Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder Real Vs Fake: Ultimate Guide

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Let us take you through the 8 ways to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Cinder”.

Compare your shoes against our real vs fake Yeezy Cinder images.

This guide works for the Non-Reflective and the Reflective versions.

Let’s go!

How to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Cinder

You can spot Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder by checking the size tag for printing and font-weight flaws.

Fakes never get the size tag right!

1. Barcode

Keep in mind that every Yeezy Cinder sneaker has a distinct barcode, which corresponds to a specific combination of factors:

  • Colorway: Cinder
    • Non-Reflective → FY2903
    • Reflective → FY4176
  • Style: 350 V2
  • Size (US): 4 to 17

1.1. How to scan

  • Download the Legit Check App
  • Open it
  • Tap “Barcode scanner”
  • Put the phone in front of the box
  • See & Analyze the results
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Let’s check out the results!

1.2. Authentic

  • The right details come up: Yeezy Boost 350 V2, Cinder, Size 10.
  • It’s +90% likely that this box is authentic.

Now, let’s look at the fake situation.

1.3. Fake

  • No results come up.
  • Never to happen on the legitimate Yeezy Cinder.
  • Hence, it’s a 100% fake box.

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

2. Size tag

  1. “US UK FR JP CHN” Text:
    • Authentic: Clear, consistent print with all characters in proportion.
    • Fake: The “H” in “CHN” has inconsistent ink and looks bigger than other letters.
  2. Size Number Text:
    • Authentic: Even, consistent character thickness and alignment.
    • Fake: Last two sizes (265, 260) are thinner; the 8 under UK is slanted.
  3. Manufacturer Date Print:
    • Authentic: Clear, properly spaced text.
    • Fake: Thicker text, poorly spaced, inferior print quality.
  4. Adidas ® Copyright Location:
    • Authentic: The ® character does not touch “Adidas.”
    • Fake: The ® might touch the “s” in Adidas.
  5. MALE/MÂLE Appearance:
    • Both real and fake pairs may or may not have this inscription, not a reliable indicator.
  6. Half-Size Text (½):
    • Authentic: Proper spacing and thickness.
    • Fake: “½” character is too thin, and “1” is too far from “/”.

3. Boost

3.1. Best replica

  • Authentic: Soft-edged connectors; random, defined striped circles on bottom.
  • Fake: Hard-edged connectors on ‘S’; structured, less random striped circles.

3.2. Mid fake

  • Authentic: Subtle hexagon pellet indentations on the bottom.
  • Fake: Prominent indentations creating a defined ‘bubble’ look.

3.3. Low fake

  • Authentic: Pellets are placed totally randomly.
  • Fake: The pellets have a “mathematical” placement, as they’re all following a straight pattern.

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.

4. Box label

  • Yeezy-Adidas releases sneakers in US and international versions.
    • US Version: Displays US, UK, and F sizes; large US size print.
    • International Version: Features sizes for US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN, all in equal prints.
  • Serial Number:
    • Ends with V02/V03 for US releases
    • V10 for international.

Any deviation indicates a 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.

5. Lacing

What you have to remember:

  • Authentic: The lace on the side of the shoes with the stripe has to go underneath the one from the other side.
  • Fakes: Often get this pattern wrong and have the stripe’s lace over the other one.

Even if the lacing appears correct, it doesn’t guarantee authenticity.

Fake manufacturers can mimic the authentic lacing pattern, making it an unreliable authenticity indicator.

6. Shape

  • Authentic: Structured opening with a distinct tongue peak curve.
  • Fake: Wider opening, altered structure, and different tongue peak curve.

7. Reflectiveness

  • Authentic: Reflects more light, appearing shinier.
  • Fake: Less reflective and shiny in appearance.

8. Toe box

  • Authentic: The toe box is close to the ground.
  • Fake: The toe box is higher, further away from the ground.

Shortlist: Legit check your Yeezy Cinder

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 Cinder.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Cinder.

  1. Scan the Yeezy Cinder barcode. Authentic barcodes match the exact pair in terms of colorway, size, and product ID.
  2. Examine the size tag for inconsistencies as described in this guide’s Yeezy Cinder fake vs. real comparison.
  3. Analyze the boost sole, as fake pellets often deviate from the correct shape.
  4. Verify the laces’ correct lacing pattern: right lace under on the right shoe, left lace under on the left shoe (top-down view).
  5. Look at the label glued to the box; and make sure every inscription is right.
  6. Check the reflectiveness of the stripe; genuine Yeezys are typically more reflective.
  7. Assess the shoe’s shape, ensuring the tongue isn’t excessively long.
  8. Watch for an overly arched and curvy toe box on fake Yeezys.

Expert Yeezy 350 V2 Cinder authentication

If you lack confidence in following this guide or simply don’t have the time:

  • Send us high-quality pictures of your Yeezy 350 V2 Cinder.
  • We’ll provide results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Cmplete with a detailed report explaining whether your sneakers are fake or authentic.

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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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