If you are looking to expand your collection of sneakers and you were hoping for something a bit edgy from the Yeezy-Adidas line, then you might be interested in the Oreo colorway.
The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo which dropped in December 2016 comes in the regular Yeezy Boost 350 V2 silhouette with a Black Primeknit upper, a white stripe with the signature SPLY 350 branding and a translucent rubber black sole.
We have created this Ultimate Guide to the Fake vs Real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo Comparison embedded with images to help you identify a fake Yeezy V2 Oreo. This 11-step legit check guide will take you through the ways you can differentiate a replica from the real Yeezy Oreo.
The quickest way to check for authenticity on your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo is by inspecting the size tag and the box label of the sneakers.
The size tag typically features several inconsistencies owing to the poor quality of print that can help you tell if the sneakers are real or not.
The box label displays the country size code and serial numbers which may have inconsistencies that don’t correspond with the version of the sneakers. If you spot any of these inconsistencies on your sneakers, then you are likely dealing with the fake Yeezy Oreo.
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.
At the end of this guide, you will find a quick 11 step fast check solution on how to identify a fake pair of Yeezy V2 Oreo. Now, let’s proceed to the authentication steps you will need to take to differentiate between the fake and original sneakers.
First off, you will need to scan the barcode on the box label of your sneakers. 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 need to scan the barcode of your sneakers, we highly recommend using the Legit Check App.
The Legit Check App runs your unique barcode against the barcode of other Yeezy sneakers online.
The results of the barcode scan should give specific information about the sneakers that were scanned. For the Oreo colorway, this information should cover:
Firstly, you will need to download and install the Legit Check App. Then, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode of your Yeezy Oreo.
The app will display results from Google from where you will look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your sneakers.
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.
Please note that an authentic box doesn’t necessarily mean an authentic pair of sneakers as there is the possibility that the real sneakers could have been exchanged for the fake ones in the box.
A lot of fake manufacturers do this to give the impression of an authentic product.
On the other hand, if the results for your barcode scan look like the second image below, where the results do not match the size and colorway of your V2 Oreo, then you are most likely dealing with a fake pair.
Please note that only a size and colorway combination that matches the unique size and colorway of your sneakers is a tell of authenticity.
Remember, even if one of the size or colorway matches but not both, then your box is a fake nonetheless.
For the full story on how to scan the barcode on the box or your V2 Oreo for authenticity, read our article here.
From fuzzy lines to ink blotting, the size tag of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo spots 11 inconsistencies in total which can help you determine the authenticity of your sneakers.
It is important to understand that the size tags of each colorway in the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 line have its misprints and as such, what constitutes an inconsistency on the size tags differ from colorway to colorway.
That said, below are the inconsistencies to look out for in the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo.
On the first row of the label is the Made In China print which indicates the country where the sneakers were manufactured.
Here, you will notice that on the fake size tag, the text is not as sharply printed compared to the well-defined characters on the authentic size tag.
Also, you will notice that the spacing between the characters on the fake pair is not even whereas, the letters on the original label are evenly spaced out.
This is the country indicator row. The first thing you will notice here is that on the authentic pair, the text is placed in the center 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 in 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.
This row displays the size of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo sneakers according to their respective countries as printed in the second row.
On this row, the numbers appear to be significantly thinner on the fake then 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 Yeezy Oreo.
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 as a result of ink blotting which can be attributed to the lower quality of equipment used by fake manufacturers in printing.
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 as a result of ink pooling, a sign of poor print quality on fakes.
You will find this text at the bottom left-hand corner of the size tag. On closer inspection, you will see that the text is spaced out differently on the authentic label while also being significantly thicker than it appears on the fakes.
This refers to the serial number on the last row of the size tag. Pay attention to how the numbers are smaller than the letters on both authentic and fake tags.
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.
Here, you will notice that 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.
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.
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.
Going back to the third row of the size print, we would like to emphasize yet another inconsistency on this row which is the spacing.
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.
For the third step of the authentication process, you will Inspect the box label of your sneakers.
Now, all sneakers released as part of the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration are in two versions – the US and international versions.
The US release of the Yeezy Boost V2 Oreo features three country sizes – US, UK, and F. Here, the US size is in large print while the UK and F (France) sizes in smaller prints below it.
For the international version, you will find 6 country sizes – US, UK, F, D, J and CHN on the box label.
Unlike the US version, all 6 sizes are given equal priority and are displayed in equal prints 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 come 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.
As seen in the image below, 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.
For the full story of how to spot the fake box of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo, read this article.
About the lacing pattern of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo, the important thing you should know here is that all sneakers in the Adidas-Yeezy collection have one unique lacing style.
This lacing style simply follows a pattern where the right lace goes under the left lace in the right shoe and 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.
For this step, you will have to flip your sneakers over to the back to inspect the boost in the sole.
On the real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 V2 Oreo, the boost sole is bubbly, however, if you have a fake, you will notice that there is almost no bubbliness to the boost of the sneakers.
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.
Also, while the striped circles on the authentic pair are randomly generated, their appearance seems more mathematical and structured on the fake.
You will notice a difference in the structure of the toe box on the fake pair and the original Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo.
On the fake Yeezy Oreo, the toe box is significantly bulkier than it is on the authentic pair.
This difference in structure can be attributed to the lower quality factory equipment used by fake manufacturers in the production of the sneakers as well as their poor attention to detail.
Thus, 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 of your sneakers, 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.
First off, you need to know that every sneaker in the Yeezy Boost 350 has a unique silhouette and if your sneakers have a different shape from this unique one, then it is likely because they were not manufactured by Adidas.
As shown in the image below, 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.
Inscribed on the white stripe of the sneakers is the signature SPLY 350 branding of the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration.
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.
Whereas 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.
This discrepancy on the fake pair stems from the lack of precision in the lower quality equipment fake manufacturers use.
For this step, you will have to first of all flip the shoe to the rear side. 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.
So when you want to inspect the middle stitching of your sneakers, 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.
We consider the middle stitching to be a reliable indicator of authenticity in the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo as it can be observed with the naked eye.
Below are a few inconsistencies we spotted on the insole of the Yeezy V2 Oreo which can help you identify a fake pair of sneakers.
On the rear of the insole is the Adidas Trefoil logo. Here, you will notice some inconsistencies in the Adidas Trefoil logo and the outline of the logo.
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.
Here, you will notice that 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.
You might find this fake vs real comparison difficult unless you have both the authentic and fake pair side by side.
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.
Performing the 11 detailed steps outlined above might be time demanding and impractical when having a face to face meeting or when buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo online.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 11 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or the real deal.
If you need help with the authentication of your Yeezy Boost V2 Oreo, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us high quality pictures of your V2 Oreo 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.
That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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