How To Spot Fake Yeezy 700 V3 Azael (2024)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

The quickest way to check for authenticity on your Yeezy 700 V3 Azael is by inspecting the size tag and the box label of the sneakers. Fake size tags feature many inconsistencies while the box label may display an incorrect size code that doesn’t match the version of your sneakers.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you everything about legit checking the Yeezy 700 V3 Azael.

We’ll cover 10 authentication steps, and with each step, you’ll find real vs fake images to help you understand everything with ease.

Not the colorway you’re looking for? See more guides in our library here.

For now, let’s focus on how to legit check the Azael colorway.

How to tell if Yeezy 700 V3 Azael are real

You can tell if the Yeezy 700 V3 Azael are real or fake by checking the size tag. Fakes never have this label detailed correctly, while all authentic pairs are 100% flawless.

Let’s check them out!

1. Barcode scan

  • Use the Legit Check App to scan your Yeezy Azael’s barcode.
  • Upon scanning the barcode with the Legit Check App, it will compare your barcode with other Yeezy sneakers available online.

Every Yeezy sneaker possesses a distinct barcode associated with a particular mix of color, style, and size:

  • Colorway – AZAEL (FW4980)
  • Style – 700 V3
  • Size – From 4 to 17 (US)

1.1. How to scan it

  • Get the Legit Check App on your iOS and/or Android device.
  • Tap the barcode icon (see the image below).
  • Point your camera to the barcode on the box of your 700 V3s.
Legit Check Barcode Scan Sneakers
  • Look for results that match your shoes
  • As previously mentioned, these are the: model, colorway, style, and size.

1.2. Authentic barcode

  • If the results display numerous verification points on Google for your specific barcode, you can be confident that your box is genuine.

Important notice:

  • Be aware that we’re indicating the authenticity of the box, not the sneakers.
  • This is because fake resellers might replace genuine sneakers with counterfeits, deceiving buyers into believing they’re purchasing authentic shoes.

1.3. Fake barcode

  • Remember, the barcode scan is only accurate if both the size and color shown in the results match what’s on the box.
  • So, if just one of these details matches, the box might still be fake.
  • To learn how to check the barcode on your Yeezy 700 V3 Azael properly, check out our article.

Finding it too hard? Legit check your Yeezys with our experts:

2. Size tag


  • Counterfeit Yeezy 700 V3 Azael pairs often display the “MADE IN CHINA” text much thicker than on genuine sneakers.
  • Authentic shoes typically have a thinner “MADE IN CHINA” inscription.
  • However, this detail can sometimes be reversed on replica shoes.

Thus, we always suggest referring to our real vs fake Yeezy 700 V3 Azael images for every authenticity check.


  • Uneven lines on the “N” from “CHN” show extra ink, making it look bold.
  • This hints the sneaker might be fake.
  • Real tags don’t have this printing issue.


  • CLU, APE, or EVN markings can be on both real and fake pairs.
  • Don’t rely on these inscriptions to judge authenticity.
  • Instead, focus on the print quality: watch for ink smudges, blurry lines, and other bad print signs.

2.4. Medial lines

  • Fake Yeezy 700 V3 Azael have very thick and unclear lines around the “US UK FR JP CHN” text.
  • Authentic pairs usually have clearer lines, but sometimes replica shoes might mimic this too.
  • Be cautious as replicas can also show thicker lines than genuine ones.

2.5. adidas ®

  • On fake Yeezys, the “R” is too far from the “adidas” text, while on real ones, it’s closer.
  • If the “R” touches the “adidas” text, you’re likely looking at a counterfeit pair.

Love the 700 V3 silhouette? Check out these Yeezy legit check guides: Alvah, Arzareth.

3. Box label

The Adidas x Yeezy collaboration has two versions: US and international.

  • The US version shows 3 sizes on the label: US, UK, and F.
  • The international version shows 6 sizes: US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN. All are printed equally on the label.

The box label’s bottom right corner has a serial number.

→ For US releases, it ends with V02 or V03.
→ For international (Canadian/European) releases, it concludes with V10.

If there’s a mismatch from this pattern, you’re most likely looking at a fake Yeezy 700 V3 Azael.

  • In the provided image, the genuine international version with 6 sizes ends with V10.
  • The counterfeit US version also ends with V10, which should be V02 or V03.

