Do you want to wear sneakers that will make you glow in the literal sense of the word? Then you might be interested in the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow.
The Glow colorway sometimes referred to as Glow In The Dark (GITD) was released in May 2019 and it comes in a bright green upper, midsole and sole.
The sneakers have sold like crazy since their release and if you intend to get one for yourself, then you would want to ensure that you are getting the original V2 Glow and not a replica.
To help ensure you are not getting scammed of your money, we have created this Ultimate Guide to the Fake vs Real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow Comparison with images to help you differentiate an authentic V2 GITD from the fakes.
This 13-step legit check guide will explain the ways you can identify a replica of the V2 Glow in the dark.
The quickest way to check for authenticity on your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow is by inspecting the size tag and the box label of the sneakers.
The size tag features several inconsistencies including fuzzy lines and ink blotting owing to the poor quality of printing.
For the box label, the fake label may display an incorrect size code that doesn’t match the version of your sneakers. Spotting just one of these inconsistencies is enough confirmation that you have a fake Yeezy Boost V2 Glow.
In addition to the size tag and box label, 10 other indicators can help you determine the authenticity of your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow in the dark. We have analyzed all 13 indicators along with 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 Glow.
Below, we have explained step by step, the indicators to look out for when you want to verify the authenticity of your sneakers.
Once you have the V2 Glow, the first thing you need to do to confirm its authenticity is to scan the barcode.
Because the fake resellers do not put the necessary effort into duplicating the barcode, we consider it a reliable indicator when you need to confirm the authenticity status of your sneakers.
We recommend using the Legit Check App to scan the barcode of your V2 Glow.
When you scan the barcode, the Legit Check App will run your unique barcode against that of other Yeezy sneakers. It is important to know every sneaker in the Yeezy-Adidas collection has a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:
First of all, download and install the Legit Check App on your mobile device.
Then tap on the barcode scan icon and focus on the barcode on the box label of the Yeezy V2 GITD.
Now, from the results the app will show you, you will need to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your Yeezy Boost V2 Glow.
As shown in the picture below, if there are lots of confirmation points on the result page for the barcode you scanned, then it most certainly means the box label was manufactured by Adidas and hence, the box is authentic.
However, if the results look like the second picture below, where the results do not match the size-colorway combination, then you are most likely dealing with a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow In the Dark.
Please note that only a perfect size+colourway match that reflects with the size and colorway on your box label signifies originality.
If either the size or colorway match but not both, then your box is still not an original.
Please note that the results of the barcode scanning only confirms the authenticity of the box and not the sneakers itself.
This is because there are cases, where the reseller can exchange the real sneakers for the fake ones while retaining the original box.
For the second step of the authentication process, you will need to inspect the size tag of your V2 Glow in the dark for inconsistencies.
Here, you will find 12 discrepancies mainly as a consequence of the poor quality of printing.
Before you proceed, remember that each colorway has different inconsistencies and misprints and as such, what we consider to be a discrepancy on the V2 Glow may not be a discrepancy on other colorways.
So what are the inconsistencies to look out for?
This is on the first row of the size tag on the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow. Here, watch out for the differences in print quality.
On the authentic size tag, the characters are printed with better precision compared to the poor quality of printing on the replicas.
For instance, look at the letters M and D in “MADE” which appear to not be as well defined as the sharp letters on the original size tag.
On the black line that separates the first row from the second row, you will notice a small and thin white line on it on the fake size tag.
This can be attributed to the lower quality of equipment used in the printing because the black line is uninterrupted on the size tag of the authentic Yeezy V2 Glow.
This is the country code indicator row. Here, you will need to pay attention to the uneven spacing between the text and the two lines above and below it.
While this inconsistency may not be evident for the particular fake size tag used in the image illustration as it is topmost quality for a fake, it can still occur on other versions of replicas.
So if this text is not well spaced out as in the authentic size tag on your sneakers, then you are most definitely dealing with a fake Glow Yeezy V2.
Under the country code indicator are those respective size numbers printed out on the third row of the size tag.
We found some inconsistencies in the text on this specific size tag but note that the inconsistencies may vary on yours.
On this size tag, as you can see, the 8 characters are thicker than other characters on the row, an obvious tell of ink blotting from the poor quality of printing.
You will also notice the stains within the negative space, this can be seen in the 2 in “42” and 6 in “265”.
