Afraid of getting scammed? Tired of fakes? You are in the right place if you wish to know how to check the authenticity of any Yeezy V2 Lundmark pair of sneakers.
In fact, we are here today to teach you how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark in just eight simple steps with our ultimate guide.
The best way to spot a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark (FW3043 & FV3254) is to inspect the V2 Lundmarks for two main inconsistencies that warn of a less than authentic pair. The top 2 indicators you should be checking are: the size tag, where the style and text can differentiate between a real and replica V2 release (inspecting both the reflective and non-reflective label can instantly uncover a fake), along with The Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Lundmark Box: doing a legit check for the correct size code (EU & US) can reveal an authentic pair.
While the top two checks can help to spot a real or replica pair of Yeezy V2 Lundmark 350s, they are not the only techniques that can be used to authenticate.
We have created The Ultimate Fake Vs Real Guide for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark detailed with images that reveal the top fake indicators, so you can be sure you have a real, legit sneaker.
With a 10 step guide and a quick fast check solution at the bottom of this guide, it should provide you with the answer to, how to tell if Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark is real or fake.
Using the Legit Check App’s barcode scan function is the first and fastest step to authenticating the Yeezy Boost 350 Lundmark.
Through this function you’ll scan the barcode of the Yeezy Box and compare it to the unique barcode of other Yeezy pairs out there — you’ll want to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of the sneaker’s pair.
Each Yeezy release has a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of
Colourway Lundmark (FU9161 & FV3254)
Style (350 V2)
Size (From 5 – 14).
That makes checking the barcode one of the fastest ways to ensure you don’t have a pair of fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark.
You can read the full story about how to use the barcode test in order to tell if your Yeezy Boost 350’s are real or fake over here.
For now, we’ll dive shortly into how to use it to spot fake vs real Yeezy 350 Lundmark Reflective or Non-Reflective.
Download and install the Legit Check App. Tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode of your Yeezy Boost Lundmark V2 box.
Here’s where you have to judge for yourself — if there are some or a lot of confirmations on Google for that code (thus, the size-colourway combination), the box is authentic.
However, it doesn’t mean the shoe is definitely legit — anything is possible, including a scammer taking the original box and swapping them with fake shoes.
Below is an example of an authentic barcode scan.
You can notice the fact that there are confirmation points that this code is indeed the right one for the colourway, though no size is mentioned (read the full story if any of these are not clear), so you would need to click on them and make sure.
If you scan the Yeezy Lundmark V2 350 Box and receive a result back that looks like the image below, then you’re 100% looking at a fake pair.
It doesn’t match any of the unique Adidas product codes that we tried to find to authenticate it against.
It essentially means that the barcode doesn’t exist, proving that the Yeezy Lundmark V2 350s scanned are not authentic.
Make sure you read the full story we’ve linked above if anything sounds confusing regarding this test — it might be that your barcode results to other colourways of the V2 or even the same colourway (but the size doesn’t match) — both can still mean fake.
Only use a perfect size+colourway combination as a reliable tell for an authentic pair.
The next step, and usually the best way to tell a fake pair of Yeezy Lundmark V2 350 is to inspect the details of the size tag.
Each released Colourway from Yeezy has a different set of inconsistencies and misprints, so what may indicate real vs fake for the Yeezy FU9161 & FV3254 may not have the same result for different colourways.
That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide after all. Let’s take a look at the differences between the authentic size tag and the fake size tag.
Now that you took a look at the image, let’s see the flaws on the sneakers:
1. There are fuzzy lines on the fake Yeezys, and the font is taller and slightly thinner on authentic
2. The font of the text is thicker on the fake Yeezys, and also, the surrounding lines are thicker on fake sneakers
3. The letter “A” and “P” are touching on the fake Lundmarkes, as a consequence of a thicker font
4. Very importantly, the “®” is touching “adidas” text – instant callout for a fake pair. Besides, there is different spacing between the adidas® and the square above
5. The ⅔ character has weird spacing (ironically) on the authentic pair and the fake pair doesn’t
6. There are inconsistent lines on the letter “N” in the CHN text
7. The replica manufacturers used a different text font for the “5” and for “9” numbers
8. If the “MALE/MALE” text is missing, there’s nothing to worry about. We won’t base our guide on whether this line appears or not
9. A different font is used since the ART or FU texts are taller on the authentic Yeezys
10. Again, the thinner font on the authentic. Inconsistencies on the fake Yeezys (fuzzy lines)
11. The letters are bolder and misaligned on the fake Lundmarks
Box labels are often a good way to check whether any Yeezy is fake or real.
