How to spot fake adidas trainers

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Look at the stitching.

The stitching on real adidas is always superior. The spacing and the length of the  stitches  is always consistent.  Fakes have uneven stitches and the thread used often thinner than the genuine item and looks poor.
Check the printing and stamps. 
The colours printed on the sides of the soles on real adidas is crisp and the lines straight. The fakes printing can bleed over and the lines not as straight.
Real adidas stamp into the sole the adidas logo which is straight and perpendicular to the sole. The fakes stamp is often misaligned or runs up or down.  
Check the numbers .
The real adidas have item & run codes printed on the inside of the tongue.
The item code will match in both trainers, and the lower number will always differ from the other trainer. If they match on both sets of numbers they are fake.
Feel the weight. 
The fake adidas use cheaper quality materials and always feel considerably lighter.
Smell them.
The fakes I've encountered have always had as very strong smell of glue which does not dissipate for a few days. Authentic adidas do not smell strongly of glue. 
Price and box.
New adidas trainers are priced very similarly so if its cheap then I would be suspicious.  I've noticed that the fakes are normally listed as "without box" as the real adidas box is  good quality cardboard and printed to a very high standard. Very expensive to replicate so they often don't bother or they send them in a flimsy thin box which is your first clue.
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