How To Spot Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cloud White

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Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Ch David

This is the ultimate legit check guide for the Cloud White Yeezys.

Our 9-step analysis works for both versions of this YEEZY colorway:

Authenticity-wise, they are the same shoe. All steps in this guide apply to both model.

Not what you need? See how to spot fake Yeezy 450 Cloud White.

Let’s stick with the 350 V2 for now.

How to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Cloud White

An original Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cloud White must have the same spacing and font-weight for its symbols on the size tags.

Fakes always have different spaces or font-weights.

1. Barcode scan

Each Yeezy release features a unique barcode corresponding to specific details such as:

  1. Colorway: Cloud White
    • Non-Reflective: FW3043
    • Reflective: FW5317
  2. Style: 350 V2
  3. Size: From US 5 to 14

Need more info on this? Make sure to read our detailed barcode guide here.

1.1. How to scan it

  • Open the Legit Check App.
  • Tap “Barcode scanner”.
  • Point the camera at your box.
  • See if your Cloud White matches the results.
  • Label your pair as authentic or fake.
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Here’s the key: If you find numerous confirmations on Google for that specific code (which matches the size and colorway combination), then the box is likely authentic.

Box authenticity doesn’t guarantee the shoes inside are genuine.

Scammers can sometimes swap the original box with fake shoes.

1.2. Authentic

Below is an example of an authentic barcode scan.

  • The right model, colorway, style-code, and size show up:
    • Yeezy Boost 350 V2
    • Cloud White Non-Reflective
    • FW3043
    • Size US 8.
  • Enough information is provided to classify this as authentic.

1.3. Fake

  • No results come up → 100% fake barcode.

The barcode doesn’t show any authentic Adidas results, let alone Yeezys.

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

2. Size tag

This inscription will differ based on which Yeezy 350 V2 Cloud White you own:

  • “ART FW34043” → Non-Reflective.
  • “ART FW5317” → Reflective.

However, the rest of the size tag is the same for the Reflective & Non-Reflective.

  1. “MADE IN CHINA” Text:
    • Fake: The “MADE IN CHINA” text is too thin on the fake size tag.
    • Legit: On the legit size tag, it is thicker.
  2. “adidas ®” Placement:
    • Fake: The “R” is placed too far away from the “adidas” text on the fake Yeezys.
    • Legit: On the legit Yeezys, it is placed closer. If the “R” makes contact with the “adidas” text, it’s likely a fake pair.
  3. Product ID Code:
    • Fake: The last line of text on the bottom right corner of the size tag is too thick on the fake Yeezys.
    • Legit: On the legit Yeezys, it is thinner.
  4. CHN Size:
    • Watch out for any deformed and out-of-shape text, especially on the “265” text.
    • Fake shoes often have deformed text.

3. Box label

Important: Mainly, authentic Yeezys come in two different box versions: US & International (EU + Canada).

Here’s how to identify them:

  • US Version: Has 3 sizes on the left
  • International Version: Has 6 sizes on the left.
  1. US: 3 Sizes Displayed (US, F, and UK):
    • Serial Number should end with a V02 or a V03.
  2. International: 6 Sizes Displayed (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN):
    • Serial Number should end with a V10.

4. Lacing

This method is effective only with brand-new, unworn pairs, often referred to as “deadstock.”

Still unclear? Check out The Sole Supplier’s “deadstock” article that answers this question.

For now, let’s get to the comparison.

Authentic lacing:

  • Right shoe: The right lace has to go below the left.
  • Left shoe: The left lace has to go below the right.

Fake lacing:

  • The laces may be incorrectly assembled.
  • The left lace beneath the right shoe and the right lace beneath the left shoe.

In the image above:

  • The fake example is the left shoe.
    • This is looking from the wearer’s view.
    • The left lace = the one on the side with the stripe.
    • The right lace = the one on the other side
  • Issue: The left lace goes above the right, instead of below it.

This only apply mainly to unworn pairs.

Why? Because laces can be relaced incorrectly on worn sneakers over time.

