Want to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash pearl sneakers? Done with replicas and scams with fake Yeezys?
If so, then you are in the best place to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl sneakers, as we have compiled this fake vs real Yeezy Ash Pearl comparison guide that will teach you everything you have to know about how to authenticate these.
Along with every step of our guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl sneakers, we are going to attach reference real vs fake Yeezy Ash Pearl images.
These fake vs real Yeezy Ash Pearl images will help you notice the details on the fake shoes as well as those on the authentic pairs in an easier manner.
To easily spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl sneakers, we strongly suggest to look at the size tag inside both the left and the right shoes. The replica Yeezy Ash Pearl pairs always have their text on these little labels looking either too thick or too thin and also improperly kerned, and the genuine Yeezy Ash Pearl shoes are always supposed to be flawless, without such imperfections.
The very first thing which we’ll inspect on the real vs fake Yeezy Ash Pearl is the barcode, which is not really on the sneakers, but it is on the box and on the extra label of the shoes.
In order to do this, we’ll have a look either at the box and/or at the extra label of the shoes.
So, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl image from below in order to see the two boxes and their barcodes.
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 V2s, 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:
The first thing you’ll have to is to download and install the Legit Check App on your device. Our app is yet available on iOS and on Android running devices.
Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy 350 V2s.
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 Yeezys.
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 Ash Pearl’s box label in the image above.
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 pair’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 shoes for authenticity, read our article here.
For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Ash Pearl pairs for their size tag.
As we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the size tag’s text as the very best way to authenticate Ash Pearl 350 V2s, so we recommend that you never skip checking this spot.
In the picture with the fake vs real Yeezy Ash Pearl shoes above, you can notice how we’ve pointed out quite a few flaws on the fake pair’s tag, so let us address each one of these indivdiually.
1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” print
Observing the “MADE IN CHINA” text at the top of the tag, the replica pair’s inscription looks too thin, and looking at the real one, you can notice how the text looks thicker and more defined.
2 – The date of manufacturing the shoes
Moving a bit lower on the size tag, we have to look at the text which indicates the month and the year in which the fake vs real Yeezy Ash Pearls were manufactured.
Looking at the fake pair’s “12/20” inscription, you can see how the text is just too thin and how it is improperly printed on the size tag.
On the other hand, the authentic 350 V2 Ash Pearl’s size tag has the “12/20” text looking thicker and more defined.
3 – The “ART GY7658” text
The “ART GY7658” inscription stands for the style-code of the shoes, which is the unique number for the Ash Pearl 350 V2s.
Looking at the fake Yeezy Ash Pearl pair, you can see how its “ART” text looks too thin, and how its numbers have a thicker appearance than the real ones.
Speaking of which, the authentic Yeezy Ash Pearl pair’s “ART GY7658” has the same font-weight for each of its characters as no different font-weights were used to craft the text.
4 – The “adidas ®” inscription
Up next, looking at the “adidas ®” text, you can notice how the fake 350 V2 pair’s text is crooked, as the second letter “d” in the “adidas” text is totally crooked, and how the authentic shoes have no such flaws, as all of the characters are properly detailed.
On top of that, the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl’s “adidas ®” text looks too thin, and the legit Ash Pearl Yeezys have their text thicker.
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 Ash Pearl 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.
6 – “US UK FR JP CHN” text
For the sixth and the last flaw that we’ve spotted on the fake Yeezys, you can notice how the fake pair’s “US UK FR JP CHN” line of text has the wrong thickness as well.
In fact, the fake Yeezy Ash Pearl pair’s “US UK FR JP CHN” text looks too thin, while the same line of text on the retail pair’s tag looks thicker.
As for the third way on how to spot real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl sneakers, we are going to have a look at the boost soles.
The boost soles are yet another one of the most reliable ways to spot fake 350 V2 Ash pearl pairs, and so as to see what is it about the boost soles, let’s flip the real vs fake Yeezy Ash Pearl pairs upside down.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s pellets have the wrong alignment on the actual boost material.
