Real Vs Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint – How To Spot A Fake

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Originally released on the 16.12.2017, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint‘s (B37571) iconic and standout colourway design has attracted many imitations, and since its release, the V2 Blue Tint has been one of our most authenticated Yeezy releases.

You can spot a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint (B37571) by checking the “SPLY-350” print on the side of the sneaker, where the “Y” is displayed — this should not appear shortened when compared to the genuine Yeezy Boost Blue Tint V2 sneakers. Furthermore, inconsistencies in the layout and print on the size tag can reveal indicators that you could have a fake V2 Blue Tint.

When the Yeezy Boost 350 Blue Tint released on December 2017, it had a limited supply, while demand has always been high for the Blue Tint V2’s; unfortunately, this rarity encourages fake resellers to try and take advantage of the aftermarket buyers and release fake Blue Tints V2’s and imitations.

In our fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint comparison, we will outline the checks you can implement so you know how to spot a fake Yeezy Boost V2 Blue Tint.

Follow the 14-step legit guide to check how you can spot a fake Yeezy Blue Tint.

How To Spot The Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint (B37571)

We’ve researched and created this 14 step guide, a detailed list of Blue Tint V2 inconsistencies to spot. This guide will reveal the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint indicators you need to analyse.

We will take a look at how these inconsistencies differ on the real V2 Blue Tint sneakers.

There are several easy to spot indicators that can be used to tell a fake from a real B37571 Blue Tint such as the “SPLY-350” Print and the layout of the size tag.

Following these rules with the rest of the steps in the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint guide will reveal the replica sneakers from the genuine article.

How have we created this Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint Real Vs Fake Guide?

With our community of Legit App check users, we’ve been able to put together an extensive guide on how to spot a fake Yeezy Boost Blue Tint sneaker and present them here in our ultimate guide.

With the ongoing demand for Yeezy 350 V2 Blue Tint continuing, the chance of you receiving a fake pair from a reseller increases as replica sneakers flood the market to capitalise on the lack of supply.

We’ve analysed thousands of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint sneakers and spent over 100 hours creating this guide, researching what the top 11 indicators that you can use to spot a fake Yeezy Boost Blue Tint V2 sneaker.

So let’s have a look at the steps you can use to authenticate your pair and avoid being scammed by replica resellers.

Step 1: How to spot 95% of the fake Yeezy Blue Tint through the barcode test

With the Legit Check App’s primary barcode scan feature, you can spot 95% of the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint within seconds.

Yeezy Blue Tint Barcode Box

Using the barcode scanner, you can scan the Yeezy Bost and compare it to other Blue Tint 350 V2’s available, ideally you are looking 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;

  1. The Yeezy Blue Tint Colourway (B37571)
  2. Style of the Yeezy Blue Tint (350 V2 Boost)
  3. Size (From 5 – 14) for adults.

The focus on creating replica sneakers is on the sneakers themselves, indicators and the lack of detail on the Yeezy box can reveal details that the Blue Tint are fake and not real.

We recommend the Legit Check App to be your first step in spotting counterfeit sneakers – 95% of fake and replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint will fail this simple test, however with resellers starting to pay more attention to details we need to take extra steps in authentication for a 100% pass.

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How Do You Scan The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint With The Legit Check App?

Once you’ve downloaded the Legit Check App, tap on the scan function and bring the barcode into focus. Allow the app to scan the barcode and take a look at the results.

Legit Check Barcode Scan Sneakers

If there are several confirmations on Google for the barcode, then the box can be deemed authentic. By confirmation point, we refer to the fact that other people have registered this barcode as the one matching the size+colourway combination of the pair you’re authenticating.

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 V2’s.

You can read a more detailed guide on exactly how to use the Legit Check App barcode scan function here. It’s the perfect starter guide on using the App correctly.

The authentic Yeezy Blue Tint 350 V2 scan results

Let’s compare an authentic set of confirmation points with a fake Blue Tint test and discuss what the results mean.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint barcode scan authentic results

The results for an authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint will include several results which display unique confirmation pointers highlighted in green.

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.

The fake Yeezy Boost V2 350 Blue Tint scan results

Let’s take a look at the fake Blue Tint results you could get returned.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint barcode scan authentic results

You’ll quickly notice there are no valid results returned.

What’s not valid? Well, 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.

This result means that the release is fake — replica manufacturers have used this code on multiple fake boxes and that is revealed.

