Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by Ch David
To spot fake Yeezy 35 0V2 Bred: look out for inconsistencies on the size tag. From fuzzy lines to poor quality of printing on the label to misplaced letters and so on. If anything looks amiss on the size tag, then you can be certain you are looking at a fake pair of Yeezy 350 V2 Core Black/Red.
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It might be hard to tell real vs fake Yeezy Bred, so we’ve attached below detailed comparisons with both authentic and replicas, just so you can understand easier.
We’ve written hundreds of guides on many Yeezy 350 V2, as we’re aiming at creating the biggest library of legit check guides.
Follow this guide to find out for yourself how to authenticate these sneakers, along with answers to different questions you might have.
To tell if you have a real or fake Yeezy 350 V2 Bred, check the size tag inside each shoe. Fake pairs always have thinner inscriptions that are misaligned, while real pairs are flawless.
Let’s jump into the guide!
A lot of people discard the packaging once they unbox the fake sneakers, so replica manufacturers do not care to put effort into the barcode on a box that will be discarded soon afterwards.
That’s thankfully something very good for us since scanning the barcode can weed out 95% of the fake Yeezy Bred.
What happens is that fake manufacturers do not spend precious time and money trying to get the barcode right for every shoe they replicate. Instead, they are always more focused on trying to make the sneakers as identical as they possibly can and this is why this test is almost always fool-proof.
Scanning a barcode and noticing in the results the same colourway does not automatically mean the sneaker is authentic.
Moreover, simply finding the same size and colourway does not mean the sneaker is authentic — a broken clock is right twice a day. The purpose of this test is to quickly weed out fakes
Now, determining the authenticity of your sneakers from the results of the barcode scan is where your judgement will come into play.
We need to take into account every single scenario possible in this universe so as to back our claim that we’re making the most exhaustive guides.
The purpose of this test is to quickly weed out fakes: if any anomaly occurs, such as:
Then you’re looking at a fake. If that’s not the case, keep on using our further comparisons in this guide.
If anything we’ve said was not clear, be sure to check our full barcode scan test guide here — what we’ve done so far is simply put in front of you the short story.
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The Yeezy 350 V2 Bred have been released a couple of times. We’ll now look at each.
The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred is produced in China as you will find indicated at the top of the size tag.
On the second row, just below the “Made In China” text is the “US UK FR JP CHN” print which is used to indicate the different sizing labels for the respective countries.
Both of these texts are found on the replicas, therefore they’re not reliable tells for differentiating between the fake and real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Red (Bred).
On the original, however, the printing is of higher quality so there is no ink blotting and you will see the ® entirely legible and clearly spaced from the “adidas” text.
On the original Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred sneakers, you will notice that the letters are closely printed such that the slash in the text is almost touching the “E” and “M”.
If you notice that the UPC/EAN code on the size tag does not match what is on the box label, there’s no need to worry — some original pairs come like this.
We’re pointing out that we’re not considering this as a reliable tell on how to spot a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred.
However, in the original pair, with the finer and better quality printing, the text is thinner and slightly longer.
It is pertinent to note that the production date can vary and as such, we don’t consider whatever numbers are written here as a reliable tell of authenticating the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Red (Bred).
Yet again, what we want to notice is whether there’s any inconsistency in text printing quality.
On the authentic pair, however, the letters are all evenly spaced, an indication of the attention to detail.
This is a comparison of the restocked real vs fake Yeezy 350 V2 Bred, from 2020.
What we previously looked at was the 2017 release, as they’re the originally-released 350 V2s.
On the other hand, the genuine Yeezy Bred 2020 shoes have their text looking thicker and more defined compared to the fake pair’s text.
Therefore, we do not consider this specific inscription as a way of spotting the fake Yeezy 350 V2 Bred 2020 pairs.
Yet again, the authentic Yeezy Bred 2020 pair proves its quality, as its text is thicker and more defined, rather than the fake pair’s lower-quality thin text.
And again, the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred 2020 sneakers have their “US UK FR JP CHN” text thicker as well.
The form of the boost sole on the bottom of your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred can help you determine if you have an authentic pair or not.
