Wondering how to spot fake YZY QNTM sneakers? Afraid of scammers? Then no wonder, you are in the right place.
In this fake vs real YZY QNTM legit check guide, we are going to teach you how to spot fake Yeezy Quantum sneakers.
With each step of this guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Quantum sneakers, we will link real vs fake Yeezy Quantum images in order to understand it all perfectly, without any difficulties.
The fastest way to spot fake YZY QNTM sneakers is to check the size tag inside each shoe because the fake shoes never have their inscriptions on the interior side of the shoes correctly font-weighted and positioned. Another reliable sign of authenticity in order to spot fake YZY QNTM is to scan the barcode and see if the results match your shoes.
This real vs fake YZY QNTM guide applies to all of the models, releases and colourways of the Yeezy Quantums: the Yeezy QNTM Lifestyle, Performance (Basketball BSKTBL), Barium and so on.
For the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Quantum sneakers, we are going to scan the barcode, found on the label glued to the box of the Yeezys.
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 Quantum, 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 colourway, style and size.
In the fake vs real YZY QNTM image above, we have used the Barium colourway for the legit and the fake shoes. Therefore, the example below is adjusted to the Barium colourway.
First of all, you’ll have to install the Legit Check App on your iOS and/or Android device.
Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your YZY QNTM.
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 QNTM.
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 QNTM for authenticity, read our article here.
For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake YZY QNTM sneakers, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake YZY QNTM image in order to see how to check the size tag.
As we’ve mentioned at the top of the article, we consider the size tag as the most reliable sign of authenticity when speaking of the YZY QNTM shoes.
Now that you’ve had a look at the YZY QNTM fake vs real image above, let’s proceed to the flaws on the fake shoes.
1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” print
The “MADE IN CHINA” text at the top of the size tag is commonly flawed on the fake Yeezy pairs, and not only on the QNTMs but on each model.
As it is visible in the real vs fake Yeezy QNTM image above, the fake shoes have their “MADE IN CHINA” text looking too thin, while the legit shoes have their text looking thicker.
2 and 6 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
Basically, this is the text which tells you the measuring system of the shoes, expressed in different countries’ numbers, which are printed below as well (we will talk about this at the fifth hand-emoji pointer in the fake vs real YZY QNTM image above).
Even though we have only pointed out at the “US” and at the “CHN” prints, you can see how the fake shoes have their whole “US UK FR JP CHN” text looking too thin, while the legit shoes have their text thicker.
2 – The APE/CLU/EVN number print
Please note that CLU, APE or EVN inscriptions might be found here and you should not worry if you’ve got any of them.
All three inscriptions can be found on an authentic or a fake pair, so we do not consider this area to be a reliable spot for identifying a fake YZY QNTM.
However, what you need to pay attention to is the quality of printing here. Look out for ink blotting, fuzzy lines, and other signs of poor quality of printing.
4 – The “adidas ®” text
In the fake vs real YZY QNTM image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “adidas” text looking too thin when compared to the text visible on the legit shoes.
Another blatant flaw that the fake shoes can have (not visible in the real vs fake YZY QNTM image above) is that the “®” symbol is touching the “adidas” text, and that’s something you will never see on the retail shoes.
On the other hand, the legit shoes will always have a little distance between the “®” symbol and the “adidas” text, and these two are never touching. With this being said, remember to keep an eye out for this as well, since it is an important factor when you want to spot fake YZY QNTM pairs.
5 – The size row of text
This the line of text which we’ve previously mentioned when we were talking about the “US UK FR JP CHN” text.
The fake shoes have their whole lines of expressing the size of the shoes looking thinner than what it is supposed to be.
On the other hand, the authentic YZY QNTM sneakers have their line of text looking thicker than the fake shoes’.
Next, you will proceed to inspect the box label of your Yeezy QNTM. On the box label, there are two main confirmation points you should look out for; the country size code and the serial number. So how does this work?
Now, it is important to understand that the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration releases its sneakers in two versions – the US version and the international version. If you’re questioning yourself, this is one of the best ways on how to spot fake Yeezy QNTM sneakers.
The US version displays three-country sizes on the box label – US, UK and F. Here, the US size is in large print, while the other two sizes featured under the US size and in smaller prints.
The international version of the Yeezys, on the other hand, features 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and every one of them is in equal prints on the label.
