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How to spot fake

Adidas NMD PW Hu Holi Core Black

in 31 steps

Created 2018-03-19
Modified 2018-03-21
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31 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Adidas NMD Human Race Holi Core Blacks with this detailed 31 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

4. Box Label

Adidas shoe boxes feature a label on the one side detailing style name, size, color, country of manufacture and a style & PO number. Check all of these details carefully. Tip 1: Check that the style (ART) and PO (#) numbers match those found on the label inside the shoe. Tip 2: scan the barcode (even a photo of one) with a barcode scanner app, the exact product including size should be correct. Adidas NMD Human Race Holi Core Black have an added feature on the box label, a thin line drawing of the shoe inside the box as well as a close up photo of the bubble looking Boost midsole texture.

13. Heel Logo

Adidas NMD Human Race Holi Core Blacks have a Pharrell Williams + brush strokes logo on the heel. Make sure this logo is slightly thick, almost embossed. You will notice the fine scratchy detail of the brush strokes, make sure this logo is not flaking or coming off. Make sure the typeface used is correct. This is a good opportunity to have a close up look at the texture of the leather heel tab, make sure it is slightly rough.

22. Insole Stitching

Inside the shoe, at the forefoot, you will see a short area of stitching joining the insole to the upper. Make sure the stitching is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Tip: The toe has a support panel glued into the tip for added protection and to keep the toebox rigid.

29. Sole Logo

Adidas NMD Human Race Holi Core Blacks have a Trefoil and Adidas logo debossed into the outsole along with the line "The brand with the 3 stripes" in four languages. Check that the letters have sharp clear edges. Look closely at the registered R, make sure it is sharp and clear.


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