The image above should make it easier to understand the issue of the fake. It’s easier than putting it into words.

4. Lacing

All of the authentic Adidas x Yeezy pairs follow the same lacing pattern.

  • The fake laces are “inverted”.
  • “Inverted” means that fake Yeezy 700 V3 Azael shoes don’t have the laces in the right pattern.
  • Specifically, the right lace (from the wearer’s perspective) sits above the left lace on counterfeit pairs.
  • Authentic Yeezy 700 V3 Azael that haven’t been worn or relaced will never display this pattern.

Let’s look at this rather helpful image:

Remember, this only works for deadstock (brand new, never re-laced) pairs.

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

  • The toe box appears more slender, less chunky, and smaller than the genuine shoe’s toe box.
  • The toe box on the fake Yeezy Azael sneakers seems flatter and less curvy.

In contrast, the authentic pairs display a more pronounced and rounded toe box.

6. Heel

In the comparison image below:

  • A green line highlights the distance from the midsole’s top side to the Adidas logo on genuine shoes.
  • A red line shows the same for counterfeit Yeezy 700 V3 Azael.
  • Authentic sneakers have the Adidas logo centered more towards the shoe’s middle, aligning with the primeknit stitching above.
  • Counterfeit shoes position the Adidas logo noticeably off-center on the midsole, indicating it’s misplaced.

7. Cage

  • Pointers 1 & 2: The “teardrop” isn’t curvy enough on the fake shoes.
  • Pointers 3 & 4: The Primeknit are blue on the fake shoes. These areas often look too light.
    • The authentic is a darker grey.

For genuine Yeezy Azael, the primeknit stitching should be dark grey on the bottom and slightly lighter grey at the top.

8. V-shaped patch

  • The “V” patch is too wide on the fake Yeezys.
  • Hence, the patch looks like an “U” instead of a “V”.

The authentic patch has to be narrow enough to look like the letter “V”.

9. Reflectiveness

  • Fake Yeezys don’t glow as intensely.
  • They only light up slightly, while genuine Yeezys have a strong reflectiveness.
  • THhe reflective areas are less distinct compared to the authentic sneakers’ reflective sections.

10. Glowing

  • Counterfeit sneakers appear shinier and have more white spots than the glowing cage of genuine shoes.
  • Although genuine Yeezy 700 V3 Azael shoes have a more intense shine on the cage, the fake ones display more white spots than the authentic pairs.

Shortlist: Check your Yeezy 700 V3

  1. Use the Legit Check App to barcode-scan the Yeezy 700 V3 Azael.
  2. Check the Yeezy 700 V3 Azael size tag for any printing irregularities.
  3. Examine the serial numbers and sizes on the shoebox.
  4. Confirm the lacing pattern of the Yeezy 700 V3 Azael; the right shoe should have the right lace underneath, while the left shoe should have the left lace underneath.
  5. Ensure the toe box of your Yeezy 700 isn’t abnormally puffed up.
  6. Observe the back details. Typically, counterfeit Yeezy 700 V3 Azael shoes position the Adidas logo lower on the midsole and further from the center compared to genuine ones.
  7. Evaluate the side pattern of the sneakers. Counterfeit versions usually showcase wider, more curved holes, and the grey stitching might appear too dark or off in color.
  8. Examine the V-shaped toe box region. Most counterfeit Yeezys display the patch in a “U” shape rather than the genuine “V” shape.
  9. Inspect the 3M reflective detailing on the sides. The “eyes” on counterfeit shoes tend to be overly bright, and the Adidas three-stripe logo often has misaligned, overly thick glowing lines.
  10. Assess the glow-in-the-dark cage. Fake pairs usually have more white dots and a dimmer shine compared to the authentic ones.

Sometimes, you might not have the time to follow each detailed step above to verify your Yeezy 700 V3 Azael.

For a quick check, above are the top 10 signs to help you identify if your sneakers are fake or genuine Adidas Yeezy 700 V3.

Expert Yeezy 700 V3 authentication

If you need to verify the authenticity of your Yeezy 700 V3 Azael, we’re here to help.

  • Simply send us clear photos of your Yeezy 700 V3 Azael, and we’ll respond within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Along with our verdict, you’ll receive a report explaining our reasons for labelling your sneakers as genuine or counterfeit.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing real vs fake Yeezy 700 V3 Azael.

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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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