Wondering how to spot fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth?
If you don’t mind adding another stylish pair of Yeezys to your rotation, then you should go for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth.
Whether you are a sneakerhead or not, you want to ensure that when buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth, you know whether you are looking at an authentic or a fake Yeezy Earth pair.
The quickest way to check for authenticity on your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth is by inspecting the size tag and the box label of the sneakers.
The fake size tag features many inconsistencies while the box label may display an incorrect size code that doesn’t match the version of your sneakers.
Although the size tag and the box label are the two main indicators of authenticity that you would find on the Yeezy Earth, they are not the only indicators present on the sneakers.
That is why we have created this comparison guide, featuring 7 indicators embedded with images to help you identify how authentic your sneakers are.
When fake manufacturers try to replicate the Yeezy V2 Earth, they are typically more focused on recreating the design of the sneakers with almost little to no attention paid to elements like the barcode.
This makes the barcode a reliable indicator of authenticity that can help you ensure you only purchase the original Adidas manufactured sneakers.
When you are ready to scan the barcode of your Yeezy V2 Earth, we recommend that you use the Legit Check App.
When you scan the barcode using the Legit Check App, the app will run your unique barcode against other Yeezy sneakers online. Note that all Yeezy sneakers have a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:
Download and install the Legit Check App on your phone.
Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy 350 Earth.
The results are where you will need to apply your intelligence. You will need to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your Yeezy Boost V2 Earth.
Now, if the results show lots of confirmation points on Google for your unique barcode as illustrated in the picture below, then you can be assured that your box is authentic.
Please note that we say the box is authentic and not the sneakers because there is still the possibility that the real sneakers might have been swapped for the fake ones by the fake resellers to trick buyers into thinking the sneakers are genuine.
On the other hand, if the results do not show confirmation points that match the size-colorway combination, as shown in the picture below, then you probably have a fake in your hands.
Please note that the barcode scanning can only be considered a perfect match when the size and colorway combination on the results match the one on the box.
Thus, if only one of the two matches, then the box is still a fake. For the full story on how to scan the barcode on the box or your V2 Earth for authenticity, read our article here.
The size tag, although considerably small in size features many discrepancies that can serve as indicators of the authenticity status of the V2 Earth.
As usual, let’s first have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Earth reference images in order to spot the flaws on the fake Yeezys easier.
Now that you had a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth image above, let’s proceed to the flaws on the fake Yeezys.
This is on the first row of the size tag on the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth. Here, watch out for the differences in print quality.
On the authentic size tag, the characters are printed with better precision compared to the poor quality of printing on the replicas.
For instance, look at the letters M and D in “MADE” which appear to not be as well defined as the sharp letters on the original size tag.
Besides, the counterfeit Yeezy Earth’s letter “M” in the “MADE IN CHINA” text is thicker than the letter on the legit label.
Please note that CLU, APE or EVN inscriptions might be found here and you should not worry if you’ve got any of them.
All three inscriptions can be found on an authentic or a fake pair, so we do not consider this area to be a reliable spot for identifying a fake Yeezy V2 Earth.
However, what you need to pay attention to is the quality of printing here. Look out for ink blotting, fuzzy lines and other signs of poor quality of printing.
This is the last line of text on the left side of the real vs fake Yeezy V2 Earth’s size tag.
The problem with the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth is that the fake trademark (®) symbol is most of the time placed too close to the “adidas” text.
On the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth, there is always a distance between the “adidas” text and the ® symbol.
This is basically the date that your Yeezy Earth sneakers have been produced.
The problem with the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth sneakers is that they most of the time have too much space between the numbers and the slash, either they are too thick or too thin, and sometimes, they even have different shapes than the elements on the legit Yeezy Earths.
This line of text represents different ways of saying the size in which your Yeezy Earth sneakers are.
Most of the time, the letters are too thick on the fake Yeezy 350 V2 Earth sneakers, and in this case, you can see in the fake vs real Yeezy Earth image above how the letter “N” in the “CHN” is too thick on the fake Yeezy Earths.
The letter “A” in “the ART” text on the fake Yeezy Earth’s size tag has this jagged appearance which looks quite different from the “A” in the original Yeezy Earth’s size tag.
Next, you will proceed to inspect the box label of your V2 Earth. On the box label, there are two main confirmation points you should look out for; the country size code and the serial number.