Just like the barcode test above, we’ve written an at-length timeless guide on how to spot the fake vs real Yeezy box, yet we’ll explain the short story below with real vs fake Yeezy Lundmark visual examples.
By checking the box label, you benefit from the bonus of being able to check without touching the shoes, getting rid of any risk of the sneaker being tarnished or damaged.
However, the information given below is, just like the barcode test, not automatically granting a pair the authentic status. Rather, it’s a very quick way to spot out a fake in a couple of seconds.
It is worth mentioning that real Yeezy 350 V2 Lundmark Reflective or Yeezy Lundmark Non-Reflective) boxes will have a varying label, depending on where in the world they were released.
When checking to see whether the box label is real or not, look at the number in the bottom right corner and the number of sizes listed in relation to where you got the shoes from.
If there are six sizes displayed on the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark box (US, UK, F, D, J and CHN), then the ending serial number should end with a V10.
However, if there are three sizes shown on the box (US – The United States, F – France and UK – The United Kingdom), then the serial number should end with a V02 or a V03.
Any other combination (US box label with V10 is a common combination for a fake) or anomaly instantly reveals a fake.
We’re highlighting once again that a pair with the right V02/V03/V10 and box label type combination doesn’t automatically reveal an authentic pair. If anything is unclear in the short story we’ve covered, make sure you read the full story here.
The way the Yeezy 350 V2 Lundmark has been laced is a very quick way to tell a real from a fake although this will only work with completely deadstock pairs, as any other pairs will very possibly be laced differently.
When we say deadstock, for those of you who might get confused when reading the term, we’re referring to a pair that is completely new and never worn.
A critical element for a pair of Yeezy Lundmark sneakers in this condition is the way the laces are tied. In the real vs fake Yeezy Lundmark picture below you will be able to see the deadstock knot — yet the fake vs real flaw we will be highlighting in a second has nothing to do with the DS knot.
Have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Lundmark comparison below:
From the image above, you can see that for the original pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark, the right lace of the right shoe (imagine a top-down view, as if you’re wearing the sneakers) should always be underneath.
On the other hand, the left lace of the right shoe should be underneath as well.
In the fake example of the Yeezy Lundmark, you can see how the laces get reverted.
The left lace is placed beneath the right shoe and the right lace placed beneath the left shoe. Fake manufacturers often get the one or both of the laces wrongly assembled and this is a quick tell you should use to your advantage.
Although this is somewhat easy to spot, it is easy for anyone to switch up the lacing of a pair of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark Reflective or Non-Reflective.
Therefore, keep in mind that this flaw will apply mostly to unworn pairs since, during the lifetime of a worn pair, the wearer(s) might take the laces off and relace the sneakers in the wrong way at one point.
Looking at the sole is another simple tell that works on most fakes of the Yeezy Lundmark.
This might be hard to spot without the comparison pics, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Let us highlight the flaw first:
Looking at the colour of the sole on the 350 V2 in question, you will notice that the replica Yeezy Lundmark may be more opaque. In other words, less light goes through the sole, thus the boost sole is not as visible.
You could even compare your shoe to this image in similar lighting and see which shoe matches up with your own pair.
It’s important to stress that it might be difficult to spot some of these differences without our comparison images. To the untrained eye, nothing might look amiss even if you put a fake and real pair side by side.
That is why 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 anytime you need to.
Whether it is a purchase at a physical store or buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark online, we’ve organized all these areas of a sneaker (lace, size tag, etc.) into quickly-accessible shortcuts.
Both the Yeezy Lundmark reflective and the Yeezy Lundmark Non-Reflective pairs will have 3M (a retro-reflective silver material that glows brightly in low levels of light) materials on the laces.
