Wondering how to spot fake vs real Yeezy True Form?
If you don’t mind adding another stylish pair of Yeezys to your rotation, then you should go for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 True Form (TRFRM).
The True Form colorway which was released in March 2019 comes in a grey color with orange accents in the upper, stripe and midsole.
Whether you are a sneakerhead or not, you want to ensure that when buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 True Form, you know whether you are looking at an authentic or a fake Yeezy TRFRM pair.
That is why we have created this Ultimate Guide to the Fake vs Real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 True Form Comparison embedded with images that will help you identify and differentiate a fake sneaker from the authentic ones.
This 10-step legit check guide will show you the best ways you can spot a replica of the V2 True Form.
The quickest way to check for authenticity on your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 True Form is by inspecting the size tag and the box label of the sneakers.
The fake size tag features many inconsistencies while the box label may display an incorrect size code that doesn’t match the version of your sneakers.
Once you spot any one of these inconsistencies, then it is very like you are dealing with a replica.
Although the size tag and the box label are the two main indicators of authenticity that you would find on the V2 TRFRM, they are not the only indicators present on the sneakers.
That is why we have created this comparison guide, featuring 10 indicators embedded with images to help you identify how authentic your sneakers are.
At the bottom of this detailed real vs fake Yeezy TRFRM guide, you will find a quick 10 step fast check solution to identifying a fake pair of Yeezy Boost V2 TRFRM.
So let’s proceed to the steps to take when authenticating your sneakers to ensure you do not end up with a replica of the original sneakers.
First things first, you will need to scan the barcode of your Yeezy V2 TRFRM.
When fake manufacturers try to replicate the Yeezy V2 TRFRM, they are typically more focused on recreating the design of the sneakers with almost little to no attention paid to elements like the barcode.
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 TRFRM, 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 True Form.
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 TRFRM.
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.
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.
On the other hand, if the results do not show confirmation points that match the size-colorway combination, as shown in the picture below, then you probably have a fake in your hands.
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 TRFRM for authenticity, read our article here.
The size tag, although considerably small in size features many discrepancies that can serve as indicators of the authenticity status of the V2 TRFRM.
Nonetheless, it is necessary to understand that different colorways in the Yeezy Boost V2 line have different misprints on their size tag and what is considered an inconsistency on the True Form colorway may not necessarily be considered as one of the Sesame, Butter, Cream or other colorways in the Yeezy-Adidas collection.
On this size tag, we spotted 12 inconsistencies that can help you determine if you are dealing with a fake or real product.
The “Made In China” text is on the first row of the size tag and it indicates where the sneakers were produced. The inconsistency to be found here is in the quality of printing.
Owing to the lower quality of printing on the fakes you will spot some ink blotting in the text. This is especially noticeable in the letter D in “MADE” as well as in the bottom of the right leg of “N” in “CHINA”.
If your size tag looks anything different from what is presented in the authentic picture, then chances are, you have the fake V2 TRFRM.
This is the line that separates the first row of text being the “Made In China” print from the second row of text featuring the country codes.
Now as illustrated in the picture, on the authentic size tag, this is just a straight black line.
On the fake size tag, you will notice a white line in the middle of the line. The white line should not be there and as such is a clear sign of a fake.
This is the country code indicator row. Again the poor quality of print gives away the fake sneakers.
On the fake size tag, this is evident in the U in the US which has varying line width as the left side of U is thinner than the right side of U.
Also, the R in FR is inconsistent on the fake which since parts of the letter being bolder than others. This inconsistency can be attributed to ink pooling.
While the text on the authentic pair is well-spaced out, on the fake V2 TRFRM, you will observe that there is uneven spacing between the text as well as between the two lines bounding the text.
On this line, we uncovered some differences in the text that can help you identify a real size tag from a fake one.
On the fake label, pay attention to how the last two sizes (265 and 260) are significantly thinner than other characters on that row. The 8 under the UK is slightly slanted on the fake compared to the well-aligned characters on the authentic pair.
Also, the 2 in 42 under FR is a bit shorter than the 4. As common with most fake size tags with fractions, the structure of the 1/2 here is different.
Note how the 1/2 character is wider and better aligned with the rest of the text on the authentic size tag.
Please note that CLU, APE or EVN inscriptions might be found here and you should not worry if you’ve got any of them.
All three inscriptions can be found on an authentic or a fake pair, so we do not consider this area to be a reliable tell for identifying a fake Yeezy V2 TRFRM.
Nonetheless, you might want to watch out for the size of the text. On the fake size tag, you can see that the text is slightly thinner than it appears on the original label.
The Adidas text is located at the bottom left-hand corner of the size tag. Here, you will observe that the “Adidas” on the replica of the V2 TRFRM is thinner, thus leading to different spacing. Whereas, the “Adidas” on the authentic size tag has well-defined letters.
In addition to that, the replica size tag has misaligned letters. This can be spotted in the first “d” which is higher than the rest of the letters.
The second “a” is improperly printed and the weird shape of the letter can be attributed to ink blotting due to the lower quality of printing equipment used by the fake resellers.
While this is not the case for this specific fake size tag, the ® character should never touch the “Adidas” text. So if you notice that the ® character on your size tag is touching the “s” in the Adidas, then it might be that you have the fake Yeezy V2 True Form.
First off, please note that this text will always vary, so do not take this specific inscription to be an indicator of a fake or real V2 True Form.
However, what you should look out for should be inconsistencies in print quality. As highlighted by the dotted line, you will notice that the characters on the fake size tag are not properly aligned and they appear to be wavy.
Again, please note that this code will vary as well so do not consider the number itself to be a tell of authenticity. Just like before, keep on looking for inconsistencies.
