Whether you are a Kanye West x Adidas fan or not, you might as well know about the collaboration between the two – the Adidas Yeezy.
The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon, also previously known as Asriel before being renamed, is another colour way for the most famous Yeezy model.
Today, we are here to tell you how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon pairs in just a few simple steps to follow.
Speaking of which, along with every step of our guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Asriel (Carbon) legit check guide, we are going to link reference fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Carbon images.
These fake vs real Yeezy Asriel 350 V2 images that we are going to link are going to help you spot fake Yeezy Carbon 350 V2 pairs easier because you can visualise the differences between the two pairs in a easy manner.
Therefore, it will be easy for you to compare your Yeezy Carbons alongside with our real vs fake Yeezy Carbon 350 V2 image.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Yeezy Carbon shoes is to look at the size tag found on the interior side of both the shoes, as most of the fake Carbon 350 V2s don’t have their inscriptions at the correct font-weight, therefore having the improper amount of space between the characters.
For the fist method on how to authenticate a pair of Yeezy Carbon 350 V2s, we are going to look at the barcodes found on the box labels of both the real vs fake Yeezy Carbon V2s.
Now, let’s have a look at the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Carbons and their box label below, so as to properly talk about the barcode and its scan.
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 Carbon, 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 Carbon.
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 Carbon.
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.
As you can see in the image above, all of the results match with the colourway, size, and product ID with the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon’s box label in the fake vs real Yeezy Carbon image above.
Please keep in mind that if there are no results shown for your pair, that is because the 350 V2 Carbon is a newer release, and it takes time until the results of the barcodes are generated on the internet.
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.
As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon’s barcode does not match with the colourway, size, and product ID, while the authentic Yeezy does.
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 Carbon for authenticity, read our article here.
Proceeding to the second step of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Carbon Asriel sneakers, we are going to look at the size tag inside each shoe.
Bear in mind that the size tag inside these Yeezys is the most reliable sign of authenticity, so we recommend that you always have a look at the size tag, if not even more.
Now, let’s verify the reference real vs fake Yeezy 350 V2 Carbon image linked below in order to easily differentiate between the two pairs.
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon Asriel pairs above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have quite a few flaws.
1 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” inscription
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Carbon 350 V2s above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “US UK FR JP CHN” text at the wrong font-weight.
By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their text looking too thick when compared to the legit shoes’ text.
Speaking of which, the authentic Carbon 350 V2 Yeezys have their text looking thinner than the fake shoes’ text.
2 – The date of manufacturing text
The next flaw is commonly spotted o the fake Yeezy Carbons is the date of manufacturing’s print.
The fake shoes have their “05/20” text looking once again too thick, while the authentic shoes have their date’s print thinner.
3 – The “ART” number text
Moving lower on the size tag, we have to look at the “ART FZ5000” text on both the real vs fake Yeezy Carbons.
Now, on the fake shoes, you can notice how the “ART FZ5000” text is somewhat thinner for the “ART” text, and thicker for the “FZ5000” inscription.
On the other hand, all of the letters and numbers found on the authentic shoes’ text have the same thickness, unlike the fake shoes’ text.
4 – The “adidas” inscription
For the fourth flaw on the fake shoes’ size tag, we have one of the most important flaws seen on the fake Yeezy pairs.
In this case, the fake Yeezys have their “adidas” text looking too thin, while the authentic shoes have their text thicker.
At the same time, please keep in mind that whenever you see a pair of Yeezys with their “adidas” text connected with the registered trademark “®” symbol, that is a guaranteed replica pair.
We’ve mentioned this since we were already talking about the “adidas” text, as well since this is a really important authenticity factor as well.
5 – The LHG/APE/CLU/EVN print
Please note that LHG, 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 350 V2 Carbon pair.
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.
Going to the third method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon sneakers, we are going to look at the real vs fake Yeezy Carbons for their lacing style.
Now, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Carbon 350 V2 pairs below in order to see how the laces are supposed to be patterned like on the legit shoes.
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Carbons above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their laces attached in the wrong manner.
Speaking from the wearer’s point of view, on the authentic shoes’ shoe, the left lace, the one from the stripe, is supposed to go under the right one, the one from the interior profile side of the shoes.
At the same time, on the right shoe, the right lace, the one from he stripe, is supposed to go under the one from the left side of the shoe.
As you can see in the image above, the fake left shoe has its left lace placed above the right lace, being exactly the opposite from the legit pattern.
If this wasn’t clear, we understand it. In fact, let’s have a look at a more detailed and shortly-said real vs fake Yeezy Carbon 350 V2 image below.
Bear in mind that this flaw applies only to the deadstock pairs (unworn, in the factory condition) and to the pairs where we are 100% certain that they didn’t have their laces swapped.
In the case of the Carbon 350 V2s which have their laces with the simple plastic which you’d have to pull in order to tie them, the lacing method comes in handy, since if the shoes never replaced their “new system” of lacing, they must have the right pattern of their laces.