However, not surprisingly, the fake pairs will commonly use a replicated 3M material, which in consequence causes the shine to be less bright than the original pair.
Why does this happen? Yet again, this will be to save on costs as the fake 3M material costs more than the standard one — a decision where replica Yeezy Lundmark manufacturers will compromise.
As you can see in the picture above, the authentic pair has more of a glow to it when photographed. Although this information applies to both types of shoes, this is just the Yeezy Lundmark Non-Reflective fake vs real comparison that we’ve attached.
Understanding that your case will likely be the same (the light conditions won’t match the authentic example we’ve given), we’ve attached this example to discuss it.
As you can see, the differences in shine on the fake vs real Yeezy Lundmark pair can be spotted in terms of alignment.
The fake pairs seem to have more of a random distribution of reflective material, while the authentic one seems to have it well-aligned.
The lines are pretty straight and mathematically aligned on the real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark Reflective example.
The shape of the model, like the 3M richness, is also an easy tell when it comes to how to spot the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark Non-Reflective or Reflective.
Looking at the image below, one can spot out how the fake Yeezy Lundmark has a narrower opening for the wearer’s foot.
That aside, the 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 Lundmark versions.
As a consequence of the aforementioned tongue, the structure of the sneaker is different.
Flipping the shoes over allows us to closely inspect the way the Boost sole pellets look like.
The first thing to look out for in order to legit check the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark Reflective or Non-Reflective is the shape of the boost pellets.
On an authentic version, there should be little differentiation between the pellets, thus leading to a more “bubbly” look.
There is little differentiation between the pellets and the striped circles have a better definition on the authentic boost sole. Study the images below to understand the difference better visually:
Another tell is that the striped circles on a fake will be arranged into a regular position whereas on a real model they will be dotted around with no sign of any specific order.
On some rare occasions, authentic examples will have a “mathematical” order — however, the striped circles could be rotated. Fake boost soles tend to keep the same pattern, since they’re massively produced with no regards to variations.
The Insole on the Yeezy 350 V2 Lundmark is packed with details, so it is a great place to look for mistakes or missed details on counterfeit versions.
First, let’s look at the print found on the rear side of the insoles.
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, as the Adidas writing and the R may be less defined on a fake version as well as Adidas being written in a bolder font.
Next up, let’s analyze the text found on the front side of the insoles.
First of all, the fake Yeezys usually have a round dot for the letter “i”, and the letter “S” is too thin. These two flaws can be found on the fake Yeezys in the pictures above too.
Besides, in the word “YEEZY”, the letters “Y” and “Z” are too thin on the fake Lundmarks, and on the legit shoes, they are thicker.
Next up, let’s analyze the text found on the side of the insoles.
On the side of the insole, the characters are larger on the fake than on the authentic version.
Because of this, the characters on the fake version are closer together which is most noticeable on the dash character.
This is a dead giveaway for a replica since it shows how lower quality factory equipment was used to produce these add-ons to the sneaker.
Please note that this flaw only applies to the Yeezy Lundmark Reflective pairs.
Whereas all the other flaws apply to both versions (Reflective and Non-Reflective), this is the only step in our exhaustive comparison that only applies to the fully reflective version.
As you can see, the stripe found on the authentic Yeezy 350 V2 Lundmark stops within a decent amount of space before the toe caps of the sneaker pair, so as to reveal more 3M reflective material.
However, fake Yeezy Lundmark Reflective maintains the same pattern found on the Non-Reflective version, which has this stripe ending pretty close to the extreme end of the sneaker.
Make sure you keep an eye out for this flaw, as any Reflective pair that has a very long stripe is a mismatch found only on fake pairs.
If you want to see whether your Yeezy Lundmarks are real but you are in a rush, here are the quickest ways to tell a real from a fake. This may be helpful for in-person meetings, where you need to know whether a pair is real or not quickly.
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 Lundmark 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.
Need our opinion over your item’s authenticity? It’s a service we provide.
Thank you for reading this,
Ch Daniel and Ch David