How To Spot Any Fake Yeezy 700 V2 (2023)

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Last Updated on August 6, 2023 by Ch David

The quickest way to check for authenticity on your Yeezy Boost 700 V2 is by inspecting the size tag and the box label of the sneakers. The fake size tag features many inconsistencies while the box label may display an incorrect size code that doesn’t match the version of your sneakers.

When buying new shoes, you may want to know whether they are fake or real. So, you may be here to know how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2.

Today, we are here with another guide on how to spot fake vs real Yeezy Boost 700 V2 sneakers just in eleven steps to mark on your fake vs real Yeezy 700 V2 sneakers list.

This guide works for any Yeezy 700 V2 colourway.

We’ve also got a separate guide for the Yeezy 700 V2 Vanta.

How to tell fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2

You can easily tell Yeezy 700 V2 by checking if the size tag has misaligned and bolded inscriptions. These issues always indicate a replica pair, since authentic examples never present any of these flaws.

Another important step when checking the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 700 V2 is to scan the barcode of these shoes.

Let’s check out how to tell fake 700 V2s!

1. Barcode scan

how to spot fake yeezy boost 700 v2

When you are ready to scan the barcode of your Yeezy Boost 700 V2, we recommend that you use the Legit Check App.

When you scan the barcode using the Legit Check App, the app will run your unique barcode against other Yeezy sneakers online.

Note that all Yeezy sneakers have a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of colourway, style and size.

Below we have attached an example of the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Static:

  • Colorway – STATIC (EF2829)
  • Style – 700 V2
  • Size – From 4 to 15 (US)

1.1. How to scan it

  • Install the Legit Check App on your iOS and/or Android device.
  • Open the app.
  • Tap on the barcode scan icon.
  • Focus on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy Boost 700 V2.
  • Analyze the results.
Legit Check Barcode Scan Sneakers

For the results, you will need to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your Yeezy Boost 700 V2.

1.2. Authentic results

yeezy 700 v2 authentic barcode
  • If the results show lots of confirmation points on Google for your unique barcode as illustrated in the picture below, then you can be assured that your box is authentic. 
  • Please note that we say the box is authentic and not the sneakers because there is still the possibility that the real sneakers might have been swapped for the fake ones by the fake resellers to trick buyers into thinking the sneakers are genuine.

1.3. Fake results

yeezy 700 v2 fake barcode
  • If the results do not show confirmation points that match the size-colorway combination, as shown in the picture below, then you probably have a fake in your hands.
  • Please note that the barcode scanning can only be considered a perfect match when the size and colourway combination on the results match the one on the box.
  • Thus, if only one of the two matches, then the box is still a fake.

For the full story on how to scan the barcode on the box or your Yeezy Boost 700 V2 for authenticity, read our article here.

2. Size tag

legit check my yeezy 700 v2

2.1. The “MADE IN CHINA” print

  • The fake Yeezy 700 V2 pairs have the “MADE IN CHINA” text too thick.

Also, keep in mind that it can be exactly reversed on the replica sneakers, and that’s why we recommend you refer to our real vs fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2 images every time you legit check one of these pairs.

2.2. The look of the “MALE/MĂ‚LE” print

  • Both the real and fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2 may or may not have MALE/MĂ‚LE inscriptions.
  • 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 Boost 700 V2.

2.3. The Copyright “®” character

  • A very important spot to check is the “®” is touching the “adidas” text.
  • This is an instant callout for a fake pair of Yeezys.
  • Besides, there is also a different spacing between the “adidas®” and the square above from the real vs fake Yeezy 700 V2 pairs.

2.4. The APE/CLU/EVN Number Print

  • 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 spot for identifying a fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2.

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.

2.5. The “US UK FR JP CHN” text

  • The fake Yeezys have their “US” text looking too thin when compared to the authentic Yeezys.
  • The real pair’s text is thicker.

3. Box label

It is important to understand that the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration releases its sneakers in two versions: the US version and the international version. If you’re questioning yourself, this is one of the best ways how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2 sneakers.

  • The US version displays three-country sizes on the box label – US, UK and F.
  • The international version of the Yeezy 700 V2, on the other hand, features 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and every one of them is in equal prints on the label.
fake yeezy boost 700 v2

On the bottom right-hand corner of the box label is the serial number:

  • If the pair is a US release, then the serial number is going to end with a V02 or V03.
  • But for international (Canadian/European) releases, the serial number will end with a V10.

As seen in the image above, in the authentic international version featuring 6 sizes, the serial number ends with a V10:

  • However, on the fake box label which is a US version, the serial number ends with a V10, as opposed to a V02 or V03.
  • Please note that if you notice any deviation from this pattern, then you are without a doubt looking at a fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2 pair.

4. Lacing

legit check yeezy 700 v2

The main problem with the fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Vanta sneakers is that the laces are inverted.

  • By inverted, we mean that the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 700 V2 pairs don’t follow the correct pattern as the authentic laces, as the right lace (from the wearer’s view) is above the left lace on the replica shoes.
  • That is something which you’ll never see on an authentic Yeezy Boost 700 V2 pair that’s either unworn and/or never replaced.

