If you are a fan of the Adidas x Kanye West collaboration, then you sure know about the Yeezy Boost 350 V2s, since they are the most popular Yeezy release.
The Israfil one of the colour ways made for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 sneakers, and we are here to teach you how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfil shoes.
In just a few simple steps to follow, you are going to learn how to authenticate Yeezy Israfil sneakers.
Along with each step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Israfil, we are going to link reference fake vs real Yeezy Israfil images so that each step will be clear and easy to understand.
The fastest way to legit check Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfil shoes is to check the size tag inside both the left and the right pairs since most of the replica Yeezy Israfils have their inscriptions improperly font-weighted, and not only that, because the fake pairs usually have their size tag using different materials as well.
As for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Israfil sneakers, we are going to scan the barcode, found on the box of the fake vs real Israfil 350 V2 Yeezys.
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 Israfil, 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 Israfil.
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 Israfil.
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 Israfil’s box label in the fake vs real Yeezy Israfil image above.
Please keep in mind that if there are no results shown for your pair, that is because the 350 V2 Israfil 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 Israfil’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 Israfil for authenticity, read our article here.
Moving on to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Israfil sneakers, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Israfil shoes for the size tag.
As we’ve mentioned at the top of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Israfils, we consider the size tag as the most reliable sign of authenticity when speaking of the fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Israfil pairs.
Now, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Israfil image below.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Israfil shoes above, we have pointed out seven flaws on the fake Yeezys.
1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” text
First of all, looking at the top side’s “MADE IN CHINA” text, we have pointed out how the fake Israfil Yeezys have their text improperly font-weighted.
In fact, the fake Yeezy Israfil shoes have their “MADE IN CHINA” text looking bolder and thicker than the legit shoes’ text.
2, 6 – The size number print
Going to the second and the sixth hand-emoji pointers in the real vs fake Yeezy Israfil image above, we have pointed out how the replica shoes have their text indicating the size of the shoes looking too thin.
On the other hand, the same row of text found on the legit shoes has its numbers looking thinner than the fake shoes’ numbers.
3 – The “ART FZ5421” print
Moving on to the third hand-emoji pointer in the fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Israfil image above, we have noticed how the fake shoes have their ART text to thick.
Speaking of the authentic Yeezy Israfils, they have their ART text thinner and less bolded than the fake shoes’ text.
4 – The last line of text on the size tag
Moving to the bottom side of the size tag, we have pointed out in the fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Israfil image above how the fake pair has its characters looking too thick.
Yet again, the legitimate Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfils have their last line of text on the size tag looking thinner than the fake shoes’ text.
5 – The date of manufacturing’s print
On the middle-right side of the size tag, we have pointed out how the replica Yeezy Israfils have their date of manufacturing’s print improperly font-weighted and also badly positioned.
First of all, talking about the font-weight, we have pointed out in the real vs fake Israfil Yeezy image above how the fake shoes have their “04/20” text looking too thick.
The authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfils have their “05/20” text looking thinner than the fake shoes’ text, which is too thick.
Then, talking about the placement of the text, we have noticed in the real vs fake Israfil 350 V2 Yeezy image above how the fake shoes have their numbers placed too close to each other, including the slash (“/“) symbol as well.
On the other hand, the legitimate Yeezy Israfil shoes have their “05/20” print with the same amount of space between all of the characters.
7- The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
As for the seventh and the last flaw pointed out on the fake shoes’ size tag in the real vs fake Yeezy Israfil image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text improperly font-weighted.
The authentic shoes have their “US UK FR JP CHN” text looking thinner than the fake shoes’ text, which is too thick when compared to the authentic pair’s text.
Proceeding to the third method on how to spot fake Yeezy Israfils, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Israfil pairs for their lacing and the way that the shoes were laced.
The Israfil 350 V2s were one of the first pairs to have the new lacing style, meaning that you can’t really take the laces off and swap them unless you cut the laces that the shoes come with from the factory.
At the same time, the shoes did come with replacement laces in case you’d like to switch to the traditional laces whom you’d have to tie a knot to.
In fact, we highlighted the authentic shoelaces that come along with the Israfil 350 V2s so as to see what the traditional shoelaces should look like.
Now, let’s verify the reference real vs fake Yeezy Israfil image below in order to see the way that the shoes are supposed to be laced in.
From the wearer’s view, on the right shoe, the right laces must be placed below the left laces.
Moving to the left shoe, from the wearer’s view, the left laces have to be placed beneath the right laces.
So as to see and understand this better, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Israfil 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 Israfils 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.
Going to the fourth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Israfil shoes, we are going to have look at the fake vs real Israfil Yeezy 350 V2s for the boot sole.
First of all, let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Israfil image below, and then, we’ll explain the flaws on the fake Yeezy Israfil’s boost sole.
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Israfils 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 Israfil pairs always have their pellets randomly positioned.
Now, let’s have a look at another comparison of the real vs fake Yeezy 350 V2 Israfil’s boost soles.
In the image containing the fake vs real Yeezy Israfils above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes’ boost sole has its pellets looking too thick and textured.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Israfil 350 V2s have their pellets looking thinner and softer than the fake pair’s rougher pellets.
Lastly, in the image above, we have illustrated another example of the fake Yeezy Israfil boost sole.
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 Israfil sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Israfil 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.
Moving on to the sixth method on how to authenticate Yeezy Israfil sneakers, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Israfil pairs for the stitching on the middle side of the sneakers.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Israfil shoes above, we have pointed out how the replica 350 V2 Yeezys have their stitching too thin.
The stitching on the replica shoes being too thin makes it look like it is too little opaque, while the stitching on the legit shoes being thicker, it gives it a look that’s more opaque than the fake shoes’ stitching.
Proceeding into the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Israfil shoes, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Israfil pairs for the shape of the shoes on the tongue.
In the image containing the real vs fake Yeezy Israfil pairs above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its tongue’s opening too short, as the shoes don’t arch too much.
On the authentic shoes’ tongue, the opening is different, since the legitimate Yeezy Israfils have their tongue longer, being curvier and arched more than the fake shoes’ tongue.
As for the eighth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Israfil shoes, we are going to verify the toe box’s inflation level n both the fake vs real Yeezy Israfil pairs.
For now, let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real Israfil Yeezy image below in order to properly see the details on the two pairs.
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy 350 V2 Israfil shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their toe box over-inflated.
By that, we mean that the overall look of the toe box on the replica Israfil 350 V2s is too massive, being too thick.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Israfils have their toe box thiner and overall smaller than the toe box of the replica shoes’ toe box.
Therefore, the authentic Israfil 350 V2s have their toe box looking “deflated”, while the fake shoes have their toe box over-inflated.
Moving on to the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Israfil, we are going to check out the real vs fake Yeezy Israfil sneakers for the insole.
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 Israfils 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 Israfil 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 Israfil. 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 Israfil.
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 Israfil.
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 Israfil 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.
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Thank you for reading this,
Ch Daniel and Ch David