Yeezy 700 V2 Vanta Real Vs Fake: How To Legit Check

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

You might be here because:

In this guide, we’ll teach you just that.

Not the color you need?

See our Yeezy 700 V2 guide that works for any colorway.

Let’s go to the Vanta.

How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Vanta

Easily identify fake Yeezy 700 V2 Vanta by inspecting the size tags for differences in inscription thickness.

Original 700s must be 100% flawless.

1. Barcode

Each pair of Adidas x Yeezy shoes possesses a distinct barcode associated with a specific combination:

  • Style: 700 V2 (FU6684)
  • Size: 4 to 17 (US)

1.1. How to scan

  • Get the Legit Check App
  • Open the “Barcode scanner”
  • Point it at your box
  • Verify the results
Legit Check Barcode Scan Sneakers

Now, let’s see the results.

1.2. Real

  • The right combination comes up.
  • Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Vanta size US9.5, FU6684.
  • Everything is correct here!

Please note that we verify the authenticity of the box, not the sneakers themselves.

Boxes can be switched with fakes by replica resellers to deceive buyers into believing they are genuine.

1.3. Fake

  • The wrong shoes come up: Yeezy Boost 350 V2, a reflective colorway.
  • Definitely not what we’re looking for.
  • The box says these should be Yeezy Vantas in size US7.

No sign of that here!

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

2. Size tag

  1. “MADE IN CHINA” Text: The text is thinner on fake pairs compared to the thicker version on authentic ones.
  2. APE/CLU/EVN Print: While both authentic and fake pairs can have these inscriptions, poor print quality indicates fakes.
  3. “adidas ®” Text: Fakes have thinner, spaced-out letters; authentic ones are thicker and closer. The “®” never touches “adidas” on genuine pairs.
  4. Last Line of Text: Fakes use a different, thicker font in the size tag’s bottom right corner.
  5. Manufacturing Date: Fakes display thicker, unevenly spaced numbers. Size Number: The size number is too thin on fakes.
  6. “US UK FR JP CHN” Text: Inconsistent lines in “CHN” on fakes indicate poor print quality.

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.

3. Box label

Yeezy-Adidas sneakers come in two versions: US and international:

  • US versions display three-country sizes on the box label: US, UK, and F.
  • International versions show 6 country sizes (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) equally on the label.

Check the serial number on the bottom right of the label:

  • US releases end with V02 or V03, while international ones end with V10.
  • A fake US version may have a serial number ending with V10 instead of V02/V03.

Deviations from this pattern indicate a fake Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Vanta pair.

4. Lacing

  • Authentic:
    • The lacing pattern is consistent, with the right lace situated appropriately.
    • This is evident on unworn or never re-laced pairs.
  • Fake:
    • The laces are “inverted”.
    • The right lace improperly placed above the left lace from the wearer’s perspective, deviating from the authentic lacing pattern.

Let’s take a closer look:

As laces can be replaced on a pair, we don’t consider this a reliable authenticity teller at all times.

It is reliable only when the pair is “deadstock” — new, unworn, without the laces being untied.

5. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box is sleek and deflated with a streamlined, non-bulky look.
  • Fake: Toe box is over-inflated, thicker, bulkier, and has a more curved, massive appearance.

6. Back

  • Authentic: The “V” shape patch on the back is wider and bigger.
  • Fake: The “V” shape patch is narrower and smaller.

7. Profile

  • Authentic: Has smaller and narrower holes on the cage and pods on the midsole.
  • Fake: Displays wider and bigger holes on the cage and larger pods on the midsole.

8. Heel bump

  • Authentic: Displays a more accentuated and curvy heel bump when viewed from the back.
  • Fake: Has a less curvy and pronounced heel bump.

9. Top-down

  • Authentic: The grey suede area on the toe box forms a distinct “V” shape, never appearing wider or larger.
  • Fake: The grey suede area often looks wider, resembling a “U” shape instead of the correct “V”.

10. Reflectiveness

For this step:

  • Switch off the lights
  • Turn on your phone’s flashlight for this step
  • Authentic: The 3M material glows brightly and is of high quality, as highlighted in the image above.
  • Fake: The 3M material on fake pairs glows dimly, reflecting poor quality in comparison to authentic pairs.

11. Insole

Let’s look at the Adidas logo on the insole.

  • Authentic: Sharp edges on Adidas logo, no empty spaces in “adidas” text, with consistent font-weight.
  • Fake: Curvy edge on Adidas logo, empty spaces in “adidas” letters, and thicker “s” character.

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezy Vanta on the go

  1. Size Tags: Check for font and printing flaws on the size tags.
  2. Tongue Length: Ensure the tongue isn’t excessively long.
  3. Lace Position: Verify the lace positioning on each shoe.
  4. Size Tag Consistency: Look for inconsistencies on the size tag.
  5. Barcode: Scan the barcode to match it with the correct pair.
  6. Toe Box Shape: Authentic pairs have a specific toe box shape.
  7. Overall Shape: Assess the curvature of the sneakers.
  8. Boost Sole: Examine the boost sole for proper pellet shape.
  9. Insole: Check the insole logo and text for accuracy.
  10. Striped Circles: Analyze the pattern on the bottom of the sneakers.
  11. Box Label: Review the details on the box label for accuracy.

When authenticating your Yeezy 700 V2 Vanta, you may not have time for the detailed steps.

So, here’s a quick 60-second solution with the top 11 indicators.

Expert Yeezy 700 V2 Vanta authentication

If you need assistance with authenticating your Yeezy Vanta, we’re here to help:

  • Provide us with high-quality photos of your Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Vanta.
  • We’ll deliver results along with a comprehensive authenticity report within 24 to 48 hours.

That concludes our guide on distinguishing between real and fake Yeezy Vanta.

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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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