Yeezy Red October Real Vs Fake: Expert Guide (2024)

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Ch Daniel
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Last Updated on April 10, 2024 by Ch David

In this guide, you’ll find:

See our other Air Yeezy 2 guides: Pure Platinum, Solar Red.

How to spot fake Yeezy Red October

The best way to spot fake Yeezy Red Octobers is to inspect the pyramids located on the side of the sneakers. Fake Yeezys have extra sharp pyramids.

1. Pyramids

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Pattern
Find them on the side of the shoes — below the Nike logo.
  • Authentic: Side pyramids are subtler and less defined.
  • Fake: Pyramids are sharper and more prominently defined.

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2. Cage

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Triangles
  • Authentic: Pyramids on the cage are smaller and more compact.
  • Fake: Pyramids appear wider, bigger, and more stretched out.

3. Color

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Color
  • Authentic: Less vibrant red. shade.
  • Fake: Excessively loud red, very bright.

Keep in mind these shoes are almost 10 years old.

Authentic examples should seem “faded” rather than having this pristine, brand new look of the fake shoes.

4. Footbed

Remove the insoles to access this side of the shoes.

We call it “footbed”, however it’s also known as ‘the stitching below the insole’.

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Footbed (under the insole)
  • Authentic:
    • Text is thinner.
    • Stitching is thicker and denser.
  • Fake:
    • Very thick inscriptions. Too thick.
    • Stitching is thinner and not as dense as the original.

5. Swoosh

On the side of the shoes is the Swoosh, Nike’s logo.

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Nike Logo
  • Authentic: Has no gap towards the pyramids.
  • Fake: Excessive empty space between Swoosh and pyramids.

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.

6. Lace covers

Open the lace covers to see this inscription.

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Lace Covers
  • Authentic:
    • Thicker, bigger inscriptions.
    • Less intense red color in the background.
    • No white stripe.
  • Fake:
    • Thinner, too small inscriptions.
    • Very bright red. Too much!
    • Extra white stripe on the right.

7. Sole

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Soles
  • Authentic: Has a gap in the panel.
  • Fake: No gap between the “NIKE” panel and the rest of the sole.

8. Size tag

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Size Tags
  • Authentic: Thinner inscriptions.
  • Fake: Bolded text. Too thick.

9. Laces

We’ll look at the metal plates on the laces.

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Lace Plates
  • Authentic: Bright, light-reflective.
  • Fake: Doesn’t reflect enough light.

10. Tongue

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Tongues
  • Authentic:
    • Diamond-shaped elements on the tongue are less visible and more covered.
    • The circle with the eagle is less defined and textured.
  • Fake:
    • Diamond-shaped elements are more visible and “unshielded”.
    • The circle with the eagle appears more defined and textured.

11. Toe box

Authentic vs fake Yeezy Red October Comparison: Toe boxes
  • Authentic:
    • Toe box area is designed with precise attention to detail, avoiding an over-inflated or excessively curvy appearance.
  • Fake:
    • Poor attention to detail and use of lower-quality factory equipment during production.
    • Toe box area appears over-inflated and excessively cur

Authenticity checklist

Here are the top 4 crucial indicators:

  1. Check the pyramids on the side: Fake Yeezys often have pyramids that are either too sharp or not sharp enough.
  2. Analyze the pyramids on the cage: Fake Yeezy Red October pairs often have larger holes on the cage.
  3. Examine the color: Fakes are often too intense and bright.
  4. Inspect the footbed: Ensure that the text is thin and the stitching is dense.

These key points can help you quickly determine if your sneakers are genuine or fake.

Expert Yeezy Red October authentication

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  • You’ll receive a detailed report explaining why we took the decision (authentic or fake).

This marks the conclusion of our guide on how to spot real vs fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October.

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Ch Daniel is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch, one of the world's leading companies in product authentications. Daniel's experience: 8+ years in the luxury industry, 7+ years in the authentication industry, 10+ years of business development. Currently, Daniel is overseeing the development of new products of Legit Check By Ch.
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