Last Updated on January 1, 2021 by Ch David
Wondering how to spot fake vs real Yeezy Synth Reflective and Non-Reflective?
If you don’t mind adding another stylish pair of Yeezys to your rotation, then you should go for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth.
Whether you are a sneakerhead or not, you want to ensure that when buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth, you know whether you are looking at an authentic or a fake Yeezy Synth pair.
That is why we have created this Ultimate Guide to the Fake vs Real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth Comparison embedded with images that will help you identify and differentiate a fake sneaker from the authentic ones.
This 10-step legit check guide will show you the best ways you can spot a replica of the V2 Synth.
The quickest way to check for authenticity on your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth is by inspecting the size tag and the box label of the sneakers.
The fake size tag features many inconsistencies while the box label may display an incorrect size code that doesn’t match the version of your sneakers.
Once you spot any one of these inconsistencies, then it is very like you are dealing with a replica.
Although the size tag and the box label are the two main indicators of authenticity that you would find on the V2 Synth, they are not the only indicators present on the sneakers.
That is why we have created this comparison guide, featuring 10 indicators embedded with images to help you identify how authentic your sneakers are.
At the bottom of this detailed real vs fake Yeezy Synth guide, you will find a quick 10 step fast check solution to identifying a fake pair of Yeezy Boost V2 Synth.
So let’s proceed to the steps to take when authenticating your sneakers to ensure you do not end up with a replica of the original sneakers.
When fake manufacturers try to replicate the Yeezy V2 Synth, they are typically more focused on recreating the design of the sneakers with almost little to no attention paid to elements like the barcode.
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 Synth, 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:
Download and install the Legit Check App on your phone.
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 Synth.
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 Synth.
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.
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.
On the other hand, if the results do not show confirmation points that match the size-colorway combination, as shown in the picture below, then you probably have a fake in your hands.
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 Synth for authenticity, read our article here.
The size tag, although considerably small in size features many discrepancies that can serve as indicators of the authenticity status of the V2 Synth.
Nonetheless, it is necessary to understand that different colorways in the Yeezy Boost V2 line have different misprints on their size tag and what is considered an inconsistency on the Synth colourway may not necessarily be considered as one of the Sesame, Butter, Cream or other colorways in the Yeezy-Adidas collection.
1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” text
There are fuzzy lines on the counterfeit Yeezy V2 Synth, as the font is taller and slightly thinner on authentic, while on the replica, it is exactly the opposite.
2 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
As you can see in the real vs fake Yeezy Synth images above, the font is thicker on fake sneakers, and the surrounding lines are also a lot thicker on the fake shoes.
3 – The “APE” text
In the “APE” text, the letters “A” and “P” are touching on the fake Synth Yeezys, as a consequence of a thicker font, and on the legit shoes, these don’t touch.
As a fact, “APE” is the name of the factory where the authentic Yeezys have been manufactured.
4 – The Copyright “®” character
A very important spot to check, the “®” is touching “adidas” text. This is an instant callout for a fake pair of Yeezys. Besides, there is also a different spacing between the “adidas®” and the square above from the real vs fake Yeezy Synth pairs.
5 – Size text
As you can see in the image above, the “⅔” character has weird spacing (ironically) on the authentic sneakers, and on the replica Yeezys, there is no space between the characters
6 – The “CHN” text
Even though we said about this row of text above, there had to be said in particular about the “CHN” text. In fact, the counterfeit Yeezys have their “CHN” text looking a lot thinner because of the fuzzier lines than the ones on the legit sneakers.
7 – The production date number
The number before the slash represents the month in which the sneakers have been manufactured, and the numbers on the right side of the slash stand for the year of production.
In this case, we’ve got “05/19” for both the real and the fake Yeezy V2 Synth pairs
Most of the time, the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth pairs will have a lot more space between the slash and the numbers.
8 – The “MALE/MALE” text
If the “MALE/MALE” text is missing on your sneakers’ size tag, there’s nothing to worry about. We won’t base our guide on whether this line appears or not
9 – The “ART” text
As you can see, the font seems used on the fake Yeezy V2 Synth pair, since the “ART” or “FU” printings are taller on the authentic sneakers.
10 – The bottom second last line of text
Again, the thinner font on the authentic Yeezys is visible, while on the fake pair, the text looks a lot bolder and thicker. There are a lot of inconsistencies on the fake Yeezys (fuzzy lines)
11 – The last row of text on the size tag
The letters are bolder and misaligned on the fake Yeezy Synth sneakers, while on the legit pair, it’s exactly the opposite.
Next, you will proceed to inspect the box label of your V2 Synth. On the box label, there are two main confirmation points you should look out for; the country size code and the serial number. So how does this work?
