Are you searching for information on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural shoes? You don’t want to get scammed with a replica pair?
If so, then you are in the right place to do so, because just by reading our real vs fake Yeezy Natural authenticity check guide, you will easily know to easily authenticate one of these.
As some of you might now, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural sneakers are known as “Yeezy Abez” as well, since this was supposed to be their name in the first instance.
The Natural is yet another colourway of the classic Yeezy Boost 350 V2, which is pretty much the most loved Adidas x Kanye West “Yeezy” sneaker, and so, if you’d like to buy one of these, it’s important that you know how to authenticate the pair.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Yeezy boost 350 V2 Natural shoes is to look at the size tag inside each sneaker, because the replica Yeezy Natural items never have their inscriptions at the correct thickness as well as at the wrong placement, and the authentic Yeezy Natural pairs are always flawless. Another top-authenticity factor is the boost sole, so were recommend that you never skip the boost sole either.
To begin this guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural shoes, we are first going to look at the barcode on the box of the real vs fake Yeezy Natural pairs.
To be specific, we are going to look at the barcode, which we are going to look up on the Internet in just a few moments.
Now, let’s have a look at the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Naturals and their box label below, so as to properly talk about the barcode and its scan.
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 V2 Natural, 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 in on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy 350 V2 Natural.
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 Yeezy Boost V2 Natural.
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 Natural’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 Natural’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 V2 Natural for authenticity, read our article here.
Going to the second step of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural shoes, we are going to look at the size tag of the real vs fake Yeezy Natural pairs.
Just as we’ve mentioned when the post began, we consider the size tag as the most reliable way to spot fake Yeezy Natural shoes.
First of all, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Natural image linked right below, so as to easily visualise these flaws.
In the image with the authentic vs replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural sneakers above, we have pointed out a few flaws which we are now going to individually talk about.
1 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
As for the next inscription which we are going to look at, we have the different countries’ abbreviations in which the size of the shoes is mentioned.
Looking at the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Abez shoes, you can notice how their “US UK FR JP CHN” inscription is yet again too thick.
And, once again, the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural sneakers have their inscription on the size tag thinner Etna the one on the replica pair.
2 – The date of manufacturing’s print
Proceeding lower on the size tag in the middle-right side we have the date of manufacturing’s print.
This date which we are talking about highlights the month and the year in which the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural pair was manufactured in.
Starting with the fake Yeezy Natural pair, you can see how its “06/20” text is yet again too thick, and going to the genuine pair, it is visible again how its text is thinner.
3 – The appearance of the MALE/MÂLE text
Both the real and fake Yeezy Natural Abez 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 Natural pairs.
4 – The “adidas ®” inscription
The fourth flaw which we’ve spotted on the fake Yeezy Natural pair is quite an important one when we re talking about any Adidas x Kanye West “Yeezy” pair.
That is because the “adidas” text is supposed to have space between itself and the registered trademark “®” symbol next to it.
In fact, if we look at the fake pair’s size tag, you can see how its “adidas” text is placed too close to the “®” symbol, as these even make contact.
At the same time, another flaw visible within the same “adidas ®” inscription is that the fake pair has its text too thick this time too.
As you may know what we are going to say, the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural pair has its text thinner than the same inscription on the fake pair.
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 Natural 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 size of the shoes’ inscription
Going to the sixth flaw which we’ve spotted on the fake shoes, we now have to look at the line of text which indicates the size of the fake vs real Yeezy Natural pairs.
In most cases, the fake pairs will have this line of text too thick as well, and if we look in the real vs fake Yeezy Abez image above, you can see how the fake pair has its text too thick.
Back to the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural shoes, we can easily notice how the pair’s inscription is thinner than the fake pair’s text.
One other flaw which we’ve spotted on the fake shoes is the placement of the “1/2” text, as it is different from the legit pair’s placement.
If you look at the distance between the numbers “1” and “2” from the slash (“/“), you can see how the fake pair too little space in-between the characters.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Abez pair has its numbers in the “1/2” character with more space from the slash in the middle, rather than the fake pair’s too little space in-between.
7- The “MADE IN CHINA” text
Starting with the “MADE IN CHINA” inscription, you can notice in the real vs fake Yeezy Abez image above how the fake pair has its text looking really thick.
On the other hand, moving our eyes to the authentic Yeezy 350 V2 Natural shoes, we can easily notice how the “MADE IN CHINA” text is thinner than the one on the fake pair.
