How To Spot Real Vs Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay

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Trying to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay sneakers? Don’t want to get scammed with fake Mono Clay 350 V2s?

If so, then we’ve got you covered with this fake vs real Yeezy Mono Clay guide, as all of the information about spotting fake Mono Clay 350 V2s is compiled right here.

Only by reading this fake vs real Yeezy Clay sneakers, you are going to learn the best, yet the easiest ways to legit check this colourway of the 350 V2 Yeezys.

The fastest way to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay is the size tag, as the fake Yeezys never have their text on the size tag at the correct font-weight and kerning in-between the letters, while the genuine 350 V2 pairs are always flawless when it comes to the size tag. Keep in mind that the boost sole is yet another very reliable way to spot fake Yeezys, because the fake pairs tend to have their pellets badly detailed, unlike the real ones which never have any flaws.

How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay

Step 1: Real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay size tag

As we’ve mentioned before, the size tag is what we consider the no. 1 authenticity factor when we’re talking about the Mono Clay Yeezys, because these little labels are never properly replicated by the fake Yeezy manufacturers.

In order to easily recognise the flaws on the fake 350 V2s, let’s have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Mono Clay comparison below, and right after that, we’ll explain the flaw on the fake shoes, as well as the real pair’s details.

real vs replica yeezy mono clay

The picture with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay sneakers above show you how the fake pair has five flaws when it comes to the size tag.

1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” print

The first line of text on the size tag is also the first one that is flawed on the fake Yeezys, and that is because it is too thin, while the same text seen on the real Yeezys is thicker and more defined.

2 – The date of manufacturing’s text

The second inscription that is flawed on the fake Yeezys is the one that tells us the month and the year in which the 350 V2 Mono Clays were manufactured.

Looking at the fake Yeezy Mono Clays, you can see how they have their text looking too thin once again, while the authentic Yeezys have their text thicker here as well.

3 – The appearance of the MALE/MÂLE text 

Both the real and fake Yeezy 350 V2 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 Mono Clay pairs.

4 – 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 Mono Clay 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.

5 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” inscription

Lastly, you can see how the fake pair’s “US UK FR JP CHN” text looks too thick, while the real Yeezys have their text thinner.

Step 2: Inspect the boost sole on your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay

Going to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Mono Clay, we are now going to talk about the boost soles on the real vs fake Yeezy Mono Clay pairs.

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In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Mono Clay boost soles above, you can see how the fake pair has its pellets on the boost sole being mathematically orientated and positioned.

By that, we mean that all of the pellets are positioned straightly and parallel with each other, therefore having this “mathematical” pattern.

On the other hand, the real Yeezys have their pellets more “randomised”, as the genuine pellets are placed chaotically when compared to the fake ones.

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The image with the fake vs authentic Mono Clay 350 V2 Yeezys above shows you two flaws: first of all, the mathematically positioned pellets that we previously spoke about, and then, the sharpness of the pellets.

You can notice how the fake pair has its pellets looking too sharp, while the real Yeezys have their pellets smoother and more alike to the background foam of the boost sole.

real vs fake yeezy mono clay

Lastly, in the image above, we have highlighted a third version of the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay’s boost sole, where you can see how both of the flaws which we’ve previously listed are present here as well.

Step 3: Examine the lacing style of your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay

Moving forward to the third method of the guide on how to legit check Mono Clay Yeezys, we now want to talk about the lacing style of the 350 V2s.

As always, let’s take a bit of time to have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Mono Clay comparison image, and right after that, we’ll explain what happens in it.

how to spot fake yeezy mono clay

All of the retail Yeezys that come out of the legitimate Adidas factories musth ave a specific pattern for their laces, and unless the laces were not swapped or replaced in the right manner, this is how they should be like:

  • On the left shoe: the lace which comes from the left side of the shoe must go beneath the one from the right side
  • On the right shoe: the lace which comes from the right side must go beneath the one from the left side

You can see how the fake pair in the image above is the left shoe and how the left side’s lace goes above the right one, when it should go below it.

On the other hand, observing the genuine Mono Clay 350 V2s, you can see how they have their laces correctly attached: there we have the left shoe with the left lace going below the right one.

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Basically, if you see any Yeezys with all of their tags on and in the condition which is certainly the same one from the factory having their laces the other way around, then you are definitely looking at a fake pair.

Step 4: Fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay box label

As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Mono Clay 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.

Yeezy Clay Box 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.

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.

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Step 5: Check the toe box of your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay

Moving to the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Mono Clay 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 Mono Clay 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.

how to spot fake yeezy clay mono

The picture with the fake vs real Yeezy Mono Clay sneakers above shoes shows you how the fake par’s toe box is too curvy, as it lifts up too soon.

Looking at the genuine 350 V2s, you can see how they have their toe box less curvy, as it is closer to the ground than the fake pair’s toe box.

Step 6: Have a look at the middle stitching on your Yeezy Mono Clay pair

For the sixth way of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay sneakers, we now have to talk about the middle stitching on the front side of the shoes.

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This picture with the real vs fake Yeezy Mono Clay shoes pictures how the fake pair has its stitching too deep, as the threads are visibly more into the shoes rather than the real ones.

Speaking of which, the real shoes have their middle stitching looking thinner thanks to the fact that their stitches are fit less deep into the fabric.

Step 7: Inspect the opacity of the midsole on the back of your 350 V2s

Reaching the seventh and also the last way of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Mono Clay shoes, we are going to flip the real vs fake Yeezy mono Clay pairs to their rear side.

There we are going to have a look at the opacity of the midsoles.

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In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay pairs above you can observe how the fake pair’s sole is too little opaque, as the boost material is revealed too little.

On the other hand, the authentic Mono Clay V2s have their boost material more visible than the fake one, as the real midsole is more transparent than the replica midsole.

How can I spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Clay in 60 seconds?

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 Mono Clay.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Mono Clay.

  1. Check the size tag inside each of your Yeezy pairs. The replica Mono Clay 350 V2s commonly have their inscriptions too thick or really thin
  2. Verify the boost sole of your Yeezys, because most of the fake Yeezys have their boost sole’s pellets improperly detailed
  3. Look at the way that the laces are attached to your shoes, because the replica pairs usually tend to have their laces inverted
  4. Inspect the inscription on the box label of your Yeezy 350 V2s. In some cases, the fake pairs have their “V10”, “V02” or “V03” inscription wrong according to their region
  5. Check the toe box of your shoes, as most of the replica Yeezy pairs have their toe box too curvy
  6. Closely look at the middle stitching your Yeezys. Usually, the fake pairs have their middle stitching fit too deep inside the fabric
  7. Examine the opacity of the midsole on the back of your Mono Clay V2s, as the fake pairs tend to have their boost material revealed too little

Where can I get my Yeezy Mono Clay authenticated? The Adidas Yeezy legit check service

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 Mono Clay 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.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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