Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2's with this detailed 35 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
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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.
Yeezy 2's have a dust bag with lace locks, on the opposite side to the snake scales is smooth leather with the Roman numerals II (2) debossed into the fabric. This is a good opportunity to check the quality of the stitching, make sure it is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Make sure the laces used are the same laces as used for the shoes themselves, they should be high quality tubular laces.
Nike Air Yeezy 2's have a snake skin side panel, make sure the snake scales are cut into the fabric. Check that the snake skin panel has a rounded edge where it folds over and joins the panel below.
Nike Air Yeezy 2's have a lace cover strap with the words Kanye West&Nike©MMXI debossed into the back. Pay careful attention that the typeface is correct, make sure the quality of debossing is good, the letters should be sharp. Tip: Look closely at the tips of the letters N and M to help identify the typeface.
Nike Air Yeezy 2's lace tips are metal obelisk shaped screw tops. Make sure the metal tips have a small hole drilled into the top. Take note that the lace material sticks out of the top of the inner metal thread.