Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red: Real Vs Fake Guide (2024)

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Last Updated on April 8, 2024 by Ch David

This is the ultimate Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red “NRG” authentication guide.

Not the colorway you’re looking for? Check out Red October and Pure Platinum.

Let’s stick with Solar Red for now.

How to spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red

You can spot fake Nik Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red by looking at the size tag. Fake Air Yeezys always have their text at the wrong thickness.

1. Size tag

  1. Manufacturing date
    • Authentic: The manufacturing date text is thinner and more legible, typically reading “12/07/11.”
    • Fake: The date of manufacturing, often reading “12/09/11,” appears too bold and thick.
  2. Style code
    • Authentic: The style code “508214-006” is printed in a thinner font.
    • Fake: The style code appears too thick on the size tag.
  3. Country of manufacture
    • Authentic: The lines for “MADE IN CHINA” are properly spaced and of normal font weight.
    • Fake: The “MADE IN CHINA” text is overly thick, a common issue in fake Air Yeezy 2s.

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2. Flaps

  • Authentic: Flaps slightly protrude, smaller and thinner.
  • Fake: Flaps fully glued, too big and thick.

3. Triangles

  • Authentic: Triangles are bumpy and not perfectly shaped.
  • Fake: Triangles are too sharp and perfectly defined.

4. Swoosh

  • Authentic: The Swoosh is thinner and less textured.
  • Fake: The Swoosh is noticeably thicker and more textured.

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. Toe box

  • Authentic: The toe box is closer to the ground, appearing less curved.
  • Fake: The toe box is noticeably more curved, giving it a higher appearance off the ground.

6. Aglets

  • Authentic: The metal plates on the aglets have a lighter shade, appearing less saturated.
  • Fake: The metal plates on the aglets are overly saturated, making them look too shiny and colorful.

7. Back

  • Authentic: The lines on the fabric are thinner and less noticeable, fitting less deeply into the material.
  • Fake: The lines on the fabric fit too deeply into the material, making them appear thicker and more noticeable.

8. Box

  • Authentic:
    1. The “AIR YEEZY 2 NRG” text at the top of the label is thinner.
    2. The style code “508214 006” is thicker.
  • Fake:
    1. The “AIR YEEZY 2 NRG” text at the top of the label is too thick.
    2. The style code “508214 006” is too thin.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red

  1. Inspect the size tag within the sneakers. Counterfeit Air Yeezy 2s typically display overly thick text.
  2. Evaluate the side flaps of the shoes. Replicas often have flaps that are either too sharp or not sharp enough.
  3. Review the triangles on the sneaker’s cage. Fakes often feature overly defined, sharp holes.
  4. Examine the Nike Swoosh logo on the side. Imitations usually present a thicker and more textured logo.
  5. Assess the toe box region. Counterfeit versions often have a curvier toe box than genuine pairs.
  6. Observe the metal plates on the shoe’s aglets. Fake versions usually showcase a more intense, saturated gold hue.
  7. View the sneakers from the rear. Replicas tend to have deeper, thicker lines embedded in the fabric.
  8. Inspect the label on the box. Counterfeit labels often display text that’s either too thick or too thin.

If you’re in a hurry or buying online and can’t review each detail of your Nike Air Yeezy II Solar Reds, don’t worry.

We’ve provided a quick guide with the top 8 signs to help you discern between genuine and fake Air Yeezy 2 NRG pairs.

Expert Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red authentication

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  • Simply send us high-quality photos of your shoes.
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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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