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Real vs Fake Sneaker Guide - Photos, Video, and Notes


Having doubts about the authenticity of a pair of Jordan Retro's or Adidas Yeezy and need a legit check? Follow these resourceful guides full of photos, videos, and notable differences that will help you determine whether a pair is 100% authentic or fake. Stay away from fakes and cop the authentic kicks here at DopeFoot. This list will continually grow and be updated with new real vs fake guides so be sure to check it out from time to time.

General Rules

  • If the price is too good to be true than chances are it is probably a fake
  • If the seller has the sneaker in hand before the sneakers hit the retail store 99.9% of the time they are fake
  • Look closely at the box and the font on the box label. Also, most boxes should have a stamp and or quality control sticker
  • Look at the stitching. If the stitching looks bad there is a chance they could be fake
  • Red Flag if the box is really banged up on a new release
  • Stay away if the seller is not that reputable but has full size runs of all the heat
  • Stay away if the seller says they are unauthorized but sneakers are used with the same materials

Jordan 1 Bred Banned 2016

Adidas Yeezy 350 1.0 Pirate Black