Yeezy 350 Ash Stone Real Vs Fake: How To Tell Fakes

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

This guide is dedicated to the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Ash Stone.

We’ll look at real vs fake pairs and explain the comparisons.

Alternatively, check out how to spot fake:

Let’s go to the Stones.

How to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Ash Stone

To spot fake Yeezy350 V2 Ash Stone, start examining their size tags. Without exception, replica Yeezy Ash Stone pairs have text on the size tag with incorrect thickness.

Authentic pairs consistently lack such flaws.

1. Barcode

All legitimate Yeezy 350 V2s come with the following stats:

  • Colorway – ASHSTO/ASHSTO/AHSTO (GW0089)
  • Style – 350 V2
  • Size – From 4 to 17 (US)

We call these ‘barcode matches’. You’ll need to look for them in the scanning process.

1.1. How to scan

  • Get the Legit Check App
  • Open the barcode scanner
  • Look up your Yeezy Ash Tone’s barcode
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Let’s go to the results.

1.2. Authentic

  • The right shoe comes up.
  • Yeezy Ash Stone, size US10 (EU44 2/3)

Just what we need!

Note: There are fewer results as this is not a very popular guide.

  • On top, this guide was made early when the shoes were released. Hence, it’s normal to see fewer results.
  • Scanning the same barcode now will show more results.

1.3. Fake

  • Nothing comes up.
  • The barcode doesn’t show the kind of results we need.
  • No Yeezy Ash Stone, no style-code, size, or anything else.

Hence, 100% fake.

Not clear enough? See our detailed Yeezy barcode guide.

Finding it too hard? Legit check your Yeezys with our experts:

2. Size tag

    • Authentic: Features thicker letters that are closely spaced.
    • Fake: Displays thinner and more spaced out letters.
  2. LHG/APE/CLU/EVN Print:
    • Note: All inscriptions can appear on both authentic and fake pairs, but you should assess the quality of printing, looking for signs like ink blotting and fuzzy lines.
  3. adidas ®:
    • Authentic: The text appears thicker and well-defined.
    • Fake: The text is noticeably thinner.
  4. Hashtag and Numbers:
    • Authentic: Numbers are smaller and thinner.
    • Fake: Numbers are overly thick and large.
  5. Date of Manufacturing (e.g., 12/20):
    • Authentic: The date text is thicker and well-printed.
    • Fake: The date text is too thin and poorly printed.
  6. US UK FR JPN CHN Text:
    • Authentic: Letters are thicker and closely spaced.
    • Fake: Letters are thinner and spaced further apart.

3. Boost sole

3.1. Best fake

  • Authentic: Pellets appear less sharp and are thinner.
  • Fake: Pellets are sharper and somewhat thicker.

3.2. Good fake

  • Authentic: Pellets have a randomized, crooked alignment, not sitting perfectly parallel with each other.
  • Fake: Pellets are too perfectly aligned and positioned, giving them an unnatural, mathematical appearance.

3.3. Lower fake

Here’s aother instance of a high-quality imitation of the Yeezy Ash Stone’s boost sole.

4. Lacing

  • Authentic: Left shoe’s left lace goes beneath the right lace, and on the right shoe, the right lace is under the left lace.
  • Fake: Laces are incorrectly attached, not following the authentic shoes’ pattern.

See this picture for a detailed explanation:

  • Authentic: Laces attached correctly, following a specific pattern.
  • Fake: Laces are “inverted” or improperly attached.

This only applies to unworn pairs with original laces.

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 label

  • US Version:
    • Authentic: Features three sizes: US (large print), UK, and F (both in smaller prints).
  • International Version:
    • Authentic: Displays sizes for six countries (US, UK, F, D, J, CHN), all in equal print.
  • US Version:
    • Authentic: Serial number ends with V02 or V03.
    • Fake: Any deviation from this pattern.
  • International Version:
    • Authentic: Serial number ends with V10.
    • Fake: Any deviation from this pattern.

Any mismatch between the version and serial number end = 100% Fake.

For instance, a US version ending with V10 is incorrect.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box is curvier and its front tip is further away from the ground.
  • Fake: Toe box is less curvy and its front edge is too close to the ground.

7. Tongue

  • Authentic: The opening of the tongue is narrower, not as wide and large.
  • Fake: Tongue is too wide and shaped somewhat like a ramp.

Checklist for those short on time

Use this list to legit check your Adidas x Yeezy 350 V2 V2 Ash Stone:

  1. Scan the barcode on your Yeezys. If the results do not match the model, colorway, and size of your sneakers, it is likely a fake pair.
  2. Examine the size tag inside each of your Yeezy pairs. Replica Ash Stone 350 V2s often have inscriptions that are either too thick or extremely thin.
  3. Inspect the boost sole of your Yeezys, as many fake pairs have poorly detailed boost sole pellets.
  4. Check how the laces are attached to your shoes, as replica pairs often have inverted laces.
  5. Verify the inscription on the box label of your Yeezy 350 V2s. In some cases, fake pairs have incorrect “V10,” “V02,” or “V03” inscriptions based on their region.
  6. Examine the toe box of your shoes, as many replica Yeezy pairs have a thicker and less curvy toe box.
  7. Inspect the opening of the tongue on your Yeezys, as replica pairs tend to have a narrower tongue opening compared to authentic pairs.

Expert Yeezy Ash Stone authentication

  • Sennd us high-quality pictures of your Yeezy Ash Stone.
  • We will respond with the results within 24 to 48 hours.

Our results will also include a report explaining why we believe your sneakers are either fake or authentic.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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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