Wondering how to spot fake vs real Yeezy Semi Frozen Yellow?
If you don’t mind adding another stylish pair of Yeezys to your rotation, then you should go for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Frozen Yellow.
Whether you are a sneakerhead or not, you want to ensure that when buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Frozen Yellow, you know whether you are looking at an authentic or a fake Yeezy Frozen Yellow pair.
That is why we have created this Ultimate Guide to the Fake vs Real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Semi Frozen Yellow Comparison embedded with images that will help you identify and differentiate a fake sneaker from the authentic ones.
This 10-step legit check guide will show you the best ways you can spot a replica of the V2 Frozen Yellow.
The quickest way to check for authenticity on your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Frozen Yellow is by inspecting the size tag and the box label of the sneakers.
The fake size tag features many inconsistencies while the box label may display an incorrect size code that doesn’t match the version of your sneakers.
Once you spot any one of these inconsistencies, then it is very like you are dealing with a replica.
Although the size tag and the box label are the two main indicators of authenticity that you would find on the V2 Frozen Yellow, they are not the only indicators present on the sneakers.
That is why we have created this comparison guide, featuring 10 indicators embedded with images to help you identify how authentic your sneakers are.
At the bottom of this detailed real vs fake Yeezy Frozen Yellow guide, you will find a quick 10 step fast check solution to identifying a fake pair of Yeezy Boost V2 Frozen Yellow.
So let’s proceed to the steps to take when authenticating your sneakers to ensure you do not end up with a replica of the original sneakers.
When fake manufacturers try to replicate the Yeezy V2 Frozen Yellow, they are typically more focused on recreating the design of the sneakers with almost little to no attention paid to elements like the barcode.
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 Frozen Yellow, 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 Frozen Yellow.
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 Frozen Yellow.
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.
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.
On the other hand, if the results do not show confirmation points that match the size-colorway combination, as shown in the picture below, then you probably have a fake in your hands.
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 Frozen Yellow for authenticity, read our article here.
The size tag, although considerably small in size features many discrepancies that can serve as indicators of the authenticity status of the V2 Frozen Yellow.
Nonetheless, it is necessary to understand that different colorways in the Yeezy Boost V2 line have different misprints on their size tag and what is considered an inconsistency on the Frozen Yellow colorway may not necessarily be considered as one of the Sesame, Butter, Cream or other colorways in the Yeezy-Adidas collection.
We will cover two comparisons, depending on the production month. Some pairs are made in September 2017 (09/17), some in October (10/17).
1 – First of all, there is too much spacing between “M” and “A” in “MADE” on the fake Yeezys
2 – Also, different spacing between the text and those two lines. It can be easily noticed for the “US” and “FR” text on the counterfeit Yeezy Frozen Yellow sneakers
3 – The letters “A” and “P” in “APE” are touching on authentic pairs, and on the fake Frozen Yellow sneakers, they don’t make contact
4 – At the same time, the letters “M” and “A” in the word “MALE” are closer on the legit Frozen Yellow Yeezys than on fake pairs. Also, the letter “M” is a little bit bolder on authentic pairs.
5 – The “®” symbol should not be touching the “adidas” text, as it happens on fakes.
6 – Extra spacing between “77” and “9001” in “APE 779001”
7 – Huge red flag: there is some extra spacing between “C” and “H” in “CHINA” on the fake Frozen Yellows, and on the legit pairs, there isn’t
8 – Sometimes the UPC/EAN code does not match your box label. That is fine, authentic pairs have had that in some cases. What you’ll want to look for is low-quality text print
Let’s have a look at another fake vs real Yeezy Frozen Yellow Comparison:
Now that you took a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Frozen Yellow images, let us you the flaws.
1 – There is a huge spacing difference between the “MADE IN CHINA” text and the line underneath. Also, there is different spacing between the “US UK FR JP CHN” text and those two lines. Can be easily noticed for the “US” and “FR” text
2 – The letters “A” and “P” in “APE” are touching on authentic pairs, and on the fake Frozen Yellow sneakers, they don’t make contact
3 – The letters “M” and “A” in the word “MALE” are closer on the retail pairs than on the fake sneakers. Also, the “M” is a little bit bolder/thicker on the authentic pairs
4 – The “®” symbol should not be touching the “adidas” text, as it happens on fakes, and this is one of the most important spots to check on the size tag
5 – On the fake Yeezys, there is extra spacing between the “77” and “9001” elements in the “APE 779001” text, and on the legit pair, it doesn’t happen
6 – Huge red flag: there is some extra spacing between “C” and “H” in “CHINA” on the fake Frozen Yellows, and on the legit pairs, there isn’t
7 – Sometimes the UPC/EAN code does not match your box label. That is fine, authentic pairs have had that in some cases. What you’ll want to look for is low-quality text print
Next, you will proceed to inspect the box label of your V2 Frozen Yellow. On the box label, there are two main confirmation points you should look out for; the country size code and the serial number. So how does this work?
Now, it is important to understand that the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration releases its sneakers in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version displays three-country sizes on the box label – US, UK and F. Here, the US size is in large print, while the other two sizes featured under the US size and in smaller prints.
The international version of the V2 Frozen Yellow, on the other hand, features 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and every one of them is in equal prints on the label.
