Yeezy 350 V2 Earth Legit Check: How To Spot Fakes

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Own a pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Earth”? Not sure of authenticity?

Use this guide to verify your Yeezy Earth with 9 simple tells.

Did you know? This shoe was released in a pack of 3 colorways.

  • Yeezy 350 V2 Earth – North America and Latin America-only
  • Yeezy 350 V2 Tail Light – Europe, Russia, Ukraine
  • Yeezy 350 V2 Flax – Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and India-exclusive

Let’s see how to legit check the Earths.

How to tell if Yeezy Earth are fake

The size tag’s printed numbers, letters, and symbols are the #1 method to authenticate Yeezy Earth.

Counterfeit size tags often exhibit inconsistencies that never occur on real Yeezys.

1. Barcode

All authentic Yeezy 350 V2s have the following unique details:

  • Colorway – Earth (FX9033)
  • Style – 350 V2
  • US Size – From 4 to 17

1.1. How to scan

  • Install the Legit Check App
  • Open it
  • Tap “Barcode scanner”
  • Look up your Yeezy Earth’s barcode
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

After that, check out the results

1.2. Authentic

  • Everything checks out. The right shoe comes up:
  • Yeezy Boost 350 V2 / Earth / Size US 11 / FX9033

Various results confirm this. Hence, we’re looking at a 100% real Yeezy Earth barcode.

1.3. Fake

  • This is a tricky barcode, however it’s still 100% fake.
  • Why? Because the size doesn’t match.
    • Remember how the fake shoes in the image were size US8.5?
    • The barcode shows us results for size US11.5 & US10.5
    • Not what we’re looking for.

Authentic results are never mixed up like this.

Hence, this barcode remains a counterfeit.

If this is not clear, see our detailed Yeezy barcode tutorial.

Over there, we go in-depth on what makes a real and fake Yeezy barcode.

Finding it too hard? Legit check your Yeezys with our experts:

2. Size tag

  • Authentic:
    1. The “MADE IN CHINA” label print: Characters are precisely printed with defined letters.
    2. The “APE” factory of manufacturing text: Whether inscriptions are CLU, APE, or EVN, quality of printing is crucial. Authentic tags show no signs of ink blotting or fuzzy lines.
    3. The Adidas Trademark symbol: There’s a discernible distance between the “adidas” text and the ® symbol.
    4. The date of manufacturing print: Characters are properly spaced, with consistent thickness and shape.
    5. The “US UK FR JP CHN” text: Characters have the correct thickness.
    6. The ART number: Letters, like “A”, appear normal without jagged appearances.
  • Fake:
    1. The “MADE IN CHINA” label print: Print quality is inferior, with less definition (e.g., letters “M” and “D” in “MADE”).
    2. The “APE” factory of manufacturing text: Despite having similar inscriptions (CLU, APE, EVN) to authentic tags, fakes exhibit poor printing quality, evident by ink blotting and fuzzy lines.
    3. The Adidas Trademark symbol: The ® symbol is usually too close to the “adidas” text.
    4. The date of manufacturing print: Characters may be too close or too far apart, with inconsistent thickness and irregular shapes.
    5. The “US UK FR JP CHN” text: Letters are often too thick, e.g., the letter “N” in “CHN”.
    6. The ART number: Some letters, like “A”, might have jagged appearances.

3. Box label

  • Authentic: Serial number on the box label ends with V02 for the international version featuring three sizes.
  • Fake:
    • US version box label incorrectly ends with a V10 (which is indicative of the European version)…
    • Instead of the accurate V02 or V03.

Unclear? Read our in-depth Yeezy box label guide.

4. Lacing

  • Authentic: From a top-down view, the right lace of the right shoe is always underneath.
  • Fake: The left lace of the right shoe is incorrectly placed underneath.

Closer look:


  • This this flaw may not be applicable to worn pairs.
  • Over time, wearers may remove and relace their sneakers differently, potentially altering the lacing pattern.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box sits flatter with a lower angle between sole and ground.
  • Fake: Toe box is more inflated, creating a higher angle between sole and ground.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: Shoe’s opening is more structured with a distinct peak at the tongue, showing a noticeable curve.
  • Fake: Shoe’s opening is wider with a different structure and a less pronounced curve at the tongue’s peak.

7. Stitching

  • Authentic: Middle stitching appears thicker and more prominent.
  • Fake: Stitching is thinner and smaller.

8. Boost sole

8.1. Best fake

  • Authentic: Pellets appear less sharp and thinner.
  • Fake: Pellets are sharper and thicker.

8.2. Good fake

  • Authentic: Less prominent indentation on hexagon pellets.
  • Fake: More defined indentation, creating a ‘bubble’ look.

8.3. Low fake


  • Pellets are supposed to be randomized, all over the place, upside down, rotated.
  • Very rarely the same.


  • The pellets are placed “mathematically”.
  • This means they follow a pattern, and they’re all placed the same way.

9. Insole

9.1. Front

Over here, we have the adidas x YEEZY logos.

  • Authentic: The text is thicker with sharply printed square edges.
  • Fake: Letters are thinner and more rounded, notably on the “i”, which has rounded corners.

9.2. Serial number

  • Authentic: The serial number is printed with thinner text, letters are evenly spaced out, presenting a sharp and well-defined appearance.
  • Fake: The text of the serial number is noticeably bolder and larger than on the authentic pair.

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth

Use this shortlist whenever you can’t go through the entire, detailed guide:

  1. Barcode Check:
    • Use the Legit Check App to verify the barcode’s colorway, style, and size match.
  2. Size Tag Inspection:
    • Examine the size tag for consistency in “MADE IN CHINA,” factory inscriptions, and Adidas Trademark symbol placement.
  3. Box Label Verification:
    • Ensure the box label serial number ends with “V02” for the US version (3 sizes).
    • “V10” is the serial number for International boxes (6 sizes).
  4. Lacing Pattern:
    • Confirm the correct lacing pattern with the right lace of the right shoe underneath.
  5. Toe Box Shape:
    • Check for a flatter toe box angle in authentic Yeezys.
  6. Tongue Shape Analysis:
    • Inspect the tongue’s curvature for potential differences.
  7. Stitching Examination:
    • Analyze middle stitching for thickness and prominence.
  8. Boost Sole Assessment:
    • Look for thinner and less sharp boost pellet shapes on the sole.
  9. Insole Inspection:
    • Examine insole text thickness and sharpness, both on the front and in the serial number area.

Expert Yeezy Earth authentication

If you require help in verifying the authenticity of your Earth Yeezys:

  • All you need to do is furnish us with high-quality photographs of your sneakers.
  • Within a span of 24 to 48 hours, we will provide you with our findings…
  • Along with a detailed report outlining our assessment for our decision.

That’s all you have to know to legit check Earth Yeezys!

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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