The Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost "Moonrock" dropped last week, and are currently one of the most sought out sneakers this month. While resale price on the "Moonrocks" are rising, the amount of the fakes in the market are rising as well. In the latest efforts to protect the sneaker community @Fake_Education has provided comparison photos and tips to being able to tell whether the pair is real or fake! Below are some examples of certain design elements to look out for before purchasing or trading for a pair!
Look at the two images above, you can see the YZY and Adidas Trefoil logo on the authentic pair is more defined with a deeper emboss than the fake. Also worth noting is the finish of the suede overlay, which is much cleaner and rounder on the authentic.
Unlike previous releases, the Fake Yeezy 350 "Moonrocks" don't feature as clear differences in the pull tab and back heel area. However, the placement of the pull tab on fake pairs does appear to be placed slightly higher when compared to the fakes. The corner of the pull tab stitching should be above the sock liner, on fake pairs the corner falls slightly underneath. Also note the pull tab spacing on the heel shot.
Lastly, one of the easiest ways to spot a pair of fakes are on the soles of the "Moonrock" Yeezy 350. Noted in the photo above, small holes in the area on the outsole appear on fakes and do not appear on the authentic pairs. Also as noted before, fake pairs do not use real boost technology, so the boost foam will be a lot more stiff and consistent in shape on the fake pairs. Boost technology on authentic pairs are much softer and each pallet has a different shape.
The Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost "Moonrock" is currently reselling on FlightClub at between $950-$1250, which will 100% be authentic. However, if you're looking to purchase pair on less official secondary markets, use the photos above to help make sure "You Don't Play Yourself"