Last Updated on November 13, 2023 by
Study how to spot fake
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Glow” (also known as “Glow In The Dark”).
Join us, and let’s go through the 13 steps to legit check.
By the end, you’ll be an expert in legit checking this
Yeezy 350 V2 colorway. How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow
The quickest way to check for authenticity on your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow is by inspecting the size tag.
The size tag features several inconsistencies including fuzzy lines and ink blotting owing to the poor quality of printing.
1. Barcode scan
Know that every sneaker in the Yeezy-Adidas collection has a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:
Colorway – Glow EG5293
Style – 350 V2
US size – From 5 to 14 1.1. How to do it
Follow these steps to scan the barcode of your Glow Yeezys:
Let’s take a look at the results
The right shoes come up
It’s a pair of:
Yeezy Boost 350 V2
All of these match with our pair. Therefore, it’s a 100% authentic barcode.
Nothing relevant comes up.
No sign of Yeezys, let alone the Glows.
Hence, we’re looking at a 100% fake barcode.
2. Size tag
The “Made In China” Label Print:
Authentic: Precise print quality with well-defined characters.
Fake: Poor quality printing with less defined characters.
The First Line (Black Line):
Authentic: Continuous black line.
Fake: Interrupted black line with a thin white line.
The “US UK FR JP CHN” Print Text (Country Code Indicator Row):
Authentic: Even spacing between text and lines.
Fake: Uneven spacing between text and lines.
The Size Number:
Authentic: Consistent thickness of characters.
Fake: Inconsistent thickness, ink blotting, and stains within the negative space.
The APE/CLU/EVN Number Print:
Inconsistencies in printing quality, look for ink blotting and fuzzy lines.
The Square Print:
Authentic: Variations in the square print.
Fake: Square print that matches the fake example is a telltale sign of a replica.
The Adidas Text Print:
Authentic: Precise and readable text.
Fake: Less readable text with inconsistencies in rounded lines.
The F Serial Number:
Variations in serial numbers, not a reliable indicator of authenticity.
Poor quality printing, with characters appearing blotted.
The Serial Number:
Variations in serial numbers, not a reliable indicator of authenticity.
Inconsistent print quality, with # character slightly blotted.
The ART Number:
Keep an eye out for inconsistent text.
Differences in character height and jagged appearance in “A.”
The Appearance of the MALE/MÂLE:
Presence or absence of this inscription is not indicative of authenticity.
The Manufacturer Date Print:
Text slightly bolder on the authentic pair, but variations are common.
Not a reliable tell for authenticity.
3. Box label
Most of the authenitc Glow Yeezys come in two formats:
US: Just for the USA
International: Canada + Europe
US Release Box Label:
Features three country sizes: US, UK, and F.
The US size will be in large print, while UK and F sizes are in smaller prints.
Serial number ends with V02 or V03.
International (Canadian/European) Release Box Label:
Features six country sizes: US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN.
All six sizes are displayed in equal prints.
Serial number ends with V10.
Be cautious when purchasing to ensure the box label matches the specific release type.
The right lace goes under the left lace in the right shoe
The left lace goes under the right lace in the left shoe.
Remember that laces can be replaced on both real and fake pairs.
This remains a reliable authenticity teller
only when you’re 100% certain the Glow Yeezys are brand new (deadstock). 5. Boost sole
5.1. Best fake
Authentic: Boost pellets have a uniform appearance.
Fake: Boost pellets may vary in size and shape. 2.1. Good fake
Authentic: Striped circles have a more randomly generated appearance.
Fake: Striped circles may appear more mathematically structured. 5.3. Low fake
All of the above flaws apply to this pair as well.
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.
Stitching appears narrower.
Threads are thinner.
The stitching structure matches genuine sneakers.
Stitching looks wider.
Threads are thicker.
Stitching structure differs from genuine sneakers.
Stitching appears stronger and more consistent.
Stitching is wider and better defined.
Weaker and less consistent.
Narrower and less well-defined.
7. Toe box
The toe box sits flatter.
The angle between the sole and the ground is lower.
The toe box appears more inflated.
This leads to a different structure of the sneaker.
8. Sock liner
The sock liner is thinner.
There is a longer distance between the seam and the edge.
The sock liner is significantly thicker.
The distance between the seam and the edge is shorter due to the bulkier sock liner on the fakes.
The structure of the sneaker and the shape of the tongue’s “peak” are different.
The tongue appears to be less sharp on the authentic pair.
The structure of the sneaker results in a different shape of the tongue’s “peak.”
The tongue appears sharper on the fake Yeezy Glow In The Dark.
The opening of the sneaker is narrower.
The construction and structure of the authentic pair appear different.
The opening of the sneaker is wider on the fake pair.
The construction and structure of the fake yeezys are inconsistent with the authentic version.
Genuine Yeezy Glow In The Dark sneakers have a sole that exhibits vibrant contrast where it connects to the midsole.
Fake Yeezy Glow In The Dark sneakers typically lack vibrant contrast in this area, making it less noticeable.
If your sneakers lack the vibrant sole contrast, they are likely fake.
11. Pull tab
Authentic: The pull tab stitching is denser and brightly colored.
Fake: Poorer and less dense stitching on the pull tab. 12. Opacity
Authentic: The real sneakers have a clear, translucent sole.
Fake: The fake V2 Glow sneakers have a less transparent sole, appearing more opaque. 13. Insole
The Adidas Trefoil logo on the authentic insole has a deeper print, with less distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline.
The characters in “Adidas” are thinner.
The logo stripes are not as thick.
The ® character is not oversized.
The fake insole has a shallower print on the Adidas Trefoil logo, with a slightly longer distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline.
The characters in “Adidas” are thicker.
The logo stripes are thicker.
The ® character is oversized.
On the front, there are the
adidas x YEEZY logos.
The text on the authentic insole is thinner.
the letters are more closely packed together, with minimal spacing between them.
The text on the fake insole is thicker.
The letters are spaced out, with noticeable gaps between them…
Especially between “d” and “i” and between “d” and “a.”
13.3. Serial number
The serial number on the authentic insole is thinner.
With more spacing between the characters…
Including the dash between 5 and 9.
The serial number on the fake insole is substantially thicker.
With less spacing between the characters…
Making the dash between 5 and 9 appear closer together.
Shortlist: Verify your Yeezy 350 V2 Glow
Scan the barcode of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow using the Legit Check App.
Check the Yeezy V2 Glow size tag for inconsistencies in the printing quality.
Inspect the serial numbers and sizes on the box label. Ensure the lacing style of the Yeezy V2 Glow follows the correct pattern, with the
right lace under in the right shoe and the left lace under in the left shoe. Check to see if the
boost sole on V2 Glow is bubbly. Check for inconsistencies in the
middle stitching on the back of the sneakers. Ensure that the
toe box is not unusually inflated. The
sock liner of your V2 Glow in the Dark should be considerably thin. The opening on the real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow should
not be too wide. The
color of the sole should be bright and vibrant if you have the real sneakers. Inspect the
pull tab stitching to see how dense and strong the stitching is. The
color of the sole should be semi-translucent. Check for inconsistencies in the insole regarding the
logo and the text.
You may not always have the time to go through all 13 detailed authentication steps when you need to verify your V2 Glow sneakers.
That’s why we’ve created this quick 60-second solution to help you determine if you have a fake or authentic pair of sneakers.
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