How To Spot Fake Yeezy Slides – Real Vs Fake Yeezy Slides

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To put it shortly, to easily spot fake Yeezy slides you need to scan the barcode and see if there are any relevant searches for your pair’s barcode. The authentic pairs must be perfectly in tune with the model, colourway, and size of your slides, and in most cases, the replica Adidas x Kanye West Yeezy slides don’t show the matching results when it comes to the combinations mentioned above. Another very reliable way to authenticate these is the size tag and the inscription that’s engraved on the interior side of the shoes.

The Adidas Yeezy Slides became popular for what they look like, and some people find them cool, other people don’t.

The thing is that there are lots of replicas for these slides out there, and people are often afraid of buying the fakes for the price of the authentics.

We are here today to teach you what you should look after when trying to authenticate Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy slides, as it is pretty important to know that when you want to purchase a new pair of Yeezy slides.

Along with every step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Slides, you are going to assist to a few real vs fake Yeezy Slide images that will show you every detail that’s flawed on the fake pairs, and at the same time, you’ll also see what should the real slides look like.

Worth mentioning is that every step’s information and fake vs real Yeezy Slide comparison images you’ll see in this guide apply to every colourway and size of the Yeezy Slides.

How to spot fake Adidas Yeezy Slides

Step 1: Scan the barcode of your Adidas Yeezy Slides

The first step on how to authenticate Adidas Yeezy Slides will have us looking up the barcodes of the real vs fake Yeezy Slides.

But first of all, you may ask: where can I find the barcode of my Yeezy slides? The answer to that is simple: on the box’s label, as well as on the little extra white label (might not be attached to your slides in case they were used or if the label was simply cut).

For now, we are going to stick with the barcode seen on the box’s label of the authentic vs fake Yeezy slides.

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When you are ready to scan the barcode of your Yeezy 450s, 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.

For your reference, we’ve taken the authentic Yeezy Slide Core pair. Note that all Yeezy sneakers have a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:

  • Colorway – CORE/CORE/CORE (GW5350)
  • Style – Slide
  • Size – From 4 to 16 (US)

How do you scan your the barcode of your Yeezy Slides using the Legit Check App?

Download and install the Legit Check App on your phone.

Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy Slides.

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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 Slides.

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 Slides for authenticity, read our article here.

Step 2: Check the size tag inside your Adidas Yeezy Slides

For the second method of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Slides, we now want to have a quick look at the little white stickers inside the shoes.

These stickers stand for the size of the shoes – they are supposed to be glued to the panels on the inner area of your Yeezys.

Since we found quite a few flaws on the fake Yeezy Slides, each flaw is being counted, as we are going to talk about each flaw individually.

1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” text

First of all, the fake slides have their “MADE IN CHINA” text looking way too thick when put side-by-side with the real slides.

At the same time, the fake pair’s letter “C” in the word “CHINA” is placed lower than the rest of the letters, and on the real pair, all of the letters are placed at the same level – such a flaw should not occur on the real pairs.

And speaking of the real pairs, you can observe in the image above how the authentic pair’s “MADE IN CHINA” inscription has the same font-weight and placement for all of its letters

2 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text

The second flaw on the fake shoes is at the second line of text from the top to the bottom. The fake pair’s “UKS UK FR JP CHN” text looks too thick.

Once again ,the authentic shoes have their text thinner even for the long “US UK FR JP CHN” line of text.

3 – The date of manufacturing the shoes

The third print is about the date of manufacturing the shoes – it presents the month hand the year in which your Yeezy Slides were manufacturing.

Looking at the fake Yeezy Slides, you can see how their “12/19” text looks too thick, and looking at the real slides, the same inscription is thinner and slimmer.

4 – The hashtag on the second last line of text

Going to the second last line of text on the size tag, there we have the hashtag and the numbers which are unique throughout each authentic Yeezy Slide pair.

The replica Yeezy Slides have both their hashtag and the numbers next to it looking too thick, and yet again the real shoes have a thinner text.

5 – The line of text with the size of your Yeezy Slides

The fifth and the last flaw on the fake Yeezys is about the numbers which tell you the size of your slides, and on the fake pair, this text looks too thick, surprisingly or not.

Back to the real Yeezy Slides, you can notice how this text is also thinner than the one on the fake slides.

Step 3: Verify the engraved text on the interior panel of your Yeezy Slides

Going to the third method of the guide on how to authenticate Adidas Yeezy Slides, we now want to have a quick look at the text written on the interior panel of the real vs fake Yeezy Slides.

This text should be seen on each authentic Yeezy Slide pair’s panel on the interior side.

This picture above with the fake vs real Yeezy Slides above shows you how every letter on the fake pair’s inscription is flawed.

