Wondering whether you have a real or fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue pair? You don’t want to get scammed, and so, you want to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Ash Blue pairs?
If that’s what you’re looking for, then no wonder, you’ve come into the right place, as we have compiled the ultimate guide on how to spot real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue sneakers.
The Yeezy Ash Blue isn’t hard to legit check, as you have to look at pretty much every other spot on the rest of the 350 V2 colourways.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot real vs fake Yeezy Ash Blue is to look at the size tags. The fake Ash Blue 350 V2s never have their inscriptions on the size tags at the correct thickness: the replica pairs always have their numbers, letters and characters either too thick or too thin when put side-by-side with the legit Yeezy Ash Blue pairs.
The very first thing which we’ll inspect on the real vs fake Yeezy Ash Blue is the barcode, which is not really on the sneakers, but it is on the box and on the extra label of the shoes.
In order to do this, we’ll have a look either at the box and/or at the extra label of the shoes.
So, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue image from below in order to see the two boxes and their barcodes.
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 V2s, 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:
The first thing you’ll have to is to download and install the Legit Check App on your device. Our app is yet available on iOS and on Android running devices.
Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy 350 V2s.
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 Yeezys.
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.
As you can see in the image above, all of the results match with the colourway, size, and product ID with the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue’s box label in the image above.
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.
As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 pair’s barcode does not match with the colourway, size, and product ID, while the authentic Yeezy does.
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 shoes for authenticity, read our article here.
Moving to the second way on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue sneakers, we are going to have a look at the shoes for their size tags.
Just as how we’ve mentioned at the top of the guide on how to spot fake Ash Blue Yeezys, we consider the size tag as the very best way to see whether you have a real or fake Yeezy Ash Blue pair.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its text badly detailed, and now well take each flaw individually and explain it.
1 – The “MADE IN VIETNAM” text
The first flaw that we’ve spotted starts at the top of the size tag on the replica Yeezys, at the “MADE IN VIETNAM” inscription.
In fact, the fake pair’s “MADE IN VIETNAM” inscription looks too small and too boxy on the replica shoes, whereas on the authentic Yeezys, the text is bigger and wider.
2 – The date of manufacturing’s text
The second flaw on the replica Yeezy Ash Blues is about the date of manufacturing the shoes’ print, which can be found in the middle-right side of the label.
The counterfeit Yeezy Ash Blue pair has its “11/20” inscription looking way thinner than the same text seen on the genuine shoes, which is thinner.
3 – The appearance of the MALE/MÂLE text
Both the real and fake Yeezy Ash Blue pairs may or may not have MALE/MÂLE inscriptions. So whether your sneakers feature the text or not, it is perfectly fine.
Therefore, we do not consider this specific inscription as a way of spotting the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue pairs.
4 – The last line of text
Talking about the last line of text on the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue pairs, you can see how the fake pair’s text looks way thinner than the text seen on the genuine Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue pair, where the last line of text is thicker and more defined.
5 – The LHG/APE/CLU/EVN print
Please note that LHG, CLU, APE, or EVN inscriptions might be found here and you should not worry if you’ve got any of them.
All three inscriptions can be found on an authentic or a fake pair, so we do not consider this area to be a reliable spot for identifying a fake Yeezy 350 V2 Ash Blue pair.
However, what you need to pay attention to is the quality of printing here. Look out for ink blotting, fuzzy lines, and other signs of poor quality of printing.
6 – The line of text with the size of the shoes
Regarding the line of text that tells you the size of your Ash Blue 350 V2s, mentioned in multiple scales, you can see how the fake Yeezys have their numbers a bit thicker and bulkier than the ones on the genuine shoes, which are thinner than the replica pair’s.
Moving forward to the third step of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue pairs, we are going to have a look at the pairs for their boost sole.
Precisely, we are going to have a look at the boost’s triangle in the bottom side, and we are going to check out the pellets attached to the boost material.
Looking at the boost sole of the fake 350 V2s, we have pointed out how the fake boost sole has its pellets “mathematically positioned”.
By that, we mean that the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue shoes have their pellets placed in a specific order, meaning that they are parallel to each other.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy 350 V2s have their pellets in more of a random pattern, as they are not aligned in a way like the ones on the fake Yeezys.
