Wondering how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice? Afraid of getting a fake pair of V2s?
If so, then you are in the right place, as we’ve compiled this guide that will show you everything there is to know when it comes to easily spotting fake Yeezy Mono Ice sneakers.
In fact, you’ll see a few steps that highlight the best, yet the easiest ways to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Mono Ice sneakers, and by the end of the guide, you are hopefully going to easily know how to authenticate the Mono Ice 350 V2s.
With each step of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Mono Ice, you will see a few reference real vs fake Yeezy 350 V2 Mono Ice images, and with the help of these, the flaws on the fake shoes will more visible, as well as the counterparts of the real shoes.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice is the size tag, as that fabric inside the fake shoes never has the right font-weight for their inscriptions. On the other hand, you’ll always see the real Yeezy Mono Ice pairs with the correct thickness for all of their characters, as these tags are made with such high care that they never really vary within the real pairs.
The first step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice sneakers will have us looking at the barcodes.
The barcode of your Yeezy Mono Ice sneakers can be found both on the box’s label, as well as on the extra white label that comes with the shoes from the factory.
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 Mono Ice’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 step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice sneakers, we are now going to look at the fake vs real Yeezy Mono Ice pairs for their size tags.
As we’ve mentioned at the top of the guide, we like to believe that the size tag is the very best way to tell a fake pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice sneakers, we recommend that you always check this side of the shoes when you have to legit check the Mono Ice V2s.
You can see quite a few flaws n the fake Yeezys in the image above, and in order to not mix up any information, let’s explain each flaw on the fake shoes individually.
1 – The “MADE IN VIETNAM” text
The first flaw is about the “MADE IN VIETNAM” text, and looking at the fake shoes, you can see how this text is too thick.
On the other hand, the sae inscription within the legit shoes looks thinner than the fake one.
2 – The date of manufacturing the shoes
The second inscription which is flawed on the fake Yeezys is the one which tells us the month and the year in which the Yeezys were manufactured – this may differ from a pair to another.
Looking at the fake vs real Yeezy Mono Ice comparison picture above, you can see how the fake pair’s “02/21” text looks too thick and too big, and looking at the real one, you can observe how it is thinner and smaller.
3 – The “adidas ®” text
The third flawed text on the fake Yeezys is the “adidas ®” text, and on the fake shoes, this inscription is too thin.
Going back to the genuine Yeezy 350 V2 Mono Ice shoes, you can observe how their text looks thicker and how it is bulkier than the fake one.
4 – The APH/LHG/APE/CLU/EVN print
Please note that APH, 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 Ice 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
For the fifth and the last flaw that we’ve spotted on the fake Yeezy’s size tag, we’ll talk about the fake vs real Yeezy Mono Ice pairs for their “US UK FR JP CHN” text.
The fake pair’s size tag has the “US UK FR JP CHN” text looking too thin, and since the letters are too thin, they are automatically placed too far away from each other.
On the other hand, the real pair’s size tag has its “US UK FR JP CHN” text thicker, and at the same time, the letters on the real tag are placed closer to each other.
Proceeding to the third way of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Mono Ice shoes, we are going to flip the real vs fake Yezy Mono Ice pairs upside down.
Here, we want to check the boost sole’s triangle that’s found at the bottom side of the soles.
In the image with the real vs replica Yeezy Mono Ice sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their pellets on the boost sole mathematically positioned, when they should be randomised.
You may ask what that means, and well, it means that the fake pellets are placed in a specific pattern so that they’d be almost perfectly parallel.
Looking at the authentic pair’s pellets, you can see how these are randomly positioned, since they’re not placed in any specific pattern.
In the picture above, you can see another example of a top-quality version of the fake Yeezy Mono Ice boost sole.
The genuine Mono Ice Yeezy Boost 350 V2s must have their laces added to the shoes in a specific manner one they come outside the factory.
In most of the cases, the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 sneakers in all colourways miss the correct pattern, as they often tend to have their laces “inverted”, as we call this flaw.
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake 350 V2s have their laces in the wrong manner.
Here’s how the laces should be like on the authentic Yeezys:
If that wasn’t so clear, no worries – we’ve got you covered with this real vs fake Yeezy Mono Ice comparison image below that explains this better.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy boost 350 V2 Mono Ice 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 Mono Ice Stone sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Mono Ice 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 forward to the sixth way on how to spot a fake pair of Yeezy Mono Ice, we’ll hop back inside the shoes, where we need to check the insole and its text.
As pretty much every other 350 V2, the Mono Ice Yeezys have the Adidas text and the trefoil, as well as the “YEEZY” text printed there.
The picture with the fake vs authentic Yeezy Mono Ice sneakers above shows you how the fake pair’s text is at the wrong thickness.
In fact, the fake pair’s “adidas” text, as well as the trefoil logo of the brand and the “YEEZY” text are too thick, while the real pair has these same prints thinner.
For the seventh method of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice shoes, we are going to quickly check the middle stitching.
We call the middle stitching these threads that connect the left and the right upper sides of the shoes, as in the middle of the shoes, there’s a gap of threads.
Looking at the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s middle stitching looks too thick, as this look is given by the because the threads are fit too deep inside the shoes.
On the other hand, the authentic 350 V2s have the same middle stitching threads looking thinner because they were fit less deep into the shoes.
This step is mostly applying to the unworn pair of 350 V2s, as well as to those that were lightly worn.
We’re saying this because the colour of the midsole changes once the shoes were worn, and since this is going to be related to the yellowing of the soles, this will become an irrelevant step when it comes to legit check worn pairs of Mono Ice 350 V2s.
In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s having its sole too yellow.
The shade of the midsole is supposed to be different, as the real shoes actually have a white midsole, instead of the yellower fake one.
Proceeding to the eight method of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy 350 V2 Moo Ice pairs, we’re now going to speak about the toe boxes of these shoes.
The image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Mono ice shoes above shows you how the fake pair’s toe box is way too curvy up to its front tip.
On the other hand, the real shoes have their toe box less curvy, as it is flatter than the fake one.
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 Ice.
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 Ice.
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 Ice 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