Initially released in April 2019, the Yeezy Boost 350 Cream White colorway comes in a cream Primeknit upper and a cream midsole, with the signature SPLY-350 branding camouflaged in cream across the stripe on the sides of the sneakers.
If you are interested in purchasing a pair of these sneakers, then you would want to ensure that you are not spending your money on the replica of the original.
That is why we have created this Ultimate Guide to the Fake vs Real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream White Comparison with picture illustrations to help you identify a fake Yeezy V2 Cream White.
This 13-step legit check guide will take you through the ways you can differentiate a replica from the real Yeezy Cream White.
The quickest way to check the authenticity of your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream White is to check the size tag and the box label of the sneakers. On this size tag, you may spot some inconsistencies including fuzzy lines and ink blotting which are instant callouts of a fake.
On the box label, the replicas may feature a size code that doesn’t correspond with the version of the sneakers.
Every one of these inconsistencies does not need to be present for a sneaker to be a fake, even one minor inconsistency, is enough confirmation that you have a replica of the original V2 Cream White.
Apart from the size tag and box label, in total, there are 13 indicators of authenticity that we spotted in the real vs fake V2 Cream White.
We have explained all 13 indicators along with real vs fake Yeezy Cream images to help you differentiate authentic sneakers from their replicas.
At the end of this guide, you will find a quick 13 step fast check solution on how to identify a fake pair of Yeezy V2 Cream White.
Below, we have explained the indicators to check out when you want to confirm the authenticity status of your sneakers.
The first real vs fake Yeezy Cream authentication step involves scanning the barcode on the box of your sneakers.
We consider the barcode a reliable tell of authenticity as fake manufacturers do not put in effort into ensuring the correct duplication of the barcode.
As such, the barcode often has some discrepancies that can help you tell a fake from the original V2 Cream.
We recommend scanning the barcode of your sneakers using the Legit Check App.
The app works by running your unique barcode against that of other Yeezy sneakers online and each sneaker in the Yeezy-Adidas collection has a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:
First, download and install the Legit Check App. Next, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box label of your V2 Cream.
Now, from the results the app will display you, you will need to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your sneakers.
If the results show lots of confirmation for the size and colorway combination of your sneakers as in the first picture below, then you can be assured your box is original.
However, please note that an original box does not always mean that the sneakers are original as fake manufacturers can always swap the genuine sneakers for the fake ones and package them as the original sneakers.
On the other hand, if the results look like the second image below, where the results do not match the size and colorway of your V2 Cream, then there are very high chances the sneakers you have is a replica of the original.
It is important to understand that only a perfect size and colorway combination that matches the size and colorway on your box label signifies authenticity.
If either the size or colorway match but not both as seen in the picture, then your box is no less of a replica.
Next, you will need to inspect the size tag of your Yeezy V2 Cream for inconsistencies. On the fake size tag, we spotted 13 inconsistencies which can help you differentiate a fake from the original pair.
Please note that each colorway in the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 line has its inconsistencies and what may be a misprint on one could be considered a tell of originality on another. That said, below are the inconsistencies to look out for in the V2 Cream.
This text indicates that the sneakers were manufactured in China. The main inconsistency here is in the difference in the quality of printing between the real and the fake size tags.
For instance, on the fake size tag, you will notice that the lines in M are jagged while the ones in N are thicker than necessary. This is in contrast to the well-shaped letters on the authentic size tag.
Also, pay attention to the spacing between this MADE IN CHINA row and the line below it. While space is bigger on the authentic pair, the text is almost sitting on the line on the fake Yeezy Cream size tag.
Here, yet again you will notice the difference in print quality. There is no consistency in the size of the letters on the fake tag, in some cases, the text is thicker like in “US” and sometimes it’s thinner like in “CHN”.
Regarding the line width, pay attention to the consistency in the line widths between the text and the two lines above and below it.
On this row, we also spotted some inconsistencies in the characters but note that they are likely to vary from labels to labels.
Here, you will notice that the two “4” characters under FR on the fake tag look slightly different due to the variance in line width. The same variance in line width is also noticeable in the “0” in “10” under the US on the fake tag.
As common with any fake size tag that has fractions, here you can see that ½ character is narrower and aligned differently compared to the well-aligned and bolder character on the authentic size tag.
Please note that CLU, APE or EVN inscriptions might be found here and you should not worry if you’ve got any of them. All three inscriptions can be found on an authentic or a fake pair, so we do not consider this area to be a reliable tell for identifying a fake Yeezy Boost V2 Cream.
Nonetheless, you should pay attention to the quality of printing here. Look out for ink blotting, fuzzy lines and other signs of poor quality of printing.
