Learn how to spot fake Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V3 Azaels with this detailed 32 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
The retail box will have well constructed supportive side walls to keep the box rigid and to improve protection. Check the structure of the folds, make sure that the top edges are square. The short sides of the box will be much thicker than the long sides. Check inside the box, take note of the large finger hole on the short side of the box, it will have a perforated fold to allow your finger in to pull the box open. Tip: The inner of the box is locked into the outer with small tabs, so the two halves are not easy to separate.
Have a close-up look at the toebox, note how the rubberized toebox has fine lines in it. Make sure there is no excess glue marks showing where the midsole and upper join. Check that the toe bumper has a clean rounded edge to it.
Under the sockliner there will be a size code embossed into the rough foam. Make sure the size matches the size of the label on the retail box and the label inside the shoe. Note how the sockliners often cover more than one shoe size, in this case both 9.5 and 10.5.
If you look up close at the RPU cage and shine a UV (black) light on it you will see it is made up of a very fine grainy texture