This guide covers one aspect of how to legit check the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2: the box. Please make sure you download the app to learn other legit check points.
Besides, we’ve written a complete guide on how to spot fake Yeezys, after analyzing thousands of pairs.
We suggest reading that fake vs real Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 comparison, as this article is just a deeper dive into the authentic vs counterfeit box guide.
Let’s begin fake check guide.
Studying the box is a very quick way to tell the fakes here. I’ll explain in a bit why but first I’ll start with a common objection that a lot of people have when legit checking.
Have a look at this picture below. They are all legit.
Other authentication guides might suggest you have a look at some millimetre difference between X and Y or some other useless points like that.
Given how much the box labels differ, it’s quite complicated. Do not try to authenticate based solely on how this box label looks like. We’ve identified better points. See our complete guide on legit checking the 350 V2.
A very quick way to tell whether you’re looking at a fake or a real is to pay attention to the small text highlighted below:
These two boxes above have authentic Yeezy 350 V2 box labels because they’ve got the right V10 or V2 text. If it feels confusing, don’t worry, we’ll recap below. Here’s an example of a fake box label:
To recap: you will see either the EU/Canadian sizing (6 sizes on the left side) or the US sizing (3 sizes on the left side).
EU sizing: V10 means legit. V02 means it’s a fake Yeezy box.
US sizing: V10 means fake. V02 or V03 means it’s an authentic Yeezy box.
V02 should be paired with the American label (US size is big and there are only 3 sizes on the label) and V10 should be paired with the European label (6 sizes on the label).
Another thing to look out for is any extra label.
Not all of them are fake but if what you’re looking at is a legit pair, then the seller will probably have some purchase receipt/confirmation from the specific store that left the label.
The extra label highlighted below on the left is found on multiple fake boxes. It’s an instant sign for a fake in most cases.
Originally, it comes from certain stores like Footaction or Footlocker, but the safest thing to do is to stay away from these type of labels unless they come with a receipt AND the barcode test is passed.
The label in the upper right corner is from those who are dealing the fake pairs of Yeezys.
They’re purely for internal use and that label shouldn’t be there on the box of a retail pair.
As soon as you see one, it means you’re looking at a replica.
If the shoes come with one of the following “gifts”:
Or if the paper inside is perfectly folded (see last photo), then what you’re looking at is a replica box of this model.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David