Yeezy Foam Runner Legit Check: Real Vs Fake (2024)

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Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Ch David

  • Our team has another expert-made Yeezy legit check guide: Foam Runner.
  • This guide works for all Foam Runner colorways.

No time to waste. Let’s legit check some Yeezys!

How to know if your Yeezy Foam Runners are real

To know if your Yeezy Foam Runners are real, check the text engraved inside your shoes. Fakes always thicker or very thin text.

1. Engraving

  • Authentic: Thinner inscriptions.
  • Fake: Text is too thick.

See how the fake letters in “CHINA” are too big as well.

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

2. Size tag

Not all authentic YZY Foam Runner pairs have size tags. Some even have the size tag glued to the box instead of the shoes.

  • Authentic:
    • Thicker prints.
    • Characters that are closer to each other.
  • Fake:
    • The text is too thin.
    • Too much space between the characters.

3. Holes

  • Authentic: Perfectly cut, without any rough edges.
  • Fake: Badly cut, with leftover material on the edges.

4. Sole

Foam Runners have the classic Adidas logo on the sole.

  • Authentic: Thinner, easier-to-read letters.
  • Fake: Thicker letters.

Let’s have a look at another fake:

All of the letters above are too thick.

Notice how the 3 lines above the text logo are also thicker than needed.

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.

5. Texture

  • Authentic: More textured, visibly different material.
  • Fake: Too smooth. It’s a perfectly smooth surface.

6. Barcode

You’ll find the barcode on the box and on the extra tags.

However, we’ll focus on the box’s barcode.

Every authentic Adidas x Yeezy sneaker has unique information:

  • Colorway: Depends on your case
  • Style-code: Same as above
  • Model: FOAM RUNNER
  • US Size: 4 to 16

You’ll have to look for those matches when scanning.

6.1. How to scan

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Get the Legit Check App
  2. Select the barcode scanner
  3. Point the camera at your FMRNR’s box.
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Now, time for the results.

6.2. Original

  • All of the results are helpful.
  • We have the same YZY as on the box: Foam Runner MX Cinder
  • Sizes match too: US 11
  • Style code as well: ID4126

Perfect, 100% legit!

Now, let’s look at the fake as well.

6.3. Fake

  • See how no results come up.
  • This means the barcode is 100% fake.

For a barcode to be authentic, all 4 must match:

Model, Colorway, Style-code, Size.

If 3 match but 1 doesn’t, the pair remains fake.

Didn’t get it? See our detailed Yeezy barcode guide.

Let’s go to the next step.

7. Back

  • Authentic: No Adidas logo.
  • Fake: Has na extra “adidas” logo.

This is a sign of a 100% fake pair.

8. Profile

  • Authentic: Wider holes.
  • Fake: Smaller, narrower holes.

9. Front

  • Authentic: Narrower, more “closed” holes.
  • Fake: Wider holes.

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezy Foam Runner

If you’re running short on time, use this simple list:

  1. Check the text inside the shoes: Beware if the text is too thick, as it indicates fakes.
  2. Examine the size tag: Fake versions often have thinner and more spaced-out characters.
  3. Check for any left-over material inside the holes, which can hint at poor quality.
  4. Inspect the sole’s logo: Fakes frequently have disproportionally thick “adidas” logos.
  5. Analyze the texture: Replicas might be excessively smooth compared to authentic pairs.
  6. Scan the barcode: No matches or incorrect information implies a fake pair.
  7. Check the rear view of the shoes: Presence of “adidas” logos here typically signals a counterfeit.
  8. Examine the shoes from the side: Be wary of narrower holes, common in fake pairs.
  9. Look at the shoes from the front: Fakes might present as too wide.

Expert Yeezy Foam Runner Authentication

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  • Simply forward us images of your Yeezy FMRNR.
  • Our team will revert with the authentication results within a span of 24 to 48 hours.
  • You will receive a detailed report explaining the reasons behind our assessment of your sneakers being genuine or counterfeit.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing real vs fake Yeezy Foam Runners.

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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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