There is always a small dot above the square print on the real size tags. The lack of any dot instantly reveals a replica.
While this specific fake Yeezy Cream tag has this dot printed, due to being a top-tier replica, this is an indicator you should always watch out for on your size tag.
You will find this text on the bottom left-hand corner of the size tag. Here, you can see that the fake “Adidas” text is slightly thinner, thus leading to different spacing between letters.
You will also notice some misalignment in the letters on the fake size tag. This is especially evident in the “d” and the “i” which are higher than the other characters.
Also, pay attention to the imprecise print which is visible on the second “d” in the text on the replica.
The ® should never touch the Adidas text. As you can see in the picture, the character is spaced from the text in the authentic V2 Cream White.
While the ® does not touch the size tag on this specific fake size tag either, you should always watch out for its position as it can be an instant callout of a fake.
This refers to the last series of numbers on the last row of the size tag. Please note that these numbers are likely to vary and as such, you should not consider this specific inscription as an indicator of authenticity when you need to identify a fake pair of the Yeezy Cream White.
Rather, look for inconsistencies in print quality. You will notice that on the fake size tag, the text is slanted and the letters look jagged. Whereas, on the original Yeezy V2 Cream White size tag, the characters are all well-aligned and defined.
As the serial number, below it, this code is also likely to vary so what you should watch out for should be the inconsistencies in the text. For instance here, you will notice that the two “3” characters are different in terms of shape and size.
Again, pay attention to the inconsistency in the print quality here. You will observe that the “ART” print is slightly thinner on fakes while the “CP9366” appears to be printed in lower quality.
Also, pay attention to how the “9” in 9633 on the fake size tag looks distorted which is quite different from its appearance on the original size tag.
Over here, both the fake and original size tag may or may not have MALE/MÂLE inscriptions. Both are perfectly fine either way. As such, we do not consider this specific inscription as a way of spotting the fake Yeezy Cream.
This text indicates the date of production of the sneakers. Please note that this text may vary as production dates vary and thus, we do not take it to be a reliable tell when authenticating the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream.
However, you should pay attention to the size of the text which is significantly thinner on the fake pair than it appears on the original label.
On the fake size tag, on the black line that separates the first row from the second row, you will observe a thin white line on it. This can be attributed to the lower quality of equipment used in the printing by the fake manufacturers because the black line is uninterrupted on the size tag of the authentic Yeezy V2 Cream.
Flip your sneakers over to inspect the boost in the sole. On the original pair of the Yeezy V2 Cream, the boost sole is bubbly whereas, the degree of the bubbliness of the boost is greatly reduced on the replicas.
Also, the boost pellets are very much alike with very little differentiation between them on the authentic boost.
You will also notice that while the striped circles on the authentic pair appear to be randomly generated, on the fake pair, their appearance is more structured.
Now, let’s also have a look at another example of a fake Yeezy Cream boost sole.
Now, back to the box label of the real vs fake Yeezy Boost V2 Cream White. This time, pay attention to the country size code and the serial number.
Before you proceed with this step, it is important to know that every sneaker in the Yeezy-Adidas collection is released in both US and international versions.
For the US release of the sneakers, the box label will show three-country sizes – US, UK and F. For this version, the US size is typically in large print with the UK and F (France) sizes in smaller prints below it.
The international version, on the other hand, features 6 country sizes – US, UK, F, D, J and CHN, and all 6 sizes are typically displayed in equal prints on the box label.
Now, the country versions come into play in the serial number. This serial number is found on the bottom left-hand corner of the label.
All US releases should have serial numbers that end a V02 or V03 while international (Canadian/European) releases should have serial numbers that end with a V10.
Although there is no discrepancy with the box label on the fake in the image below as it is a US release with a serial number that ends with a V02, this is still a major inconsistency you should always look out for on the box label whenever you purchase a new pair of Yeezy V2 Cream White.
For the full story of how to spot the fake box of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream White, read this article.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.
The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
First off, all sneakers in the Adidas-Yeezy collection come with 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.
If you purchase a new pair of the Yeezy Cream White and you notice a lacing style that is different from this one, then there is a high chance your sneakers were not manufactured by Adidas.
Please note that your Yeezy Cream could still be fake even if they follow this lacing pattern as fake manufacturers can choose to use this lacing pattern on their fake sneakers. As such, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
For the fifth step of the authentication process, you will proceed to inspect the shape of your sneakers. We have attached two real vs fake Yeezy Cream comparison images to help you with this step.
In the first picture, you will notice that the opening of the sneakers is wider on fakes and the authentic pairs appear to have a different structure.
