Yeezy Ash Pearl Legit Check: How To Authenticate Yours

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Need to legit check your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Ash Pearl”?

Let’s help you do it with this guide.

Follow us, and study the 8 ways to spot a fake.

How to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Pearl

To spot fake Yeezy Ash Pearl, focus on examining the size tag located inside both the left and right shoes.

Fake Yeezys commonly display text on these labels that is either too thick or too thin, with improper kerning

1. Barcode

All Yeezys come with the following unique data:

  • Colorway: ASHPEA/ASHPEA/ASHPEA (GY7658)
  • Style: 350 V2
  • Size: From 4 to 17 (US)

1.1. How to scan

  • Get the Legit Check App (Android & iOS)
  • Open the barcode scanner
  • Verify your shoebox
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

After that, it’s time to look at the results

1.2. Authentic

  • Legit becuase all the details match this piar:
  • Yeezy Boost 350 V2, Ash pearl, GY7658, US10 (UK 9.5)

1.3. Fake

  • Fake because details don’t match the shoebox.
  • Instead of US8.5, results show us US12.5 pairs

Hence, this is not the real deal

Things left unclear? See our fully detailed Yeezy barcode guide.

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

2. Size tag

  1. “MADE IN CHINA” Print:
    • Authentic: Text is thicker and more defined.
    • Fake: Inscription appears too thin.
  2. Date of Manufacturing:
    • Authentic: “12/20” inscription is thicker and clearer.
    • Fake: “12/20” text is too thin and improperly printed.
  3. “ART GY7658” Text:
    • Authentic: All characters have consistent font-weight.
    • Fake: “ART” appears too thin, with numbers being thicker.
  4. “adidas ®” Inscription:
    • Authentic: Text is straight, detailed, and thicker, with no distortion in characters.
    • Fake: Text is crooked and too thin; for example, the second “d” in “adidas” is notably distorted.
  5. LHG/APE/CLU/EVN Print:
    • The presence of LHG, CLU, APE, or EVN is not a reliable authenticity marker as both real and fake pairs might have them.
    • Focus on print quality: authentic pairs won’t exhibit ink blotting, fuzzy lines, or other poor printing signs.
  6. “US UK FR JP CHN” Text:
    • Authentic: Text is noticeably thicker.
    • Fake: Line of text is too thin.

3. Boost sole

3.1. Best fake

  • Authentic: Pellets have a randomized, crooked alignment, not sitting perfectly parallel to each other, contributing to a natural look.
  • Fake: Pellets are aligned too perfectly and mathematically, resulting in an unnatural appearance.

3.2. Mid fake

  • Authentic: Pellets are randomized and less sharp, giving them a natural appearance.
  • Fake: While pellets are randomly positioned, they are noticeably sharper than those on the authentic pair.

3.3. Low fake

  • Fake: The pellets are once again placed in a specific pattern.

4. Lacing

All authentic YEEZY x adidas shoes have a specific lacing style.

  • Authentic, from the wearer’s perspective:
    • The left shoe’s left lace goes below the right lace from the first to the last lace hole.
    • On the right shoe, the right lace goes below the left lace through all lace holes…
    • Following a consistent and correct lacing pattern.
  • Fake:
    • Laces are inverted and do not follow the correct lacing pattern.
    • Hence, exhibiting a noticeable flaw in comparison to authentic pairs.

Looking closer:

  • Authentic: Laces are attached correctly, following the standard pattern as described earlier, ensuring they are correctly positioned in unworn, factory condition pairs.
  • Fake: The laces are improperly attached, known as “inverted laces”, not adhering to the standard lacing pattern.

This flaw is applicable only to deadstock (unworn, factory condition) pairs.

Or those that have not had their laces removed, swapped, or reattached in a different manner.

Ensure to check this in pairs that are confirmed to be in their original state.

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. Box label

  • Authentic:
    • Yeezy V2 sneakers come in two versions: US and International.
    • US version label shows three sizes: large-print US size with smaller UK and F sizes beneath.
    • International version label displays sizes for six countries (US, UK, F, D, J, CHN) in equal print.
    • US version serial number should end with V02 or V03, while International version should end with V10.
  • Fake:
    • Deviation from the described label patterns and serial number endings is a clear indicator of a counterfeit product.
    • For instance, a fake US version may incorrectly end with V10, contrary to the authentic versions’ standard.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box is closer to the ground, thicker, and less curvy, providing a snug and accurate fit.
  • Fake: Toe box is excessively curvy and sits too far from the ground, differing significantly from the authentic design.

7. Shape

  • Authentic: Tongue opening is narrower, providing a snug fit.
  • Fake: Tongue opening is too wide, resembling a wide ramp and differing from the authentic design.

8. Midsole

  • Authentic: Midsole is more opaque, allowing the Boost material to be easily noticeable.
  • Fake: Midsole is insufficiently opaque, hindering visibility of the Boost material.

Shortlist: Verify your Yeezys

Use this shortlist in situations where you can’t go through the detailed steps:

  1. Scan the barcode on your Yeezys, and if the results don’t match the model, colorway, and size of your sneakers, it’s likely a fake pair.
  2. Check the size tag inside each of your Yeezy pairs; fake Ash Pearl 350 V2s often have inscriptions that are either too thick or too thin.
  3. Inspect the boost sole of your Yeezys, as many fake Yeezys have improperly detailed boost sole pellets.
  4. Examine how the laces are attached to your shoes; replica pairs often have inverted laces.
  5. Verify the inscription on the box label of your Yeezy 350 V2s; in some cases, fake pairs have incorrect “V10,” “V02,” or “V03” inscriptions for their region.
  6. Check the toe box of your shoes; most replica Yeezy pairs have a toe box that is too thick and lacks curvature.
  7. Examine the opening of the tongue on your Yeezys; replica pairs often have a narrower tongue opening compared to authentic pairs.
  8. Look at the midsoles of your Ash Pearl 350 V2s; fake pairs tend to have midsoles that are too opaque and don’t reveal the boost material as much as they should.

Expert Yeezy Ash Pearl authentication

If you’re still unsure about the authenticity of your shoes after reading this guide:

  • Send us high-quality pictures of your 350 V2 Ash Pearl.
  • We will provide you with results within 24 to 48 hours…
  • Accompanied by a detailed report explaining whether we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.

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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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