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 V2 Glow.
However, what you need to pay attention to is the quality of printing here. Look out for ink blotting, fuzzy lines and other signs of poor quality of printing.
There is a square print just above the Adidas logo on the bottom left-hand corner of the size tag.
Now, while you can expect variations with the square print, as it will not always appear exactly like it is on the authentic size tag, if your size tag has a print that looks like what you see in the fake example, here then it is an instant callout for a replica Yeezy V2 GITD.
Now bring your focus to the Adidas text under the square print. Although you might not notice a difference at first glance, on closer observation, you will see that there is a difference in printing precision.
On the fake size tag, you will notice that the “s” is harder to read, while all the rounded lines in “a” or “d” have inconsistencies, an attribute of the poor quality of printing common to replicas.
Here, it is important to note that these numbers are likely to vary and as such, you should not consider this specific inscription as an indicator authenticity when you need to identify a fake pair of the Yeezy V2 GITD.
However, what you should pay attention to in the text here is the print quality. You will notice that the first three characters of the text on the fake tag – F1N is blotted, owing to the lower quality of equipment used by fake GITD Yeezy V2 manufacturers in the printing process.
Like the F serial number, please note that this code will vary as well so do not consider the number itself to be a tell of authenticity. Rather, focus on the inconsistencies in the print quality.
In this case, pay attention to how the # character appears to be slightly blotted whereas the # on the real size tag is precise and well-shaped.
As always, keep an eye out for inconsistent text here. You will notice that the “3” is higher than the rest on the text on the fake tag.
Also, the “A” in “ART” on the fake tag has this jagged appearance which looks quite different from the “A” in the original Yeezy GITD size tag.
Both the real and fake Yeezy Boost V2 Glow may or may not have MALE/MÂLE inscriptions. So whether your sneakers feature the text or not, it is perfectly fine.
Therefore, we do not consider this specific inscription as a way of spotting the fake Yeezy GITD.
This refers to the month and year of production of the sneakers. Here, you will notice that the text is slightly bolder on the authentic pair than it appears to be on the replica Glow Yeezy.
Please note that the production date text is going to vary from sneaker to sneaker and as such, we do not consider this to be a reliable tell when authenticating the Yeezy Glow.
For the next step of the authentication process, you will need to return to the box packaging and inspect the box label. This time we will not be focusing on the barcode but the country size code and the serial number.
First off, all sneakers in the Yeezy-Adidas line are released in both US and international versions.
In the US release, the box label features three country sizes – US, UK and F. While the US size will be in large print in the US versions the other two country sizes (UK and F) will be featured under the US size in smaller prints.
For the international version of the V2 Glow which features 6 country sizes – US, UK, F, D, J and CHN, all 6 sizes will be displayed in equal prints on the box label.
With an understanding of how the size codes are on both Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow In The Dark releases, we can now proceed to inspect the serial number on the bottom right-hand corner of the label.
If your sneaker is a US release as in the example of the authentic box above, the serial number is going to end with a V02 or V03. However, if it’s an international (Canadian/European) version, the serial number should end with a V10.
While there is no discrepancy with the box label on the fake in the image below, this is a major inconsistency you should always look out for on the box label whenever you purchase a new pair of Yeezy V2 Glow.
For the full story of how to spot the fake box of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow, read this article.
Here, you will need to check the lacing style of your sneakers. The important thing to know here is that all Adidas manufactured Yeezy sneakers have one unique lacing style.
The lacing style follows this pattern; 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 notice that your Yeezy GITD does not follow this lacing style, then it is most likely because you have a replica of the original.
Nonetheless, your Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 GITD sneakers might still turn out to be a replica even with the correct lacing style.
This is simply because the fake resellers can mimic this lacing style when lacing their fake sneakers to trick unsuspecting buyers into thinking the sneakers are genuine.
As such, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
For this step, you will need to turn your Yeezy Glow over to inspect the boost in the sole.
If you have an original pair, then your boost sole is going to be bubbly. However, if you are dealing with a replica of the Yeezy Glow in the dark, then the form of your boost may be slightly rigid.
Beyond the bubbliness of the boost, you should also inspect the boost pellets on your sneakers.
On the authentic pair, you will notice that there is less differentiation between the boost pellets compared to the ones on the fake sneakers.
Also, the genuine Yeezy V2 GITD has better defined striped circles that appear to be randomly generated.