By that, we mean that the replica 350 V2 Ash Pearl’s pellets on the boost sole have this sort of a mathematical position, and if you look closely, you’ll notice how the fake pellets are actually aligned perfectly one with the other.
On the other hand, the legit Yeezy Ash Pearl pair’s pellets on the boost sole have a randomized look: all of the pellets are crooked and they don’t sit perfectly parallel with each other, unlike the fake ones.
In the picture with the authentic vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl shoes above, you can see how the fake pair’s pellets are sharper than what they should actually be, even though they are correct placed in terms of the alignment: this time, the fake pair’s pellets are randomly positioned, but they’re too sharp.
Looking at the retail Yeezy Ash Pearl pair’s pellets, you can see how they are randomized and how they are also less sharp than the fake pair’s pellets.
Lastly, in the image above, we have highlighted a third version of the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl’s boost sole, where you can see how both of the flaws which we’ve previously listed are present here as well.
Moving forward to the fourth way on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl pairs, we are now going to have a look at the fake vs real Yezy Ash Pearl pairs for their laces.
The legit Adidas x Kanye West “YEEZY” shoes that present laces always come out of the factories with a specific lacing style, and we are now going to inspect the lacing style on both the real vs fake Yeezy Ash Pearl pairs.
The pattern of the laces on the authentic Yeezy Ash Pearl sneakers is fairly simple to understand, and here’s how the laces should be attached to the shoes, and keep in mind that we are talking from the wearer’s view with the shoes on:
The lace from the left side on the left shoe has to go below the one on the right side from the first to the last lace hole, and on the right shoe, the lace from the right side has to go below the lace on the left side on all lace holes.
Looking at the real vs fake Yeezy Ash Pearl image above, you can notice how the authentic pair follows the right pattern, and how the fake pair doesn’t, as it has its laces inverted – that’s how we call this flaw on the fake shoes.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl shoes above, you can see how the authentic pair follows the right pattern mentioned above.
On the other hand, the fake Yeezy shoes have their laces improperly attached – we call this flaw the “inverted laces”, where the laces are not attached correctly.
Please remember that this flaw applies only to the deadstock pairs (unworn, in the factory condition) and to the pairs where we are 100% sure that they didn’t have their laces removed or swapped and attached in the wrong manner.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.
The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
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As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Ash Pearl 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.
Proceeding to the sixth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash pearl sneakers, we are now going to quickly look at the toe boxes of the real vs fake Yeezy Ash Pearl pairs.
So as to do this properly, let’s flip the fake vs real Yeezy Ash Pearl pairs to their profile sides, and we recommend that you check them from the exterior profile side, just as in the image below (from the side with the stripe).
In the picture with the replica vs authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake Ash Pearls have their toe box way too curvy, as the toe box is too far away from the ground.
On the other hand, the retail Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl’s toe box is closer to the ground, as it is thicker and less curvy when put side-by-side with the fake pair’s toe box.
As for the seventh method on how to spot replica Yeezy Ash Pearl sneakers, let’s move to the upper side of the Ash Pearls and let’s have a look at the opening of the tongue on the fake vs real Yeezys.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Bosot 350 V2 Ash pearl shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake Ash Pearls have their tongue’s opening too wide.
Looking at the authentic 350 V2s, you can notice how their tongue’s opening looks narrower, unlike the fake pair’s opening which looks like a wide ramp.
Moving to the eighth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl sneakers, we are going to stay on the side of the shoes, and we’re now going to have a look at their midsoles.
In the picture with the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Pearl shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its midsole too little opaque, therefore not revealing the boost material as much as it should.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash pearl’s midsole is more opaque, as its boost materials is way easier to notice than the fake pair’s material.
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 Ash Pearl.
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 Ash Pearl.
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 Ash Pearl 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