Nike Air Yeezy 2

Learn how to spot fakes with a 35 step guide

Created 2015-05-27 ©goVerify, Inc.

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Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Yeezy 2's with this detailed 35 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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.

10. Dust Bag Lace Lock Back

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.

13. Scales Outer Side

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.

18. Strap KW Text

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.

24. Lace Tips

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.

Retail Box
Box Label
Box Date Code
Dust Bag
Dust Bag Falcon
Dust Bag Nike
Dust Bag Lace Lock Front
Dust Bag Lace Lock Back
Dust Bag Lace Tip
Heel Joins
Scales Outer Side
Scales Inner Side
Strap Nike
Strap Velcro
Strap KW Text
Strap Hieroglyphics
Side Panel
Tongue Construction
Tongue Logo
Lace Lock
Lace Tips
Lace Holes
Inside Label
Insole Code
Inner Lining
Toe Shape
Misole Texture
Air Unit
Sole Pattern
Sole Logo
Sole Glowing
Sole Brightness

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