Yeezy 350 V2 Ash Blue Legit Check: In-Depth Guide

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Last Updated on November 10, 2023 by Ch David

Authenticate your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Ash Blue” with this guide.

We’ll add real vs fake Ash Bluet Yeezy images for you to compare your pair.

By the end of the guide, you’ll be an ace in legit checking this Yeezy colorway.

How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue

You can spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Ash Blue by checking the size tags. Fakes feature inscriptions on size tags with incorrect thickness.

Replicas display numbers, letters, and characters that are either too thick or too thin when compared to authentic Yeezy Ash Blue pairs.

Let’s go in-depth on this.

1. Barcode

Every pair of Yeezys has a distinct barcode corresponding to a specific combination of:

  • Colorway: ASHBLU/ASHBLU/ASHBLU
  • Style-code: GY7657
  • Model: 350 V2
  • Size: From 4 to 17 (US)

1.1. How to scan it

  • Get the Legit Check App
  • Open it
  • Tap “Barcode scan”
  • Point it at your box
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Now, your task is to identify matches that affirm the authenticity of your Yeezys.

1.2. Legit barcode

  • All the results align perfectly with the colorway, size, and product ID.
  • The barcode shows the Yeezy Boost 350 V@ Ash Blue, GY7657, Size US9.
  • Perfect!

Note that we verify the authenticity of the box, not the sneakers themselves.

There’s a possibility that genuine sneakers could have been replaced with fakes by dishonest resellers.

1.3. Fake barcode

This image shows you how:

  • Nothing comes up.
  • The fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2’s barcode doesn’t match the anything.
  • No colorway, size, and product ID, while the authentic Yeezy does.

A perfect match requires both size and colorway to align with the box.

If only one matches, the box is still +90% fake.

Still unclear? No worries, we’ve got an extended Yeezy barcode guide.

2. Size tag

Authentic:

  1. “MADE IN VIETNAM” text is bigger and wider.
  2. Date of manufacturing’s “11/20” text is thinner.
  3. MALE/MĂ‚LE inscription may or may not be present, not a reliable indicator.
  4. Last line of text is thicker and more defined.
  5. Quality of printing on LHG/APE/CLU/EVN inscriptions may vary.
  6. Size numbers on the label are thinner.

Fake:

  1. “MADE IN VIETNAM” text is too small and boxy.
  2. Date of manufacturing’s “11/20” text is thinner.
  3. MALE/MĂ‚LE inscription may or may not be present, not a reliable indicator.
  4. Last line of text is thinner and less defined.
  5. Quality of printing on LHG/APE/CLU/EVN inscriptions may vary.
  6. Size numbers on the label are thicker and bulkier.

3. Boost sole

3.1. Best replica

Authentic:

  • Pellets are positioned randomly, not in a specific order.
  • Pellets are not parallel to each other, creating a more irregular pattern.

Fake:

  • Pellets are mathematically positioned.
  • Pellets are parallel to each other, forming an ordered pattern.

3.2. Good replica

Authentic:

  • The dots (pelelts) are positioned randomly, not in a specific order.
  • The same dots are not parallel to each other, creating a more irregular pattern.

Fake:

  • See how the pellets are mathematically positioned.
  • At the same time, the pellets are parallel to each other, forming an ordered pattern.

3.3. Worse replica

  • The same previously mentioned flaws.

4. Laces

Authentic:

  • Left Shoe: The lace from the left side (from the stripe) goes below the one on the right side.
  • Right Shoe: The lace from the right side (from the stripe) goes below the one on the left side.

Fake:

  • Right Shoe: The lace from the right side (from the stripe) is placed above the lace from the other side, indicating incorrect attachment.

Let’s have a detailed look at this situation:

  • Authentic: Follows the right pattern.
  • Fake: Has the wrong lacing pattern, once again.

This issue only applies to deadstock pairs (unworn, factory condition).

We must be certain that the laces haven’t been removed or improperly reattached.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Box

5.1. Version

First, you need to understand that the Ash Blue box comes in two main formats:

  • The US version
  • The International version: Canada + EU
  • US Version: 3 sizes
    • US size in large print
    • UK + F sizes in smaller prints under it
  • International Version: 6 sizes
    • Shows 6 country sizes in equal prints on the label.
    • US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN.

5.2. Serial number

  • Authentic:
    • US version serial number ends with V02 or V03.
    • International version serial number ends with V10.
  • Fake:
    • e.g. ending with a different code than V02, V03, or V10

5.3. Comparison

Let’s look at the example above:

  • Authentic: International box → Ends with a “V10”
  • Fake: US box → Ends with a “V10”.

For this specific fake box to be authentic, it should end with a “V02” or a “V03” since it’s a US-spec.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: Thinner, more deflated toe box.
  • Fake: Thicker, over-inflated toe box.

7. Tongue

  • Authentic: Wider tongue opening.
  • Fake: Narrower tongue opening.

8. Insole

8.1. Rear

  • Authentic: Deeper embossment of the Adidas Trefoil logo.
  • Fake:
    • Shallower embossment of the logo.
    • Thicker characters in “Adidas.”
    • More distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline.
    • Bigger letter “R” in the ® engraving.

8.2. Serial number

  • Authentic:
    • Thinner text with more spacing between letters.
    • Correct dash character between 5 and 9.
  • Fake:
    • Slightly thicker text with reduced spacing between letters.
    • Incorrect dash character between 5 and 9.

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezy Ash Blue

In case you need a quick solution, here are the top 8 indicators to spot fake Yeezy Ash Blue:

  1. Scan the barcode to match model, colorway, and size for authenticity.
  2. Check the size tag for correct inscriptions (not too thick or thin).
  3. Verify the boost sole for proper detailing (no irregularities).
  4. Inspect lace attachment (replicas often have inverted laces).
  5. Examine box label inscription (ensure “V10,” “V02,” or “V03” matches region).
  6. Assess the toe box (replicas tend to be thick and less curvy).
  7. Look at the tongue opening (ensure it’s wide enough).
  8. Examine the insole for correct text thickness and placement.

We understand that comparing these details can be challenging without a fake and real pair side by side.

To make it easier, we recommend downloading our app, where we’ve organized this information and other streetwear authentication guides.

Expert Yeezy Ash Blue authentication

If you’re still unsure about the authenticity of your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue after reading this guide.

We offer an authentication service to provide you with peace of mind:

  • Send us high-quality pictures of your V2 Ash Blue.
  • We’ll provide results within 24 to 48 hours, along with a detailed authenticity report.

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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