The Adidas x Yeezy 950 boots are definitely one of the most underrated Yeezys, as not everybody that knows Yeezys has ever heard of the 950s.
The 950s are a set of boots made by Kanye West’s collaboration with Adidas, entitled as “YEEZY”, which has lots of awesome sneakers.
As rare as they might be, the 950s are a nice pair of Yeezys to have in your closet, and if you want to add these to your collection, you might as well just want to learn how to spot the fake Yeezy 950 boots.
But don’t even worry, because we’re here to help you authenticate Yeezy 950 boots. We have compiled this ultimate real vs fake Yeezy 950 boot legit check guide, and only by reading it, you’re going to find out how easy it is to verify these boots.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Adidas Yeezy 950 boots is to look at the size tag inside each shoe, as the replica 950s always have their size tag’s text flawed in terms of font-weight and text size, while the authentic Yeezys must have no such flaws. Besides, the barcode scan is yet another very reliable way to authenticate Yeezy 950s. For more, makes sure to read below.
The barcode can be scanned via the box’s label, but that aside, you can also scan the barcode visible on the extra white label of your Yeezy 950s.
With this being said, let’s have a look at the fake s real Yeezy 950 boots’ boxes, as we’ll quickly run their barcodes.
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 Yeezy 950s, 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:
The first thing you’ll have to is to download and install the Legit Check App on your device. Our app is yet available on iOS and on Android running devices.
Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy 950s.
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 Yeezys.
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.
As you can see in the image above, all of the results match with the colourway, size, and product ID with the authentic Yeezy Boost 950’s box label in the image above.
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.
As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy 950 boot pair’s barcode does not match with the colourway, size, and product ID, while the authentic Yeezy does.
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 shoes for authenticity, read our article here.
Moving forward to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Adidas Yeezy 950 boots, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy 950s for their size tags.
We’ve mentioned it at the top of the guide, but we’d like to say it again: we consider the size tag as the very best way to legit check Yeezy 950 sneakers, and we recommend that you always check this spot as well.
In the picture with the real vs replica Yeezy 950 boots above, we have pointed out a few flaws on the fake pair’s size tag.
1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” print
The very first flaw that we’ve spotted on the fake shoes is on the very first line of text. You can notice in the fake vs real Yeezy 950 image above how the fake text has multiple font-weights for that line of text.
Staring with the word “MADE”, the fake Yeezys have their text too thick, and the authentic ones have their word thinner.
Then, looking at the “IN CHINA” inscription, you can observe how the fake 950s have their text too thin, and how the legitimate pair’s text is thicker and more defined.
2 – The numbers about the size of the shoes
The second flaw on the fake Yeezys is on the line of text that tells us the size of the shoes in different numbers.
Looking at the fake Yeezy 950 boots, you can notice how their numbers are way too thin when compared to the authentic ones, which are yet again thicker and more solid than the fake ones.
3 – The date of manufacturing the sneakers
First of all, don’t worry if your shoes don’t say “07/15” as in the real vs fake Yeezy 950 boot image above – most of the Yeezys are manufactured in difference dates, while the ones in the image above are just a coincidence to have the same dates.
Now, looking at the fake pair’s “07/15” text, we’ve noticed how the text is too small and a tad bit thinner than the real pair’s text, which is bigger and a little bit bolder and thicker.
4 – The “adiads ®” inscription
The fourth flaw that we’ve spotted on the fake Yeezys is in the bottom left corner, at the “adidas ®” text.
The fake Yeezys have their “adidas ®” text looking way too thin, while the authentic Yeezy 950s have their text thicker.
5 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
Going to the last flaw that we’ve spotted on the fake Yeezy 950s, we have spotted how the fake shoes have their text visibly too thin.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy 950s have their “US UK FR JP CHN” text looking thicker and bolder than the fake one.
As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 950 sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy 950 sneakers.
When inspecting the label, there are two things you should look out for – the size and the serial number on the box.
First off, all sneakers in the Yeezy 950 line are released in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version features three sizes on the label – US, UK, and F. While the US size are in large print, the other two are in smaller prints under it.
The international version of the sneakers displays 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and all 6 of them are in equal prints on the label.
