Yeezy Sesame Real VS Fake: Legit Check (2024)

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Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Ch David

Got a pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Sesame”? Want to legit check it?

Let’s see what makes an authentic pair.

In this guide, we’ll inspect the ultimate 11 ultimate ways to spot fake Yeezys.

How to spot fake Yeezy Sesame

To quickly spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Sesame, examine the size tag and box label of the sneakers.

On the size tag, Watch for inconsistencies in the style and shape of the text.

On the box label: Ensure that the size code matches the version you have (EU & US).

1. Barcode

Each Yeezy pair is assigned a unique barcode that corresponds to a specific combination of colorway, style, and size. For the Sesame colorway, the information would be:

  • Colorway: Sesame (F99710)
  • Style: 350 V2
  • Size: 5 – 14

Finding the same colorway or size does not guarantee authenticity.

The purpose of this barcode test is to identify fake barcodes that do not match the correct combination.

1.1. How to scan

  • Get the Legit Check App
  • Open the barcode scanner
  • Point it at your shoebox
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Pay close attention to ensure all aspects of the barcode align with the authentic specifications.

1.2. Authentic

This barcode is authentic because everything checks out:

  • Yeezy Boost 350 V2
  • Sesame
  • F99710
  • Size US8.5

Sometimes, fake resellers can replace a genuine box with a pair of replicas inside.

While this step can help identify the majority of fakes, it does not guarantee authenticity.

1.3. Fake

This barcode is fake because the wrong shoes come up.

Instead of the Yeezy Sesame, we get results for:

There is no way that is an authentic barcode.

Finding it too hard? Legit check your Yeezys with our experts:

2. Size tag

  1. The “Made In China” Label Print:
    • Weird spacing between letters on the fake size tag, especially between the M and A
    • Varying shapes of letters compared to the authentic size tag
  2. The “I” in the “Made In China” Label Print:
    • Rounded edges and lack of definition on the fake size tag, while the authentic size tag has well-defined edges
  3. The “US UK FR JP CHN” Print Text:
    • Less straight and properly aligned text on the fake size tag
    • Significantly bolder letters on the fake size tag
    • Inconsistent spacing and uneven characters, especially for “CHN”
  4. The Size Number Print:
    • Uneven spacing and improper alignment on the fake size tag
    • Ink pooling resulting in bolder characters
    • Ink blotting and uneven spacing, especially on the 9 and between the 1/2 and slash
  5. The APE/CLU Number Print:
    • Varying line width of the letter C on the fake size tag
    • Both APE and CLU prints can be found on authentic pairs, so not a reliable indicator
  6. The Dot on the Adidas Logo:
    • Different location and precision of the dot on the fake size tag compared to the authentic size tag
  7. The Adidas Text Print:
    • Bold and inconsistent letters on the fake size tag, with letters touching each other
    • Thinner and better-defined text on the authentic size tag
  8. The Adidas Copyright ® Location:
    • ® touching the “s” of “adidas” on the fake size tag, with the letter barely legible
    • Clear spacing and legibility on the authentic size tag
  9. The F Serial Number:
    • Uneven spacing and alignment, especially in the F and Q characters
    • Ink blotting and smudging on the bottom side of characters
  10. The Serial Number:
    • Significantly bolder font on the fake size tag
    • Weird spacing in the middle of the # character
  11. The ART Number:
    • Slightly bolder font on the fake size tag, with less space between characters
    • Thinner and more genuine look on the authentic size tag

Production date and serial numbers may vary.

Hence, they are not reliable indicators for spotting fakes.

3. Box label

It’s important to consider the differences in box labels between the US and international versions:

  • US Version Box Label:
    • Features 3 sizes: US, UK, and F
    • The US size is in larger print, while the other two sizes are smaller and below it
    • Serial numbers end with V02 or V03
  • International Version Box Label:
    • Features 6 sizes: US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN
    • All six sizes are displayed with equal print size
    • Serial numbers end with V10

The general rule is that:

  • US version box labels have serial numbers ending with V02 or V03.
  • International versions have serial numbers ending with V10.

4. Lacing


  • On the right shoe, the right lace should go under the left lace.
  • On the left shoe, the left lace should go under the right lace.


  • The right lace may not go under the left lace on the right shoe
  • The left lace may not go under the right lace on the left shoe.

Let’s have a closer look at the way the laces are arranged:

  • Fake: Lacing style often overlooked by fake manufacturers; it’s not a foolproof indicator.
  • Authentic: Laces on brand new pairs should match the authentic example.

5. Boost sole

5.1. Best fake

  • Authentic: Notice the bouncier texture of the boost, less differentiation between pellets, and better-defined striped circles.
  • Fake: Fake pairs have a stiffer boost with more pronounced indentations on pellets, and the striped circles may look less random.

5.2. Mid fake

  • Fake: Striped circles on fake Yeezy Sesame pair appear more structured and mathematically generated compared to the randomized pattern on the authentic pair.

5.3. Low fake

  • Fake: Replica Yeezy Sesame consistently displays a boost sole that closely resembles the one labeled “fake” in our comparison.

Look for similarities in this area on any replica pair.

6. Stitching

  • Fake: Thinner, sparser middle stitching.
  • Authentic: Use the middle stitching for easy authentication; refer to the provided authentic example.

7. Sole

At the top of the sole, there’s a tiny Adidas logo.

That’s what we need to check now.

  • Fake: Lower-quality equipment leads to less defined Adidas text and trefoil logo on the sole.
  • Authentic: Authentic pairs have deep embossing with clear outlines for the Adidas text and trefoil logo.

8. Toe box

  • Fake: Counterfeit Yeezy 350 V2 Sesame features a bulkier toe box.
  • Authentic: The authentic pair has a thinner toe box.

9. Sock liner

  • Authentic: Thicker sock liner with a matching color to the rest of the sneakers.
  • Fake: Thinner sock liner, potential color mismatch with the rest of the Primeknit upper.

10. Shape

  • Fake: Wider opening and a differently structured tongue compared to the authentic pair.

11. Insole

11.1. Back

  • Authentic: Deeper print with shadows for depth, closely embossed logo and text, thinner letters in “adidas,” deeper ® engraving.
  • Fake: Shallower print, more spaced-out logo and text, thicker letters in “adidas,” shallower ® engraving.

11.2. Front

  • Authentic: Thicker “adidas Yeezy” text with a bulkier letter Y.
  • Fake: Thinner text with wider gaps between the letters on the insole, especially noticeable in the letter Y.

11.3. Serial number

  • Authentic: Text is less bold with more space between letters.
  • Fake: Bolder text with less spacing between letters, especially noticeable on the dash character between 5 and 9 on the fake insole.

Shortlist: Verify your Yeezy Sesame

You won’t always have time for a detailed authentication process.

That’s why we’ve created this 60-second solution for verifying your Yeezy Sesame:.

  1. Scan the barcode with Legit Check App
  2. Check size tag for printing quality
  3. Inspect box label for serial numbers and sizes
  4. Ensure correct lacing style
  5. Check for bubbly boost sole
  6. Examine middle stitching for inconsistencies
  7. Look for differences in Adidas logo
  8. Inspect toe box for bulkiness

Above are the key indicators for spotting fakes quickly.

Expert Yeezy Sesame authentication

If you’re uncertain about authenticating your Yeezy 350 Sesame, we’re here to assist.

  • Send us high-quality photos of your V2 Sesame, and we’ll provide results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our report will explain why we think your sneakers are either fake or authentic.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading our legit check guide!

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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.
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