Trying to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zyon? Don’t want to get scammed?
If so, you are in the right place to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Zyon sneakers.
In this fake vs real Yeezy Zyon guide, you will find out how to spot fake Zyon Yeezys in just a few simple steps to follow.
With this being said, keep in mind that with each step of our guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 350 Zyon, we are going to link real vs fake Yeezy Zyon images that will help you understand everything perfectly.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Yeezy Zyon is to check the size tags. The replica Yeezys never have their inscriptions on the size tag correct, as there are always painting, font-weight, and positioning flaws, while the text on the legit Yeezys is always flawlessly printed on the size tag.
As for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Zyon sneakers, we are going to scan the barcode, found on the box of the fake vs real Zyon 350 V2 Yeezys.
This makes the barcode a reliable indicator of authenticity that can help you ensure you only purchase the original Adidas manufactured sneakers.
When you are ready to scan the barcode of your Yeezy V2 Zyon, we recommend that you use the Legit Check App.
When you scan the barcode using the Legit Check App, the app will run your unique barcode against other Yeezy sneakers online. Note that all Yeezy sneakers have a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:
Download and install the Legit Check App on your phone.
Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy 350 Zyon.
The results are where you will need to apply your intelligence. You will need to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your Yeezy Boost V2 Zyon.
Now, if the results show lots of confirmation points on Google for your unique barcode as illustrated in the picture below, then you can be assured that your box is authentic.
As you can see in the image above, all of the results match with the colourway, size, and product ID with the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zyon’s box label in the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon image above.
Please note that we say the box is authentic and not the sneakers because there is still the possibility that the real sneakers might have been swapped for the fake ones by the fake resellers to trick buyers into thinking the sneakers are genuine.
As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zyon’s barcode does not match with the colourway, size, and product ID, while the authentic Yeezy do.
Please note that the barcode scanning can only be considered a perfect match when the size and colorway combination on the results match the one on the box.
Thus, if only one of the two matches, then the box is still a fake. For the full story on how to scan the barcode on the box or your V2 Zyon for authenticity, read our article here.
For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Zyon, we are going to have a look at the size tag on both the fake vs real Zyon Yeezys.
As we’ve mentioned at the top of the article, the size tag is the most reliable sign of authenticity. Therefore, we do recommend that you always check the size tag on your shoes.
First of all, let’s check out the reference fake vs real Yeezy Zyon image below, in order to easily visualise the differences between the two pairs.
Now that you’ve had a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon image above, let’s move on to the flaws on the fake Yeezys.
1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” printing
Beginning with the print at the top of the size tag on the real vs fake Yeezy Zyons, you can see how the fake shoes have their letters looking too thick.
On the other hand, the legit Yeezy Zyons have their “MADE IN CHINA” text looking thinner than what it looks like on the fake shoes.
2 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
Moving on to the second line of text on the fake vs real Yeezy Zyons, we have pointed out in the real vs fake Yeezy Zyon image above how the fake shoes also have this line of text looking too thick.
Once again, the authentic Yeezy Zyons have their text looking thinner than how it appears to be on the fake pair.
3 – The size number print
The third hand-emoji pointer in the real vs fake Yeezy Zyon image above shows you how the fake Yeezys have their last number print which indicates the size of the Zyons looking too thick as well.
Not only that, but the fake shoes also have their number improperly positioned, as the “7” is placed too close to the “2”, and placed too far away from the “0”.
The authentic Zyon Yeezys have all of their numbers at the same font-weight and with the same amount of kerning between each letter.
4 – The date of manufacturing
Up next, looking at the “02/20” text, which stands for the date of when the Yeezys were crafted, you can see how the fake shoes also have this print looking too thick, and how its numbers are placed too close to each other, especially in the “20” text.
The kerning problem is also visible at the slash (“/”) on the fake shoes, where you can see how they have their numbers placed too close to the slash.
On the other hand, the legit shoes have their numbers and the slash looking thinner, and not only that, but they also have the same amount of space between the characters.
5 – The hashtag (#) number
Looking at the hashtag ID number, you can see how the fake shoes have, once again, this printing looking too thick, including the hashtag character, while the legit shoes have this printing looking thinner.
6 – The “adidas ®” text
In the real vs fake Yeezy Zyon image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “adidas ®” text looking too thick, which is actually as thick as the letter “R” in the registered trademark (®) symbol is not visible at all.
The authentic Zyon Yeezys have their “adidas ®” text looking thinner than what it appears to be like on the fake shoes.
7 – The “ART” number
Looking at the “ART FZ1267” number on the real vs fake Yeezy Zyon pairs, it is visible in the image above how the fake shoes have this row of text looking too thick as well, while the legit shoes have this line thinner.
8 – The factory of manufacturing text
In this case, the factory which manufactured the shoes is labeled as “EVH”, while the fake shoes pretend to be made at the “EVN” factory – these are two of the legit Adidas factories.