So, yet again, you can see in the image above how the replica 350 V2s have their pellets mathematically positioned, and how the legit shoes have their pellets randomly attached to the sole.
At the same time, the replica Yeezys have their pellets looking a bit too little visible, as they’re not as opaque as the legit shoes’ pellets.
In fact, the authentic pellets look like they are sharp and a bit thick as well, as they are fully visible all around the boost sole.
But, looking at the fake shoes’ sole, you can see how the pellets are not as visible as the ones found on the legit pair’s boost sole.
Lastly, in the image above, we have highlighted a third version of the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue’s boost sole, where you can see how both of the flaws which we’ve previously listed are present here as well.
As for the fourth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue sneakers, we are going to have a look at the Yeezys for their lacing style.
The authentic Adidas x Kanye West “YEEZY” shoes that present laces must have the same their laces in a specific pattern that has to be followed for every authentic pair that comes out of the Adidas factory.
In the image with the authentic vs replica Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue shoes have their laces improperly attached to the shoes.
So as to easily define the pattern on the authentic shoes, let’s follow the following state:
The left shoe: the lace that comes from the left side (from the stripe) must go below the one on the right side.
The right shoe: the lace that comes from the right side (from the stripe) must go below the one on the left side.
Looking at the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue pair’s right lace, you can see how the right shoe has the lace that comes from the stripe placed above the lace from the other side.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue pair that we’ve inspected in the image above is on the left shoe, and looking at the laces, you can see how the lace from the stripe goes below the one on the other side, meaning that the laces are correctly attached to the shoes.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy boost 350 V2 Ash Blue shoes above, you can see how the authentic pair follows the right pattern mentioned above.
On the other hand, the fake Yeezy shoes have their laces improperly attached – we call this flaw the “inverted laces”, where the laces are not attached correctly.
Please remember that this flaw applies only to the deadstock pairs (unworn, in the factory condition) and to the pairs where we are 100% sure that they didn’t have their laces removed or swapped and attached in the wrong manner.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.
The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Ash Blue sneakers.
When inspecting the label, there are two things you should look out for – the size and the serial number on the box.
First off, all sneakers in the Yeezy V2 line are released in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version features three sizes on the label – US, UK, and F. While the US size are in large print, the other two are in smaller prints under it.
The international version of the sneakers displays 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and all 6 of them are in equal prints on the label.
Now regarding the serial number, if it is a US version, the serial number is supposed to end with a V02 or V03. However, the international (Canadian/European) versions end with a V10.
Any deviation from this pattern is an obvious sign that you are dealing with a fake product.
As seen in the image below, the authentic label which is an international version has a serial number that ends with V10 as opposed to the fake one which ends with a V10 despite being a US version.
Moving to the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Ash Blue sneakers, we are going to have a look at the Yeezys for their toe boxes.
So, flipping the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue shoes to their profile side, let’s have a quick look at their toe boxes, and more specific, we are going to check the inflation level.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Blue shoes above, we have pointed out how the replica Yeezys have their toe box at the wrong inflation level.
That is because the fake Yeezys have their toe box’s overall look looking thicker and bulkier than the authentic shoes’ look, which is thinner.
In fact, the fake Yeezy Ash Blue shoes have their toe box looking over-inflated, while the authentic Yeezys must have more of a “deflated” appearance.
Now that we are done with the toe box of the fake vs real Yeezy Ash Blue pairs, let’s move to their upper profile side, and let’s have a quick look at the shape of their tongues.
Precisely, we will now have a look at the opening of the tongues on both the fake vs real Ash Blue 350 V2 pairs.
In the picture with the authentic vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Ash Blue pairs above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their tongue too little wide, as the opening of the tongue is too narrow.
It is true that the authentic shoes are a bit flattened, but the tongue’s opening still doesn’t change, as the authentic shoes still have their tongue opening wider than the one on the replica 350 V2s.
For the eighth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Ash Blue sneakers, we are going to look at the insole on each shoe.
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.
The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy V2s. 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 Ash Blue.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Ash Blue.
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 Ash Blue 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