How to compare authentic vs FUFU Yeezy Boost 350

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Low Grey authentic vs fake yeezy

The Hype of Yeezy Boost 350!

Since Adidas and Kanye’s Yeezy shoes have been the most coveted sneakers of this year, it has been pretty hard being able to cop a pair of these Yeezy sneakers. The Yeezy Boost 350, a pair of low cut sneakers that was designed by Kanye have been one of the most hard to get, even when using a yeezy bot. With the resell price of these Yeezy Boost 350s plummeting to over $2000 while the retail price is only $200, most people who haven’t been able to get a pair of Yeezy Boost 350 on retail don’t feel up to paying nearly around 5 times the original price.

The Kanye West signature magic has certainly worked as almost every Yeezy branded sneakers went out of stock in less than half an hour following its public release. With the ever growing demand, even multiplying the number of units produce hasn’t been enough. Kanye and the brand with the three stripes signed a deal previous year. The first collaborated release, Yeezy 750 Boost was released earlier this year in February at NBA All-Star Week and was an instant hit. While there are many replicas available on the market for Yeezy 750 Boost, there is a greater demand for Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers.

Why Fake?

The Yeezy Boost 350 features a pair of low cut sneakers with an Adidas Primeknit upper and a Boost sole. The comfy cushioning and the overall casual look of the sneakers make it a must have for every sneakerhead around the world. The Yeezy Boost 350s have been retailed at a price of $200. While that is deemed pricey by some people, the resell value exceeds thousand dollars! That’s why some people prefer replicas of Yeezy Boost 350 and there are some very good quality yeezy’s that you can easily order online. Getting a replica actually has quite a lot of benefits for buyers like low prices, good material, same look and luxurious feeling. Besides, not many people are able to spot a difference between the authentic and a replica of Yeezy Boost 350. The adidas Prime Knit upper of Yeezy Boost 350 has patterns that seem random to an unexperienced eye at first making it hard to spot a fake within a few minutes.

Since the demand for these Yeezy Boost 350 is quite high, many new websites that look quite authentic are popping up claiming they are selling a retail pair while there really is no guarantee of that. As the Yeezy Boost 350 Oxford Tan version released on 29th of December 2015, a lot of desperate buyers would be doing everything they can to get their pair of Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers in the latest colorway. There are many traps set up online and many people do fall for the fake sites. And since you don’t want to be one of them, it would be a much better approach that you look up the sites’ reputation online or better yet, always go for the official sites in a list of where any new Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers would retail. If there is some comment on some article or video somewhere linking you to a site that sells Yeezy Boost 350s and you have never heard of it, it’s probably a fake. Always ask the buyer or dealer to provide you high quality close up pictures of the sneakers from every angle with the original box and the receipt and maybe add a handwritten note somewhere in the picture. You should always be careful of how you pay the buyer, using an invoiced transaction and credit cards are better ways to be safe.

So just to be a bit of help in determining what’s actually authentic and what would be a fake pair of Yeezy Boost 350, we are jotting down some of the differences that the replicators make and are a tell if the sneaker pair is fake.


So one of the most basic is that the suede panel on the sides of the Yeezy Boost 350 doesn’t have the adidas logo deeply embossed or heavily detailed as it should be in the original or has a different shape than it is shown on the original photos. The suede panel on the fake one is usually a tone off in color and in a wrong shape too plus the finishing works on the suede panel are also not clean. The Yeezy logo ‘YZY’ which is also embossed on the other side should also be detailed and embossed. Some replicas also have a different sized logo than the standard, usually a bit too big. The knitted upper, which contains patterns varying in two shade may have the lighter shade a bit darker than the real Yeezy Boost 350s. The pull tab might be placed a bit closer to the back heel area, and the dots that divide the pull tab in half may not be symmetrical as in the real Yeezy Boost 350s. In the replicas of the last colorway release of Yeezy Boost 350, the angle of the heel tab was also steeper than the usual. The sole of the replica sneakers are usually pure white, rather than being like the off-white soles that the authentic Yeezy Boost 350s have. The boost sole also has a patch of bubbled embossed on the bottom of the sneakers in a random manner, and in the replicas it is usually arrange symmetrical. The writing of the insole is also in shiny black shade on the authentic pair of Yeezy 350s, while it’s usually in white on the replicas. The insides of the insoles of the fake ones are usually greyish sort of color with just an adidas logo embossed, while the real insole has it whole covered in patterns.

The Adidas PrimeKnit patterns on the upper of the Yeezy Boost 350s are supposed to be linear and should be arcing up toward the heel tab while the fake ones feature broken cut-off patterns. The stitching pattern that goes on the middle of the midsole is an x and a square. The stiching pattern on the replicas are usually random. Also, the authentic Yeezy Boost 350s are not available in ½ sizes.

So all the above sums up the differences that are there when comparing an authentic pair to a fake one. However, you should keep in mind that there are new releases of unauthorized Yeezy Boost 350s that have eliminated many differences. If you still want more help, the subreddit r/Repsneakers might be a place for you to look around. To see a good comparison between pictures, you can visit this post:

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