With this being said, you can see in the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon image above how the fake shoes have their printing looking too thick, while the legit shoes have their text and numbers thinner.
As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Zyon sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon sneakers.
When inspecting the label, there are two things you should look out for – the size and the serial number on the box.
First off, all sneakers in the Yeezy V2 line are released in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version features three sizes on the label – US, UK, and F. While the US size are in large print, the other two are in smaller prints under it.
The international version of the sneakers displays 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and all 6 of them are in equal prints on the label.
Now regarding the serial number, if it is a US version, the serial number is supposed to end with a V02 or V03. However, the international (Canadian/European) versions end with a V10.
Any deviation from this pattern is an obvious sign that you are dealing with a fake product.
As seen in the image below, the authentic label which is an international version has a serial number that ends with V10 as opposed to the fake one which ends with a V10 despite being a US version.
Proceeding to the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Zyon, you’ll have to check your shoes for the pattern of the laces.
First, let’s begin this with the help of the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon reference image below.
From the wearer’s view, on the right shoe, the right laces must be placed below the left laces.
Moving to the left shoe, from the wearer’s view, the left laces have to be placed beneath the right laces.
So as to see and understand this better, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Zyon image below.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon image above, we have pointed out how, once again, the fake Yeezys have their laces “inverted”, as we call them – because they do not follow the correct pattern.
Bear in mind that if the shoelaces have been replaced, this step goes off the table as being a reliable sign of authenticity.
Therefore, this spot applies only to the deadstock (factory condition, never worn or relaced) sneakers.
Going to the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Zyon, you’ll have to flip your shoes upside down, and check the pattern of the boost sole.
On the authentic pair, the boost is usually quite bubbly compared to the slightly stiffer boost on the sole of the fakes.
As you may notice in the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon image above, there is also a difference on the pellets placed on the boost, between the authentic and the counterfeit pairs.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zyon image above, you can easily notice how the fake shoes have their pellets on the boost looking rougher than the pellets on the authentic Yeezys.
It is another common flaw for the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 sneakers to have their pellets mathematically aligned.
The authentic Yeezy Zyons have a more “randomized” placement of the pellets on the boost sole.
As for the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Zyon sneakers, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon sneakers for the middle stitching.
As always, we are first going to check the reference real vs fake Yeezy Zyon image below.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon image above, we have pointed out how the stitching on the fake Yeezys is, first of all, not as deep as it is supposed to be, and second of all, how it is too thick.
On the other hand, the authentic Zyon 350 V2s have their stitching fit deep into the shoes, as it does not come out of them, and how they also have their stitching looking thinner than the fake shoes’ stitching.
Moving on to the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Zyon sneakers, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon pairs for the toe box.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Zyon image above, we have pointed out how the fake Zyons have their toe box differently inflated than the toe box of the legit shoes.
In fact, the fake shoes have their toe box looking bulkier and over-inflated when compared to the legit shoes.
On top of that, the fake shoes also have their toe box curving more than the toe box visible on the legit shoes.
Going to the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Zyon, we are going to have a look at the overall shape of the real vs fake Yeezy Zyon pairs.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Zyon image above, we have placed the hand-emoji pointers so as to show you how the fake shoes have their opening of the tongue looking too wide and too short when compared to the legit shoes’ opening.
On the other hand, the authentic Zyon 350 V2s have their opening of the tongue less wide, but longer than the fake shoes’.
Moving on to the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Zyon, we are going to check out the real vs fake Yeezy Zyon sneakers for the insole.
On the rear of the insole is the Adidas Trefoil logo. Here, the first thing you should pay attention to is the embossment of the logo.
You will notice that the print is significantly deeper on the authentic insole, as evident in the way shadows create depth.
Also, the characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the replicas when compared to the thinner prints on the authentic.
You will also observe that there is more distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake size tag as opposed to the more compact style on the logo.
Lastly, on the authentic pair, the ® engraving is significantly deeper like the other characters. However, on the fake insole, the letter R is bigger than necessary.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Zyon image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their letters in the “adidas” and in the “YEEZY” text looking too thick, while the letters on the legit shoes look thinner.
The flaw can be the easiest visible if you look at the dot of the letter “i” and at the letter “s” in the “adidas” text, and on the “YEEZY” text, you can spot this easily by checking the thickness of the letters “E”.
The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy V2 Zyon. Like in the Adidas-Yeezy text, on the fake insole, the text is slightly thicker than it is on the original and as a result, you will notice reduced spacing between letters. This is especially evident in the dash character between 5 and 9.
We understand how it might be difficult for you to spot some of these differences without having a fake and real pair next to each other.
That is we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast.
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.
If you have read this guide and are still uncertain about whether your shoe is real or fake, the Legit Check App offers an authentication service to put your mind at ease.
Should you either not be confident in your ability to follow this guide or are simply lacking time, all you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your V2 Zyon and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.
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Thank you for reading this,
Ch Daniel and Ch David