Now, it is important to understand that the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration releases its sneakers in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version displays three-country sizes on the box label – US, UK and F. Here, the US size is in large print, while the other two sizes featured under the US size and in smaller prints.
The international version of the V2 Synth, on the other hand, features 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and every one of them is in equal prints on the label.
On the bottom right-hand corner of the box label is the serial number. If the pair is a US release, then the serial number is going to end with a V02 or V03. But for international (Canadian/European) releases, the serial number will end with a V10.
As seen in the image below, in the authentic international version featuring 6 sizes, the serial number ends with a V10. However, on the fake box label which is a US version, the serial number ends with a V10, as opposed to a V02 or V03.
Please note that if you notice any deviation from this pattern, then you are without a doubt looking at a fake V2 Synth.
Next, you will need to inspect the lacing pattern of your Synth V2. Please note that every sneaker released by Adidas as part of the Yeezy-Adidas collection all come with one particular lacing style.
This lacing style follows a simple pattern; the left lace goes under the right lace in the left shoe and the right lace goes under the left lace in the right shoe.
If your lacing style does not correspond with this pattern when you first unbox your sneakers, then you certainly have a fake product in your hands.
However, it is important to understand that following the correct lacing pattern does not always mean the sneakers is authentic either.
This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to lace their sneakers to mimic the authentic pattern although it is a replica.
Thus, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
For the fifth step of the real vs fake Yeezy Synth authentication process, you will inspect the boost sole of your sneakers.
The top indicator of authenticity here is the bubbliness of the boost sole. If the boost of your sneakers seems slightly rigid, then it could be that you have a fake.
Also, you will notice that there is less differentiation between the boost pellets on the authentic Yeezy Boost V2 Synth and the striped circles are better defined.
While the striped circles appear to be randomly generated to the genuine sneakers, on the fakes you will notice a mathematical pattern to the circles.
The shape of your sneakers is a reliable tell of its authenticity whenever you want to differentiate a fake Yeezy Synth from the real one.
Every colorway in the Yeezy Boost V2 collection comes in one unique silhouette and any slight deviation from the shape might be all you need to tell if it is a replica or not.
On the replica of the V2 Synth pair, you will notice that the shoe’s opening is wider and they may appear to have a different structure from what’s on the authentic pair.
To help you better understand this, take a look at the sock liner and the angle from the bottom of the tongue.
Next, pay close attention to the “peak” of the tongue and the authentic shoes curve differently from the fake ones.
You will notice that while the authentic pair curves significantly more upwards, the fakes have a somewhat flatter shape.
The toe box is where the toes fit in. As shown in the picture below, you will notice that the toe box is significantly bulkier on the fake pair when compared to the slender toe box of the authentic pair.
This difference can be attributed to the poor attention to detail from the fake manufacturers as well as the lower quality factory equipment used in the production of the sneakers.
Here, we have embedded both the front and back view of the middle stitching on the V2 Synth to give you a better view.
You can notice that the middle stitching on the fake sneaker is less structured with thinner threads when compared to wider middle stitching on the authentic pair.
Both the Yeezy Synth reflective and the Yeezy Synth Non-Reflective pairs will have 3M (a retro-reflective silver material that glows brightly in low levels of light) materials on the laces.
However, not surprisingly, the fake pairs will commonly use a replicated 3M material, which in consequence causes the shine to be less bright than the original pair.
Why does this happen? Yet again, this will be to save on costs as the fake 3M material costs more than the standard one — a decision where replica Yeezy Synth manufacturers will compromise.
As you can see in the picture above, the authentic pair has more of a glow to it when photographed. Although this information applies to both types of shoes, this is just the Yeezy Synth Non-Reflective fake vs real comparison that we’ve attached.
Understanding that your case will likely be the same (the light conditions won’t match the authentic example we’ve given), we’ve attached this example to discuss it.
As you can see, the differences in shine on the fake vs real Yeezy Synth pair can be spotted in terms of alignment.
The fake pairs seem to have more of a random distribution of reflective material, while the authentic one seems to have it well-aligned.
The lines are pretty straight and mathematically aligned on the real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth Reflective example.
The insole of your sneakers features several inconsistencies that can help you differentiate a fake from an original.
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.
As you can see in the pictures above, the replica Yeezy “adidas” text is thicker than the fake text, and this is the most visible on the letters “a” and “s”.
Also, the dot of the letter “i” is less defined. Besides, you can notice how the letter “Y” in the word “YEEZY” is thinner and less defined too.
The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy V2 Synth. 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 Synth.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 10 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Synth.
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 Synth 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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Ch Daniel and Ch David