Yeezy Boost 350 V2 legit check guide

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 legit check guide

These shoes need little introduction. Like all things that Kanye seems to touch the Yeezy 350 boost was a goldmine for Adidas. Selling out within seconds upon release every single drop, the 350,s took the sneaker world by storm, quickly becoming one of the most sought after Pairs of sneakers of there time, seemingly everybody wanted a pair of 350’s. After multiple different colourways of the 350’s where released, Adidas and Ye introduced a new updated model, the Yeezy boost 350 V2. A similar style to the original 350’s but with an updated shape and sole and offered in some fresh new colourways. I can confidently say that the Yeezy boost 350 and 350 V2 are one of the most faked sneakers of all time. The amount of fakes of these produced is insane and your likely to of seen a lot of people unknowingly wearing fake pairs. Below we have included a legit check guide featuring different V2 colourways so you can buy confidently from a listing without having to worry your going to get stung by buying fakes.

Yeezy Boost 350 Beluga V2

The first of the V2’s to be released. Released on the 24thof September 2016.

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Heel shape- If you compare the heel on the legit pair to that of the fake pair you will notice that the real pairs heel sticks out a little more with a bit more of a dip. The fake pairs heel doesn’t quite have as much of a dip.

Toe box

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Stripe- Note how on the real pair the red stripe stops nearer to the end where the soles front guard starts. If you compare that to the picture of the fake you will notice that the red stripe doesn’t quite come that far down the shoe and stops slightly higher up than that of the real pair.

Stripe

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Colour- Note that the shade of orange on the legit pairs stripe is slightly brighter than that off the stripe on the fake pair.

SPLY-350 writing – The font used for the “SPLY-350” is slightly more bold on the legit pair than the writing on the fake pair.

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Another thing to look out for is the fact that the stripe should always end when it reaches the stitching down the centre of the heel. If it carry’s on like on the picture of the fake then it is definitely not a legit pair of shoes.

Primeknit colouring

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Now this is pretty hard to notice in pictures but it’s still worth mentioning. The primeknit on the legit pairs tends to be a slightly darker shade of grey than that of the fake pairs.

Boost

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The boost is always an important thing to check. Legit pairs will have almost a Yellow tint to the boost while replicas use a brilliant White. The legit boost will have a smooth feel while the fake is more bumpy to touch. Legit Boost will have 7 circle balls, however towards the sides you can see more of the ‘balls’ but cut off. The fake pair will also have 7 balls, and none cut off.

Sole shade

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Another thing to keep an eye out for is on the actual sole. Note how the panel with “boost” written on it is a slightly darker shade on the legit pair than that of the fake pair.

Yeezy 350 V2 red stripe, green stripe and copper stripe.

The second Yeezy 350 V2 release saw 3 different colourways released. The 350 V2 Red stripe, the 350 V2 green stripe and the 350 V2 Copper stripe. Released on the 23rdNovember 2016 the red stripe being the most limited, then copper and then green stripe. For this guide we are going to use the red stripe as an example but the points we state can also be used to legit check the copper and green striped V2’s also.

Stripe

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Now an important thing to look out for is the placement of the stripe running down the shoe. If you have a look at the white lines in the picture you can see that the legit pairs stripe is angled so it comes a fair bit closer to the actual midsole than the stripe on the fake pair. The gap between the midsole and the stripe on the fake shoe is noticeably wider than that of the legit pair.

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Here’s another angle for you to see the difference in placement between the two stripes.

SPLY-350 writing

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Another thing to have a look at is the actual “SPLY-350” writing on the actual stripe. It should be pretty straight and not slanted and Italic looking like the fake.

Stripe on back of heel

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Another thing to have a look at is the way the stripe runs over the back stitching of the actual heel. Note how the fakes pairs stripes start to lose consistentcy and completely break into little specks as soon as it hits the stitching. Where’as on the legit pair it stays a fair bit more dense for a few centimeters before it breaks apart. Its also worth pointing out the actual angle of the stripe after the stitching (use the white lines as guidance).

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Here’s a close up picture so you can see the heel stripe a bit better.

Sole

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This is something pretty easy to look out for if you can get decent pictures. You can see that on the legit pair the black sole is pretty translucent and you can actually see the white boost within the sole. Compare that to the fake pair and you will notice that it is very solid looking and not translucent at all with no boost visible through the black. Its pretty much almost a different coloured sole. This is an important thing to check as it’s pretty easy to tell the difference if you can get good pictures.

