Yeezy 350 V2 Tail Light: Real VS Fake Guide (8 Steps)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

So you:

If so, this is the place to be in.

Join us, and let’s go through the 8 steps to legit check these Yeezys.

How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light

Quickly spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light by inspecting the size tag for printing and font-weight flaws.

Authentic adidas x YEEZY pairs are known to be 100% flawless.

1. Barcode

Every legit pair of Yeezys comes with unique details:

  • Colorway – Tail Light (“TAILGT”)
  • Model – 350 V2
  • Stlye code – FX9017
  • Size (US) – 4 to 17

All genuine boxes must say the same as above.

1.1. How to scan it

Follow these steps to scan your Yeezy Tail Light barcode:

  1. Install the Legit Check App
  2. Open the “Barcode scanner”
  3. Point it at your shoebox
  4. Look at the results
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Look for various matches, as mentioned above: colorway, style, and size.

1.2. Authentic

  • Authentic because all details match:
  • Yeezy Tail Light, US 11.5.

We can confirm the authenticity of the box, but not necessarily the sneakers.

  • Authentic boxes may have been swapped for fake ones by replica resellers to deceive buyers into thinking they’re genuine.
  • If the results don’t align with the size-colorway combination, you likely have a fake product.

Let’s check out the fake barcode too.

1.3. Replica

  • Fake because the wrong shoe comes up: Yeezy 350 V2 Static (as seen in the images)
  • As per the fake box, these shoes are supposedly Yeezy Tail Lights in size US9.

In reality, they’re a pair of Yeezy Tail Lights with a Yeezy Static barcode: 100% fake then.

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

2. Size tag

    • Authentic: Letters in “CHINA” have consistent thickness.
    • Fake: The letter “A” in “CHINA” is notably thicker.
  2. “US UK FR JP CHN”
    • Authentic: Clear and consistent lines without ink pooling in the text.
    • Fake: Inconsistent lines in “N” of “CHN” due to ink pooling, making it appear thicker and bolder.
  3. Production Date Number (MM/YY)
    • Authentic: The “2” in “20” (2020) on authentic tags is of standard thickness and alignment.
    • Fake: The “2” is thicker and may be placed crookedly on counterfeit tags.
  4. “adidas ®”
    • Authentic: The ® symbol is spaced apart from the Adidas logo on authentic tags.
    • Fake: The ® symbol touches the Adidas logo on counterfeit tags.
  5. Factory Production Text (“EVH”)
    • Authentic: The “EVH” text on authentic size tags is of standard thickness.
    • Fake: The “EVH” text is typically thicker on counterfeit Yeezy Tail Light sneakers.

3. Box label

There are two versions of Yeezy-Adidas sneakers: the US version and the international version

  • US Version Box Label:
    • Displays sizes for the US, UK, and F (France).
    • US size is prominently featured.
    • UK and F sizes are in smaller prints below the US size.
  • Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light:
    • This model, a European exclusive release, never had a US box label type.
  • Authentic Yeezy Tail Light Boxes:
    • Always display 6 sizes, following the European (EU) box label format.
  • The box label’s bottom right-hand corner shows the serial number.
  • For US releases, the serial number concludes with V02 or V03. In contrast, Canadian/European (international) releases will have serial numbers ending with V10.

In the image above:

  • Authentic: International version of the V2 Tail Light shows six sizes, with serial numbers ending in V10.
  • Fake: The counterfeit US version also erroneously features serial numbers ending in V10 instead of the expected V02 or V03.

Any deviation from these serial number patterns indicates a counterfeit V2 Tail Light.

4. Lacing

  • Authentic: On each shoe, the lace from the stripe’s side has to go under the other one.

However, it is important to understand that following the correct lacing pattern does not always mean the sneakers are authentic either.

Let’s take a deeper look:

  • The lacing pattern on a Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light may appear similar on both authentic and fake pairs.
  • Similarity in lacing does not provide a foolproof method for determining authenticity.

5. Boost

5.1. Best fake

  • Authentic: The pellets on the genuine version exhibit minimal variation, presenting a more “bubbly” appearance.
  • Fake: On counterfeit items, the striped circles are often arranged in a consistent, uniform pattern.

5.2. Good fake

  • Authentic: In rare instances, genuine items never display striped circles in a “mathematical” order
  • Fake: These circles are usually placed in a specific, “mathematical”, pattern

5.3. Worse fake

  • Fake: The hexagon pellets on the bottom of the sneaker have more prominent indentations, giving the replicas a more defined ‘bubble’ appearance.

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.

6. Shape

  • Authentic: The tongue opening is longer but narrower.
  • Fake: Opening is wider on fake pairs.

7. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box is less bulky and not over-inflated.
  • Fake: Toe box area appears over-inflated and thicker.

8. Insole

8.1. Front

  • Authentic:
    1. “adidas” text has less space between letters, notably between “i” and “d”.
    2. Bottom side of letter “s” in “adidas” is thinner.
    3. Letter “Y” in “YEEZY” is larger and wider at the top.
  • Fake:
    1. More space observed between letters in “adidas”, especially between “i” and “d”.
    2. Bottom side of letter “s” in “adidas” is thicker.
    3. Letter “Y” in “YEEZY” is smaller and less wide at the top.

8.2. Back

  • Authentic Insole Features:
    1. More space between the Adidas trefoil logo and the hexagonal pattern.
    2. Adidas text is of a specific shape and size.
    3. The ® character is fully printed.
  • Fake Insole Features:
    1. Less space between the Adidas trefoil logo and the hexagonal pattern.
    2. Adidas text varies in shape and size.
    3. The ® character is not fully printed on the insole print.

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezys

  1. Check the shoe’s shape and ensure the tongue isn’t excessively long.
  2. Examine the laces. On the right shoe, the right side of the lace should go underneath, and on the left shoe, the left side should go underneath (assuming a top-down view as if you’re wearing them).
  3. Inspect the size tag for any inconsistencies as described in the fake vs real Yeezy Tail Light comparison.
  4. Scan the barcode to ensure it matches the colorway, size, and product ID of the sneakers in the box.
  5. Examine the toe box; it should not be too arched or curvy.
  6. Check the overall shape of the Yeezys, particularly the curvature of the tongue area.
  7. Analyze the boost sole, looking for any irregularities in pellet shape.
  8. Inspect the insole. Fake insoles often have a misshapen rear logo, with the “R” character too close to the Adidas logo. Additionally, the “adidas YEEZY” text may appear too thick, curvy, and misshapen, while the serial number text on the side of the insole may be too thin.

Here are the top 10 indicators to help you spot a fake pair from an authentic Adidas Yeezy-manufactured Boost 350 V2 Tail Light.

Expert Yeezy Tail Light authentication

If you’re still unsure about the authenticity of your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Tail Light after reading this guide:

  • Simply send us high-quality pictures of your V2 Tail Light.
  • We’ll provide you with results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Along with a detailed report explaining why we believe your sneakers are either fake or authentic.

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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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