written “01/15” on the real pairs.

Here’s an example of a worse-quality fake size tag:

  • If the size tag is missing the “MALE/MÂLE” row of text, it is 100% fake.
  • All authentic pairs of the 750 OG must have that inscription.

1.2. Triple Black

1.2.1 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” print
  • The “US UK FR JP CHN” text appears to be a lot thinner on the fake sneakers.
  • Almost every replica Yeezy 750 pairs have their size tag’s text looking a lot thinner.
1.2.2 – The MALE/MÂLE thickness
  • The “MALE/MÂLE” text on the fake Yeezy 750 Triple Blacks has the same flaw as the previous one.
  • Commonly, fake “MALE/MÂLE” prints are way thinner than the text on the retail shoes.
1.2.3 – The MALE/MÂLE lettering
  • On the genuine Yeezys, the letters “A” and “L” in the “MALE” text are in contact with each other.
  • On the fake shoes, these two letters don’t make contact.
1.2.4 – The “adidas ®” print
  • The “®” symbol is often placed too close to the “adidas” text.
  • On the real pair, there is a distance from the “adidas” text to the “®” symbol.

You will never see an authentic Yeezy Boost 750 Triple Black pair having the “adidas” and the “®” symbols touching.

1.2.5 – The size number text
  • The fake number “4” uses a different font on the fake Yeezy.
  • That’s due to the horizontal line which is longer on the fake “4”.
  • On the authentic Yeezys, the horizontal line is shorter on the number “4”.
1.2.6 – The PO number
  • The PO code should match the code on the box (pictured below). 
  • Look out for the numeric code, as UPC is written on this label but you could also have EAN there instead.
  • This is the same flaw as from the OG Grey size tag.

1.3. Grey Gum

1.3.1. The “MADE IN CHINA” text
  • The fake shoes’ “MADE IN CHINA” text is a lot thinner and wider than the text on the authentic shoes.
1.3.2. The MALE/MÂLE lettering
  • The letters “A” and “L” on the “MALE” text are touching on the authentic shoes.
  • On the fake shoes, these two letters don’t make contact.
1.3.3. The ART text
  • The fake “ART” text has the letters “A” and “R” divided.
  • On the authentic sneakers, these two letters are connected and they make contact.
1.3.4. Hashtag numbers
  • The numbers are very thin on the fake shoes. They’re easily legible.
  • The authentic numbers are thicker, and they’re harder to read.
1.3.5. The PO number
  • The PO code should match the code on the box (pictured below). 
  • Look out for the numeric code, as UPC is written on this label but you could also have EAN there instead. This is the same flaw as in the previous size tags.
1.3.6. The “CHN” print
  • The letter “C” is touching the letter “H” in the “CHN” print on the authentic Yeezy Boost 750 Grey Gum’s size tags.
  • On the fake sneakers, these two letters don’t make contact, and they are spaced out.

Here’s another fake example:

  • The fake sneakers have blank spaces between the letters “C” and “H” in the “CHN” text.
  • On the legit shoes, there is no space at all.

1.4. Chocolate

1.4.1. The ‘MADE IN CHINA” print
  • The “MADE IN CHINA” text is a lot thinner on the fake sneakers.
  • There is a lot more blank space between the letters “A” and “D” in the “MADE” text than space on the authentic sneakers.
  • The letters “A” and “D” on the authentic sneakers are much closer than the letters on the fake shoes.
1.4.2 & 1.4.7. The size number prints
  • Full sizes are centrally aligned on fake size tags.
  • On the retail ones, they have enough space for the “1/2” extra text, being aligned to the left.

Again, digits are touching on retail tags, while on the fake ones, they’re spaced out.

1.4.3 – The “adidas ®” print
  • The letter “R” in the copyright character is a lot more legible than the letter on the authentic sneakers.
  • The authentic one isn’t as easy to read as the letter on the fake shoes.
1.4.4 and 5 – The half-size prints (1/2)
  • Both digits are touching the slash on the fake size tag.
  • On the authentic size tag, only “1” is barely touching the slash.
  • The “2” is barely touching the slash on the fake tag.
  • Yet, on the real size tag, there’s clearly spacing between digits and the slash.
1.4.6 – The APE text
  • The two “7” digits (of APE 77901″) shouldn’t be touching, as is the case on fakes.
  • On the authentic sneakers, you can see how these don’t make contact.
1.4.8 – The PO number
  • The code from the PO should be the same as the code on the box.
  • Look out for the numeric code, as UPC is written on this label but you could also have EAN there instead.
  • This is the same flaw as from the previous size tags.

That’s all for the size tag.

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2. Boost

2.1. Comparison

  • Authentic boost pellets have more of an oval shape, and are bigger and more defined.
  • Fakes have random shapes and are less defined.

