The Nike x Kanye West “AIR YEEZY” collaboration was one of the greatest teams of all time, and most of the sneakerheads can approve.
The Nike x Kanye West team-up came with the Nike Air Yeezys, and we are here to let you know how can you spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red, also known as the Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG.
Don’t worry, spotting fake Solar Red Yeezys isn’t that hard. All you need to have is just a little bit of patience and care.
So as to make your Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red NRG authentication job easier, we’ve provided this guide that has reference real vs fake Solar Red NRG Yeezy comparison images.
The images with the real vs fake Air Yeezy 2 NRG shoes will help you easily visualise the flaws on the fake shoes, as well as the same details on the authentic shoes, and how they should actually look like.
To spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red NRG, you’ll have to look at the size tag. The size tag is without doubt the best authenticity factor on the NRG Air Yeezy 2s, because the fake pairs always come with issues such as different font-weights and kernings between their characters, while all of the legit Solar Red Air Yeezys always have the same correct font-weight and spacing for the characters.
For the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG Solar Red sneakers, we are going to jump inside the real vs fake Solar Red Yeezys and we’ll have a look at their size tags.
Please bear in mind that we’ve started this with the size tag because we consider it being one of the very best ways to legit check Air Yeezy 2 NRG pairs, so we recommend that you always check the size tag as well.
With this being said, let’s have a look at the image with the real vs fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red NRG comparison image below, and after that, we’ll explain it all.
In the picture with the real vs fake Air Yeezy 2 Solar Reds above, we have pointed out three main flaws on the fake size tag.
The first flaw is on the date of manufacturing the shoes – in the left side of the size tag. There you can see how the fake Solar Reds have their “12/09/11” inscription looking too bolded, as it is too thick when put side-by-side with the real deal.
Speaking of which, the authentic Nike Yeezys have their “12/07/11” text for the date of manufacturing looking thinner and more legible than the fake pair’s text, which is exactly the opposite.
The text which is most commonly flawed on the fake Air Yeezy 2s is the style-code’s inscription, which is the same for both of the shoes: “508214-006“.
Looking at the style-code’s inscription, we have noticed how the fake shoes yet again have their text too thick, and how the text on the legit Air Yeezy 2 NRG pair is thinner.
Going a little bit lower, we have the two lines of text that spell in English and French that the shoes were made in China.
The fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red pair has its “MADE IN CHINA” lines of text looking too thick – surprising or not, this is what happens on most of the fake Air Yeezy 2 NRG pairs.
Proceeding to the second method on how to spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG pairs, we will now move to the exterior side of the shoes.
Here, what you want to do is to check the shape of the flaps that are all around the shoes, mostly on the interior and exterior profile sides of the shoes.
Let’s have a look at the authentic vs replica Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red NRG shoes, and after that, we’ll make it all clear.
In the picture with the fake vs authentic Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red NRG shoes above, we have pointed out how the flaps on the fake pair don’t come out of the shoes as much as they should.
Even if it may sound a little bit weird, you can see how the authentic shoes have their flaps glued to the shoes, yet not totally, as they come out of the shoes, and they’re not perfectly glued so as to stay there.
Looking at the fake shoes, you can see how they have their flaps perfectly glued to the shoes and how they don’t stick out at all.
On top of that, the fake shoes have their flaps looking too big and too thick, while the authentic Solar Red Air Yeezy 2s have their flaps smaller and thinner.
Moving forward to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red pairs, we’ll proceed to the interior profile side of the shoes.
At the bottom fo the shoelaces near the toe boxes, you will see how your NRG Yeezys have a suede panel that has a few empty triangles.
What we’ll do now is that we’ll look at the fake vs real Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red pairs for these triangles on their suede cages.
The picture with the real vs fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red shoes above shows you how the fake pair has its triangles shaped too sharp.
To put it more clear, the fake shoes have their triangles defined too good, as they are shaped too perfect, without any issue.
Yet another maybe weirder fact about the genuine shoes is that they have to have the triangles bumpy and not perfectly shaped, unlike the fake pair’s thin and sharp shapes.
The bottom line of this step is that the authentic shoes must have their triangles bumpy and curvy, but never perfectly sharp shaped.
As for the fourth way on how to legit check Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red NRG pairs, we are going to stay on the exterior profile side of the shoes, where we can find the Nike Swoosh logo.
Just as always, let’s quickly check the reference real vs fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red comparison image below.
In the image with the legit vs fake Nike Air yeezy 2 Solar Red NRG shoes above you can observe how the fake replica Yeezys have their Swoosh too thick.
You can always see this on the fake Yeezys from a closer distance as well as from further away, because once the logo looks too thick, it is also too textured as in the image with the fake NRG Air Yeezys above.
Looking at the genuine Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG shoes above, you can notice how their Swoosh looks thinner and less textured than the one on the fake shoes.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.
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For the fifth Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red legit checking factor, we’ll zoom out from the Nike Swoosh logos, and we’re going to have a look at the toe boxes of the real vs fake Air Yeezy 2 NRG pairs.
More precise, what we care about at this step is the inflation level of the toe box, because in most cases, the fake Air Yeezy 2 NRG shoes have their toe boxes improperly curved.
The image with the real vs fake Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red pairs above shows you how the fake Yeezys have their toe box too curvy. You can observe this by looking at how highly curved the fake toe box is.
Looking at the authentic Nike Air Yeezy 2s, you can observe how they have their toe box more to the ground, because it isn’t as curved as the fake pair’s.
Proceeding to the sixth method on how to spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red NRG shoes, we are going to have a look at the laces. As you may know, the laces have metal plates on top of their aglets.
the picture with the real vs fake Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red shoes above shows you how the fake shoes have their metal plates’s shade saturated too much.
Even though the aces still have the little transparent bags on top of them ,you can still see how they are way too shiny and colourful when put side-by-side with the real deal.
Mentioning the authentic Solar Reds, you can see how they have their aglets’ metal plates coloured in a lighter shade than the ones on the fake pair.
Now we are going to move to the back of the fake vs real Air Yezy II Solar Red NRG shoes, and we’ll quickly have a look at the lines in the middle of these.
The picture with the real vs fake Air Yeezy II Solar red shoes above shows you how the fake pair has its lines fit too deep inside the fabric, therefore looking thicker and more noticeable than the real ones.
The genuine Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Reds have their lines fit less deep inside the fabric, as they are thinner and less noticeable than the ones on the fake pair.
The last step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red pairs is about the box, and not directly about the shoes.
Precisely, we are going to talk about the little label glued to the side of the real vs fake Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red’s boxes.
Looking at the image with the real vs fake Air Yeezy 2 NRG shoes above, you can notice how the fake pair’s “AIR YEEZY 2 NRG” text at the top of the label looks too thick, and how the legit box’s text is thinner.
Then, the fake pair has its style-code’s “508214 006” inscription looking too thin, while the same text on the authentic Air Yeezy 2s looks thicker.
There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Nike Air Yeezy II Solar Reds.
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 real vs fake Air Yeezy 2 NRG.
If you need help with the authentication of your Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red sneakers 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 Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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