Yeezy Mono Mist: How To Spot Real Vs Fake

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

In today’s guide, we take a good close look at the Yeeezy Boost 350 V2 “Mono Mist”.

Join us, and let’s see how to legit check them.

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Let’s now go to the 350 V2 Mono Mist.

How to spot fake Yeezy Mono Mist

The #1 method to spot fake Yeezy Mono Mist is inspecting the size tag inside each shoe and examining the boost soles.

Fake Yeezys typically have inaccurately thick text on the size tag.

1. Barcode

Every authentic Yeezy 350 V2 has unique data:

  • Colorway – MONMIS/MONMIS/MONMIS (GW2871)
  • Style – 350 V2
  • Size – From 4 to 17 (US)

Look for these matches when scanning the barcode of your Mono Mists.

1.1. How to scan

  • Install the Legit Check App
  • Open it
  • Tap on the barcode scanner
  • Look up your Mono Mist box’s barcode

The best part? Our camera function does it for you.

You won’t have to manually type the barcode.

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Then, check the results.

1.1. Authentic

  • All the results match our shoes.
  • The right model, colorway, SKU, and size match.

Hence, this is a 100% legit barcode.

1.3. Fake

  • No helpful results come up — just a picture of the Mono Mist.
  • However, no matches of size, colorway, SKU, and model.

Therefore, this is a 100% fake barcode.

Not sure you got it right? See our full Yeezy barcode guide.

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2. Size tag

  • Flaw 1: “MADE IN VIETNAM” Text
    • Fake: Text is too thick and too close to the bar below.
    • Authentic: Text is thinner and placed higher, distanced from the bar below.
  • Flaw 2: Date of Manufacturing
    • Fake: Inconsistent font-weight in “04/20” text with “04” too thick, the slash and “2” too thin, and “0” too thick; “20” is also too small.
    • Authentic: Consistent size and font-weight for all characters in “02/21” text.
  • Flaw 3: “MALE/MÂLE” Text Appearance
    • This inscription is not a reliable indicator for authenticity as both real and fake pairs might or might not have it.
  • Flaw 4: “LHG/APE/CLU/EVN” Print
    • The presence of any of these inscriptions is not a definitive sign of authenticity. Check for ink blotting, fuzzy lines, or poor print quality as indicators of a fake.
  • Flaw 5: “US UK FR JP CHN” Inscription
    • Fake: Text is too thin and misplaced, too close to the top bar and far from the bottom one.
    • Authentic: Text is thicker and centered between the two bars.

3. Boost sole

3.1. Best fake

  • Authentic:
    • Pellets are smoother and blend seamlessly with the boost sole’s foam, appearing less opaque.
    • Pellets have a randomized placement, appearing more chaotic compared to the fakes.
  • Fake:
    • Pellets inside the boost sole are too sharp and very visible.
    • Pellets have a “mathematical” orientation, being straight and parallel with each other.

3.2. Lower fake

Above is another example of a fake.

4. Lacing

  • Real Left Shoe (wearer’s view):
    • The lace on the left side should go below the one on the right side through each lace hole.
  • Real Right Shoe (mirror view):
    • The lace on the right side should go below the one on the left side through each lace hole.

Closer inspection:

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

These Yeezys are released in two versions: US and International.

  • US Version Label:
    • Displays sizes for US (large print), UK, and F (both in smaller print).
  • International Version Label:
    • Shows sizes for US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN, all in equal print.
  • US Version: Serial number should end with V02 or V03.
  • International Version (Canadian/European): Should end with V10.

Deviations from this serial number pattern indicate a fake product.


  • An authentic international version label ends with V10.
  • A fake US version label improperly also ends with V10.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box appears thicker and more inflated, with a well-defined curve.
  • Fake: Toe box is too thin, appearing deflated and overly curvy.

7. Stitching

  • Authentic: Stitchin is densely done with a higher number of threads, resulting in a high stitching density.
  • Fake: Improperly executed with fewer threads, leading to a lower stitching density.

8. Insole

On the front, there are both the adidas + YEEZY logos.

  • Authentic: The print is correctly shaded, with text appearing in brown.
  • Fake: Print is shaded too dark, with text appearing more black instead of brown.

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezys on the go

Here’s a quick 60-second solution to help you legit check any Mono Mist Yeezys:

  1. Scan the Barcode: Check the barcode on your shoes to ensure that the model, colorway, style-code, and colorway match the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Mist.
  2. Size Tag Inspection: Examine the size tag inside each of your Yeezy pairs. Replica Mono 350 V2s often have inscriptions that are either too thick or too thin.
  3. Boost Sole Verification: Verify the boost sole of your Yeezys, as many fake Yeezys have improperly detailed boost sole pellets.
  4. Lace Attachment: Look at the way the laces are attached to your shoes, as replica pairs may have inverted laces.
  5. Box Label Inspection: Inspect 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. Toe Box Examination: Check the toe box of your shoes, as replica Yeezy pairs often have a toe box that is too curvy.
  7. Middle Stitching: Closely examine the middle stitching of your Yeezys. Fake pairs may have stitching that fits too deep inside the fabric.
  8. Insole Text: Look at the text written on the insoles and ensure it has the correct brown shade.

Expert Yeezy Mono Mist authentication

If you lack confidence in your ability to follow this guide or are short on time:

  • Simply send us high-quality pictures of your Yeezy Mono Mists.
  • Our team will provide you with results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • The assessment will also include a detailed report explaining why we believe your sneakers are either fake or authentic.

Rest assured that we’re here to assist you in ensuring the authenticity of your Yeezy Mono Mist.

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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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