Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by
Originally released in December 2017, the
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint‘s (B37571) iconic and standout colourway design has attracted many imitations.
Since its release, the V2 Blue Tint has been one of
our most authenticated Yeezy releases.
In this guide, we’re going to teach you how to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Blue tint.
Follow the steps and compare your pair to our real vs fake images for a better understanding.
How to tell if Yeezy 350 V2 Blue Tint are fake
You can spot a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint by checking the “SPLY-350” text. Fakes tend to have the “Y” looking like a “V” instead.
An authentic Yeezy 350 V2 Blue Tint should legibly spell “SPLY-350”.
This guide reveals the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint indicators you need to analyse.
Legit Check App’s primary barcode scan feature, you can spot 95% of the fake Blue Tint 350 V2s.
Scan the barcode of your Yeezys.
Compare it to other Blue Tint 350 V2’s available.
Look to match the unique barcode code to a genuine Blue Tint sneaker release barcode.
Each Yeezy Blue Tint V2 release has a unique barcode that relates to a combination of the following features:
Model: 350 V2
Colourway: Blue Tint
Size (US Adults): 5 —14 1.1. How to scan it
Legit Check App. Tap on the scan function.
Bring the barcode into focus.
Allow the app to scan the barcode.
Take a look at the results.
Check for multiple confirmations on Google using the barcode.
The following are confirmation points:
Others have registered the barcode.
Matches size+colourway of the pair being authenticated.
If multiple confirmations exist, the box is authentic.
This is the first step to ensuring you have a real pair, but the test is not always foolproof.
For example, a genuine Yeezy Blue Tint box may be used to sell a pair of replica sneakers by swapping the genuine sneakers for the fake Blue Tint V2s.
Here you should see the Size, Style and Colourway (B37571) – the Blue Tint colourway product code.
The size returned needs to be a match for the sneaker size to pass this test.
You’ll quickly notice there are
no valid results returned. There are different colourways and sizes returned in the results above.
You see a size 9, size 10, size 11 and also a different kind of Yeezy V2.
Finding it too hard? Legit check your Yeezys with our experts: 2. Size tag
2.1. MADE IN CHINA
Notice here how there’s different spacing between the letters.
This spacing does vary every now and then on authentic pairs.
However, one blatant tell for a fake is the
bolder left side of the M or the lower right leg of the A. These inconsistencies will not appear on an authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint size tag,
2.2. US UK FR JP CHN
“JP” is almost touching on the fake tag, unlike the authentic tag. The font used is also different, printed a little bit bolder on the fake Blue Tints.
Look at “FR” for an example.
2.3. Size list
The size row is touching the line on the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint size tag, unlike the real retail example.
A telltale sign you may be looking at is a fake.
2.4. CLU (or APE)
You will notice that the
“C” is bolder. The left side of the
“U” is inconsistently bold on the replica Blue Tint V2.
Please bear in mind that over here you may find both “CLU” and “APE” prints.
Regardless, both inscriptions can be found on an authentic pair, so we won’t consider this area as a reliable tell for how to spot fake Yeezy Blue Tints.
Inspecting the Adidas Logo you’ll notice that the“i” in “adidas” is touching both “d” letters..
On the fakes, it only touches the rightmost “d”.
2.6. Copyright ®
The ® is touching “adidas”.
On authentic size tags, there’s some spacing between these two.
2.7. Serial number
Although this text may vary, “3” and “N” touch on the authentic size tag.
This contact is not present on the replica tag.
2.8. UPC (or EAN)
UPC = Unique Product Code.
EAN = European Article Number.
Sometimes, this UPC/EAN code does not match your box label.
That is fine, authentic pairs have had that in some cases.
What you’ll want to keep an eye out for is low-quality text print.
The shape and boldness of the
“8”, in this specific example. 2.9. MALE/MÂLE
“MALE/MÂLE” is bolder on the replica size tag.
As a consequence, the slash is touching both letters
“E” and “M” on the fakes.
Note: Some authentic Blue Tint pairs don’t have the MALE/MÂLE text.
That is fine, keep looking for low-quality text print.
2.10. Production date
If you were to extend the slash, it would hit the text below in different places.
Moreover, a micro-detail: there is different spacing between
“0” and “9” on the two size tags.
Note: The production date text varies so I’m highlighting the fact that it’s not a reliable tell when authenticating every Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint. 2.11 & 2.12 & 2.13. Other checks
This further explains issues in the “MADE IN CHINA” text:
“A” inner space is overly filled on the unauthentic size tag – inconsistency
2.12. Different spacing – on fakes,
“I” is slightly further from “H”.
“C” in “CHINA” is thicker on the fake size tag. 3. Box
This authentication check can seem confusing at first, but
here is the rule to follow:
If there are
6 sizes displayed on the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint box (US, UK, F, D, J and CHN), then the ending serial number should end with a V10.
However, if there are
3 sizes shown on the box (US – The United States, F – France and UK – The United Kingdom), then the serial number should end with a V02 or a V03.
You will notice 3 sizes listed on the Yeezy Blue Tint box above:
The authentic pair has a V03 or V02 at the end of the unique serial number. The fake Yeezy Blue Tint box ends with a V10.
This serial code can help you tell the difference between a fake sneaker release and genuine Blue Tint V2 sneakers.
The lace check can indicate whether or not your Blue Tint V2s are fake; the lace check reveals indicators that we can use to authenticate or deem a sneaker release as fake.
Importantly, the lace check should only be used against deadstock (unworn or new) sneakers. 4.1. Why unworn pairs
During the lifetime of a pair that’s worn, it’s possible that at one point the owner might replace the shoelaces.
As a consequence, we will only consider this tell as a reliable way of spotting fake Yeezy Blue Tints on pairs that come with the factory knot.
