How To Legit Check Yeezy Boost 350 V2: Lacing

Ch Daniel
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This guide shows one aspect of how to legit check fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2: lacing. Note that this is one LC guide that’s part of a checklist — see the full fake vs real Yeezy guide here or in the Legit Check App.

The following flaw is one of the quickest ways to authenticate Kanye’s sneakers replicas. Whether it’s the Bred, Beluga, Butter or any other V2 Yeezy, the same concept applies to this model of sneakers.

Note, though, it applies mostly to deadstock (unworn, brand new) Yeezy Boost 350 V2 pairs and I’ll explain a second why.

Fake vs real comparison with pictures

The photos are inverted so that it’s easier to understand the fake vs real. Check out how fakes come laced:

And below is an authentic pair of Yeezy sneakers:

Maybe you can’t see the difference but once you see it, it’s hard to miss it again. Have a look at the legit Yeezy: the right lace is underneath the left lace on the right shoe and vice-versa (the left lace is underneath the right lace, on the left shoe).

Let’s recap just to be clear and I’ll keep separate the sections so you can revisit the article and jump right to this part of the legit check process.

Authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 lacing

  • The right shoe should have the right lace underneath.
  • The left shoe should have the left lace underneath.

This applies with the topdown view, so keep this in mind. Obviously, when you will want to call out your friends (which I hope you won’t), you’ll switch these over. Or just imagine yourself having the top-down view.

Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 lacing

  • The right shoe might have the left lace underneath.
  • The left shoe might have the right lace underneath.

The replicas get at least one of the two wrong. Sometimes both — however, I haven’t seen any original pairs come laced properly from the factory.

Sometimes deciding how to legit check the Yeezy 350 V2 is down to the micro-details but this one is pretty obvious from afar.

Indeed, someone is very able to switch these over, which is why you need to pay attention to the deadstock knot (pictured below). Even the knot can be redone but you probably notice how it gets harder and harder to get everything right from the perspective of a scammer.

Yeezy boost 350 V2 Deadstock Knot
The Deadstock Knot (+ Virgil Abloh’s rug)
Unworn Yeezy boost 350 V2 Factory Knot
The Deadstock Knot – a second example

To recap, you should always take this into account for deadstock pairs (brand new, never worn, with the factory lacing).

If you’re buying used pairs there’s a chance that, at one point, the previous user laced them off and put them back on the wrong way. Anything can happen.

This is definitely not a deciding sign of fakes but it can help you

Yet, if the shoes fail some other tests and are also laced like fakes, it could be another confirmation point.

The following flaw is one of the quickest ways to authenticate fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 pairs — it’s pretty much a matter of once you see it, you can’t unsee it.

Need other LC points for the V2s? Check out the box guide or download the app for the full list!


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Ch Daniel and Ch David