Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Ch Daniel
If you are looking to learn how to see the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe, also known as the Yeezy Eliada, then you are for sure in the right place.
Just by reading this real vs fake Yeezy Sand Taupe legit check guide, you are going to know what to look for in order to know which pair is legit and which one is a fake.
Don’t worry, legit checking the Sand Taupe 350 V2s is not as hard as it may sound, and what’s going to make this even easier is that we are going to link reference fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe images.
These images will help you easily visualise the fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Eliada pairs, and we are going to link at least one image per every step of the guide.
The fastest way to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe (Eliada) is to look at the size tag inside the shoe, because the fake Yeezys never have the text on that little piece of fabric at the correct thickness, as well as the correct kerning between the characters, while all of the genuine Yeezy Sand Taupe 350 V2s have their text perfectly detailed.
The very first thing which we’ll inspect on the real vs fake Yeezy Sand Taupes 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 Sand Taupe 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 V2 Eliada, 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 V2 Eliada.
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 Eliada.
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 Sand Taupe’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 Sand Taupe’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.
Since we’re done with the barcode, for the second step of the guide on how to see real vs fake Yeezy Sand Taupe, we are going to move inside the shoes.
To be more specific, we are now going to have a look at the factor that can 100% tell us the authenticity of an Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe pair.
So, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy 350 V2 Sand Taupe image from below in order to see the differences between the two pairs.
Now that you’ve had a look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe image above, we are going to go through each flaw together and explain the situation.
1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” inscription
As soon as you look at the size tag, you are going to notice the “MADE IN CHINA” text, which is basically the biggest text on the tag.
First of all, looking at the fake shoes, you can see how they have their text a bit too thin when compared to the real deal.
Speaking of which, when having the real vs fake Yeezy Sand Taupe pairs side-by-side, the differences become easily spottable, so we recommend that you always check the Yeezy Sand Taupes side-by-side with our images.
2 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
This line of text on the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupes appears to be once again too thin, rather than the legit pair’s thicker text.
If we look at the letter “S” in the “US” inscription, you can notice how the replica Yeezys have their letter too thin, as it is a bit too far way from the “U”.
On the other hand, the genuine Yeezy Sand Taupe 350 V2s have not only their “US” text, but the whole line of text at the same thickness, therefore with the same spacing between the characters.
3 – The date of manufacturing’s inscription
Going to the third flaw which we’ve spotted on the replica Sand Taupe 350 V2s, we’ll have to go in the middle-right side of the real vs fake Yeezy Sand Taupe’s size tag.
One again, we have the thickness flaw which tells us that the replica Yeezys have their “06/20” text looking too thin, and that the authentic Yeezys have their text thicker.
4 – The size of the shoes’ text
Going to the fourth and the last flaw on the replica shoes’ size tag, we have the line of text which tells us the size of the shoes.
Looking at the counterfeit-manufactured Yeezy Sand Taupes, you can see how they have their “1/2” character improperly detailed.
That is because the numbers “1” and “2” are placed a tad bit too far away from the slash (“/”) in-between them.
Moving to the legitimate Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Eliada pair, you can see how its “1/2” character has its numbers placed closer to the slash charcater.
In fact, the replica shoes have this flaw because their numbers are too thin, and since they are too thin, they occupy less space on the tag, and therefore, they are too far away from the slash.
As for the third step of the guide on how to see the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe/Eliada, we are going to flip the shoes upside down.
The boost sole is absolutely one of the best indicators on how to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Sand Taupe, and that’s why we’ve ranked it as the third step.
With this being said, we suggest that you never skip checking the boost sole of an Yeezy Sand Taupe pair, as this is a really important spot to look at.
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe pairs above, we have pointed out one major flaw in terms of the positioning of the pellets on the boost sole.
Looking at the genuine Yeezy Sand Taupes, you can see how the pellets are placed in a let’s say “randomized pattern”.
That is because the pellets on the genuine boost sole are angled at different angles, as well as positioned in random places, without following a pattern of being – as if in a line or so.
On the other hand, the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Eliadas have their pellets looking like they are “mathematically positioned”, as the pellets basically follow a pattern.
If that wasn’t really clear, let’s have a look at another comparison with a different replica version, so that you could see this and the other flaws that can occur on a fake pair.
So, yet again, you can see in the image above how the replica Sand Taupe 350 V2s have their pellets mathematically positioned, and how the legit shoes have their pellets randomly attached to the sole.
At the same time, the replica Yeezy Eliadas have their pellets looking a bit too little visible, as they’re not as opaque as the legit shoes’ pellets.
In fact, the authentic pellets look like they are sharp and a bit thick as well, as they are fully visible all around the boost sole.
But, looking at the fake shoes’ sole, you can see how the pellets are not as visible as the ones found on the legit pair’s boost sole.
Lastly, in the image above, we have highlighted a third version of the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Eliada’s boost sole, where you can see how both of the flaws which we’ve previously listed are present here as well.
Going to the fourth method on how to see fake vs real Yeezy boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe sneakers, we are now going to have a look at the lacing pattern on the authentic and on the counterfeit sneakers.
As we mention in every Adidas Yeezy guide, all of the Adidas x Kanye West “YEEZY” sneakers have a pattern that must be followed when manufacturing the shoes and attaching the laces.
Let’s see the genuine lacing pattern by having a look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe image below.
So as to keep it simple, we’re going to put it from the wearer’s view with the authentic on-foot: the left shoe, the lace that comes from the left side must go under the one from the right side.
Still from the wearer’s view with the authentic shoes on, the lace from the right side of the pair must go below the lace from the left side.
If that wasn’t so clear, we understand that, as below we’ve attached another real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe comparison image that’s more detailed.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe shoes above, you can see how the authentic pair follows the right pattern mentioned above.
On the other hand, the fake Yeezy Sand Taupe 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.
Lastly, in the image above, we have highlighted how the authentic classic Yeezy Sand Taupe laces should come – in the cardboard packaging.
That is because as you may know, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe shoes come with the already-knotted with the plastic piece laces, but they also come with the classic ones in the cardboard highlighted above.
As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Sand Taupe 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 vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe sneakers, we are now going to have a look at the toe box of the shoes.
Just as always, let’s first have a quick look at the reference real vs fake Yeezy Sand Taupe image below, and after that, we’ll explain the flaw on the fake shoes.
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sand Taupe shoes above, we have pointed out how the replica shoes have their toe box looking too bulky and thick.
At the same time, the look of the fake shoes’ toe box is also wrong because this side of the shoes is arched too little.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezys have their toe box looking thinner and “slimmer” than the fake shoes’ toe box, as well as being curvier than the toe box of the fake shoes.
For the seventh and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Sand Taupe sneakers, we are going to look at the insole on each shoe.
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 Sand Taupe 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 Eliada 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 Eliada. 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 Sand Taupe.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Sand Taupe.
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 Sand Taupe 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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Ch Daniel and Ch David