The “YEEZY” text looks too thick on the fake pair, and the same applies to the “MADE IN CHINA” text. This flaw occurred on the fake shoes because their inscriptions are fit too deep inside the rubber, therefore having this over font-weighted look.

On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Slides have their “YEEZY” and the “MADE IN CHINA” text thinner since it was fit less deep inside the rubber.

At the same time, the fake pair’s “US” inscription looks too thin next to the number “5”, while the authentic “US” text is thicker and it has the same font-weight as the number “12” next to it.

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.

(By the way, have you seen our Price Comparison App? No need to compare sellers for the best price — we’ve done that for you.)

Step 4: Have a look at the toe box of your Yeezy Slides

The fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Adidas Yeezy Slides will bring us to the front side of the shoes, where we’ll zoom into the toe boxes.

Precisely, we now want to have a quick look at the fake vs real Yeezy Slides for their curviness of the toe boxes.

As we’ve mentioned above, we care about the curviness, and looking at the fake pair, you can see how the toe box is lifted too much up to the front of the shoes, as it is too tall and too curvy.

On the other hand, the genuine Yeezy Slides have their toe box less curvy, as it is closer to the ground than the fake pair’s overly-lifted toe box.

Step 5: Authentic vs replica Yeezy Slide tail curviness

Similar to the previous step, we now have to look at pretty much the same thing, but this time we’re talking about the tail on the back of the fake vs real Yeezy Slides.

And speaking of the fake vs real Yeezy Slides, let’s have a look at the comparison image with the back of the two slides.

The fake pair obviously has its tail lifted up way too much when compared to the authentic pair’s tail, as the fake one is too curvy and too far away from the ground.

On the other hand, the real pair’s tail is not as high as the fake ones, as it is way closer to the ground.

Step 6: Check the Adidas logo on the insole of your Yeezy Slides

Going to the sixth method of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Slides, we now want to have a top-down view of the slides for their insole’s Adidas logo.

You can observe in this real vs fake Yeezy Slide comparison image how the fake pair’s Adidas logo comes out of the insole too little, when it should come out more.

Speaking of which, the authentic Yeezy Slides have their logo looking thicker than the fake one because it comes out of the shoes way more than the fake one.

Step 7: Authenticate the opening of the slides on the frontal side

We are now going to talk a little bit about the toe box again, but this time, we’ll flip the rea lvs fake Yeezy Slides to a top-down view angle in order to perfectly see the opening of the toe boxes.

The image with the authentic vs fake Yeey Slides above shows you how the fake pair’s opening of the toe box is too narrow, and how the overall look of the slides is too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have a wider and a larger opening of the toe box which looks thinner (the rubber) than the fake pair’s toe box.

Step 8: Make sure that your Yeezy Slides have no marks or creases

To the eighth and the last step of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Slides, we are going to talk about the marks and the creases which often occur on the fake slides.

Yes, this may sound a bit weird, but some fake Yeezy slides get out of the factories with a few creases.

Looking at this picture with the fake Yeezys Slides above, you can see how the left pair has a major crease at the top of the shoe.

If we’re talking about an authentic pair of Yeezy Slides that’s in a supposedly perfect condition, then we have to keep in mind that the real pairs shouldn’t come out of the factory with any of these creases or marks.

How can I spot fake Yeezy Slides in 60 seconds?

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Yeezy Slides.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured Yeezy Slides.

  1. Scan the barcode of the Yeezy Slides using the Legit App Checker.
  2. Verify your pair’s size tag for inconsistencies in the printing quality.
  3. Check the text on the interior panel of your shoes and make sure that all of the engravings have the same font-weight
  4. Look at the toe boxs’ curviness, as the fake pairs tend to have their toe box too high
  5. Inspect the curviness of the tail on the back of the shoes. Mostly, the fake Yeezy Slides have their tail too high as well
  6. Authenticate your Yeezy Slides for the opening of the toe box. Usually, the replica Yeezy Slides have their toe boxes’ openings too large and the rubber there is often too thick
  7. Lastly, remember to also have a look at the slides for any sort of marks or creases, as the genuine pairs should not present any of these

Where can I get my Yeezy Slides legit checked? The Yeezy legit check service

If you need help with the authentication of your Yeezy Slides, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Yeezy Slides 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 Slide guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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.

(By the way, have you seen our Price Comparison App? No need to compare sellers for the best price — we’ve done that for you.)

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Ch David is the co-founder and CEO of Legit Check By Ch. Ch David is in charge of the Legit Check By Ch Library of real vs fake authentication guides, where hundreds (soon thousands!) of free guides on how to authenticate various items are published under his supervision.
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