For both in-store and online purchases of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Static, we’ve compiled all sneaker components (like laces, size tags, etc.) into easily accessible shortcuts.
Even the Non-Reflective Yezys have reflective details:
Yeezy Non-Reflective: Just the laces.
Yeezy Reflective: The laces and all over the shoes.
We’ll analyze each pair, one-by-one. Let’s start with the laces of the Non-Reflective.
7.1. Static Non-Reflective
The genuine pair, as shown in the image, has a distinct glow when photographed.
This detail applies to both shoe types.
However, the provided comparison focuses on the Yeezy Static Non-Reflective EF2905.
7.2. Static Reflective
The differences in shine on the fake vs real Yeezy Static pair can be spotted in terms of alignment.
The fake pairs seem to have more of a random distribution of reflective material.
The authentic one seems to have it well-aligned.
The lines are pretty straight and mathematically aligned on the real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Static Reflective example.
Helpfulness: The attached comparison differs from the previous one due to varying light conditions.
Considering your lighting might also not match our genuine example, we’ve included this scenario for discussion.
The fake Yeezy Static has a narrower opening for the wearer’s foot.
Fake models will often have taller tongues compared to the real models.
When we say “taller tongue”, it may be hard to put into words, yet what we mean is this: the peak of the shoe’s tongue sits differently when comparing the fake and the real Yeezy Static versions.
As a consequence of the aforementioned tongue, the structure of the sneaker is different.
On a fake model, there could be too much of a gap between the Adidas Trefoil logo and the hexagonal pattern next to it.
It is also a good idea to look at the definition of the writing.
The Adidas writing and the R may be less defined on a fake version as well as Adidas being written in a bolder font.
On the Adidas logo, the A character is less defined on the fake, and the D letter is chipped.
An authentic pair will always have a sharply-printed trefoil logo.
Some fakes may have rounded edges on it — we’ve highlighted this with the rightmost hand emoji in both cases.
9.3. Serial number
The characters on the insole’s side are larger in the counterfeit compared to the genuine version.
Consequently, characters on the fake are more closely spaced, especially evident with the dash.
Such inconsistencies indicate the use of inferior manufacturing equipment, making it a clear sign of a replica.
Please note that this flaw only applies to the Yeezy Static Reflective.
The stripe on the authentic Yeezy 350 V2 Static stops within a decent amount of space before the toe caps of the sneaker pair, so as to reveal more 3M reflective material.
Fake Yeezy Static Reflective maintain the same pattern found on the Non-Reflective version.
Hence, the fake has this stripe ending pretty close to the extreme end of the sneaker.
Shortlist: Authenticate your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Static
Shoe Shape: Examine the shoe’s overall shape, ensuring the tongue isn’t excessively long.
Lacing: From a top-down view (as if you’re wearing them), on the right shoe, the right lace should be underneath, and on the left shoe, the left lace should be underneath.
Boost Sole: Review the sole’s pellets; counterfeit pairs often have pellets that don’t match the required shape.
Size Tag: Inspect the size tag closely for discrepancies, as highlighted in the fake vs. real Yeezy Static comparison.
Laces with Flash: Photograph the laces using flash; genuine versions should exhibit a clear glow from the 3M material.
Stripe Length (Reflective Version): If assessing the reflective version, ensure the stripe isn’t overly long, leaving ample space at the front.
3M Sides’ Reflectiveness: Typically, counterfeit shoes have diminished shininess on the 3M sides.
Yeezy Shape: Counterfeit Yeezys often deviate in curvature, being either less or overly curved, especially around the tongue.
Insole Inspection: Counterfeit insoles frequently exhibit flaws: the rear logo might be too arched, the “R” character could be too proximate to the Adidas logo, the “adidas YEEZY” text often appears too thick and misshapen, and the serial number text on the insole’s side might be too slender.
Stripe Length: For Reflective pairs, an overly elongated stripe is a telltale sign of a fake pair.
If you’re in a hurry to determine the authenticity of your Yeezy Statics, especially during in-person meetings, here are rapid checks to distinguish genuine from fake pairs.
Above is a quick guide for a 30-second authentication.
Expert Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Static authentication
If you’re unsure about your shoe’s authenticity after reading this guide, the Legit Check App provides an authentication service for peace of mind.
If you’re not confident or short on time, simply send us high-quality photos of your V2 Static.
We’ll respond with results in 24 to 48 hours.
Our feedback includes a detailed report explaining our verdict on the shoe’s authenticity.
That’s it for now. Thank you for reading how to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Static.
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