As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural sneakers, we are going to look at the authentic vs fake Yeezy 350 V2 Natural pairs for their boost sole.
So, flipping the real vs fake Yeezy Naturals upside-down, let’s have a look at the comparison picture below with the boost soles.
The boost sole of the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural pair appears to have its pellets improperly detailed.
First of all, the fake pellets are too small, too boxy and too thick, and the authentic pair has its pellets looking bigger and sharper than the ones on the fake pair.
At the same time, all of the pellets on the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural pair look like they are mathematically positioned, as they all have a pattern they follow, so as to be symmetrical.
Looking at the authentic Yeezy boost 350 V2 Natural sneakers, it is noticeable how their pellets are randomly positioned, without having any special pattern in which they are positioned.
Now, let’s also have look at another authentic vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Abez image so as to visualise another boost comparison.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Abez shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its pellets barely visible.
If we look at the genuine Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Abez sneakers, you can notice how their pellets are totally visible, as they are more defined than the replica ones.
Another flaw on the replica Yeezy Natural pair’s pellets is that they are placed once again in a mathematical pattern, whereas the legit shoes have their pellets’ positioning randomised.
Lastly, in the image above, we have highlighted another Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural boost sole example.
Going to the fourth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Abez Natural shoes, we are going to analyze the lacing pattern of the real vs fake Yeezy Natural items.
All of the authentic Adidas x Kanye West “Yeezy” sneakers that provide laces must have the aligned in a specific pattern.
To be clear, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural image linked below.
To put it shortly, from the wearer’s view, the lace from the side with the stripe is supposed to go under the lace that’s on the other side of the shoe.
If that wasn’t clear enough, we mean that the authentic shoes must have their lace from the exterior profile side to go under the one on the interior profile side.
To be sure that it is all understandable, let’s check the more detailed fake vs real Yeezy Natural image from below.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy boost 350 V2 Natural shoes above, you can see how the authentic pair follows the right pattern mentioned above.
On the other hand, the fake Yeezy Natural shoes have their laces improperly attached – we call this flaw the “inverted laces”, where the laces are not attached correctly.
Bear in mind that this flaw applies only to the deadstock pairs (unworn, in the factory condition) and to the pairs where we are 100% certain that they didn’t have their laces swapped.
Lastly, in the image above, we have highlighted how the authentic classic Yeezy Natural laces should come – in the cardboard packaging.
That is because as you may know, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural shoes come with the already-knotted with the plastic piece laces, but they also come with the classic ones in the cardboard highlighted above.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.
The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
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As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Natural 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.
Proceeding to the sixth step of the guide on how to authenticate Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural sneakers, we are going to have a look at the shape of the real vs fake Natural Yeezys.
What we are going to precisely analyse is the shape at the tongue of the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Naturals.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural shoes above, we have noticed ow the fake pair has its tongue’s opening looking too straight.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Natural sneakers have their opening on the tongue looking curvier than the fake pair’s opening.
Moving to the seventh method on how to spot fake Yeezy Natural shoes, we are now going to turn the lights off, and have the flashlight on so as to reveal the 3M reflective material.
In most cases, the counterfeit Yeezy Natural pairs have their 3M reflective material shining too little when compared to the authentic pairs’ material.
So as to see how the toe box of the fake Yeezy Natural pairs commonly looks like, let’s just quickly analyze the image below with the fake vs real Yeezy Natural pairs.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Natural shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their 3M reflective material shining too rich in terms of quality.
Looking at the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural shoes, you can see how their material shines in a more gentle way, as it doesn’t over-shine, just like on the fake pair, where the material is shining too bright.
As for the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural sneakers, we are going to look at the fake vs real Yeezy Natural items for their stitching on the middle side.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Natural Abez image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their stitching too thin and too boxy.
Looking at the authentic Yeezy Natural 350 V2s, you can see how their middle stitching is thicker and narrower than the one on the fake Yeezys.
For the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Natural 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.
In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy boost 350 V2 Naturals above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their inscriptions looking too thin.
Starting with the “adidas” text and ending with the “YEEZY” print, you can notice how the replica pair has its letters at which we’ve pointed out in the fake vs real Yeezy Natural image above looking too thin.
At the same time, the fake shoes’ smallest foil in the classic Adidas 3-Foil logo looking too small, curvy and bulky when compared to the legit shoes’ foil, which is bigger, thinner and sharper.
The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy V2 Natural. 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 Natural.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Natural.
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 Natural 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