genuine product guides


How to spot fake

Nike Air Yeezy 1

in 27 steps

Created 2015-05-27
Modified 2015-06-02
© goVerify,Inc.


27 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 1's with this detailed 27 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

Looking for a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 1 on ?

Take a look at our curated list of verified listings

4. Box Label

Nike retail boxes feature a label on one side detailing barcode, style name, size, color, country of manufacture and a style number. The style number is usually 9 digits long, the first 6 digits represent the style and the last 3 digits represent the colourway. Check that this style number matches the one located inside the shoe and on the sales receipt. Tip 1: Do a Google image search for "Nike"+"style number" to check the colourway. Tip 2: scan the barcode (even a photo of one) with a barcode scanner app, the exact product including size should be correct.

6. Heel Stitching

High quality stitching can be hard to replicate. Check carefully that the stitching on the heel is tight, straight, evenly spaced and follows the edge of each panel evenly. Tip: check the join between the upper and outsole is an even straight line and does not have any excess glue showing.

9. Heel Swoosh

All Air Yeezy 1's will have a Swoosh on the outstep of the ankle collar, check that the stitching around the Swoosh is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Make sure the stitch line follows the Swoosh shape perfectly, take note of how close to the edge of the Swoosh the stitch line runs.

27. Glowing Sole

Nike Air Yeezy 1's have a sole which glows in the dark. Make sure the sole glows in specific areas and not all over, there are defined panels that do not glow. Tip: The longer you shine a bright light on the sole the brighter the sole will glow.


Don't get caught out by fakes!

Buy this guide to see a bunch of full detail high-res images of genuine product features up close with descriptors on what to look for.