Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy shoes are the hottest sneakers on the market right now. Considering anything the Jenner/ Kardashian/ West clan touches practically sells out in minutes flat, it’s no wonder that these sneakers are incredibly popular.
The Yeezy sneakers belong to a new line of modern shoes that combine both comfort and style so perfectly. They are capable of instantly upgrading casual outfits and have become the statement trainers for a generation.
To buy authentic Adidas Yeezys, stick to authorized online retailers such as Adidas, Amazon, and Farfetch. These stores carry the latest Yeezy designs but act quickly because these popular shoes — especially new releases — fly off the shelves pretty fast.
Kanye West wearing Yeezy Boost sneakers at Heathrow Airport in London on April 10, 2016
Kanye West wearing Yeezy Boost 350s with a white stripe
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As documented by The Los Angeles Times, Adidas Yeezy sneakers are some of the most counterfeited shoe designs in the world because of their huge market and limited production. Each pair of Yeezys has been produced in a run of just 40,000 pairs.
They are also notorious for being expensive sneakers, which is one of the reasons why many consumers choose to buy from auction sites like eBay and unauthorized stores that offer cheaper prices. We’ll also discuss in detail why they are so expensive.
Kris Jenner wearing Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers at Heathrow Airport in London on July 14, 2015
Kris Jenner shows off her coveted Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers
adidas Originals x Kanye West YEEZY SEASON 1 at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York on February 12, 2015
If you’ve been thinking of buying online to save yourself a couple of bucks, make sure to closely inspect the product for signs of counterfeiting. Here are seven easy things to check to ensure you are buying real Yeezys.
1. Match tag details to box details
If your Yeezy sneakers come inside a box, make sure to inspect and compare the tag and label. A tag can be found on the inside of the shoe, which indicates details like the size and the serial number of the shoe. These details should match the ones on the box label.
2. Check the wave pattern
The Yeezy Boost 350 has a signature wave-like pattern on its Primeknit uppers. On genuine Yeezy shoes, the wave should be sideways, with irregular or different sized wave prints.
Fake pairs have waves that look more like they were printed from top to bottom instead of left to right.
3. Check the middle stitching
The heavy stitching detail in the middle of the shoe should go down all the way to the outsole. You would be able to physically check this with your fingers. The stitching ends right under the tip of the outer sole.
4. Check the heel details
The heel of a Yeezy shoe is filled with intricate details. Make sure to pay close attention to the heel tab, which has red stitch details marked with box stitches.
The stitched square portion of the tab should contain five stitches, while the rectangular portion in the middle should have nine stitches.
Another detail to watch out for is the placement of the heel tab, which should be just one centimeter away from the heel collar. In most counterfeits, the tab is stitched a lot further away, creating a wide gap between the tab and collar.
5. Check the insoles
The removable inner soles have an Adidas brand name and logo print. Counterfeiters typically use white ink while the genuine ones have a somewhat grey tone ink. When removed, you should see that the inner part of the shoe has the same material as its uppers.
Fakes usually have a cheap-looking white fabric that’s stitched into the shoe. The logos and brand name on the insoles and outsoles should also be in opposite directions and look reflective (or like mirror images) when they are side by side.
6. Check the outsole
One of the most important details, which the counterfeiters often get wrong, can be found on the outsoles. On the bottom of the Boost, there’s a white exposed part that has flower-like embossing.
The pattern around them should be textured and irregular on both shoes. On genuine pairs, this part should feel a little mushy to the touch, fake ones will feel more rigid and tough.
7. Check the side logo
The Adidas logo and YZY stamp are placed on the inner sides of each Yeezy pair. These should be centered and placed on the suede-like panel. Counterfeits typically have off-centered logos, with fonts that are a tad bigger than the original.
Pay attention to the texture of the side panels, which should feel velvety to the touch.
Questions Regarding Adidas Yeezy
Are Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers on DHgate real?
No, DHgate is a known scam retailer and does not sell authentic products. Fakes are not the real thing and you get the quality that you pay for. It’s better to save up instead of buying a low-quality product.
Who makes Yeezys and where are they manufactured?
Yeezy shoes are manufactured at factories operated by Adidas, primarily in China. However, the multinational corporation also makes footwear in Cambodia and Puerto Rico.
Due to the company’s complex supply chain structure, it’s not possible to determine the authenticity of a pair of Yeezys simply by looking at where they were made.
Are Yeezys made in Vietnam?
According to the most recent list of factories making shoes for Adidas from July 2017, the factories in Vietnam are not producing footwear.
Why Are Yeezys So Expensive?
While Kanye West helps create hype with his shoe designs, he is not the main reason why Yeezys are so expensive. In terms of the materials used and the workmanship, his shoes do not even begin to compare with designer shoes from similarly priced brands.
Instead, it’s the simple law of supply and demand. Adidas makes an extremely small amount of Yeezys compared to the number of potential customers who’d like to buy a pair. If Adidas and Kanye West were to increase production, the price per pair would go down. And the hype would eventually die down as well.
Watch the video below for more tips on how to spot fake Yeezy Boosts.
Refer source: How to Spot Fake Yeezys: 7 Ways to Tell Real Yeezy Shoes
How To Tell If Your adidas Yeezy 350 Boosts Are Real or Fake
There’s no hotter sneaker on the market right now than the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost. Kanye West’s latest design officially released in late-June, instantly sold out and is re-selling for no less than 5 times the retail price.
Before Kanye inked a deal with adidas, sneakerheads didn’t have much to be concerned with when it came to counterfeit 3-Stripe branded product. But that all changed with Yeezys, and the 350 is one of the most reproduced adidas shoes to date.
Below is a step-by-step guide to assist you in seeing the differences between an authentic pair and a knockoff, broken down by @Fake_Education.
Fake Education: “First, in the highlighted green area, you see on the unauthorized pair the heel-tab is placed a lot further away from the ankle collar.”
Fake Education: “The black stitching pattern going up the middle from the midsole on the unauthorized is just a disaster. On the retail real pair, you can see that there is a clear pattern that looks like an “X” and then a square — and it repeats.”
Fake Education: “The writing on the insole of the unauthorized is white, which is incorrect. It’s black on the real pair. Also, the wording runs in the opposite direction on the unauthorized.”
Bottom of the Insoles
Fake Education: “The underside of the insoles are completely different on the unauthorized.”
Fake Education: “The ‘YZY’ is massive on the unauthorized. The font is tremendously larger. Easy to spot.”
Fake Education: “The adidas logo is super-sized on the unauthorized.”
Fake Education: “Inside size tag says ‘Sample’ on the unauthorized, which is incorrect.”
Fake Education: “When you remove the insoles, this is what you see. Notice the retail pair has a black strip going thru the middle, while the unauthorized has exposed stitching.”
Fake Education: “The unauthorized box is all wrong.”
Fake Education: “The wew unauthorized 350 Boosts come with the correct box now. Stay tuned for the updated comparison.”