Compared to the authentic result images, we should see confirmation points for size, style and colourway returned, but they are mixed in these results.

If you see results similar to the fake image above, that means that you may have replica Yeezy Blue Tints, as the barcode matches different sizes and colourways. It could be a reproduced barcode used for fakes.

Step 2: Fake vs real Yeezy Boost Blue Tint size tag

For the next step in authenticating your Yeezy Boost Blue Tints, we need to make a close inspection of the size tag.

With many details being overlooked by fake resellers, spotting a fake just takes time.

It’s a game of spot the difference when you’re comparing the real against the Blue Tint 350 size tag.

Each Yeezy colourway released has a different set of inconsistencies, so take a look at the following 13 differences for the Yeezy Blue Tint V2 size tag that can help you identify a fake.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint Size Tag Fake Vs Real

Here is the list of the differences we’ve identified on the size tag;

1. “M” & “A” In “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. The Country List

Let’s draw your attention to the spacing between the lines and the text.

The “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).

3. The Size List

The size row is touching the line on fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint size tag, unlike the real retail example. A telltale sign you may be looking at a fake.

4. CLU Serial Numbers

You will notice that the “C” is bolder, the left side of “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.

5. Adidas Logo Letters

Inspecting the Adidas Logo you’ll notice that the“i” in “adidas” is touching both “d” letters, unlike the fakes where it only touches the rightmost “d”.

6. Adidas Logo ® Sign

The ® is touching “adidas”, however, on authentic size tags, there’s some spacing between these two.

7. Bottom Serial Number

Although this text may vary, “3” and “N” are touching on the authentic size tag while this contact is not present on the replica tag.

8. Unique Product Code / European Article Number

Sometimes the 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, such as the shape and boldness of the “8”, in this specific example.


“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 pairs don’t have the MALE/MÂLE text. That is fine, keep looking for low-quality text print.

10. Manufacturer/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 the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint

11. 12. 13. More “Made In China” Checks

11. “A” inner space is overly-filled on the unauthentic size tag – inconsistency

12. – Different spacing – on fakes, “I” is slightly further from “H”.

13 – “C” in “CHINA” is thicker on the fake size tag.

Step 3: How to spot a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint box

After scanning the barcode and inspecting the size tag, the next step is checking the Blue Tint V2 box for indications of a fake.

While we do have the full guide on fake vs real Yeezy box over here, we will cover the basics in this article with specific comparisons of fake and real Blue Tint Yeezys.

A general tell for how to spot fake Yeezy Blue Tints is the serial numbers on the box and how they match either the US Region or the Canadian/European Region.

This authentication check can seem confusing at first, but here is the rule to follow:

If there are six 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 three 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.

We will list the box image of the real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint box along with a fake Blue Tint V2 box so you can easily spot the differences.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint Box Label Fake Vs Real

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 while 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.

For a more in-depth look at how to spot the fake box, please see this article on the Yeezy Boost 350 Box.

Step 4: Real vs fake Yeezy Blue Tint lacing

The lace check can indicate whether or not your Blue Tint V2’s are fake; the lace check reveals indicators that we can use to authenticate or deem a sneaker release as fake.

Importantly, the lace check is should only be used against deadstock (That’s unworn or new) sneakers.

Why unworn or new V2 Blue Tints?

During the lifetime of a pair that’s worn, it’s possible that at one point the owner might relace the sneakers.

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.

Blue Tint V2 Yeezy 350 Lacing

The lacing rule for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint is the following:

The right Yeezy Blue Tint (B37571) sneaker needs to have the right lace underneath, while 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 the sneakers.

Let’s have a zoomed-in look at the lacing for the V2 Blue Tints just to make sure we’ve explained this properly:

Yeezy Blue Tint 350 V2 Lacing Fake Vs Real

If it’s easier for you to remember it this way, keep in mind that the lace that should be under is the one touching the stripe.

Use the lace check along with the other 9 steps when authenticating the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint for the most accurate result.

Step 5: Fake vs real Yeezy Blue Tint BOOST sole

When comparing the real Yeezy Boost Blue Tint we need to have a look at the boost sole.

More specifically, we need to analyse both the pellets that make up the sole and the striped circles that are found on the white material.

As you can see, on the authentic sneaker the top of the boost opening is not as rounded on the authentic sneaker, while on the fake blue tint the shape is more rounded.