For instance, on this row, you will notice that the 3 and 6 on the fake tag are placed higher than the rest of the letters. But on the original size tag, the text is all well-shaped and properly aligned with one another.
Here, the inconsistency to look out for is in the appearance of the ART. Look at the different ways “ART” is printed on both the fake and original V2 TRFRM and pay attention to the differences in print quality in both size tag.
If you are familiar with the size tags of the sneakers in the Yeezy-Adidas collection, then you would know that this space is supposed to feature the MALE/MÂLE inscription.
However, as you can see, both size tags are missing the inscription in this case which is perfectly fine. Therefore, we do not consider this specific inscription as a way of spotting the fake Yeezy True Form
This refers to the month and year of manufacture of the sneakers. Please note that the production date text varies so you should not take it to be a reliable tell when authenticating the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 TRFRM.
Rather, pay attention to how the text is significantly thinner on the fake pair. The print quality is overall bad as a consequence of the lower quality factory equipment used by replica producers.
Next, you will proceed to inspect the box label of your V2 TRFRM. On the box label, there are two main confirmation points you should look out for; the country size code and the serial number. So how does this work?
Now, it is important to understand that the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration releases its sneakers in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version displays three-country sizes on the box label – US, UK and F. Here, the US size is in large print, while the other two sizes featured under the US size and in smaller prints.
The international version of the V2 TRFRM, on the other hand, features 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and every one of them is in equal prints on the label.
On the bottom right-hand corner of the box label is the serial number. If the pair is a US release, then the serial number is going to end with a V02 or V03. But for international (Canadian/European) releases, the serial number will end with a V10.
As seen in the image below, in the authentic international version featuring 6 sizes, the serial number ends with a V10. However, on the fake box label which is a US version, the serial number ends with a V10, as opposed to a V02 or V03.
Please note that if you notice any deviation from this pattern, then you are without a doubt looking at a fake V2 TRFRM.
Next, you will need to inspect the lacing pattern of your V2 True Form. Please note that every sneaker released by Adidas as part of the Yeezy-Adidas collection all come with one particular lacing style.
This lacing style follows a simple pattern; the left lace goes under the right lace in the left shoe and the right lace goes under the left lace in the right shoe.
If your lacing style does not correspond with this pattern when you first unbox your sneakers, then you certainly have a fake product in your hands.
However, it is important to understand that following the correct lacing pattern does not always mean the sneakers is authentic either.
This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to lace their sneakers to mimic the authentic pattern although it is a replica.
Thus, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
For the fifth step of the real vs fake Yeezy True Form authentication process, you will inspect the boost sole of your sneakers.
The top indicator of authenticity here is the bubbliness of the boost sole. If the boost of your sneakers seems slightly rigid, then it could be that you have a fake.
Also, you will notice that there is less differentiation between the boost pellets on the authentic Yeezy Boost V2 TRFRM and the striped circles are better defined.
While the striped circles appear to be randomly generated to the genuine sneakers, on the fakes you will notice a mathematical pattern to the circles.
The shape of your sneakers is a reliable tell of its authenticity whenever you want to differentiate a fake V2 TRFRM from the real one.
Every colorway in the Yeezy Boost V2 collection comes in one unique silhouette and any slight deviation from the shape might be all you need to tell if it is a replica or not.
On the replica of the V2 TRFRM, you will notice that the shoe’s opening is wider and they may appear to have a different structure from what’s on the authentic pair.
To help you better understand this, take a look at the sock liner and the angle from the bottom of the tongue.
Next, pay close attention to the “peak” of the tongue and the authentic shoes curve differently from the fake ones.
You will notice that while the authentic pair curves significantly more upwards, the fakes have a somewhat flatter shape.
While there may be slight variations depending on the size, the shape should remain the same as seen in the authentic picture nonetheless.
Next, we will focus on focus the opacity of the sole of the real vs fake Yeezy TRFRM sneakers.
This indicator is reliable because it can easily be assessed, but remember to carry out this test under a bright light for accurate results.
On close observation, you will notice how the fakes have a less transparent sole, giving it a more opaque look compared to the almost translucent sole of the Yeezy Boost V2 TRFRM.
Also, pay attention to how the outline of the boost sole is delimited. So, if your sole seems to be slightly opaque, it could be that you have a replica of the original.
The toe box is where the toes fit in. As shown in the picture below, you will notice that the toe box is significantly bulkier on the fake pair when compared to the slender toe box of the authentic pair.
In the second picture which we inserted to help the comparison, you will notice that the overall structure of the toe box on the fakes is different from what it appears to be on the original pair.
This difference can be attributed to the poor attention to detail from the fake manufacturers as well as the lower quality factory equipment used in the production of the sneakers.
Here, we have embedded both the front and back view of the middle stitching on the V2 TRFRM to give you a better view.
In the first picture, you will observe that the middle stitching on the fake sneaker is less structured with thicker threads when compared to wider middle stitching on the authentic pair.
For the second fake vs real Yeezy TRFRM image, although present to a lesser degree, the inconsistency is still here and you will notice that the stitching is weaker and narrower on the fake V2 TRFRM as opposed to the denser and wider stitching on the authentic pair.
The insole of your sneakers features several inconsistencies that can help you differentiate a fake from an original.
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.
Here, you should pay attention to the thickness of the text. As you can see, the text is significantly thicker on the authentic insole.
This is especially noticeable in both letters Y and the first E.
Owing to the bigger letters, the gap between the characters on the fake insole is narrower when compared to the more spaced out characters on the real insole.
The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy V2 TRFRM. 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 True Form.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 10 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 TRFRM.
If you need help with the authentication of your Yeezy Boost V2 TRFRM, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your V2 TRFRM 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.
That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 True Form guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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