What that implies is that all deadstock pairs
should come laced this way and not in the reversed manner, which we’ll soon see in the fake example.
The lacing rule for the
authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint is the following:
right Yeezy Blue Tint (B37571) sneaker needs to have the right lace underneath. The
left Yeezy Blue Tint sneaker should have the left lace underneath.
If the right sneaker has the left lace underneath or the left sneaker has the right lace underneath — this is an indication of a fake.
We need to note that we’re assuming a top-down view — imagine you’re wearing sneakers.
Here’s another comparison:
If it’s easier for you to remember it this way:
The lace that should be under is the one touching the stripe.
5. Boost sole
5.1. Best replica
On the real shoe, the top of the boot opening is not as rounded.
On the fake Blue Tint, the shape is more rounded.
5.2. Mid replica
The lines on the bottom of the boost sign are more prominent on the fake pair.
The pellets look “mathematically aligned” on the fake pair. They seem to follow a pattern.
The authentic pellets are randomly placed on the sole. They have no specific pattern.
5.3. Low replica
Fake Blue Tints vary with some replicas imitating the authentic pattern about 80%.
However, the boost sole always has any of the issues mentioned above.
The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint is made from the
Adidas Primeknit technology. 6.1. Best replica
Taking a closer look at the real sneaker you can see there are vertical, grey faded lines that show through on the prime knit material.
The fake Yeezy Blue tint may still present grey lines on the primeknit area.
These vertical stripes will appear less visible or will not be present at all.
6.2. Mid replica
Fake Yeezy Blue Tints in these photos have no grey lines present or they are extremely faded.
The lines are not as prominent as those on authentic Blue Tints.
6.3. Lower replica
See how the same issue takes place on the fake Yeezy 350 V2 Blue Tint.
On fakes, the “Y” can appear shortened and may look more like a “V” than a “Y”.
All authentic pairs should clearly spell “SPLY-350”, and not “SPLV-350”.
8. Sock liner
The fake sock liner is too thick.
The authentic sneaker features a much thinner sock liner when you compare it to the fake pair.
We recommend that you
download the Legit Check App, where we’ve organized all this information in an easy-to-access library where you can visually compare your Blue Tints fast.
We also have an extensive database of other
real vs fake guides to help you avoid fake resellers. 9. Toe box
This bulky toe box shape is a clear indicator that you may be looking at a fake sneaker.
The details are often overlooked and the toe box is one of the main offenders.
The slimmer, non-bulky toe box is a unique detail that’s only seen in the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tints.
The heel colour on the real Blue Tints is subtle, slightly creamy/yellow and not very prominent.
99% of Yeezy Boost 350 Blue Tints that have the prominent yellow blocked heel are fake.
However, it’s not unheard of to have the yellow heel on a small number of authentic Blue Tints but they are never a deep yellow shown above.
11. Middle stitching
The colour of the stitching on the centre of the sneaker should have that unique blue tint shade.
If you look closely at the above comparison image you can see the differences in the colour of the stitching.
With the fake Yeezy Boost Blue Tint, you will notice the grey stitching, note the blue tint colour that the authentic sneaker uses.
Here’s another comparison:
The tongue on the fake pair has a different structure than the authentic sneaker’s build.
The real blue tint appears to be slimmer and not as bulky or wide as the fake.
In other words, pay attention to the opening of the sneaker.
13.1. adidas YEEZY
The “i” in “adidas” has a rounder dot on the fake pairs.
The Adidas Trefoil logo has less definition on the fake Yeezy Boost Blue Tint.
This difference in definition can be seen on the top of the Trefoil logo.
On the real sneaker, it’s more pointed and angled compared to the fakes.
The stripes of the fake Trefoil logo appear more irregular with differences in width and angle.
13.2. Serial number
You will notice that on the authentic Blue Tint 350s the lettering is well-spaced.
The lettering on the fake Blue Tint V2s is randomly spaced with little to no space between letters.
Especially noticeable in the dash symbol (” – “) on the insole serial number.
The stripe width has been reduced on replica Blue Tints.
On the authentic sneaker, the stripe reaches down to the sole.
An authentic sneaker has a more pronounced curve.
A fake sneaker has a straighter, less curved stripe.
The authentic stripe should leave little to no space between the stripe and the sole of the sneaker.
Shortlist: Authenticate your Yeezy Blue Tint
Scan the barcode of your shoes with the Legit Check App.
Check the size tag for ink blots or bleeding.
Review box serial numbers and sizes to detect fakes.
Examine laces: should be under and over on the left.
Inspect the Boost sole and pattern.
Check the Primeknit material on the stripe for its quality.
Verify the “SPLY-350” text for its lettering.
Analyze the sock liner and see how thick it is.
Have a look at the toe box. Fakes tend to have bulkier toe boxes.
. Compare heel colors. The real pair shouldn’t be too yellowed
Have a look at the stripe and see its stitching. Fakes have blue-tinted threads.
Assess the tongue size of the Yeezy Boost v2 Blue Tints.
Look at the insole and see if the characters have the right font weight.
Measure stripe length and width for authenticity.
Ensuring you have an authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint can be quick, potentially done in just 30 seconds.
Follow our outlined steps for a reliable authenticity check.
Above are the top indicators to help you spot a fake.
How we created this guide
With the help of our Legit Check App community, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide on identifying fake Yeezy Boost Blue Tint sneakers.
Given the rising demand for the Yeezy 350 V2 Blue Tint, the likelihood of encountering counterfeits from resellers has increased, as the market is inundated with replicas taking advantage of limited supply.
Our team dedicated over 300 hours, to analyzing thousands of
Yeezy Boost 350 V2s to pinpoint the top 11 signs to discern a counterfeit. Expert Yeezy Blue Tint authentication
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