Last Updated on November 13, 2023 by
Study the differences between real vs fake
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Butter” with us.
Over here, we’ll go through various resources:
How to if Yeezy 350 V2 Butter are fake
To verify the authenticity of Yeezy 350 V2 Butter, check the box label and size tag.
Ensure the size code matches your version and examine the size tag’s printing quality.
Each Yeezy pair has a distinct barcode linked to a specific combination of:
Colorway – Butter (F36980)
Style – 350 V2
Size – 5 to 14
You’ll have to look for those matches when scanning the barcode.
1.1. How to scan
Get the Legit Check App
Open it & Tap
Barcode scanner Scan your shoebox’s barcode
Let’s take a look at the results.
Authentic because all matches check out.
These matches are in tune with the box:
Yeezy Boost 350 V2
Size US11 (or UK10.5)
Just what we need! It’s a 100% authentic barcode.
Nothing comes up:
Hence, that’s a 100% fake barcode.
Not easy to understand? See our
in-depth Yeezy barcode guide. 2. Size tag
1. “Made In China” Label Print:
Authentic: High-quality print with consistent font style, shape, and spacing. Slight scuffing is normal with wear.
Fake: Inconsistent shape and spacing in letters, with poor-quality printing.
2. “US UK FR JP CHN” Print Text:
Authentic: Thin, finely shaped letters without ink pooling or blotting.
Fake: Bolder text with signs of ink pooling due to poor printing.
3. Size Number Print:
Authentic: Numbers are well-aligned with their corresponding countries.
Fake: Poorly aligned and arranged numbers.
4. APE/CLU Number Print:
Not considered a reliable indicator as both inscriptions can appear on authentic pairs.
5. Adidas Logo:
Authentic: Thinner letters with better spacing, easier to read.
Fake: Bolder, closely packed letters, making text hard to read.
6. Adidas Copyright ® Location:
Authentic: ® symbol is spaced apart from Adidas logo and is legible.
Fake: ® symbol touches the ‘s’ in “adidas” and is almost illegible.
7. Code Number Print:
Authentic: Consistent spacing between letters.
Fake: Variation in spacing and alignment with signs of ink pooling.
8. Serial Numbers:
Authentic: Slightly thinner characters with proper spacing.
Fake: Bolder characters with irregular spacing.
9. Appearance of MALE/MÂLE:
Authentic: Properly spaced letters.
Fake: Wider text with letters touching each other.
10. Production Date:
Authentic: Thin slash between figures. (Note: Production dates vary between pairs.)
Fake: Bolder slash.
11. Slash in Size Numbers:
Authentic: Consistency in slashes.
Fake: Variations in slashes.
Remember: Not every inconsistency may be present on all fake pairs. 3. Box label
Yeezy 350 V2 comes in two versions: US and International (Canadian and European).
US Version Features:
Size print for US, F, and UK.
US size is in large print; F and UK sizes are smaller.
Serial number on the box label should end with V02 or V03.
International Version Features:
Displays six sizes: US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN, all in equal-sized print.
Serial number on the box label should end with V10.
The serial number correlates with the version.
If there’s a mismatch between the size print and serial number, the sneakers are likely replicas.
International version with V02/V03
US version with V10.
Need further guidance? See our
detailed Yeezy box legit check guide. 4. Lacing
Authentic lacing style:
On the right sneaker: The right lace is threaded under the left lace.
On the left sneaker: The left lace is threaded under the right lace.
Let’s look closely.
Let us recap the situation found here:
If you have the original pair of sneakers:
On the right shoe, the right lace should go underneath the left lace. In the left shoe, the left lace should go underneath the right one.
If you have a fake pair of sneakers:
On the right shoe, the left lace may go underneath the right lace and in the left shoe, the right lace may go underneath the left one.
This method of authenticity
can only be applied to deadstock (brand new) Yeezy V2 Butter pairs.
If you are buying a second-hand pair:
There is the possibility that the previous owner may have completely un-laced and re-laced them at some point.
Fake manufacturers can still lace their counterfeit sneakers to mimic the pattern in the original pair.
However, this step will weed out a lot of fakes instantly, since no authentic Yeezys come laced like fakes.
5. Boost sole
5.1. Best fake
Authentic: Boost sole has a bubbly appearance with subtle hexagonal pellets.
Fake: Pellets are more indented, failing to accurately replicate the authentic’s look. 5.2. Medium fake
Authentic: Striped circles are well-defined but appear randomly printed.
Fake: Striped circles follow a more structured and predictable pattern. 5.3. Low fake
A quick mention:
The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item The next few steps are still reliable methods… … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item
If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.
Authentic: Stitching is neat with a distinct structure.
Fake: Stitching is significantly thicker and lacks the neatness and structure of authentic pairs. 7. Color
Let’s look at the color of the midsole.
Authentic: Has a specific sole color.
Fake: The colored heel area displays a slightly different color, which is notably visible when compared side-by-side with an authentic pair. 7.2. Sole
Authentic: The sole has a “butter” color, even at the heel.
Fake: The sole color is more “gum-like”, especially at the heel area.
This flaw is easily visible in natural light.
8. Toe box
Authentic: Precise material design resulting in a sleek toe box.
Fake: Unable to accurately recreate the material design, leading to a bulkier toe box. 9. Tongue
Authentic: Tongue is shorter with a unique structure.
Fake: Tongue is slightly more elongated.
Ensure to also observe the angle or steepness of this vertical piece of prime knit as it differs from authentic pairs.
Adidas Trefoil logo, including the ® character, is deeply printed, creating visible shadows.
There’s less space between the “adidas” text and the outline, with thinner letters.
Logo print is shallower, lacking depth and shadows.
More space is observed between the “adidas” text and the outline, with thicker letters.
Over here are the
adidas x YEEZY logos.
“adidas Yeezy” text is thicker with compact spacing between letters.
Adidas Trefoil Logo is well-defined and detailed.
Text is significantly thinner, resulting in wider spaces between letters.
Trefoil Logo appears less defined and lacks the quality of the lines found on the original.
10.3. Serial number
This is on the side of the insole.
Text printed on the insole side has well-spaced characters.
The dash is clearly separated from the numbers.
Characters are too thick, resulting in less space between them.
The dash almost touches the adjacent numbers.
Here are the top 10 indicators, taking just a minute to help you spot a fake or genuine pair:
Use the on the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Butter. Legit Check App to scan the barcode
Inspect the printing quality on the size tag for inconsistencies.
Check the box packaging for accurate serial numbers and sizes.
Verify the lacing style of the Yeezy V2 Butter (right lace under in the right shoe, left lace under in the left shoe).
Examine the Yeezy V2 Butter’s boost sole for any bubbling.
Look for irregularities in the middle stitching on the back of the sneakers.
Evaluate the color of the sole of the Yeezy 350 V2 Butter.
Inspect the thickness of the toe box on the sneakers.
Verify if the tongue is too small on your Yeezy Butter.
Check for discrepancies in the text on the insole, focusing on spacing and character thickness.
This may help you when legit checking on the go.
You might not be able to pull up this guide so fast…
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