Last Updated on July 17, 2023 by Ch David
The Adidas Yeezy Slides became popular for what they look like, and some people find them cool, even though other people don’t.
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.
This is a general Yeezy Slide legit check guide. It applies to all colorways!
If you want to learn how to spot fake Yeezys of all models, make sure to click on the blue text – you’ll be forwarded to our library of Yeezy authentication guides.
You can tell if your Yeezy Slides are real or fake by checking the size tag. Fake slides always have thicker inscriptions that are misplaced, while authentic shoes are always flawless.
Quality always stands out on an authentic pair of Yeezy Slides.
Fast answer: Fake Yeezy Slide barcodes always send to a different colourway+size combination instead of the one written on the box of your slides.
You can find the barcode:
For now, we are going to stick with the barcode seen on the box’s label of the authentic vs fake Yeezy slides.
When you are ready to scan the barcode of your Yeezy Slides, we recommend that you use the Legit Check App.
The Legit Check 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:
After scanning your barcode, 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:
Please note that the barcode scanning can only be considered a perfect match when the size and colourway combination on the results match the one on the box.
Thus, if only one of the two matches:
Fast asnwer: Fake Yeezy Slide pairs always have their text either way too thick or way too thin.
The authentic pair’s “MADE IN CHINA” inscription has the same font weight and placement for all of its letters
Once again, the authentic shoes have their text thinner even for the long “US UK FR JP CHN” line of text.
This is the print showing you the date of manufacturing of the shoes. It presents the month and the year in which your Yeezy Slides were manufactured.
In our example:
We can’t tell if the fake date of manufacturing lies or not since they’re not an authentic pair. Though, the real date never lies.
On 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.
Back to the real Yeezy Slides, you can notice how this text is also thinner than the one on the fake slides.
Fast answer: The replica Yeezy Slides commonly have their text engraved too deep into the fabric.
This picture above with the fake vs real Yeezy Slides above shows you how:
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Slides have their “YEEZY” and the “MADE IN CHINA” text thinner since it fits less deep inside the rubber.
Also, the authentic “US” text is thicker and it has the same font weight as the number “12” next to it.
A quick mention:
If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.
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.
On the other hand, the real pair’s tail is not as high as the fake one, as it is way closer to the ground.
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.
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We are now going to talk a little bit about the toe box again, but this time, we’ll flip the real vs fake Yeezy Slides to a top-down view angle in order to perfectly see the opening of the toe boxes.
On the other hand, the authentic shoes have a wider and larger opening of the toe box which looks thinner (the rubber) than the fake pair’s toe box.
In the eighth and 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.
If we’re talking about an authentic pair of Yeezy Slides that are in 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.
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 slides.
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.
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