Now regarding the serial number, if it is a US version, the serial number is supposed to end with a V02 or V03. However, the international (Canadian/European) versions end with a V10.
Any deviation from this pattern is an obvious sign that you are dealing with a fake product.
As seen in the image below, the authentic label which is an international version has a serial number that ends with V10 as opposed to the fake one which ends with a V10 despite being a US version.
As for the fourth method on how to authenticate Yeezy 950 boots, we are now going to have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy 950 pairs for their shoelaces.
The authentic Adidas Yeezy 950 boots have a pattern for their laces that must be followed throughout every 950 pair that comes out of the legitimate Adidas x Yeezy factories.
In the picture with the fake vs real Adidas Yeezy 950 shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their laces improperly attached to the shoes – we call this “the inverted laces” flaw.
Here’s how the pattern should be on the authentic 950s:
The left shoe: the lace that comes from the left side (from the stripe) must go below the one on the right side.
The right shoe: the lace that comes from the right side (from the stripe) must go below the one on the left side.
If that wasn’t so clear, let’s have a look at the image with the real vs fake Adidas Yeezy 950 boots below.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy boost 350 V2 Ash Blue shoes above, you can see how the authentic pair follows the right pattern mentioned above.
Please remember that this flaw applies only to the deadstock pairs (unworn, in the factory condition) and to the pairs where we are 100% sure that they didn’t have their laces removed or swapped and attached in the wrong manner.
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.
Going to the fifth way on how to legit check Adidas Yeezy 950 pairs, we are now going to flip the tongues to their interior sides, and we’ll have a look at the text engraved in the suede material.
First of all, we’ll have a look at the fake vs real Adidas Yeezy 950 pairs for their badge which states “adidas” and that shows the brand’s logo.
As always, let’s quickly have a look at the image below, and after that, we’ll make clear every difference between the real vs fake Adidas Yeezy 950 pairs.
The image with the authentic vs fake Yeezy 950 boots above shows you how the fake pair’s “adidas” inscription looks too thin.
In fact, this flaw occurs on the fake pair’s label because the text wasn’t engraved as deep as it has to be, while the authentic shoes have their text engraved deeper, hence it has a thicker appearance than the fake pair’s text.
Now that we’ve had a look at the interior tongue badge that says “adidas” on the fake vs real Yeezy 950 pairs, let’s also have a look at the other shoe, which says “YEEZY”.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy 950 pairs above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “YEEZY” text looking too thick, because it was fit too deep inside the suede.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy 950 boots have their “YEEZY” text looking thinner than the one on the fake shoes, because it was fit less deep inside the suede than the fake pair’s text.
Moving forward to the sixth method on how to spot fake vs real Yeezy 950 boots, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy 950 pairs for their rectangles of stitching that are below the laces, on the suede material.
The picture with the real vs fake Adidas Yeezy 950 shoes above highlights how the fake Yeezys have their rectangles too short (too narrow) and too wide (too long).
Though, the authentic Yeezy 950 boots have their rectangles looking smaller and more aired, as they are taller and boxier than the ones on the fake Yeezys.
Basically, there is too little empty space inside the fake rectangles, while the authentic Yeezys have their rectangles with more blank space inside.
Proceeding to the seventh and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 950 boots, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy 950 boots for their toe boxes.
So, let’s flip the real vs fake Adidas Yeezy 950 boots to their profile sides, and let’s have a quick look at how high their toe boxes are.
You can notice how the fake pair’s toe box is too curvy, as the front edge of the shoes is too far awya from the ground.
On the other hand, the legit Yeezy 950 boots have their toe box less curvy, as the front tip of the shoes is closer to the ground than the one seen on the fake shoes.
We understand how it might be difficult for you to spot some of these differences without having a fake and real pair next to each other.
That is we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast.
There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Yeezy 950s.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured 950s.
If you have read this guide and are still uncertain about whether your shoe is real or fake, the Legit Check App offers an authentication service to put your mind at ease.
Should you either not be confident in your ability to follow this guide or are simply lacking time, all you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Yeezy 950s 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.
Need our opinion over your item’s authenticity? It’s a service we provide.
Thank you for reading this,
Ch Daniel and Ch David