Yeezy 350 V2 Frozen Yellow: How To Spot Fakes (2024)

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Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Ch David

Use this guide to legit check your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Semi Frozen Yellow.

We’ll walk you through the key factors that make an authentic pair.

There are 11 steps with real vs fake images. Let’s go!

How to spot fake Yeezy Frozen Yellow

Spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Semi Frozen Yellow by examining the size tag font-weight. A fake pair doesn’t have the same font-weight for its text as the original.

Let’s proceed to the steps to take when authenticating your sneakers.

1. Barcode

Each sneaker in the adidas x YEEZY line has a distinctive barcode correlating to a combination of:

  • Colorway: Semi Frozen Yellow
  • Model: 350 V2
  • Style code: B37572
  • Size: Ranging from 5 to 14 (US)

1.1. How to scan it

  • Get the Legit Check App.
  • Tap “Barcode scanner”.
  • Put the box behind your camera.
  • Analyze the results.
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

The results require your discernment.

Check for matches that validate the authenticity of your Yeezy Boost V2 Frozen Yellow.

1.2. Authentic

  • This barcode has the right:
    • Model: Yeezy Boost 350 V2
    • Colorway: Semi Frozen Yellow
    • Style code: B37572
    • Size: US12
  • All details match, so it’s a 100% authentic barcode.

1.3. Replica

If the scan results don’t match the size-colorway combination, it’s likely a counterfeit.

  • The Yeezy Frozen Yellow doesn’t come up.
  • Instead, random parcel tracking results are shown.
  • The images show Yeezys, but not the right colorway.

Instead, the images for this fake barcode show the Yeezy Zebra, Yeezy Static, and Yeezy Oreo.

Not the Semi Frozen Yellow!

Hence, this barcode is 100% fake.

For a deeper dive into barcode scanning for V2 Frozen Yellow authenticity, see our article.

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

2. Size tag

  • Different Yeezy Boost V2 colorways have unique size tag misprints.
    • e.g. Frozen Yellow & Sesame.
  • What’s inconsistent for one colorway may not be for others in the Yeezy-Adidas range.

We will cover two comparisons. Depending on the production month:

  • Some pairs are made in September 2017 (09/17).
  • Other are made in October 2017 (10/17).


  1. “M” and “A” in “MADE” are close.
  2. Even spacing between text and lines, especially noticeable in “US” and “FR”.
  3. Letters “A” and “P” in “APE” are touching.
  4. “M” and “A” in “MALE” are close and “M” appears bold.
  5. The “®” symbol is separated from the “adidas” text.
  6. “77” and “9001” in “APE 779001” have consistent spacing.
  7. “C” and “H” in “CHINA” are closely spaced.
  8. UPC/EAN code may not always match the box label, but the print quality is high.


  1. Too much spacing between “M” and “A” in “MADE”.
  2. Inconsistent spacing between text and lines, especially in “US” and “FR”.
  3. “A” and “P” in “APE” aren’t touching.
  4. Extra space between “M” and “A” in “MALE” with “M” appearing less bold.
  5. The “®” symbol is touching the “adidas” text.
  6. Extra spacing between “77” and “9001” in “APE 779001”.
  7. Extra spacing between “C” and “H” in “CHINA”.
  8. Text print, especially the UPC/EAN code, can be of low quality.

Let’s have a look at another fake vs real Yeezy Frozen Yellow comparison:


  1. “MADE IN CHINA” text is closely spaced with the line underneath.
  2. Uniform spacing between “US UK FR JP CHN” text and the two parallel lines.
  3. The letters “A” and “P” in “APE” touch each other.
  4. “M” and “A” in “MALE” are close together, with “M” appearing bolder.
  5. The “®” symbol is separate from the “adidas” text.
  6. “77” and “9001” in “APE 779001” are closely spaced.
  7. “C” and “H” in “CHINA” are closely spaced.
  8. UPC/EAN code may not match the box label, but the print is high quality.


  1. Significant spacing between the “MADE IN CHINA” text and the line below it.
  2. Inconsistent spacing between “US UK FR JP CHN” text and the two parallel lines, especially noticeable between “US” and “FR”.
  3. “A” and “P” in “APE” don’t touch.
  4. Extra space between “M” and “A” in “MALE”, with “M” less bold.
  5. The “®” symbol touches the “adidas” text.
  6. Extra spacing between “77” and “9001” in “APE 779001”.
  7. Extra spacing between “C” and “H” in “CHINA”.
  8. Print, especially the UPC/EAN code, can be of low quality.

3. Box label

The Yeezy-Adidas collaboration has two versions of its sneakers:

  • The US version, with three country sizes:
    • US (in large print), UK, and F (both in smaller prints).
  • The international version, with sizes for six countries:
    • US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN, all in equal prints.


  1. Serial number on the bottom right-hand corner of a US release ends with V02 or V03.
  2. For international (Canadian/European) releases, the serial number concludes with V10.
  3. The authentic international version with 6 sizes ends its serial number with a V10.


  1. Incorrectly, the US version on the fake box label has its serial number ending with a V10.
  2. Though, it should end with V02 or V03.
  3. Any deviation from the mentioned pattern indicates a counterfeit V2 Frozen Yellow.

4. Lacing

The lacing pattern is straightforward:

  • On the left shoe, the left lace is beneath the right lace.
  • On the right shoe, the right lace is beneath the left lace.