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. Reflectiveness (3M)


  • Reflective material appears well-aligned and has a noticeable glow in some lighting conditions.


  • Reflective material may exhibit a less organized and randomly distributed appearance.
  • The level of glow may not match that of the authentic pair.

6. Shape

Authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cloud White:

  • The tongue peak sits at a specific height, consistent with genuine pairs.

Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cloud White:

  • The tongue peak may appear taller or sit at a different height than the authentic.

7. Boost sole

7.1. Best fake

  • Authentic:
    • Minimal differentiation between boost sole pellets.
    • Well-defined striped circles on boost sole.
  • Fake:
    • Possible more differentiation between boost sole pellets (potential fake).
    • Striped circles on boost sole lack clear definition (potential fake).

7.2. Mid fake

  • Authentic:
    • Striped circles are randomly arranged.
  • Fake:
    • Striped circles are arranged in a regular pattern (potential fake).

7.3. Low fake

  • Authentic:
    • Striped circles may have a mathematical order but could be rotated, showing variations.
  • Fake:
    • Striped circles maintain the same pattern consistently.

8. Insole

8.1. Rear

  • Authentic:
    1. Minimal gap between Adidas Trefoil logo and hexagonal pattern.
    2. Well-defined Adidas writing and ® symbol.
    3. Adidas written in a thinner font.
  • Fake:
    1. Excessive gap between Adidas Trefoil logo and hexagonal pattern.
    2. Less defined Adidas writing and ® symbol.
    3. Adidas written in a bolder font.

8.2. Front

  • Authentic:
    1. The dot of the letter “i” is larger and square-shaped.
    2. The Y’s in “YEEZY” have the correct thickness.
    3. The meeting point of the three lines in “YEEZY” is higher.
  • Fake:
    1. The dot of the letter “i” is smaller and sometimes round.
    2. The Y’s in “YEEZY” are thinner.
    3. The meeting point of the three lines in “YEEZY” is lower.

8.3. Serial number

  • Authentic: The characters on the insole are smaller and have correct spacing.
  • Fake: The characters on the insole are larger, closer together, and have reduced spacing, especially on the dash character.

9. Stitching

  • Authentic: The middle stitching is wider and more structured with thicker threads.
  • Fake: The middle stitching is less structured with thinner threads.

10. Extra thread

  • Authentic: No extra thread of red stitching on the colored side.
  • Fake: Extra thread of red stitching on the colored side.

11. Toe box

  • Authentic: Better attention to detail and higher quality production.
  • Fake: Poor attention to detail and lower quality production.

Shortlist: Legit check Yeezy 350 V2 Cloud White on the go

Certainly, here’s the list of indicators to spot fake Yeezy Cloud sneakers with the most important points bolded:

  1. Scan the barcode of your shoes. Make sure it matches with the results.
  2. Check the shoe’s shape, ensuring the tongue isn’t excessively long.
  3. Examine the laces for the correct top-down pattern: right lace goes under the left lace on the right shoe, and vice versa on the left shoe.
  4. Inspect the size tag for inconsistencies, as detailed in this comparison article.
  5. Analyze the 3M reflective fabric to see how powerful it is.
  6. Check the curvature of the toe box; fake Yeezys often have an overly arched and curvy toe box.
  7. Verify the middle stitching on the sneakers; fake Yeezys may have stitching that is too thin or too thick.
  8. Analyze the overall shape of the Yeezys, ensuring they have the correct curvature, especially in the tongue area.
  9. Examine the boost sole; fake pellets are usually incorrectly shaped.
  10. Inspect the insole, focusing on the rear logo (ensure it’s not too arched), the “adidas YEEZY” text (look for thickness and shape), and the serial number text (ensure it’s not too thin).
  11. Look for any extra threads. Some fakes can have different-coloured stitches.

These indicators can help you spot fake Yeezy Cloud sneakers, with the most important ones highlighted.

Above are the top 10 indicators to determine if your sneakers are fake or genuine Adidas-manufactured V2 Cloud White.

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