On the bottom right-hand corner of the box label is the serial number. If the pair is a US release, then the serial number is going to end with a V02 or V03. But for international (Canadian/European) releases, the serial number will end with a V10.
As seen in the image below, in the authentic international version featuring 6 sizes, the serial number ends with a V10. However, on the fake box label which is a US version, the serial number ends with a V10, as opposed to a V02 or V03.
Please note that if you notice any deviation from this pattern, then you are without a doubt looking at a fake V2 Frozen Yellow.
Next, you will need to inspect the lacing pattern of your Frozen Yellow V2. Please note that every sneaker released by Adidas as part of the Yeezy-Adidas collection all come with one particular lacing style.
This lacing style follows a simple pattern; the left lace goes under the right lace in the left shoe and the right lace goes under the left lace in the right shoe.
If your lacing style does not correspond with this pattern when you first unbox your sneakers, then you certainly have a fake product in your hands.
However, it is important to understand that following the correct lacing pattern does not always mean the sneakers is authentic either.
This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to lace their sneakers to mimic the authentic pattern although it is a replica.
Thus, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
For the fifth step of the real vs fake Yeezy Frozen Yellow authentication process, you will inspect the boost sole of your sneakers.
The top indicator of authenticity here is the bubbliness of the boost sole. If the boost of your sneakers seems slightly rigid, then it could be that you have a fake.
Also, you will notice that there is less differentiation between the boost pellets on the authentic Yeezy Boost V2 Frozen Yellow and the striped circles are better defined.
While the striped circles appear to be randomly generated to the genuine sneakers, on the fakes you will notice a mathematical pattern to the circles.
The shape of your sneakers is a reliable tell of its authenticity whenever you want to differentiate a fake Yeezy Frozen Yellow from the real one.
Every colorway in the Yeezy Boost V2 collection comes in one unique silhouette and any slight deviation from the shape might be all you need to tell if it is a replica or not.
On the replica of the V2 Frozen Yellow pair, you will notice that the shoe’s opening is wider and they may appear to have a different structure from what’s on the authentic pair.
To help you better understand this, take a look at the sock liner and the angle from the bottom of the tongue.
Next, pay close attention to the “peak” of the tongue and the authentic shoes curve differently from the fake ones.
You will notice that while the authentic pair curves significantly more upwards, the fakes have a somewhat flatter shape.
Next, we will focus on focus the opacity of the sole of the real vs fake Yeezy Frozen Yellow sneakers.
This indicator is reliable because it can easily be assessed, but remember to carry out this test under a bright light for accurate results.
On close observation, you will notice how the fakes have a less transparent sole, giving it a more opaque look compared to the almost translucent sole of the Yeezy Boost V2 Frozen Yellow.
Also, pay attention to how the outline of the boost sole is delimited. So, if your sole seems to be slightly opaque, it could be that you have a replica of the original.
The toe box is where the toes fit in. As shown in the picture below, you will notice that the toe box is significantly bulkier on the fake pair when compared to the slender toe box of the authentic pair.
This difference can be attributed to the poor attention to detail from the fake manufacturers as well as the lower quality factory equipment used in the production of the sneakers.
Here, we have embedded both the front and back view of the middle stitching on the V2 Frozen Yellow to give you a better view.
In the first picture, you will observe that the middle stitching on the fake sneaker is less structured with thinner threads when compared to wider middle stitching on the authentic pair.
For the second fake vs real Yeezy Frozen Yellow image, although present to a lesser degree, the inconsistency is still here and you will notice that the stitching is weaker and narrower on the fake V2 Frozen Yellow as opposed to the denser and wider stitching on the authentic pair.
As for the tenth step of the real vs fake Yeezy Frozen Yellow B37572 legit check guide, we’re going to quickly analyze the pull tab.
Although these fake manufacturers boast high-quality replicas, their version has a dead giveaway: notice the red dots on the pull-tab. Those are supposed to be peach-pink coloured.
Also, very easy to notice is the general colour of the shoe – the shades on authentic pairs are not as loud/strong as the ones on the fake.
Also, let’s see the stitching on and around the pull tab.
It is visible in the real vs fake Yeezy B37572 Frozen Yellow pictures above how the fake Yeezys have a different texture next to the pull tab because the stitches look thicker and longer than needed.
On the pull tab itself, the stitching is less noticeable and it looks less defined than the legit Yeezys’ pull tab stitching.
The insole of your sneakers features several inconsistencies that can help you differentiate a fake from an original.
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.
We have pointed out at the fact that the fake Yeezys have the dot in the letter “i” looking less defined, too small and with curvy edges instead of having sharp edges.
Then, the letters “d” and “a” are too curvy on the fake pair, meaning that they are bulkier, and the letter “s” is exactly the opposite, since it is curved less than needed. Also, the letter “s” is too thin.
Moving to the Adidas trefoil logo in the middle, the little bottom part is too big on the fake logo, and on the legit logo, it is smaller.
Lastly, the letter “Z” in the word “YEEZY” is scratched and not fully completed on the fake Yeezy Frozen Yellows, and the letter “Y” is too thin.
The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy V2 Frozen Yellow. 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 Frozen Yellow.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 10 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Frozen Yellow.
If you need help with the authentication of your Yeezy Boost V2 Frozen Yellow, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your V2 Frozen Yellow 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.
That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Frozen Yellow guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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