If the lacing of your newly unboxed sneakers doesn’t match this pattern, you likely have a counterfeit pair.

Yet, remember that just because the lacing is correct doesn’t guarantee the sneakers are genuine.

Counterfeit sellers can replicate the authentic lacing pattern.

Therefore, lacing alone isn’t a definitive sign of authenticity.

We always suggest checking the size tag first, like we did in our Yeezy legit check guide that works for all models.

5. Boost

5.1. Best fake


  • Boost sole has a bubbly appearance.
  • There is clear differentiation between the boost pellets.
  • Striped circles on the boost are well-defined and distinct.


  • Boost appears slightly rigid and less bubbly.
  • Less differentiation between boost pellets.
  • Striped circles might not be as clearly defined as on the authentic pair.

4.2. Mid fake


  • Striped circles on the boost appear randomly placed, showing no specific pattern.


  • Striped circles display a clear mathematical pattern, showing they are not randomly placed.

4.3. 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. Shape


  • The shoe’s opening is more precise and maintains the structure of the original design.
  • The sock liner and angle from the bottom of the tongue are distinct and well-defined.
  • The “peak” of the tongue curves significantly upwards.


  • The shoe’s opening appears wider and might deviate from the original structure.
  • The curve at the “peak” of the tongue is flatter compared to the genuine pair.

7. Midsole


  • The sole appears almost translucent, giving it a clearer look.
  • The outline of the boost sole is precisely and distinctly delimited.


  • The sole looks less transparent, presenting a more opaque appearance.
  • The delimitation of the boost sole’s outline may appear imprecise or inconsistent.

8. Toe box

  • Authentic: The toe box appears slender and well-proportioned.
  • Fake: The toe box looks significantly bulkier and less refined.

9. Stitching

9.1. Front

  • Authentic: The authentic pair features well-structured middle stitching with wider threads.
  • Fake: The fake pair has less structured stitching with thinner threads.

9.2. Back

  • Authentic: Denser and wider stitching.
  • Fake: Weaker and narrower stitching (though to a lesser degree).

10. Pull tab

  • Authentic:
    • Peach-pink colored pull-tab dots.
    • Subtle, less vibrant shades.
    • Neat stitching on and around the pull tab.
  • Fake:
    • Red pull-tab dots.
    • Strong, vibrant shades.
    • Potentially messy stitching.

Let’s check the distance as well:

  • Authentic:
    • Finer and shorter stitches near the pull tab.
    • More defined stitching on the pull tab itself.
  • Fake:
    • Thicker and longer stitches near the pull tab.
    • Less defined stitching on the pull tab itself.

11. Insole

11.1. Rear

  • Authentic:
    1. Deeper embossment of the Adidas Trefoil logo.
    2. Thinner characters in “Adidas.”
    3. Compact style with less distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline.
    4. Uniform depth of the ® engraving.
  • Fake:
    1. Shallower embossment of the Adidas Trefoil logo.
    2. Thicker characters in “Adidas.”
    3. More distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline.
    4. Letter “R” in ® engraving is oversized.

11.2. Front

  • Authentic:
    1. Defined dot in the letter “i” with sharp edges.
    2. Letters “d” and “a” are moderately curved and not overly bulky.
    3. The letter “s” is moderately curved and not too thin.
    4. Proportionate bottom part of the Adidas trefoil logo.
    5. Complete and unscratched letter “Z” in “YEEZY.”
    6. The letter “Y” is of standard thickness.
  • Fake:
    1. Less defined, small dot in the letter “i” with curvy edges.
    2. Letters “d” and “a” are excessively curved, appearing bulkier.
    3. The letter “s” is less curved and too thin.
    4. Larger bottom part of the Adidas trefoil logo.
    5. Scratched and incomplete letter “Z” in “YEEZY.”
    6. The letter “Y” is too thin.

11.3. Serial number

  • Authentic: Thinner serial number text with even spacing.
  • Fake: Thicker serial number text with uneven spacing, notably in the dash character.

Shortlist: Legit check your pair in 30 seconds

Here’s a checklist to help you authenticate the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Frozen Yellow:

  1. Scan the barcode using the Legit Check App.
  2. Examine the size tag for printing quality.
  3. Inspect the serial numbers and sizes on the box label.
  4. Verify the correct lacing style (right lace under in the right shoe, left lace under in the left shoe).
  5. Check the boost sole for bubbles.
  6. Ensure the tongue’s opening is not too wide, and the tongue is not overly elongated.
  7. The sole should be semi-translucent, not opaque.
  8. Examine the toe box for unusual inflation.
  9. Check the middle stitching on the back of the sneakers.
  10. Verify the pull tab (including around the “SPLY-350” text) for stitching consistency.
  11. Analyze the insole for any logo and text inconsistencies.

Here are the top 10 indicators to help you spot fakes from genuine Adidas-manufactured pairs.

Expert Yeezy 350 V2 Frozen Yellow authentication

If you need assistance with authenticating your Yeezy Boost V2 Frozen Yellow, we’re here to help:

  • Simply send us high-quality photos of your sneakers.
  • We’ll provide you with results and a detailed authenticity report within 24 to 48 hours.

That concludes our guide on spotting real vs. fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Frozen Yellow.

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