Inspecting the boost sole, the lines on the bottom of the boost sign are more prominent on the real vs fake Yeezy Blue Tint sole. Pay attention as well to the depth and detail of not only the boost pellets, but also of the striped circles.

You can see that the lines are placed more randomly on the authentic sole when comparing them against the more processed, mathematical pattern on the fake Blue Tints.

That makes sense, since fake manufacturers don’t really care about replicating the randomness of the legit Yeezy Blue Tint boost area — in turn, the replicated boost soles will be more constant aesthetically speaking.

Fake Blue Tints vary with some replicas imitating the authentic pattern about 80%. It’s important, therefore, to go through these visual comparisons to get your eye accustomed to the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint.

Step 6: Inspect the Blue Tint Primeknit material’s stripes

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint is made from the Adidas Primeknit technology.

The Primeknit creates the shape and material on the Yeezy 350 V2 sneakers. The differences between the authentic V2 Blue Tints and the fake Blue Tints can be seen on the material of this sneaker upon closer inspection — this area proves itself as a very reliable way of spotting the fake, since it’s overlooked by replica creators.

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.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint Primeknit

Comparing these lines to the fake Blue Tint sneaker, the differences become easier to spot. While 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.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint Primeknit 2

As you can see from the example pictures, the Fake Yeezy Blue Tints in these legit check photos have no grey lines present or they are extremely faded.

The lines are not as prominent as those on an authentic Blue Tint sneaker.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint Primeknit 3

Step 7: Fake vs real Yeezy Blue Tint 350-SPLY text

When trying to spot the fake Blue Tint, one of the first indicators you can spot is in the lettering of the “SPLY-350” where the “Y” of the lettering can appear shortened and may look more like a “V” than a “Y”.

Letter Spacing Blue tint Yeezy Boost 350 V2

For instance, if you look at the image above of the Yeezy Boost Blue Tint lettering you will see the differences between the authentic “Y” and the fake “Y”. It’s always a good check to make to ensure you have a legit pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tints.

Once again, it might be hard to spot it without our comparison pics, so please refer to these comparisons when having a face to face meeting or when buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint online

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Step 8: Analyse the thickness of the Yeezy sock liner

The top of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint primeknit area, also known as the sock liner, is often overlooked when replica manufacturers are making their Blue Tint V2 imitations.

As you can see from the legit check image below, the authentic sneaker features a much thinner sock liner when you compare it to the fake pair.

Have a look at this real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint comparison below:

Blue Tint V2 Sockliner Fake Vs Real

Although this is a great tell to inspect, it can be hard to spot certain differences when you don’t have a pair of fake Yeezy Boost Blue Tints to compare your pair against.

We recommend, once again, 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 for sneakers and streetwear to help you avoid fake resellers.

Step 9: Inspect how bulky the toe box is on the Blue Tint Yeezys

The next step is to investigate the shape of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tints toe box. A very obvious telltale sign that you may have a fake is that thickness of the toe box and how bulky the front area of the sneaker may appear.

Looking at the comparison images below you can see that the authentic Blue Tints toe box area is slimmer and more angled while inspecting the fake V2 blue tints you can see a more rounded and ‘bulkier’ toe box.

This bulky toe box shape is a clear indicator that you may be looking at a fake sneaker.

Bulky Toe Box On The Fake Yeezy Blue Tint V2

As with most replica resellers, 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.

Step 10: Keep an eye out for an overly yellow heel on the Yeezy Blue Tint

While both the authentic Yeezy Blue Tint V2 and the fake Blue Tint often both have a yellow heel there are some inconsistencies that are present when you compare the real sneakers to the fake sneakers.

A difference in manufacturing techniques between the original Yeezy Blue Tint heel and the fake heel results in a clear identifiable indicator you can use to spot a fake.

Let’s take a look at the difference.

Blue Tint V2 Yellow Heel Flaw

The heel colour on the real Yeezy Boost Blue Tints is subtle, slightly creamy/yellow and not very prominent.

If you compare this to the fake Blue Tints where the yellow of the heel is more blocked and features an easier to see, stained yellow coloured heel.

It’s important to note that 99% of Yeezy Boost 350 Blue Tint sneakers 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.

Step 11: Real vs fake Yeezy Blue Tint middle stitching

Another detail that’s often not deemed important enough by imitation and fake resellers is the colour of the stitching, and with the colour of the stitching being a unique colour to only Blue Tints it’s a good indicator to identifying a fake sneaker.