Let’s look at another comparison:
And then, here’s a last fake example:
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy 350 v2 Bred 2020s have their pellets with this more of a randomized pattern, as the pellets on the legit 2020 Bred Yeezys are not aligned by any means.
Here’s the 2nd comparison:
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Bred 2020 pair has its pellets look thicker, more visible, and generally more defined rather than the fake pair’s pellets.
And, at the same time, the authentic Yeezy Bred 2020 shoes have their pellets randomly positioned, unlike the fake pair’s once again mathematically positioned pellets.
In the last column, you’ll find the serial number of the sneakers. Yeezy Boost 350s are released in two versions – the US version and the international (Canadian/European) version:
Now, the US version which only features three sizes will always have serial numbers that end with a V02 or a V03.
The international version with six sizes, on the other hand, will have serial numbers that end with a V10.
That said, if your box is the US version with a serial number that ends with V10 or an international version with a serial number that ends with V02, then it is very likely you have a replica of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred.
A quick mention:
If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.
The authentic shoes must have the exterior side’s lace going beneath the one from the interior side.
If you have the original pair of sneakers:
On the right shoe, the right lace should go underneath the left lace. In the left shoe, the left lace should go underneath the right one.
If you have a fake pair of sneakers:
On the right shoe, the left lace may go underneath the right lace and in the left shoe, the right lace may go underneath the left one.
However, it will weed out a lot of fakes instantly, since no authentic Yeezys come laced like that.
For this colourway, when inspecting the insole, there are three main indicators you should pay attention to:
Each one spots minute differences that will help you identify a replica of the real sneakers. So what differences should you be looking out for?
You will notice a serial number printed on the side of the Yeezy Boost V2 Bred Insole.
On the rear side of the insole, we can notice a few things that stand out on the fake Yeezy Bred insole:
The authentic Yeezy 350 V2 Bred insole has the same thickness + spacing for each character.
You will need to carry out this inspection in bright natural light and not under artificial light for the best and most accurate results.
On the authentic sole, you will see that the lines on the Adidas logo are pretty sharp and defined compared to the barely distinguishable ones on the replicas.
A core red “SPLY-350” branding is embroidered on both sides of the sneakers and this text can serve as an indicator when you want to check for authenticity of your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred.
The first indicator of a replica is the length of the tongue.
It’s important to stress that it might be difficult to spot some of these differences without our comparison images. To the untrained eye, nothing might look amiss even if you put a fake and real pair side by side.
That is why we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast anytime you need to.
Whether it is a purchase at a physical store or buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred online, we’ve organised all these areas of a sneaker (lace, size tag, etc.) into quickly-accessible shortcuts.
A couple of years after it was released, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred still remains one of the most coveted sneakers in the Adidas Yeezy line.
However, with that much popularity comes a drawback – fake sneakers produced by fake manufacturers and scammers who want to capitalize on the popularity of the sneakers and take advantage of customers who do not know any better.
That said, you do not want to spend your money on a fake pair of sneakers which is why it is essential that you know how to differentiate a fake from the original.
This is why we’ve created the Legit Check App and the company in itself — to prevent people from getting scammed. Make sure you download our app where you’ll find many other guides properly organised and curated.
Before putting together this article, we analysed thousands of pairs of fake and real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred sneakers.
We’re doing the due research every day, as newer versions of fakes come out. With this well-detailed legit check guide, we can help you avoid purchasing knockoffs and low-quality replicas from fake manufacturers.
Spotting the difference between real and fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred sneakers is actually a lot easier than you might imagine. Check out our step-by-step guide below to get the visual explanation
While these 10 steps to authenticating your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred may seem overwhelming, it really isn’t. You can effectively check for the originality of your sneakers in just 60 seconds using the top indicators outlined below.
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Should you not be confident in your ability to follow this guide, all you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your V2 Bred and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
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Why? Once you get the grasp of it, you’ll have a skill that will help you save money and decide for yourself whether the pair you’re getting is authentic or not.
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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred guide. Thank you for reading this — we will continue to update this article as better and newer versions of fakes are released.
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