Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by
Got a pair of
Yeezys with a strange or unusual box label?
Welcome to the guide that will clarify it all.
Use this tutorial to
authenticate any Yeezy box, regardless of: model, color, size.
To keep things structured, we will do the following:
Show you different box labels
from all countries; Explain Yeezy serial numbers;
Compare real vs fake box labels;
Help you figure out where your Yeezys are real or fake.
By the end, you’ll be an expert in legit checking Yeezy boxes.
Trying to learn
how to scan your Yeezy box’s barcode?
For now, let’s stick with the box label.
How can you tell if Yeezys are fake by box?
You can tell if Yeezys are by box if you look at the sizes + serial number combinations.
Make sure your box’s serial number matches with the type of box (e.g. US, international, or other countries).
adidas x YEEZY box labels have very subtle unique matches. 1. US
We’ll take the real vs fake
Yeezy Beluga comparison for this version.
However, this applies to all other models, colorways, and sizes.
US box: Must have 3 sizes, starting with US (biggest).
Authentic: International version’s box label serial number ends with V10.
Fake: US version box label incorrectly has a serial number ending with V10.
If this fake US box was to be authentic, it should’ve ended with V02 or V03.
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2. EU & Canada
For this example, we’ll compare the real vs fake
Yeezy 350 V2 Static.
International boxes: Must have 6 sizes on the left.
International = 6 sizes displayed (US, UK, F, D, J, CHN) should have serial number ending with V10.
US = 3 sizes displayed (US, F, UK) should have serial number ending with V02 or V03.
In this example, we have a fake US box (has 3 sizes) with a V10 inscription.
The V10 inscription
is specific to the International Version. Any mismatch in size display and serial number ending (e.g., US box label with V10) indicates a fake.
For this example, we’ll look at the authentic
Yeezy 350 V2 Citrin label.
Mexican boxes: Have 6 sizes, starting with “MEX”.
Note: There are very few fake Mexican labels.
Replica manufacturers tend to replicate US & EU/Canada boxes most.
Must have 6 sizes, with “MEX” first.
Serial number has to end in “V04”.
Serial number can say “V10”, “V02”, or “V03”.
All of the above are wrong.
Only “V04” is the authentic Mexican box serial number.
Let’s look at the authentic
Yeezy 700 V2 (Intertia) label.
Brazilian boxes: 6 sizes, starting with “BR”.
Note: Almost no fakes of the Brazilian box label.
Fake manufacturers focus on the EU & Canada + US labels.
Has 6 sizes, with “BR” always being first.
“V03” and “V02” for the serial number, just like the US box.
Ends in anything else besides “V03” or “V02”.
For example, a Brazilian box with a “V10” is an instant call-out.
For this box, we’ll look at the legit
Yeezy 350 V2 Yecheil label.
Chinese box: 2 sizes, UK & Chinese.
Should you worry about the Chinese labels?
No, not at all.
You’re +90% looking at an authentic box label if you see the Chinese sticker.
While most fakes are made in China, replica manufacturers focus on the US version instead.
This means you’re likely in the clear with the Chinese label.
Has 2 sizes: UK & Chinese.
Serial number must end in a “V06”.
Could end in a different serial number.
However, there are very few replicas.
We’ve also heard of many pairs from 🇭🇰 Hong Kong being shipped internationally with the same label.
As long as the “V06” serial number is present on your box, everything is fine.
Let’s check out the authenitc
Yeezy 350 V2 Beluga label for this box.
Japanese label: 5 sizes, starting with “J” for Japan.
There are almost no replicas of the Japanese label:
It’s the rarest of all.
Replica manufacturers would rather focus on the most demanded: the US version.
So, if your Yeezys have the “J” sticker, you’re +95% safe.
Has 5 sizes, and it must start with “J”.
Serial number ends in a “V10” — after all, it’s an International Version.
Could have 6 sizes instead of 5.
Can end in a “V03” or “V02”.
However, note that Japanese box labels are the rarest one out there.
Throughout time, some Yeezy models were restocked a couple of times:
Some have a different label, though not all.
However, it doesn’t mean that your Yeezys are fake.
Let’s check out the restock label on a box of
Yeezy 350 V2 Cream:
Shoe name at the top
Barcode on the left
Country of manufacturing on the left
Colorway & Style-code in the middle
Sizes on the right
May deviate from the legit pattern mentioned above.
However, we haven’t seen any fakes on the market.
If, and when this happens, we’ll come back to update the guide ASAP.
Above is an
authentic international label:
Sizes: 6 (US, UK, D, F, J, CHN)
Serial number: V01 8. Other editions
There are some “exceptions” for authentic Yeezy box labels.
8.1. International 2020
not faked at all, for now.
Below is an authentic
Yeezy 350 V2 Carbon box:
Has round-edged corners.
Uses a different font from the “normal” international box.
Everything else is in place — the same as on the regular international label.
“V10” serial number.
This is a box issued in 2020, and only a few colorways have it.
Not all of them are very popular colorways, however our job is to spread awareness.
Yeezys that may have this box label:
Zebra (350 V2)
Cream (350 V2)
Carbon (350 V2)
Zyon (350 V2)
Tail Light (350 V2)
Desert Sage (350 V2)
Cinder (350 V2)
Alvah (700 V3)
Tephra (700 V2)
You may see this on any
Yeezys released in 2020. We’ve just named a few. 8.2. Side sticker
Below is another
Yeezy 350 V2 Cream label.
You may see this on the side of your box.
There is nothing to worry about.
It’s most likely a sticker attached by a retailer or reseller.
Some shops do this just to add the pairs they sell to their databases.
As for authenticity, there is nothing to worry about when seeing this label.
Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezy box
Material: Authentic Yeezy boxes are made with high-quality cardboard. Counterfeit boxes may feel flimsy or have a different texture.
Color: The box’s color should be consistent with authentic Yeezy packaging. Any deviation in color can be a sign of a fake product.
Logo: Check the Adidas and Yeezy logos on the box. These should be crisp, clear, and accurately positioned. Fakes might have blurry, misshapen, or incorrectly placed logos.
Construction: The construction of the box, including how it is glued or assembled, should be neat and professional. Poor construction is a sign of a counterfeit product.
Size: Labels should have accurate sizing information. Compare this with official sizing charts to ensure consistency.
Barcode: Scan the barcode with the Legit Check App. The information should match the details on the label and correspond to the specific Yeezy model.
Font & Spacing: The font and spacing on the label should be consistent with authentic Yeezy boxes. Replicas might have unusual or incorrect font types and spacing.
Use this guide whenever you’re on the go and you’re not sure how to legit check your box.
It contains the 7 best things to consider when authenticating your Yeezy box.
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