2.2. Authentic examples

Here’s the first authentic example for reference:

Authentic Example #1
  • See how the pellets have an oval shape.
  • The genuine pellets are easy to notice — they’re thick and visible enough.

Below is the second genuine boost example:

Authentic Example #2
  • This is a view from the profile side of the soles.
  • Note how even from the side they are easy to notice still.

Let’s look at another picture:

Authentic Example #3
  • A different authentic pair with the same authentic qualities.
  • Strong pellets, oval shape, and easily observable.

3. Velcro patch

If you don’t know what the velcro patch is, when we say this, we refer to the little patch near the zip of the Yeezy 750s.

3.1. Placement

  • The velcro patch is improperly positioned on the fake 750s.
  • The patch is placed a lot closer to the zipper than the patch of authentic sneakers.

Note: There are some cases in which the velcro patch can be placed even a lot further away from the zipper, and that’s easily noticeable.

3.2. Shape

The picture below shows you a fake Yeezy 750 velcro patch, in the Chocolate colorway.

  • There are also some versions of replica Yeezy Boost 750 sneakers which have their velcro patch looking totally different than the patch of the authentic sneakers, due to the shape.
  • The patch in the picture above is almost a circle in every corner.
  • An authentic velcro patch has boxy corners.

3.3. Authentic example

  • This patch has the correct shape and placement of the velcro patch.

It has boxier corners and just the right distance from the YKK zipper.

4. Footbed

The footbed is the material between the insole and the boost sole of your Yeezy Boost 750.

Take the insoles out of your shoes in order to access this area.

  • The stitching all around the footbed is a lot thicker than the stitching on the legit shoes.
  • The fake shoes use a different material for the stitches, hence why it is thicker.
  • Also, the boost pellets are not visible on the fake boost.

You’ll always see the boost pellets on the footbed of an authentic Yeezy 750 footbed.

5. Gum sole

This step only works for the Grey Gum and Chocolate colorways.

We’ll now test the opacity of the gum sole.

5.1. Comparison

We care about the matte finish and color.

  • The opacity of the soles is totally different from the retail pairs.
  • The fake Yeezy 750’s soles are a lot shinier than they are on the legit shoes.
  • Fake Yeezy Boost 750 soles appear to have a different colour nuance than the colour of the legit Yeezys.
  • The soles usually miss the yellow tint on fake shoes.

Authentic Yeezy 750 sneakers always have a yellowish tint on their soles.

5.2. Authentic examples

  • In the image above, we highlighted an example of how the matte finish should look on the authentic Yeezy Boost 750’s soles: the colour fades on the extreme sides of the soles.

Just with the last example of an authentic Yeezy Boost 750 sole example, we are going to highlight the perfect yellowish nuance of the sole.

  • The sole of the authentic Yeezy Boost 750 is turning a bit yellow, and not just brown.
  • This is the detail that the majority of the replica manufacturers miss when they produce their shoes.

5.3. Fake examples

Now, we are going to show you an example of a poor-quality Yeezy Boost 750, due to the colour used on the boost sole.

  • This example of a fake would be too “extreme”, but since there are replicas out there that look like this, we have to point out them too.
  • The colour of the sole appears to be too much salmon pink, instead of the colour used on the authentic Yeezy’s soles.

Another fake example:

  • If the sole of your Yeezy Boost 750 shines, that’s an instant call out, because the authentic soles will never shine.
  • That’s something you are not going to see on an authentic Yeezy 750 example.

Shortlist: How to authenticate your Yeezy 750s

  1. Size Tag Examination: Check the Yeezy Boost 750 size tag for any discrepancies in printing and positioning quality.
  2. Boost Sole Inspection: Examine the boost sole of your Yeezy Boost 750. Counterfeit Yeezy 750s often feature boost pellets with an oval shape, contrasting with the more random shape of authentic pellets.
  3. Velcro Patch Proximity and Shape: Observe the velcro patch near the zipper of your Yeezy Boost 750. Many replicas have their velcro patch positioned too close to the zipper. Additionally, the shape of the counterfeit velcro patch tends to be rounder and more curved than the genuine one.
  4. Footbed Stitching and Visibility: Review the footbed of your Yeezys. Fake Yeezy Boost 750s frequently display thicker footbed stitching. Moreover, on genuine pairs, the pellets of the boost sole are visible through the footbed, whereas they’re typically obscured on counterfeits.
  5. Sole Color Analysis: Investigate the sole’s hue. Counterfeit pairs often lack the slightly yellow tint found on authentic shoes.

The steps to distinguish between authentic and counterfeit Yeezy Boost 750, as detailed above, are comprehensive and can be time-consuming, especially when you need a swift assessment of your Yeezy 750’s authenticity.

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Above are the five primary signs that will help you ascertain whether you’re looking at a genuine pair of Yeezy Boost 750s or a replica.

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This concludes our guide on distinguishing genuine Yeezy Boost 750s from replicas.

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