Laces

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Another thing to note is that the laces tips should always be fully black at the top, never white. Some of the fake pairs have the white tips so it’s an easy thing to spot and call out.

Stripes on inside of the heel

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Another important thing to look at is the 3 stripes that are on the inside of the heel. They should be matte black, straight and equally spaced. A lot of the fake pairs make the stripes too glossy, also note the slight black lines running down the edges of each stripe, they should not be there and the authentic pairs do not have these lines.

Heel

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The legit pairs should have visible stitching around the inside of the heel, the fake pairs tend to not have this. Also have a look at the actual width of the heel. The fake pair is a lot wider than the legit pairs heel. This is definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Yeezy boost 350 V2 oreo

The yeezy 350 V2 black and white (Oreo) was the third yeezy 350 V2 release. These came after the black Friday pack and where released on the 17th December 2016.

Heel shape

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Heel shape- If you compare the heel on the legit pair to that of the fake pair you will notice that the real pairs heel sticks out a little more with a bit more of a dip. The fake pairs heel doesn’t quite have as much of a dip.

Stripe

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Placement- If you look at the white stripe on the legit pair you will notice that is has more of a curve and curves in closer to the stitching in the middle than the white stripe on the fake pair. If you have a look at the white stripe on the fake pair you will notice that the stripe stays a lot straighter and has less of a curve than the stripe on the legit pair.

Boost

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The boost is always an important thing to check. The legit boost will have a smooth feel while the fake is more bumpy to touch.The legit boost wont look overly shiny either as some of the fakes look very shiny. Legit Boost will have 7 circle balls, however towards the sides you can see more of the ‘balls’ but cut off. The fake pair will also have 7 balls, and none cut off. You can also see the placement of the circles at the bottom are different on the fake pairs boost.

Sole

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This is something pretty easy to look out for if you can get decent pictures. You can see that on the legit pair the black sole is pretty translucent and you can actually see the white boost within the sole. Compare that to the fake pair and you will notice that it is very solid looking and not translucent at all with no boost visible through the black. Its pretty much almost a different coloured sole. This is an important thing to check as it’s pretty easy to tell the difference if you can get good pictures.

Insole

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The actual insole is another thing you can have a look at. Not always the best way to check but still something to point out. You can see that the writing on the legit sole is a lot neater than that of the fake sole. The fake almost looks slightly fuzzy. Also note the Adidas logo is a lot neater and defined on the legit insole. Where’as on the fake pair the lines on the logo are barely visible.

Stripes on inside of the heel

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Another important thing to look at is the 3 stripes that are on the inside of the heel. They should be matte black, straight and equally spaced. A lot of the fake pairs make the stripes too glossy, also note the slight black lines running down the edges of each stripe, they should not be there and the authentic pairs do not have these lines.

Shoe quality

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Another thing to look out for is the actual quality of the shoe. Remember that fake quality is normally very sub standard and will have flaws like the badly glued sole with the gap as pictured or low quality stitching. That being said, Adidas cant always be commended for there quality control so a flaw in the shoe cannot always mean that it is fake. So be sure to have a look at other points before making a decision.

Yeezy 350 V2 Bred

The Yeezy boost 350 V2 bred. In my opinion and many others, the cleanest, sleekest Yeezy boost 350 to ever release. All black with minimal red detailing throughout, people went pretty crazy for this shoe. They where also released in baby sizes so people could swag out there baby’s and toddlers. But I feel like the majority of baby sizes where purchased by hypebeast’s to use as keychains or to hang them from the mirror in there cars. The first Yeezy boost 350 V2 to release in 2017. The Yeezy boost 350 V2 Bred saw a release on the 11thFebuary 2017.

Tongue

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An important thing to keep an eye out for when doing a legit check is the actual tongue of the shoe. As you can see from the pictures, the legit shoes tongue is a lot longer and sturdier looking. The fake tongue looks short and feeble with a deformed shape. If you look in the yellow rectangle you will also see the lining inside the shoe looks different.

