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How to spot fake

Adidas Superstar Xeno

in 30 steps

Created 2015-10-10
Modified 2016-08-18
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30 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Adidas Superstar Xeno's with this detailed 30 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

5. Box Logo

Adidas Superstar Xeno's have a Trefoil logo on each side of the box. The Trefoil part of the logo is printed in a metallic foil to mimic the reflective nature of the shoes. Make sure the logo reflects a rainbow of colours when you shine light at it. Also check that the print quality is sharp and clear and that the typeface used is correct, there should be a small registered 'R' above the S of Adidas.

12. Side Profile (1)

Adidas Superstar Xeno's have a distinctive side profile, note how the toe box curves up while the heel sits quite flat. Inspired by the iridescent scales of a snake called the Xenopeltis, the upper material looks slightly shimmery in daylight but explodes into rainbows in bright direct light. The outstep side of the shoe has a broad snakeskin pattern, make sure the trademarked 3 stripes below the laces do not reflect light.

27. Insole Stitching

The insole of Xeno's is soft rubber with an Adidas and Trefoil logo pattern embossed across it. Make sure the stitching joining the insole to the upper is neat and evenly spaced.


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