How To Spot Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream (2024)

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Last Updated on June 10, 2024 by Ch David

This is the ultimate legit check guide for the Yeezy 350 V2:

  • Cream White
  • Triple White

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How you can tell if Yeezy Cream White are fake

You can tell if Cream White Yeezys are fake by checking the size tag inside each shoe. A fake pair always has thicker inscriptions and misaligned words, while the real size tag is 100% flawless.

1. Barcode scan

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:

  • Colorway – Cream White CP9366
  • Style – 350 V2
  • Size – From US5 to US14

1.1. How to scan the barcode of your Yeezy Cream White

First, download and install the Legit Check App. Next, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus on the barcode on the box label of your V2 Cream.

Now, from the results the app will display, you will need to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status.

1.2. Authentic results

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.

1.3. Fake results

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 is a very high chance 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 matches but not both as seen in the picture, then your box is no less of a replica.


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2. Size tag

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.

2.1. The “Made In China” text

This text indicates that the sneakers were manufactured in China.

  • The main inconsistency here is the difference in the quality of printing between the real and the fake size tags.
  • 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.
  • The spacing between the MADE IN CHINA row and the line below it is flawed: the text is almost sitting on the line on the fake Yeezy Cream size tag.

2.2. The “US UK FR JP CHN”

  • There is no consistency in the size of the letters on the fake tag.
  • In some cases, the text is thicker like in “US”.
  • 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.

2.3. The size number

  • 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.

2.4. The APE/CLU/EVN print

  • Look out for ink blotting, fuzzy lines and other signs of poor-quality of printing.

Please note that CLU, APE or EVN inscriptions might be found here and you should not worry if you’ve got any of them.

Nonetheless, you should pay attention to the quality of printing here.

2.5. The dot above the square

  • 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.

2.6. The “adidas” logo

You will find this text in 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.
  • The imprecise print is visible on the second “d” in the text on the replica.

2.7. The copyright “®” symbol

  • 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. 

2.8. The serial number

  • 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

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.

2.9. The # serial number

  • On the fake Yeezy Creams, you will notice that the two “3” characters are different in terms of shape and size.

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.

2.10. The ART number 

  • The “ART” print is slightly thinner on fakes while the “CP9366” appears to be printed in lower quality.
  • The “9” in 9633 on the fake size tag looks distorted.

Again, pay attention to the inconsistency in the print quality here.

2.11. The “MALE/MÂLE” text

Over here, both the fake and original size tags 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.

2.12. The manufacturer date print

  • The size of the text is significantly thinner on the fake pair than it appears on the original label. 

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.

2.13. The first line

  • 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.

3. Boost triangle

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.

3.1. Best-quality replica

  • The fak boost pellets are very much alike with very little differentiation between them on the authentic boost.
  • On the fake pair, their appearance is more structured.

The authentic pellets must be randomly generated. They shouldn’t follow any specific pattern.

3.2. Mid-quality replica

3.3. Low-quality replica

Now, let’s also have a look at another example of a fake Yeezy Cream boost sole.

4. Box label

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 the international version, the box label features 6 country sizes: US, UK, F, D, J and CHN.
    • All 6 sizes are 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 with a V02 or V03.
  • 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.

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.

5. Lacing

First off, all sneakers in the Adidas-Yeezy collection come with one unique lacing style.

The authentic 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.

5.1. Comparison

  • On the fake pair, the left lace goes above the right one. We’re looking at the left shoe, so it should be the opposite.
  • Look at the real Yeezy 350 V2 Cream picture to see what the laces should look like.
  • 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.

Note: 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.

5.2. Detailed explanation

6. Shape

6.1. Tongue

  • The opening of the sneakers is wider on fakes and the authentic pairs appear to have a different structure.
  • To better understand this, 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.

6.2. Front

  • In the second picture, you will notice how the shoes fake 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.

7. Middle stitching

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.

7.1. Rear side

  • On the original pair, the middle stitching is significantly tighter and wider.
  • On the fake pair, the middle stitching is denser and weaker.

7.2. Front side

  • 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.

8. Toe box

There is a difference in how the toe box is shaped on the genuine V2 Cream and replicas.

8.1. Shape

  • 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.

8.2. Bending

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.

9. Sockliner

  • The fake sock liner is significantly thinner.
  • It is less bulky compared to the sock liner on the original Yeezys.

10. Interior stripes

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.

  • 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.

11. Pull-tab

  • The stitching that attaches the pull tab to the shoe is almost square on the authentic pair.
    • On the fake, it’s rectangular, with a slightly taller appearance.
  • On the original V2 Cream, the thread used in the stitching has a tonal cream color which matches the color of the shoe.
    • On the fake pair, it uses a pure white thread.

12. Color

Now, as 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 are cream all over.

  • 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.

13. Insole

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.

13.1. Rear side

  • The print is significantly deeper on the authentic insole, as seen in the way shadows create depth in the picture.
  • There is more distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake Yeezy Cream Whites.
  • The characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the fake insole.
  • The Adidas trefoil logo stripes are also thicker while the “®” character appears to be smaller on the fake insole.

13.2. Front side

  • The text is thinner on the fake insole.
  • It is most 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.
  • 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.

13.3. Serial number side

  • On the fakes, this serial number is substantially thicker than it is on the real pair.
  • 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.

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezy Cream in 30 seconds

  • Scan the barcode of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream White using the Legit App Checker.
  • Check the Yeezy V2 Cream White size tag for inconsistencies in the printing quality.
  • Check to see if the boost sole on V2 Cream White is bubbly.
  • Inspect the serial numbers and sizes on the box label.
  • Ensure the lacing style of the Yeezy V2 Cream White follows the correct style following the right lace under in the right shoe and the left leg under in the left shoe pattern.
  • The opening on the real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream White should not be too wide.
  • Check for inconsistencies in the middle stitching on the back of the sneakers.
  • Ensure that the toe box is not inflated and it should be easily bendable.
  • The sockliner of your V2 Cream White in the dark should be considerably thin.
  • Check if the 3 stripes inside the sneakers are joined at the end, they shouldn’t be.
  • Inspect the pull tab stitching to see how dense and strong the stitching is. 
  • The colour of your sneakers should be cream and not pure white.
  • Check for inconsistencies in the insole regarding the Adidas text and trefoil logo.

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.

Expert Yeezy Bost 350 V2 Cream authentication

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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