The Adidas YEEZY Boost 350, perhaps one of the most sought after shoes of 2015, has created quite the buzz in the fashion world. Obtaining a pair has been feasible only to those who would be willing to camp outside a Barney’s New York or a Foot Locker for up to two days just for a chance to get them or to those willing to pay up to $2,000 on the resale market. Like most items that are in very high demand with little quantity, it has caused everyone from the normal everyday employee to celebrities to do anything and everything to get their hands on a pair. Factories in China have been producing fake “replicas” of the shoe and many people are trying to sell them as authentic, scamming thousands of people out of thousands of dollars. An Instagram account by the name of @yeezybusta has made it his mission to educate others about the differences between Authentic and Fake Yeezys, and inform those (even celebrities) who have been scammed with fakes. At first glance, one might not be able to tell the difference between the two, however when compared side-by-side, there are quite a few discrepancies.
Here are the Top 5 Ways to tell if your “Pirate Black” Yeezy 350s are authentic according to @yeezybusta: