Where there's demand for sneakers, fakes are sure to follow, and Kanye West's Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 is one of the latest models to receive the mass-produced unauthorized treatment.
First released as a preorder last August and again with a wider launch on March 10, this clip proves that despite the sneaker's intricate details and layers, Kanye's polarizing runner isn't immune to the counterfeit process. While fakes of the Yeezy Boost 700 "Wave Runner" have existed for awhile, this video shows how disturbingly accurately the factories have been able to mimic the real deal.
In the look below, readers can catch a glimpse at the process of gluing on midsoles and assembling the shoe's upper. Pay close attention to avoid getting burnt with one of these fake pairs, or just avoid the hassle altogether and cop from a reputable store like Flight Club or Stadium Goods.