@joejs82 I appreciate your input. Thank you kindly. My thoughts...
#1 I thought the same thing about the color of the tag until comparing side by side with a pair bought off NDC.
Mind you, not to discredit your reasoning, my pic was taken with the flash enabled on an iphone.. your pic is using ambient light.
Certainly the different lighting would affect the blue's hue.
#2 would the toe box shape not differ by size?
If you're a size 12 as well, this theory may get shot down.
Please ANYONE correct me if I'm wrong as I'm no pro.. Never would claim to be.
I'm open to criticism.. I am here to learn.
#3 I've compared mine side by side in person with an authentic pair from NDC and the lace holders also had a yellow(ish) tint.
Perhaps another pic with your flash ON?
#4 as for the shoe's shape being off.. I don't think you used an adequate picture to make the comparison.
I would used the following 2. Your comparison did have me scrolling up thinking my midsole was thinner,..just for a second ;)
As I addressed you respectfully and intelligently, I'd expect the same kind of response, friend.
Obviously I'm not 100% on the shoes authenticity hence my posting here...