Since its release in 2015, the Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost has quickly become one of the most knocked-off sneakers on the market. There is a spectrum of fakes, some of them blatantly obvious and some of them more convincing. In the above video from Complex, the man behind the popular Instagram account @yeezybusta breaks down the telltale signs of illegitimate Yeeyzs.
As mentioned in the clip, the curvature of the Primeknit pattern, the thickness of the outsole, and the quality of the stitching are indicators of the sneakers' authenticity.
The piece is an excerpt from Fake! Inside the Terrifying, Trillion-Dollar Bootleg Industry, a new documentary from Complex that readers can watch in its entirety here.