Adidas NMD PW Human Race

Learn how to spot fakes with a 29 step guide

Created 2017-02-24 ©goVerify, Inc.

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1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Adidas NMD Human Race's with this detailed 28 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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3. Retail Box

Adidas NMD Human Race sneakers come in a sturdy retail box, featuring the Hu logo on the lid and Pharrell Williams with Adidas+Trefoil logo on the side of the box. This box is made from a cream recycled material with tiny colour specs in it. Check the box carefully for any errors in brand logos, alignment, spelling and overall finish quality. There should be no cracking or flaking of the print along the edges of the box. Remember real shoe boxes can accompany fake shoes.

9. Side Profile

Adidas NMD Human Race's have a distinctive side profile, note how both the toebox and the heel curve up. Take note of the height of the tongue and collar. Make sure the midsole slants outward just below the Achilles heel. Also take note of how square the toe tip is.

18. Heel Cage

Adidas NMD Human Race's have a molded heel cage which provides stability and a unique lacing system to produce a moccasin type feel. Make sure the heel cage is shaped to the curved of your foot.

28. Toe Numbers

Adidas NMD Human Race's have a small number embossed into the rubber of each toe cap. Makes sure the embossing is high quality. Make sure the typeface used is correct and that the numbers have slightly rounded edges. This is a good opportunity to have a close up look at the join between the rubber outsole, midsole and upper. Make sure there are no excess glue marks showing.

Retail Box
Box Label
Lid Logo
Pharrell Logo
Box Embossing
Side Profile
Heel Stitching
Heel Logo
Midsole Plug
Boost Material
Collar Stitching
Spare Laces
Upper Embroidery
Heel Cage
Inside Lining
Insole Stitching
Heel Tape
Label Inside (R)
Label Inside (L)
Sole Logo
Boost Sole
Toe Numbers
Swing Tag

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