The best way to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Oreo is to inspect the size tag. This label typically features several inconsistencies owing to the poor quality of print that can help you tell if the sneakers are real or not.
If you’re wondering how to tell fake Yeezy Oreo, you’re in the right place. We’ll teach you just that!
The Yeezy Oreo is one of the most loved 350 V2 colorways, and it’s been sought-after ever since its release in December 2016.
If you are looking to expand your collection of sneakers and you were hoping for something from the Adidas Yeezy line, then you might be interested in the Oreo colorway.
You can tell a fake Yeezy 350 V2 Oreo by checking the size tag. A fake pair always has thicker inscriptions compared to those on the authentic examples. A real size tag is always flawless!
The size tag and box label are not the only indicators of authenticity on the Yeezy Oreo. We spotted 11 indicators that can help you confirm the authenticity status of your sneakers.
In this article, we have explained all 11 indicators along with images to help you identify replicas of the original when you see it.
1. Barcode scan
The barcode is highly regarded as a tell of authenticity primarily because most fake manufacturers are more interested in trying to duplicate the exact design of the sneakers with very little attention put into duplicating the barcode.
As such, the barcode often has some discrepancies that can help you tell a replica from the original Yeezy V2 Oreo.
When you require the scanning of your sneakers’ barcode, we highly recommend making use of the Legit Check App.
The Legit Check App compares your unique barcode against those of other Yeezy sneakers available online.
The results of the barcode scan will provide specific information about the scanned sneakers. For the Oreo colorway, this information should include:
Colorway – Oreo (BY1604)
Style – 350 V2
Size (US) – From 5 to 14
1.1. How to scan it
Download the Legit Check App.
Tap on the barcode icon (top-right corner).
Put your phone/tablet in front of the barcode.
Wait a couple of seconds.
Analyze the results shown on Google for your 350 V2 Oreo barcode.
The app will display results from Google from where you will look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your sneakers.
1.2. Authentic results
Now, if the Google result page shows lots of confirmation for your sneakers with the perfect size and colorway combination as in the picture below, then you can be certain the box you have is authentic.
Kindly be aware that a genuine box doesn’t always guarantee authentic sneakers, as it’s possible that legitimate sneakers could have been swapped for counterfeit ones within the box.
1.3. Fake results
Conversely, if your barcode scan produces results resembling the second image shown below, where the indicated details do not correspond to the size and colorway of your V2 Oreo, it is probable that you are encountering a fake pair.
Be aware that the authenticity of your sneakers is determined solely by a size and colorway combination that precisely corresponds to the unique specifications of your sneakers.
Keep in mind, if only one aspect, either the size or colorway, aligns but not both, the box is still considered counterfeit.
That said, below are the inconsistencies to look out for in the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo.
2.1. Made in China
The counterfeit size tag has less clear printing than the distinct characters on the genuine tag.
Furthermore, you’ll observe uneven spacing between the characters on the fake pair, while the letters on the real label are evenly spaced.
2.2. US UK FR JP CHN
On the authentic pair, the text is placed in the centre of the row with equal spaces between the two lines bounding the text.
On the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo, the text is placed closer to the bottom.
Overall, the text is thicker on the authentic label, whereas the letters on the fake are slightly thinner.
Pay attention to the displacement of the R in FR as well as the uneven spacing between the letters in the fake size tag.
2.3. Size number
On this row, the numbers appear to be significantly thinner on the fake than they are on the original size tag.
You will also notice how the ½ character is weirdly printed as opposed to being well aligned with the rest of the numbers on the row.
This is a clear confirmation of a replica pair of Yeezy Oreos.
Here, you can see that while all the letters are singly printed on the real size tag with none touching the other, on the fake size tag, the L & E and the Â & L are joint.
Also, the M in both MALE and MÂLE are misprinted as well on the fake.
These inconsistencies in the fake size tag inscription are a result of ink blotting which can be attributed to the lower quality of equipment used by fake manufacturers in printing.
2.5. Copyright ®
On the authentic size tag, you will notice that the ® character is well spaced out from the Adidas text.
However, this is not the case for the fake size tag where the ® character is sitting on top of the “s” in “Adidas”.
This is a result of ink pooling, a sign of poor print quality on fakes.
2.6. Adidas logo
The text is spaced out differently on the authentic label while also being significantly thicker than it appears on the fakes.
2.7. Serial number
You will notice that on the fake size tag, the “3” in “93” is however lower than it’s supposed to be.
In addition to that, the text here is bolder on the fake as opposed to the thinner and better-defined characters in the original size tag.
2.8. Hashtag #
There is more space between letters on the fake size tag compared to the more compact characters on the authentic size tag.
Also, note how there is less negative space in the middle of the # character on the size tag of the replica.
2.9. ART number
The general lower-quality printing on this row creates inconsistencies that betray the fake.
Watch out for ink blotting, ink pooling and other discrepancies which can be attributed to the lower quality of equipment used in the printing of the fake size tags.
2.10. APE Factory
Here, you will notice the overall poor print quality in the text.
This is especially evident in the P which is almost illegible on fake, compared to the visible letter P on the authentic pair.
There is too much space between the characters on the fake size tag and you will also notice the poor alignment and arrangement of the characters here as well.
3. Box label
All sneakers released as part of the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration are in two versions – the US and international versions:
The Yeezy Boost V2 Oreo’s US release includes three country sizes: US, UK, and F (France).
The US size is prominently printed, with the UK and F sizes in smaller print below it.
In the international version, the box label presents 6 country sizes: US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN.
Unlike the US version, all six sizes are equally emphasized and displayed in uniform print on the box label.
Now, on the bottom left-hand corner of the label, you will find the serial number of your sneakers. This is where the essence of the country versions comes into play.