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Here you can see the difference in the tongue from a front facing view. You can see that on the fake one the laces pretty much almost reach the very top of the tongue, now compare that to the legit pairs tongue and you can see the laces don’t go up anywhere near as high. Another thing you can see in this picture is the actual difference in angle of how the midsole comes out (shown by the red lines). You can also see the noteable difference in midsole colour as well.

Size tag

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The actual size tag is something you should always get pictures of before buying a shoe as sometimes fake producers cannot always get the information printed spot on.

Font- You can see that the fake pairs font on the size tag is a lot bolder than that of the legit size tag.

Word placement- You can also see that the actual placement of words and numbers is completely different to that of the legit size tag.

Boost

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This is something pretty easy to look out for if you can get decent pictures. You can see that on the legit pair the black sole is pretty translucent and you can actually see the white boost within the sole. Compare that to the fake pair and you will notice that it is very solid looking and not translucent at all with no boost visible through the black. Its pretty much almost a different coloured sole. This is an important thing to check as it’s pretty easy to tell the difference if you can get good pictures.

Stripes on inside of heel

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Another important thing to look at is the 3 stripes that are on the inside of the heel. They should be matte black, straight and equally spaced. A lot of the fake pairs make the stripes too glossy, also note the slight black lines running down the edges of each stripe, they should not be there and the authentic pairs do not have these lines.

Back heel

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Another hard one to see clearly in pictures but if you look closely at the way the grooves bend you can see that the legit pairs are slightly more bent due to the heel being slightly steeper and protruding more than that of the fake pair. Also note that the fake pairs grooves are not evenly spaced like the ones on the legit pair. That’s another thing to keep an eye out for.

Yeezy boost 350 V2 zebra

This 350 caused quite a stir. During its original release on the 25thFebuary 2017 it was one most limited 350 drops with resell prices rocketing upwards of £1000. Little did people paying these prices know that there would be a fairly big restock on the 24thJune 2017. And if you still hadn’t managed to get luck with copping a pair there was yet another huge restock on the 9thNovember 2018. A lot of people where thankful for the large number that was eventually released as this is definitely one of the best colourways in a lot of people’s eyes.

Tongue

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An important thing to keep an eye out for when doing a legit check is the actual tongue of the shoe. As you can see from the pictures, the legit shoes tongue is a lot longer and sturdier looking. The fake tongue looks short and feeble with a deformed shape.

If you also have a look at the yellow line you can see that the “SPLY-350” on the side of the shoe is actually not straight on the fake pair like it should be on the legit pair. That’s an instant giveaway and always one of the first things you should have a look at.

Heel tab

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The back heel tab is always a good thing to look at when doing a legit check. Note the difference in shape between the fake heel tab and the legit heel tab (yellow circle). The fake heel tab is very straight and steep, where’as if you compare that to the legit heel tab you will notice that it is a lot more curved.

If you take a look at the yellow line you will also notice that the spacing between the pull tab and the “S” of “SPLY” is a lot wider on the fake pair than that of the real pair.

Also if you look at the top arrow you will see that the space between the shoes lining and white stripe is shorter on the fake pair than it is on the real pair. These are some other key points to look out for.

Toe box

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If you have a look at the yellow arrows you will notice that the whole angle of the toe box is wrong on the fake pair, it comes up way too steep with less of a curve.

And if you take a look at the yellow line you will also see that the zebra stripes on the fake pair are a lot shorter than the zebra stripes on the legit pair. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Toebox sole tip

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Placement- Note how the angle of the rubber tip is slanted on the fake pair compared to the perfectly straight one on the legit pair.

Sole colour- Note how the soles colour on the legit pair is a brilliant white. Now compare that to the fake pairs sole that is more of a bone coloured off white.

Back heel

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Note how the heel comes out at a different angle on the legit pair when compared to the fake. It protrudes slightly more and comes out slightly steeper.

White stripe

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Note the distance between the end of the stripe and the end of the toe box on the fake pair compared to the legit pair. The legit pairs stripe is a lot longer. The stripe size can vary between sizes but it should never be more than two inches away from the end of the toe.

Train track threads

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Take a look at the black threads that are highlighted that resemble train tracks. In the first picture they are surrounded by two white threads and in the second picture they are surrounded by a black and also a white thread. Both shoes are legit and this is how they should appear. If you see a pair with a different pattern to either of these then they are most likely fake.

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