Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zyon Real Vs Fake (Expert Guide)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Need to legit check your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zyon?

Follow the 9 steps in this expert-made legit check guide.

Let’s begin.

How to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Zyon

In short, the quickest way to identify fake Yeezy Zyon is to examine the size tags.

Replica Yeezys often have incorrect inscriptions, with flaws in painting, font-weight, and positioning.

1. Barcode

All authentic Yeezys have the following unique details:

  • Colorway: ZYON (FZ1267)
  • Style: 350 V2
  • Size (US): 4 — 17

1.1. How to scan

  1. Get the Legit Check App
  2. Open the “Barcode scanner”
  3. Point it at your shoebox
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Let’s check out the results!

1.2. Real

  • The right shoe comes up:
    • Yeezy Boost 350 V2
    • Zyon
    • FZ1267
    • Sizes US10 (and UK9.5 in the second website)
  • Hence, it’s a 100% authentic barcode.

1.3. Fake

  • Nothing comes up.
  • None of the reference points are checked.
  • Hence, it’s a fake barcode.

The story might still be unclear.

For such instances, we’ve got a detailed Yeezy barcode guide.

Make sure to check it out if you didn’t understand the barcode situation entirely.

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

2. Size tag


  1. “MADE IN CHINA” text appears too thick
  2. The text for the sizes listed (US UK FR JP CHN) is overly thick
  3. Size number print is both too thick and misaligned
  4. The date of manufacture (“02/20”) is printed too thickly and characters are too close together
  5. Hashtag (#) number is excessively thick
  6. “adidas ®” text is too thick, making the registered sign nearly invisible
  7. “ART FZ1267” number appears overly thick
  8. Factory of manufacture (“EVH” or “EVN”) text is printed too thickly


  1. “MADE IN CHINA” text maintains a thinner, correct font-weight
  2. The text for “US UK FR JP CHN” is thinner and more precise
  3. Size number print has correct font-weight and its alignment is accurate
  4. Date of manufacture (“02/20”) maintains correct font-weight and characters are correctly spaced
  5. Hashtag (#) number is printed in a thinner typeface
  6. “adidas ®” text is thin and crisp, with the registered sign clearly visible
  7. “ART FZ1267” number is correctly thin
  8. Factory of manufacture (“EVH” or “EVN”) text is printed in a thinner and more precise typeface.

3. Box label

All 350 V2 Yeezys have specific rules for the box’s label.

US Version:

  • Features three sizes (US, UK, F) on the label
  • US size is printed larger while the other two sizes are in smaller prints
  • Serial number typically ends with V02 or V03

International Version:

  • Displays six country sizes (US, UK, F, D, J, CHN) equally printed on the label
  • Serial number generally ends with V10

Indicators of Fake:

  • Deviation from the above patterns
  • US version label ending with V10
  • Inconsistency between the version and the serial number.

4. Lacing

Authentic Right Shoe:

  • From the wearer’s view, the right laces should be underneath the left laces

Authentic Left Shoe:

  • From the wearer’s view, the left laces should be beneath the right laces

Let’s go deeper into this:

However, we must remember:

Shoelaces can be been replaced,

This indicator is therefore more applicable to deadstock sneakers (in factory condition and have never been worn or had their laces replaced).

5. Boost sole

5.1. Best fake


  • Boost is usually quite bubbly
  • Pellets on the boost are distinct


  • Boost on the sole appears slightly stiffer
  • Differences can be observed in the pellets on the boost.

5.2. Mid fake


  • Pellets on the boost appear rougher
  • Pellet arrangement is often too mathematically aligned


  • Pellets on the boost have a smoother finish
  • The pellet placement is more random on the boost sole.

5.3. Low fake

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.

6. Stitching


  • Stitching appears shallow and too thick


  • Stitching is deeper and appears thinner than on the fake shoes.

7. Toe box


  • Toe box is overly inflated, appearing bulkier
  • Toe box displays excessive curvature


  • Toe box is proportionately inflated
  • Curvature of the toe box maintains a more natural curve.

8. Shape


  • Tongue opening appears too wide and too short


  • Tongue opening is less wide, but longer compared to the fake shoes’.

9. Insole

9.1. Back

Take the insoles out of the shoes to analyze this.


  • Adidas Trefoil logo has a shallow embossment
  • Characters in “Adidas” are too thick
  • More distance is observed between “Adidas” text and outline
  • “R” in the registered trademark symbol is larger than necessary


  • Adidas Trefoil logo is deeply embossed
  • Characters in “Adidas” are thinner
  • There is less distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline
  • Deep engraving of the registered trademark “®” symbol.

9.2. Front

Let’s look at the adidas x YEEZY logo.


  • Letters in “adidas” and “YEEZY” text appear too thick
  • Dot of the letter “i” and the “s” in “adidas” text as well as the “E” in “YEEZY” text are notably thicker


  • Letters in “adidas” and “YEEZY” text are thinner
  • The dot on the “i”, the “s” in “adidas”, as well as the “E” in “YEEZY” are thinner.

9.3. Serial number


  • Serial number text on the side is thicker than on original pair
  • Reduced spacing between letters, especially evident in the dash character between 5 and 9


  • Serial number text on the side is thinner with appropriate spacing

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezy Zyon

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Yeezy Boost V2 Zyon.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Zyon.

  1. Scan the barcode of your Yeezys.
  2. Have a close look at the size tag for inconsistencies.
  3. Check the box label for the correct inscriptions (V02 or V03 for US version, V10 for European version).
  4. Examine the laces to ensure proper positioning for each shoe.
  5. Analyze the shape of the boost sole for accuracy.
  6. Inspect the middle stitching for length and thickness.
  7. Check the toe box for proper shape.
  8. Examine the shoe’s overall shape and tongue length and width.
  9. Analyze the insole for correct font-weighting.

These are the top 9 indicators to help you determine if your sneakers are authentic or fake:

By considering these indicators, you can quickly assess the authenticity of your Yeezy Boost V2 Zyon sneakers.

Expert Yeezy Zyon authentication

  • Simply submit high-quality pictures of your Yeezy Boost V2 Zyon
  • Within 24 to 48 hours, you will receive the results.
  • They come along with a detailed report explaining why the shoes are believed to be either fake or authentic.

Thank you for reading our legit check guide for the Zyon 350 V2s!

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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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