US versions are meant to have serial numbers that end with either a V02 or V03 while international (Canadian/European) versions are meant to have serial numbers that end with only a V10.
The authentic box is a US release and as expected, its serial number ends with a V02. On the fake box label, which is also a US release, the serial number ends with a V10 as opposed to a V02 or V03.
If you notice this inconsistency on your box label, then you have most definitely been scammed out of your money because you certainly do not have the original Adidas-manufactured sneakers.
This authentic Yeezy Oreo lacing style simply follows a pattern:
The right lace goes under the left lace in the right shoe.
The left lace goes under the right lace in the left shoe.
Thus, if on unboxing your new sneakers you realize that it has a different lacing style from the one explained above, then it is most likely because it is a replica of the original.
Nonetheless, your sneakers could still be fake even if they were unboxed with the original lacing pattern in place.
This is because fake manufacturers might copy this lacing pattern on their fake sneakers.
Therefore, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
5.1. Best-quality replica
On the real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 V2 Oreo, the boost sole is bubbly.
If you have a fake, you will notice that there is almost no bubbliness to the boost of the sneakers.
5.2. Mid-quality replica
In addition to that, there is less differentiation between the boost pellets on the authentic boost, whereas the difference in the boost pellets is quite visible on the fakes.
5.3. Low-quality replica
While the striped circles on the authentic pair are randomly generated, their appearance seems more mathematical and structured on the fake.
6. Toe box
On the fake Yeezy Oreo, the toe box is significantly bulkier than it is on the authentic pair.
If your toe box seems slightly bigger than necessary, then, it might be that you have a fake in your hands.
Before you proceed with inspecting the opacity of the sole, please ensure that the area is bright enough for accurate results.
Here, as seen in the picture below, you will notice that while the sole on the authentic Yeezy Oreo is semi-translucent, the sole is significantly darker on the fakes, thus leaving a smaller window for light to pass through.
The opening of the sneakers is wider on fakes and the authentic pairs appear to have a different structure.
Also, the tongue on the authentic pair is more elongated than the tongue found on the fake Yeezy V2 Oreo.
Please, note that while the range of these differences will vary with size, there will still be present nonetheless.
On the fake sneakers, you will notice that the Y almost looks like a V due to the tail of the Y being too short.
On the authentic pair, the lettering in the inscription is as clear as it could be, so there’s technically little possibility of mistaking one character for another.
10. Middle stitching
We highly suggest paying attention to the middle stitching on the rear side as the inconsistencies are more visible on the rear than in front.
You will notice that on the fake Yeezy V2 Oreo, the middle stitching is significantly wider, whereas the stitching on the authentic pairs has a different structure and a higher stitching density.
Also, the threads used on the fake are noticeably thinner and as a result, the stitching is less dense.
The same stitching flaw can be observed on the front of the shoe but to a lesser degree.
As you can see, the text is thinner on the fake insole than it is on the real Yeezy Oreo.
Plus, there is more space between the “Adidas” text and the hexagonal pattern on the fake sneakers compared to the space on the original pair.
The same spacing flaw can be noticed in the outline surrounding the Adidas Trefoil logo.
The text is bolder on the fake and as a result of the thicker characters, there is less space between letters.
This can be seen in how the letters “a” and “s” touch each other.
Also, while the characters on the fakes have rounded edges, the authentic pair has well-defined characters with sharply printed corners.
This is particularly visible in the “i”.
A different spacing and font weight can be noticed on the YEEZY text as well, mostly visible on the Y and Z letters.
Also, pay attention to the Trefoil logo. You will notice that on the fake insole, the bottom of the logo has got rounded corners, whereas the authentic insole has letters with sharply-printed corners.
This comparison between fake and real versions might pose a challenge unless you have both authentic and fake pairs available for direct comparison.
For this reason, we suggest downloading our app, which offers well-structured information, including various fake vs real guides for streetwear items. This resource will allow you to quickly access visual comparisons whenever needed.
Shortlist: Quickly spot fake Yeezy Oreo
Utilize the Legit App Checker to scan the barcode of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo White.
Examine the Yeezy V2 Oreo size tag for printing quality inconsistencies.
Inspect the serial numbers and sizes on the box label.
Verify the correct lacing style, following the specified lace under the pattern.
Check the boost sole for bubbling on the V2 Oreo.
Ensure the toe box is not bulky or overly inflated.
The Yeezy Oreo sole should be slightly translucent, not opaque.
Confirm that the opening on the genuine Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo is not excessively wide.
Look for any irregularities in the SPLY 350 branding.
Pay close attention to the middle and rear stitching on the sneakers.
Examine the insole for discrepancies in the Adidas text and trefoil logo.
Executing the 11 detailed steps provided above could prove time-consuming and inconvenient, especially during in-person interactions or when making online purchases of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo.
To address this, we have assembled a quick 60-second solution for authenticating your sneakers.
Presented above are the top 11 indicators that can assist you in determining whether you possess a counterfeit or authentic pair of sneakers.
Expert Yeezy 350 V2 authentication
If you require assistance in authenticating your Yeezy Boost V2 Oreo, rest assured, we’re here to assist you.
Simply provide us with high-quality images of your V2 Oreo, and we will respond with the results within 24 to 48 hours, along with a detailed report explaining our determination of whether your sneakers are genuine or counterfeit.
This concludes our guide on distinguishing between real and fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo sneakers.
We will ensure to keep updating this article as more advanced and recent comparisons become available.
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Ch Daniel is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch, one of the world's leading companies in product authentications. Daniel's experience: 8+ years in the luxury industry, 7+ years in the authentication industry, 10+ years of business development. Currently, Daniel is overseeing the development of new products of Legit Check By Ch.