In order for you to understand this better, below this paragraph you can see a real vs fake Yeezy 700 V2 image which will explain this better to you.

fake vs real yeezy 700 v2
  • This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to lace their sneakers in the same style as the authentic pattern although it is a replica.
  • Thus, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.

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. Toe box

replica vs authentic yeezy 700 v2
  • The replica Yeezys always have their toe box area looking over-inflated and a lot curvier than it has to be on the authentic sneakers.
  • The authentic toe box is thinner, looking less curvy.

6. Rear details

fake vs real yeezy boost 700 v2
  • On the fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2, the perforation holes on the topper side of the sneakers look a lot smaller, thinner and less open than the three dots on the authentic Yeezy Boost 700 V2 sneakers.
  • In fact, the replica Yeezy Boost 700 V2’s perforations on the rear side are obviously smaller than the authentic shoes’ holes.
  • These holes could also be wider and bigger than they have to be on the fake pairs.
  • The V-shaped patch is too narrow on the fake pair, and it is wider on the real 700 V2.

7. Side pods

yeezy 700 v2 real vs fake
  • The fake Yeezys have five holes looking a lot bigger, wider and more massive than the holes on the authentic Yeezy Boost 700 V2, and this is a flaw you can notice with the naked eye.
  • The two pods are placed incorrectly on the replica Yeezys, as they are at a different angle.
  • The pod which is closer to the heel area is angled more to the left pod on the replica Yeezy 700 V2, and on the authentic Yeezys, it is angled more to the right side of the shoes (to the heel side).
  • Also, the two pods on the midsole of the Yeezy 700 V2 sneakers are a lot bigger and larger on the replicas.

8. Heel bump

fake vs real yeezy 700 v2
  • The replica Yeezys have a less bumped heel, while the authentic Yeezys have an actual bump.
  • The replica Yeezy 700 V2 sneakers have a less curved heel, while the authentic pairs look curvier and bumpy heels.

9. V-shaped toe box

yeezy 700 v2 v shape
  • Fake pairs have the grey suede area on the toe box which looks like a “V” looking a lot wider.
  • Hence, it often looks like a “U” instead.

Authentic Yeezy Boost 700 V2 sneakers will never have their toe box’s “V” shape this wide.

10. Reflectiveness (3M)

We are going to inspect the 3M reflective areas of the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 sneakers from the side, and then, from the front side.

10.1. Profile

  • In some colourways, as seen on the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Hospital Blue, the pods reflect too.
  • The main problem with the replica Yeezys is that they don’t glow properly, as they only look light up just a bit, while the authentic Yeezys have a more powerful reflectiveness.

10.2. Front

fake vs real Yeezy Boost 700 V2
  • The same flaw from the side of the sneakers applies here too.
  • The replica Yeezy Boost 700 V2 has its reflecting elements less bright than the authentic shoes’ elements.

11. Insole

yeezy 700 insole front side
  • On the classic three-striped Adidas logo, you can see how the smallest line has a curvy edge on the left side of it, and how, on the legit sneakers, the edge is sharp instead.
  • On the “adidas” print, you can see how the letters “a” and “d” have an empty space between the round symbol and the stick on the right side of the letters on the fake Yeezys.
  • The replica Yeezy 700 insole has a different font weight, as the letter “s” is a lot thicker on the fake Yeezys than on the retail pairs.

Shortlist: How to tell fake Yeezy 700 V2

  1. Scan the barcode of the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 using the Legit Check App..
  2. Verify the Yeezy 700 V2 size tag for inconsistencies in the printing quality.
  3. Inspect the serial numbers and sizes on the box label.
  4. Ensure the lacing style of the Yeezy 700 V2 follows the correct style following the right lace under in the right shoe and the left leg under in the left shoe pattern.
  5. Look at the rear details of the sneakers. Mostly, the bottom side of the suede area will not be wide and large on the fake Yeezys.
  6. Verify the placement and shape of the perforations and the eyes on the side of the shoes. Mostly, the perforations are a lot larger on the fake shoes than the ones on the authentic pairs, and the pods are too wide and placed incorrectly.
  7. Inspect the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 for the heel bump. Usually, the replica Yeezys have the rear side of the shoes looking less curvy on the heel, while the authentic sneakers look curvier.
  8. Ensure that the toe box is not unusually inflated on your Yeezy 700 V2s.
  9. Verify the V-shaped toe box suede area. Most of the time, the replica Yeezy Boost 700 pairs will have the grey suede area on the toe box that looks more like a “U” instead of a “V”, as on the authentic sneakers.
  10. Analyze the 3M reflective material on the side of the shoes. Mostly, the eyes are too bright on the fake shoes, and the Adidas three-stripe logo has glowing lines that look too thick and misaligned.
  11. Check for inconsistencies on the insole regarding the logo and the text.

There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Yeezy 700 V2.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers.

Expert Yeezy 700 V2 authentication

If you need help with the authentication of your Yeezy Boost 700 V2, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Yeezy Boost 700 V2 sneakers 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 700 V2 legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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