As seen in the image below, in the authentic international version featuring 3 sizes, the serial number ends with a V02. However, on the fake box label which is a US version, the serial number ends with a V10 (European), as opposed to a V02 or V03.
Please note that if you notice any deviation from this pattern, then you are without a doubt looking at a fake V2 Earth.
As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth sneakers, we are going to inspect the lacing on the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth sneakers.
From the fake vs real Yeezy Earth image above, you can see that for the original pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth, the right lace of the right shoe (imagine a top-down view, as if you’re wearing the sneakers) should always be underneath.
On the other hand, the left lace of the right shoe should be underneath as well.
Let’s have a quick look at the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth image zoomed-in to get this better.
However, although this tell is somewhat easy to spot, it is easy for anyone to switch up the lacing of a pair of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth.
Therefore, keep in mind that this flaw will apply mostly to unworn pairs since, during the lifetime of a worn pair, the wearer(s) might take the laces off and relace the sneakers in the wrong way at one point.
For the fifth step of the guide on how to legit check Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth sneakers, we are going to inspect the real vs fake Earth Yeezys on the frontal area, on the toe box.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth image above, you will notice that the toe box on the fake Yeezy Earth shoes appears to be more inflated, thus leading to a different structure of the sneaker.
However, on the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth sneakers, the toe box sits flatter, and as a result, the angle between the sole and the ground is significantly lower.
As for the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Earth sneakers, we are going to look at the shape of the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth sneakers.
As usual, let’s first have a quick look at the Yeezy Earth real vs fake image in order to get this better.
On the replica of the V2 Earth pair, you will notice that the shoe’s opening is wider and they may appear to have a different structure from what’s on the authentic pair.
To help you better understand this, take a look at the sock liner and the angle from the bottom of the tongue.
Next, pay close attention to the “peak” of the tongue and the authentic shoes curve differently from the fake ones.
For the seventh step on how to spot fake fake Yeezy Earth sneakers, we’re going to check the fake vs real Yeezy Earth shoes on the middle stitching.
You already know the drill, so let’s have a quick look at the real vs fake Yeezy Earth images.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeeys have their stitching looking thinner and smaller than the stitching on the legit Yeezys.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Earths have their middle stitching looking thicker and somewhat bigger than the stitching on the counterfeit Yeezys.
As for the eighth step of our real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth legit check guide, we are going to inspect the boost sole on both the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth sneakers.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezy Earths have their pellets looking different than the ones on the legit sneakers.
In fact, the fake Yeezy Boost Earth sneakers have their pellets looking sharper and thicker than the pellets on the authentic Yeezy Earths.
The indentation of the hexagon pellets on the bottom of the sneaker will appear more prominently on the fake sneaker than on the authentic.
This indentation gives the appearance of a more defined ‘bubble’ look at the bottom of the replicas.
The insole of your sneakers features several inconsistencies that can help you differentiate a fake from an original.
The letters on the fake pair are slightly thinner than the text on the original pair. The text on the fake pair is also more rounded than they should be, as especially noticeable on the “i” letter which have rounded corners, whereas authentic pairs have sharply printed square edges.
The Adidas Trefoil logo is no exception, spotting small inconsistencies you can use to identify a replica of the V2 Earth. On the replica, the trefoil logo has rounded corners on the bottom while the authentic trefoil logo has sharp edges.
You will notice a serial number printed on the side of the Yeezy Boost V2 Earth insole. On the authentic pair, this text is thinner and the letters are evenly spaced out, giving it a well defined and sharp look. However, on the fake, the text is significantly bolder and bigger than the original.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Earth image above, you can notice how the side text on the insole is thicker and wider than the text n the side of the authentic Yeezy’s insole.
On the rear side of the insole, we can notice a few things that stand out on the fake Yeezy Earth insole:
There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Yeezy Boost V2 Earth.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Earth.
If you have read this guide and are still uncertain about whether your shoe is real or fake, the Legit Check App offers an authentication service to put your mind at ease.
Should you either not be confident in your ability to follow this guide or are simply lacking time, all you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your V2 Earth and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.
Need our opinion over your item’s authenticity? It’s a service we provide.
Thank you for reading this,
Ch Daniel and Ch David