Middle Stitching Colour Yeezy V2 Blue Tint

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.

It might be hard to notice so here’s a close-up of the picture above where the difference might be more evident.

Middle Stitching Colour V2 Blue Tints 2

Step 12: Shape comparison for counterfeit vs authentic Yeezy Blue Tint

The tongue on the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint appears to have a different structure than the authentic sneaker’s build.

As the comparison image shows below the real blue tint appears to be slimmer and not as bulky or wide as the fake.

Differences in shape Yeezy Blue Tint V2

In other words, pay attention to the opening of the sneaker. By opening, we mean the area through which the wearer’s foot goes — when we say that the fake has a wider opening, we refer to that area.

Step 13: Replica vs genuine Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint insole comparison

Having a detailed look at the insole of the Yeezy Boost V2 Blue Tint we can identify some differences that can aid in spotting a fake.

Firstly, looking at the inner sole Adidas logo we can see that the “i” on the authenticated sneakers is sharp and well-printed.

However, on the fake Blue Tint V2’s we see a more rounded dot on the “i”.

Yeezy Blue Tint V2 Insole Check

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.

While 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 when compared to the real Trefoil logo of the Blue Tints insole.

Yeezy Blue Tint V2 Insole Check 2

Inspecting the serial number on the insoles can give you indicators of if you have a fake. You will notice that on the authentic Blue Tint 350s the lettering is well-spaced.

Meanwhile, the lettering on the fake Blue Tint V2’s is randomly spaced with little to no space between letters.

This check can be used to identify a fake, especially when comparing the ‘dash’ on the insole serial number where the difference in space is easily visible.

Step 14: Inspect the stripe of the Yeezy Blue Tint’s second stripe

The last real vs fake check to perform on the Yeezy 350 V2 Blue Tint is to look for signs on the stripe that could indicate a fake.

This flaw is present because the stripe width has been reduced on replica Blue Tints, while on the authentic sneaker the stripe reaches down to the sole.

Yeezy Boost Blue Tint Stripe

You’ll also notice a more turned up curve on the authentic sneaker, compared to the straighter less curved stripe on the fake sneaker.

If you look at the image comparison above we indicate the differences between the real and the fake Blue Tint stripes.

On the authentic V2 Blue Tint 350 you should be looking for the Yeezy stripe to be larger in width, more curved line, leaving little to no space between the stripe and the sole of the sneaker.

How can you spot a fake vs real Yeezy 350 Boost V2 Blue Tint in 50 Seconds?

In conclusion, checking you have an authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint can be completed efficiently, sometimes even in 50 seconds. Just follow the steps we’ve laid out for the perfect authentic check.

Here are the top indicators to help you spot a fake.

  1. Perform the Barcode check using the Legit App Checker here.
  2. Inspect the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint size tag for blotted and ink bleeding.
  3. Examine the box serial numbers and sizes of the Blue Tints to identify if you have a fake.
  4. The Blue Tint laces should have a particular setup, under and over on the left.
  5. Check the Boost Sign and the pattern on the sole.
  6. Identify grey lines on the Primeknit material.
  7. Are there inconsistencies present on the “SPLY-350” Print?
  8. A thinner style of the Blue Tint sock liner is a sign of an authentic sneaker.
  9. View the shape of the toe box. It should not have a bulky look.
  10. Compare the heel colours between the real and the fake, is it yellow?
  11. Identify the Blue Tint colour stitching on the sneaker.
  12. How large is the tongue of the Yeezy Boost v2 Blue Tints?
  13. Perform a Legit Check on the insole of the Yeezy Boost V2 Blue Tints.
  14. Inspect the stripe length and width for a legit sneaker.

Where can I get my Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint authenticated? The Yeezy Blue Tint authentication service

Finally, besides our free guides we offer an authentication service for the Yeezy Boost 350 Blue Tints.

The process is simple: send us pictures of your sneakers, and we will come back to you with a verdict in a maximum of 48 hours.

You’ll receive a detailed report where we explain why the sneaker is either authentic or a replica.

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Thank you for reading our fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint guide. We’ll always update the comparisons, as resellers get smarter and there are newer and better imitations are put out.

Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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Ch Daniel is the co-founder and chairman of Legit Check By Ch. Daniel is leading the development of new products of Legit Check By Ch, as well as strategising how else the company can reach its main mission: building the infrastructure for safely buying luxury items.
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