YEEZY 700 WAVE RUNNER

YEEZY 700 WAVE RUNNER

The Yeezy 700 wave runner, another one of Kanye’s seemingly sold out even before they drop creations with Adidas. After being teased for what seemed forever by Ye they finally saw a general release on 17th of September 2018. Dropping just after the Balenciaga triple S and just when the dad shoe trend started to bloom, these shoes where super hyped up and an instant sell out even with the high quality that Adidas had started producing for Yeezy due to Kanye’s wishes of having Yeezy’s available for everybody. Naturally, like all Yeezy’s , fakes flooded the market before the shoe even released. We’ve included a guide below to make sure you can buy from listings with confidence.

Side view

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There’s a few different things to look out for on the side of the shoe when legit checking.

Adidas Stripes- Note how on the real pair the actual Adidas stripes are thinner and look a lot neater. The fake pairs tend to make the stripes slightly thicker and sometimes not with a totally equal distance between each stripe.

Heel area- You can very clearly see the difference in shape between the legit pair and fake pair on the black suede running along the side of the shoe. The Fake pairs suede doesn’t come out as far as the legit pair and is also more rounded.

Mesh around top- Note how the legit pair has more distance between the sock liner at the top of the shoe and the suede white heelguard at the back where,as on the fake pair they are closer together.

Perforated holes on suede heel guard

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The dots at the back of the shoe are one of the best ways to legit check a pair of wave runners. Note how on the legit pair the dots start off nearer the midsole where,as on the fake pair the dots have noticeably more distance between the holes and the midsole. Another thing to note is the holes on the legit pair line up straighter than the fake pair where the holes are a lot more slanted. The legit pair will also have nice quality suede, the fake pairs suede can sometimes be rougher and more grainy.

3m

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Something to look out for if you can get pictures with the flash is that the 3M on the legit pairs is a lot more reflective than that on a fake pair.

Lace holder and toe box

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Lace holder- Note how much neater the stitching and finish is on the lace holder on the legit pair compared to the fake one.

Toe box colour- Note how the fake pairs suede is a darker shade of grey compared to the legit shoe.

Sole

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Sole- Note the difference in shape of the Adidas logo on the sole. You can also see that the grooves on the legit sole are a little deeper than that of the fake sole.

Insole

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Note that the Adidas logo on the actual insole should be a matte black where’as the fake pairs sometimes have a glossier Adidas logo.

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Note how the writing on the insole of the fake insole is a lot chunkier and bold than that of the legit insole.

Boost

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Obviously this is something you can only check in person. But the boost under the sole on the fake pairs tends to be very hard and solid. Legit pairs the boost is a lot softer.

Tags and laces

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Tags- The plastic loop that’s attached to the label should be thin and long, a lot of the fake pairs have them too short and slightly thicker.

Factory lacing

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You can see that the way the fakes are factory laced with the knot at the end is knotted differently compared to the legit pair. They are left a lot longer and with a short knot at the end where’as the legit pair is left knotted nearer to the shoe.

Box

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Note the slight colour difference between the legit and fake box.

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The print on the fake box is slightly more bold with darker ink than that of the legit box’s print. They’ve also printed the exact same barcode even though the sizes are different , so that’s something to look out for also.

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Legit box’s will come with the shoes wrapped in a singular piece of paper, Fake box’s tend to come with each shoe wrapped in its own piece of paper, so two pieces of paper instead of one.

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Fake pairs will come stuffed with paper whereas legit pairs come without.

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