You are in the right place if you wish to know how to spot the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light sneakers.
In fact, we are here today to teach you how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light sneakers in fourteen simple steps with our ultimate guide.
Now that you’ve got the main idea of what we are about to talk about today, let’s get to the seven five on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light sneakers.
The quickest way to spot fake a Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light is the size tag which is always flawed by the replica manufacturers in terms of printing and font-weight quality.
One of the best ways to legit check the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light is to scan the barcode of your sneakers whether it is manually or with the help of an app.
Speaking of apps and scanning barcodes, you can scan your barcode with the Legit Check App and see if you have a fake or real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 pair, and we will teach you how to scan your barcode in a few seconds.
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 Tail Light, we recommend that you use the Legit Check App, as previously mentioned.
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 Tail Light 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 Tail Light.
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 Tail Light.
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.
In fact, in this picture below, after scanning the replica barcode shown on the box label above, the results shown up on Google not only miss the right size, but even the colourway, as the results show us Static V2 Yeezys, and we actually have to deal with the Tail Light Yeezys.
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 Tail Light for authenticity, read our article here.
The next step, and usually the best way to tell a fake pair of Yeezy Tail Light is to inspect the details of the size tag.
Now that you had a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light image, let’s move on to the flaws on the replica Yeezy Tail Light sneakers.
1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” text
Most of the time, the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light pairs’ size tags will have a problem with this text.
That is because the replica Yeezy manufacturers made some of the letters look either too thick or too thin.
In this case, you can easily notice how the letter “A” in the “CHINA” text is a lot thicker than the one met on the legit Yeezy Tail Light’s size tag.
2 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” print
Inconsistent lines on the “N” from the “CHN” text show where the printer ink has pooled between the N lines which make it look thicker and bolder. These inconsistent lines are a telltale sign that the sneaker is fake.
It’s all down to the quality of the print, and this does not occur on the real size tag.
3 – The production date number
The production date number is on the middle right side of the size tag on both the real vs fake Yezzy Tail Lights, and it is always written in the MM/YY way.
The counterfeit Yeezy Tail Lights have the “2” in the “20” text (which stands for 2020) looking thicker than the “2” on the legit Tail Light’s size tag.
Not only that, but the “2” on the fake Yeezys is placed crookedly compared to the “2” on the retail Yeezy Tail Lights.
4 – The Adidas Copyright ® Location
The most critical indicator to authenticate the Yeezy 350 Tail Light is the position of the ® sign.
On the fake sneaker, the ® symbol is touching the Adidas logo on the size tag, which is the biggest give away that it’s fake.
While the original version has the ® sign spaced apart from the Adidas logo. A quick way of telling the difference between the real and the replica.
Now that you know how to spot the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light by looking at the size tag too, let’s move on to the next step of the comparison.
5 – The factory production text (“EVH”)
This is basically the text under the size’s print, on the middle left side of the real vs fake Yeezy Tail Light’s size tag.
Most of the time, on the replica Yeezy Tail Light sneakers, the “EVH” text is thicker than the text on the authentic Yeezy Tail Light’s text, and this is visible in the fake vs real Yeezy Tail Light image above.
As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light sneakers, we are going to insect the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Tail Lights.
Now, it is important to understand that the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration releases its sneakers in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version displays three-country sizes on the box label – US, UK and F. Here, the US size is in large print, while the other two sizes featured under the US size and in smaller prints.
Please keep in mind that the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light was the European exclusive release, and it never had the US box label type.
The authentic Yeezy Tail Light’s box will always have only 6 sizes (EU box label).
The international version of the V2 Tail Light, on the other hand, features 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and every one of them is in equal prints on the label.
On the bottom right-hand corner of the box label is the serial number. If the pair is a US release, then the serial number is going to end with a V02 or V03. But for international (Canadian/European) releases, the serial number will end with a V10.
As seen in the image below, in the authentic international version featuring 6 sizes, the serial number ends with a V10. However, on the fake box label which is a US version, the serial number ends with a V10, 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 Tail Light.
As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light sneakers, we are going to see how the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light sneakers are laced up like.
We have an Authentic vs Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 lacing guide here that shows you more examples from the different colourways and styles available.
If your lacing style does not correspond with this pattern when you first unbox your sneakers, then you certainly have a fake product in your hands.
However, it is important to understand that following the correct lacing pattern does not always mean the sneakers is authentic either.
This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to lace their sneakers to mimic the authentic pattern although it is a replica.
Thus, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
Going under the sneakers, we will inspect the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light’s boost technology sole.
First of all, let’s have a quick look at the fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Tail Light reference images.
While the fake features a more hard-edged connector which can also be seen on the ‘S’ in boost, notice the more angled curve on the bottom of the ‘S’, An indicator of it being fake.
The striped circles on the authentic Boost 350 V2 Tail Light are more defined and are randomly printed on the bottom of the sneaker, while the fake sneakers will have a more structured pattern and appear to be less random.
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.
As for the sixth step of our real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light legit check guide, we are going to look at the shape of the sneakers on the upper side.
As usual, let’s have a quick look at the Yeezy Tail Light fake vs real reference image in order to spot the flaws on the fake Yeezys easily.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezy Tail Light sneakers appear to have their opening on the tongue area looking wider than the opening on the authentic Yeezy Tail Lights.
On the other hand, you can notice how the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light sneakers have their tongue’s opening looking longer but less wide than the opening on the fake Yeezys.
The toe box is where the toes fit in. As shown in the picture below, you will notice that the toe box is significantly bulkier on the fake pair when compared to the slender toe box of the authentic pair.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light image above, we have pointed out how fake Yeezys appear to have their toe box area looking over-inflated and thicker than the toe box of the legit Yeezy sneakers.
On the other hand, you can notice how the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light’s toe box is less bulky and it is less inflated than the toe box of the fake Yeezy Tail Lights.
The insole of your sneakers features several inconsistencies that can help you differentiate a fake from an original.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light image above, we have pointed out how the counterfeit Yeezys have more space between the letters in the “adidas” text, and this can be the most visible between the letters “i” and “d”.
Then, we have pointed out how the bottom side of the letter “s” looks thicker on the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tai Light sneakers, while on the legit Yeezys, it is thinner at the bottom.
Lastly here, in the “YEEZY” text, we have pointed out how the letter “Y” is smaller and less wide at the top than the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2’s letter “Y”.
The Adidas Trefoil logo is no exception, spotting small inconsistencies you can use to identify a replica of the V2 Tail Light. 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 Tail Light 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.
On the rear side of the insole, we can notice a few things that stand out on the fake Yeezy Tail Light 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 Tail Light.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 10 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas Yeezy manufactured Boost 350 V2 Tail Light.
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 Tail Light 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