Whereas, on the fakes as seen in the picture below, the striped circles appear to have more mathematical than the random pattern to it.
For the full story on how to identify a fake V2 GITD from inspecting the boost sole, please read our article here.
Next, you will need to inspect the middle stitching on your Yeezy Boost Glow.
We have inserted two pictures of the front and rear view of the middle stitching to help you understand what you are supposed to be looking at.
For the first picture which shows the front view of the stitching, you can see that on the fake, the structure of the stitching is different from that of the genuine sneakers.
Also, the threads are thicker and the stitching is noticeably wider on the fakes compared to the narrower stitching on the original.
On the rear side of the Yeezy Glow, as seen in the second picture, the inconsistency in the stitching is still very much present, appearing to be weaker and narrower on the fake Yeezy GITD.
You will find this step to be a very easy way of spotting a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 GITD as it can be observed with the naked eye.
The structure of the toe box in the real and fake sneakers differ which makes the toe box a reliable tell of authenticity on the Yeezy Glow.
On the fake pair, you will notice that the toe box appears to be more inflated, thus leading to a different structure of the sneaker.
However, on the authentic Yeezy Glow In The Dark, the toe box sits flatter, and as a result, the angle between the sole and the ground is significantly lower.
Pay attention to this as it’s a blatant flaw in the design of the replicas which can easily be noticed with the naked eye.
As shown in the picture below, on the fake sneaker, you will notice that the sock liner is significantly thicker than its thinner version of the original Adidas manufactured V2 Glow. We’ve attached an up-close comparison to make the difference clearer for you.
Also, pay attention to how the distance between the seam and the edge is shorter owing to the bulkier sock liner on the fakes.
If you are a fan of the V2 350 collection, then you should be familiar with the shape of the sneakers in this line.
The Yeezy Glow in the dark is no different in shape from other Yeezy Boost 350 V2s. But if you have a fake, you might spot some differences.
As indicated in the first picture, you can see that the structure of the sneaker is different, thus leading to a different shape of the tongue’s “peak” on the fake. The tongue also appears to be sharper on the fake Yeezy Glow In The Dark.
In the second picture, here, pay attention to how much wider the opening is on fakes than it looks on the authentic pair which also seems to have a different structure/construction.
Now, for the next step of the authentication process, you will need to inspect the color of the sole of your Yeezy GITD.
On the original pair, as shown in the picture, you can see that the part of the sole that connects to the midsole stands out. However, on the fakes, the contrast between this part and the rest of the sole will be less vibrant.
So if the color of the sole of your sneakers is not as bright and vibrant as it appears on the real sneakers, then you probably are dealing with a fake Yeezy Glow In the Dark.
Although a relatively small detail, the stitching on the pull tab is a good indicator of authenticity in the Yeezy V2 Glow.
On the real pair, you will be noticed that the stitching on the pull tab is denser, stronger and brightly-colored. Whereas the fakes, on the other hand, have a poorer and less dense stitching job.
Before you proceed with this step, ensure that the area is well lit for accurate results.
As seen in the picture, while the authentic sneakers have a translucent sole, the sole on the fake V2 Glow is not as transparent and as such, the “window” into the boost of the sneakers is more opaque than it is supposed to be.
We spotted a lot of inconsistencies in the insole of the Yeezy Glow In The Dark that can help you differentiate a fake pair of sneakers from the real deal.
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.
Also, the distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake sneakers is slightly longer than it appears on the authentic logo.
Still, in the text, the characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the fake insole than it appears to be on the real sneakers, as especially evident in the letter “i”.
The Adidas trefoil logo stripes are also thicker while the ® character is oversized on the fake insole.
Here, you can see that the text is thicker on the fake insole, as seen in the Y which is visibly bigger than what is on the insole of the original pair of the sneakers.
Also, the text on the original pair is more closely packed compared to the spaced-out letters on the fake. This is visible in the spaces between “d” and “i” and then between “d” and “a”.
On the fakes, this serial number is substantially thicker than it appears to be on the original and as a consequence, there’s less space between letters. This is especially evident in the dash character between 5 and 9.
We know it might be difficult for you to spot some of these differences without having a fake and real pair next to each other.
That is we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this 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.
You may not always have time to go through all 13 detailed authentication steps when you need to authenticate your V2 Glow.
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 Glow, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your V2 Glow 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 Glow guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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