In the image with the authentic laces above, we wanted to show you how the authentic shoes are supposed to have their extra classic laces attached, in the OG brown cardboard bag.
Now, let’s move on to the next step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon shoes.
For the fourth method on how to authenticate Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon sneakers, we are going to look at the shoes from an upside down angle.
The part which we are going to analyze at this step is the triangle with the pellets found on the rearer side of the sole.
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Carbons above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their boost sole’s pellets mathematically aligned.
By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their boost sole’s pelters placed in more of a symmetric way, while the legitimate Yeezy Carbon pairs always have their pellets randomly positioned.
Now, let’s have a look at another comparison of the real vs fake Yeezy 350 V2 Carbon’s boost soles.
In the image containing the fake vs real Yeezy Carbon above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes’ boost sole has its pellets looking too thick and textured.
Lastly, let’s verify the pellets on another version on the market of the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbons.
As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Carbon sneakers.
When inspecting the label, there are two things you should look out for – the size and the serial number on the box.
First off, all sneakers in the Yeezy V2 line are released in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version features three sizes on the label – US, UK, and F. While the US size are in large print, the other two are in smaller prints under it.
The international version of the sneakers displays 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and all 6 of them are in equal prints on the label.
Now regarding the serial number, if it is a US version, the serial number is supposed to end with a V02 or V03. However, the international (Canadian/European) versions end with a V10.
Any deviation from this pattern is an obvious sign that you are dealing with a fake product.
As seen in the image below, the authentic label which is an international version has a serial number that ends with V10 as opposed to the fake one which ends with a V10 despite being a US version.
As for the sixth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon sneakers, we are going to look at the shape of the tongue and its opening on the Carbons.
The flaw with most of the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon pairs is that they have their tongue’s opening wider than supposed to.
Now, let’s brief the reference Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon fake vs real image linked below.
Just as previously mentioned, the flaw is visible on the fake Yeezys in this example. By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their tongue’s opening looking obviously wider and larger than the authentic shoes’ opening.
On the other hand, the authentic Carbon 350 V2s have their tongue narrower and less large than the one previously said on the fake shoes.
Proceeding to the seventh way on how to spot fake Carbon 350 V2s, we have to move on the front side of the shoes in order to analyse the inflation level of the toe box.
The fake Yeezys always tend to have their toe box thicker and also curvier than the one found on the authentic shoes.
And so, in order to see this, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Carbon 350 V2 image linked below.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Carbon Paris above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their toe box looking too thick, as it offers an over-inflated look.
Talking about the legitimate Carbon Yeezys, you can notice how their toe box is lighter, as it looks deflated when compared to the fake shoes’ toe box.
Proceeding to the eighth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Carbon sneakers, we’ll have to flip the shoes to the rear side and have a look at the midsole and its opacity.
The toe box of the authentic shoes should be just as transparent so as to properly see the boost material.
Not only that, but the authentic shoes are also supposed to have their patch on the rear side coloured in a salmon pink/beige colour.
Things go down differently on the fake shoes: first of all, they have their midsole less transparent, as the boost material is harder to see.
In fact, the fake shoes also have better lighting conditions, and even with that, the boost material is still less easy to notice than the one on the legit shoes.
Then, the fake shoes also almost have no colour for their patch; though we can’t say that they have no colour, they still have their patch slightly coloured, while the authentic shoes are heavily pronounced for their salmon pink/beige patch.
For the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Carbon sneakers, we are going to look at the insole on each shoe.
On the rear of the insole is the Adidas Trefoil logo. Here, the first thing you should pay attention to is the embossment of the logo.
You will notice that the print is significantly deeper on the authentic insole, as evident in the way shadows create depth.
Also, the characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the replicas when compared to the thinner prints on the authentic.
You will also observe that there is more distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake size tag as opposed to the more compact style on the logo.
Lastly, on the authentic pair, the ® engraving is significantly deeper like the other characters. However, on the fake insole, the letter R is bigger than necessary.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy boost 350 V2 Carbons above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their inscriptions looking too thin.
Starting with the “adidas” text and ending with the “YEEZY” print, you can notice how the replica pair has its letters at which we’ve pointed out in the fake vs real Yeezy Carbon image above looking too thin.
At the same time, the fake shoes’ smallest foil in the classic Adidas 3-Foil logo looking too small, curvy and bulky when compared to the legit shoes’ foil, which is bigger, thinner and sharper.
The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy V2 Carbon. Like in the Adidas-Yeezy text, on the fake insole, the text is slightly thicker than it is on the original and as a result, you will notice reduced spacing between letters. This is especially evident in the dash character between 5 and 9.
We understand how it might be difficult for you to spot some of these differences without having a fake and real pair next to each other.
That is 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.
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 Carbon.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Carbon.
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 Carbon 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