To have a better understanding of this difference, take a look at the sock liner and the angle from the bottom of the tongue.
Also, pay attention to the “peak” of the tongue, you will notice how it is slightly elongated, allowing for a wider space when compared to that of the authentic pair.
In the second picture, you will notice how the shoes curve up differently. While the authentic pair has a significantly more upwards curve, the replicas are flatter.
Please note that while the range of these differences will vary with size, there will still be present nonetheless.
For the seventh step, you will need to inspect the middle stitching of your Yeezy Cream. First, you will have to inspect the stitching on the rear of the sneakers where the pull tabs are.
Here, you will notice that on the original pair, the middle stitching is significantly tighter and wider, whereas, on the fake pairs, the middle stitching is denser and weaker.
For the front view of the Yeezy Cream, a similar flaw in the middle stitching as in the rear is still visible albeit present to a lesser degree.
Once again, the stitching is weaker and less dense on the fake sneaker. We consider the middle stitching to be a reliable indicator of authenticity in the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream White as it can be observed with the naked eye.
There is a difference in how the toe box is shaped on the genuine V2 Cream and replicas.
On the fake Yeezy Cream White pair, pay attention to how inflated the toe box looks. This inflated appearance of the toe box makes the fake toe box slightly more rigid and ends up giving the sneakers a slightly different structure.
So, if your toe box can bend easily, then you likely have the original Yeezy Cream White.
On the other hand, if you have a problem bending the toe box of your sneakers, then the lack of flexibility is your confirmation that you are dealing with a counterfeit.
Next, you will need to check the sock liner of your Yeezy V2 Cream. Let’s see the real vs fake Yeezy Cream comparison pictures:
As you can see in the picture, the fake sock liner is significantly thinner and less bulky whereas the sock liner on the original sneakers is thick and bulky.
For the tenth step of the real vs fake Yeezy Cream process, you will need to inspect the stripes on the inside of your sneakers.
For this step, you will have to pull out the insole to access and inspect the stripes. We have attached a picture of this to help you better understand what we mean.
Here, you will notice that on the original V2 cream, while the three stripes are singly sewn into the sneakers, on the fake pair, the three stripes have a horizontal extension that holds all three pieces together.
Next, you will inspect the stitching on the pull tab on the real vs fake Yeezy Cream sneakers.
Here, pay attention to how the stitching that attaches the pull tab to the shoe is almost square on the authentic, whereas on the fake, it’s rectangular, with a slightly taller appearance.
Beyond the structure, you will also notice that on the original V2 Cream, the thread used in the stitching has a tonal cream color which matches the color of the shoe whereas the fake pair uses a pure white thread.
Now, like the name of the colorway gives away, the Yeezy Cream White has a cream color. From the Primeknit upper to the translucent midsole to the sole, the sneakers is cream all over.
However, if you have a replica of the original, you will notice that the color of the fakes is closer to pure white than cream. This is a clear giveaway that you are dealing with a fake.
However, this color difference might not be so easy to notice unless you have a fake and an authentic pair side by side, that is why we inserted the pictures below to help you with the color comparison.
Below are a few inconsistencies we spotted on the insole of the Yeezy Boost Cream White which can help you identify a fake vs real Yeezy Cream 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.
You will notice that the print is significantly deeper on the authentic insole, as seen in the way shadows create depth in the picture.
Plus, there is more distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake sneakers compared to the distance on the real sneakers.
Also, the characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the fake insole than it appears to be on the real sneakers, as especially evident in the “a”.
The Adidas trefoil logo stripes are also thicker while the ® character appears to be smaller on the fake insole.
Here, you will notice that the text is thinner on the fake insole, as evident in Z, which has inconsistent line width and in Y which is thinner than the Y on the insole of the authentic V2 Cream White.
As a result of the difference in sizing, you will notice that the spacing between the characters in the text on the fake insole is slightly bigger than what is on the original insole.
Also, the Adidas trefoil logo is printed differently, missing the white stripes in-between the printed black stripes in addition to the fact that the bottom side of the trefoil logo seems different as well.
On the fakes, this serial number is substantially thicker than it is on the real pair and as a result, there’s less space between characters. This is especially evident in the dash character between 5 and 9.
Trying to do the fake vs real Yeezy Cream comparison will definitely be difficult for you if you do not have both the authentic and fake pair together.
That is we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this fake vs real Yeezy Cream 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.
The 13 real vs fake Yeezy Cream steps outlined above are well detailed and it will be time demanding to perform each authentication step when you need to confirm the originality of your V2 Cream White.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 13 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 Cream White, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your V2 Cream White 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 Cream White guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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