These sneakers were team issued by the University of Kansas Jayhawks basketball team during the 2014-16 season. They are officially licensed by the NCAA and comes with an individually-numbered certificate of authenticity from Fanatics Authentic. The certificate of authenticity is signed by the Kansas Jayhawks. To ensure authenticity, the item can be verified online using the certificate of authenticity's unique alpha-numeric code. This process helps to ensure that the product purchased is authentic and eliminates any possibility of duplication or fraud.