On the bottom right-hand corner of the box label is the serial number. If the pair is a US release, then the serial number is going to end with a V02 or V03. But for international (Canadian/European) releases, the serial number will end with a V10.
As seen in the image below, in the authentic international version featuring 6 sizes, the serial number ends with a V10. However, on the fake box label which is a US version, the serial number ends with a V10, as opposed to a V02 or V03.
Please note that if you notice any deviation from this pattern, then you are without a doubt looking at a fake YZY QNTM pair.
Moving on to the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Quantum sneakers, we are going to have a look at the reference real vs fake YZY QNTM image in order to verify the correct and the wrong lacing style of the QNTM YZYs.
The authentic deadstock (unworn, in factory condition) Yeezys always have a specific manner of being laced, so let’s check that out with the help of the real vs fake Yeezy Quantum image below.
In the real vs fake YZY QNTM image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their laces, as we call them, “reverted”.
By that, we mean that they are attached to the shoes in the wrong manner, while the legit shoes have the correct pattern of the lacing.
As you can see in the fake vs real QNTM YZY image above, both the fake and the real YZY QNTM pairs are illustrated on the right shoe.
Since we are looking at the right shoe, the correct pattern, which is also visible on the legit shoes, is that the right shoe from the wearer’s view is supposed to be placed under the left shoe.
When talking about the left shoe, the lace from the left side of the shoe is supposed to be placed beneath the right lace.
In the fake vs real YZY QNTM image above, you can see how the fake shoes have their right lace (once again, on the right shoe) positioned above the left lace.
If all of this wasn’t clear, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Let’s have a look at a more detailed real vs fake YZY QNTM image.
This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to lace their sneakers in the same style as the authentic pattern although it is a replica.
Thus, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
Moving on to the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy QNTM sneakers, we will have a look at the toe box of the fake vs real YZY QNTM pairs.
In order to understand it all properly, let’s first have a look at the reference YZY Quantum fake vs real image below.
In the real vs fake YZY QNTM image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their toe box looking over-inflated and thicker than what the toe box of the legit shoes looks like.
On the other hand, the authentic shoes look thinner and with a deflated look when compared to the toe box fake shoes.
Going to the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Quantum sneakers, we are going to have a look at the boost sole of the real vs fake QNTM YZYs.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Quantum image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “boost” text improperly font-weighted.
The text seen on the fake shoes is thicker than the text visible on the retail YZY QNTM shoes.
Another flaw which can be visible on the fake shoes’ boost is the placement of the pellets.
The pellets of the fake YZY QNTM’s. boost sole usually have a mathematical and a more precisely aligned positioning, while the retail shoes always have their boost sole’s pellets randomly positioned.
As for the ninth step of the guide on how to spot fake YZY QNTM sneakers, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake YZY QNTM image from a top-down view angle.
Even though we are once again talking about the toe box, this time we have a totally different flaw which can be seen in the fake vs real QNTM YZY image below.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Quantum image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their V-shape looking too wide, as it looks more like a “U” on the fake shoes.
On the other hand, even though the shape is a bit wide as well, it isn’t as wide as the fake shoes’ shape.
As for the eighth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake YZY QNTM sneakers, we are going to have a look at the insole of the fake vs real YZY QNTM shoes.
As you may be used to already, we will first check out the YZY QNTM real vs fake image in order to visualise and understand the flaws on the fake shoes in an easier way.
In the fake vs real YZY QNTM image above, we have pointed out two main flaws visible on the fake shoes.
First of all, if you look at the letter “s” in the “adidas” text on the fake YZYs, you can see how they have their letter looking too thick, and not only that, but it is also floating.
By floating, we mean that the fake shoes have their letter “s” placed higher than the rest of the letters.
On the other hand, the authentic YZY QNTM pair has all of its letters placed correctly, as they are all at the same level and font-weight.
Then, if you look closely to the first letter “Y” in the “YEEZY” text, you can see how the fake shoes have their upper diagonal legs looking too short, thick and curvy when compared to the legit shoes’ legs.
The authentic YZY QNTMs’ letter “Y” has its diagonal legs looking a bit longer, thinner, and less curvy and bumpy.
There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Yeezy QNTM.
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 Yeezy Quantum.
If you need help with the authentication of your YZY QNTM, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Yeezy QNTM 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 Quantum guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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