Yeezy 700 V3 Clay Brown Real Vs Fake (Expert Guide)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Today’s guide covers the real vs fake Yeezy 700 V3 “Clay Brown”.

We both know why you’re here, so let’s just begin the guide.

How to spot fake Yeezy 700 V3 Clay Brown

To spot fake Yeezy 700 V3 Clay Brown, examine the size tag inside each shoe and the text written on it.

Fake Yeezy Clay Brown pairs typically have inaccuracies in the inscriptions’ thickness.

1. Barcode

All of the legit Yeezy sneakers have unique info:

  • Colorway – Clay Brown (GY0189)
  • Style – 700 V3
  • Size – From 4 to 17 (US)

Look for these 3 details when scanning the barcode.

1.1. How to scan

  1. Open the Legit Check App
  2. Tap on the barcode scanner
  3. Look up yours.
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Then, try to look for matches in the barcode — just as previously said.

1.2. Authentic

  • All the details match our pair → 100% legit barcode.
  • Yeezy 700 V3, Clay Brown, Size US 10 (EUR 44).

Everything’s good here!

1.3. Fake

This is a 100% fake barcode.

  • There are no matches.
  • The box said these are supposedly Yeezy 700 V3 Clay Brown US8.5
  • No sign of that over here.

Not sure you got it? See our full barcode guide.


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2. Size tag

  • Authentic Yeezy 700 V3 Clay Brown:
    1. “MADE IN CHINA” text is thicker and more defined.
    2. The “US UK FR JP CHN” text is thicker compared to replicas.
    3. Manufacturing date text (e.g., “09/20”) is thicker and properly spaced.
    4. MALE/MÂLE inscriptions may or may not be present; their presence doesn’t determine authenticity.
    5. Inscriptions like LHG, CLU, APE, or EVN might appear and are not definitive indicators of authenticity. Print quality is crucial, watch for signs of poor printing.
    6. Size text, such as “280”, is thinner and appropriately sized.
  • Fake Yeezy 700 V3 Clay Brown:
    1. “MADE IN CHINA” text appears too thin.
    2. The “US UK FR JP CHN” text is too thin.
    3. Manufacturing date text (e.g., “09/20”) is too thin and has improper spacing between characters.
    4. Print quality issues might be present, including ink blotting and fuzzy lines.
    5. Size text, like “280”, appears too thick on the tag.

3. Lacing

  • Lacing Pattern on Authentic Shoes:
    • On the left shoe (from wearer’s view): the shoelace from the left side should go underneath the one from the right side.
    • On the right shoe (from wearer’s view): the shoelace from the right side should go underneath the one from the left side.

On a closer inspection:

  • The flaw is visible yet again.
  • Besides, the image says all you need to know.

Below is what spare legit laces should look like:

  • Spare laces should be in a cardboard envelope.
  • Find them inside your shoebox.

4. Box label

  • International Version Label:
    • Features sizes for 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, CHN) with equal print size for each.
    • For international releases (Canadian/European), the serial number on the label ends with a V10.
  • US Version Label (Fake Example Above):
    • The fake US version label incorrectly ends with a V10 (should be V02 or V03 for genuine US releases).

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. Back

Here you’ll find the “adidas” logo.

  • Authentic: The three-striped logo and “adidas” text are thinner.
  • Fake: Displays a thicker three-striped logo and “adidas” text.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: Features a slimmer, smaller toe box with a deflated look.
  • Fake: Exhibits an improperly inflated, chunky, and thick toe box.

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezy Clay Brown

Here are the top 6 indicators:

  1. Scan the barcode using the Legit Check App.
  2. Check the size tag for printing inconsistencies.
  3. Examine the serial numbers and sizes on the box label.
  4. Ensure the correct lacing style with the right lace under in the right shoe and the left leg under in the left shoe.
  5. Inspect the rear details, focusing on the Adidas logo and cage placement.
  6. Verify the inflation level of the toe box; fake pairs often have thicker and less curvy toe boxes.

Expert Yeezy Clay Brown authentication

Our services are available to help you:

  • Simply provide us with high-quality photos of your Yeezy 700 V3
  • We will analyze them.
  • You can expect results within 24 to 48 hours…
  • Along with a comprehensive report detailing whether your sneakers are genuine or counterfeit.

That concludes our guide on authenticating Yeezy 700 V3 Clay Brown.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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