Fake VS Real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder Reflective And Non-Reflective

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Wondering how to spot fake vs real Yeezy Cinder Reflective and Non-Reflective?

Whether you are a sneakerhead or not, you want to ensure that when buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder, you know whether you are looking at an authentic or a fake Yeezy Cinder pair.

That is why we have created this Ultimate Guide to the Fake vs Real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder Comparison embedded with images that will help you identify and differentiate a fake sneaker from the authentic ones.

This 9-step legit check guide will show you the best ways you can spot a replica of the V2 Cinder.

The quickest way to spot fake a Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder is the size tag which is always flawed by the replica manufacturers in terms of printing and font-weight quality.

How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder (FY2903 & FY4176)

While the top size tag check can help to spot a real or replica pair of Yeezy V2 Cinder 350s, they are not the only techniques that can be used to authenticate. 

We have created The Ultimate Fake Vs Real Guide for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder detailed with real vs fake Yeezy Cinder images that reveal the top fake indicators, so you can be sure you have a real, legit sneaker.

With an 9-step guide and a quick fast check solution at the bottom of this guide, it should provide you with the answer to, how to tell if Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder are real or fake. 

Step 1: Real vs fake Yeezy Cinder barcode scan

One of the best ways to legit check the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder is to scan the barcode of your sneakers whether it is manually or with the help of an app.

Speaking of apps and scanning barcodes, you can scan your barcode with the Legit Check App and see if you have a fake or real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 pair, and we will teach you how to scan your barcode in a few seconds.

real vs fake yeezy cinder

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 Cinder, we recommend that you use the Legit Check App, as previously mentioned.

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 Cinder sneakers have a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:

  • Colorway – Cinder (Non-Reflective FY2903) (Reflective FY4176)
  • Style – 350 V2
  • Size – From 4 to 17

How do you scan your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder using the Legit Check App?

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 Cinder.

Legit Check Barcode Scan Sneakers

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 Cinder.

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.

yeezy cinder legit barcode

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.

In fact, in this picture below, after scanning the replica barcode shown on the box label above, the results shown up on Google are null.

yeezy cinder fake barcode

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 Cinder for authenticity, read our article here.

Step 2: Real vs fake Yeezy Cinder size tag

For the next step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Cinder sneakers, we are going to look at the top indicator of the real vs fake Yeezy Cinder sneakers.

As we said previously, the size tag is the best way to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder pairs.

fake vs real yeezy cinder

Now that you had a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Cinder size tag comparison, let’s get to the explaining of the spots.

1 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text

Inconsistent lines on the “H” from the “CHN” text show where the printer ink has pooled between the H lines which make it look thinner and bolder. These inconsistent lines are a telltale sign that the sneaker is fake.

Besides, you can also notice how the fake Yeezy Cinders have their “H” in the “CHN” text looking bigger than the rest of the letters.

It’s all down to the quality of the print, and this does not occur on the real size tag.

2 – The size number 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.

3 – The Manufacturer Date Print

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 Citrin.

Rather, pay attention to how the text is significantly thicker and placed too far away from the slash (“/”) on the fake pair. The print quality is overall bad as a consequence of the lower quality factory equipment used by replica producers.

4 – The Adidas ® Copyright Location

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 Cinders.

5 – The Appearance of the MALE/MÂLE

Both the real and fake Yeezy Boost V2 Cinder may or may not have MALE/MÂLE inscriptions. So whether your sneakers feature the text or not, it is perfectly fine.

Therefore, we do not consider this specific inscription as a way of spotting the fake Yeezy Cinder.

6 – The half-size text (½)

The “½” character is also too thin on the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder’s size tag, and besides, the “1” is placed too far away from the slash (“/”).

Step 3: Fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder box label

Next, you will proceed to inspect the box label of your V2 Cinder. 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.

yeezy yecheil box label

The international version of the V2 Cinder, 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.

Step 4: Check the lacing of your Yeezys

As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Cinder, we are going to inspect the way that the real vs fake Yeezy Cinders are laced up.

We have an Authentic vs Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 lacing guide here that shows you more examples from the different colourways and styles available.

yeezy cinder fake vs real

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.

Step 5: Inspect the boost sole of your Yeezy V2 Cinder

Checking the Boost sole on the V2 350 Cinder’s can help you to discover if what you have is a fake sneaker.

The Boost sole is on the bottom of the authentic sneaker can be described as having more curvature or more of a ‘bubbly’ structure.

legit check yeezy cinder

While the fake features a more hard-edged connector which can also be seen on the ‘S’ in boost, notice the more angled curve on the bottom of the ‘S’, An indicator of it being fake.

The striped circles on the authentic Boost 350 V2 Cinder are more defined and are randomly printed on the bottom of the sneaker, while the fake sneakers will have a more structured pattern and appear to be less random.

how to legit check yeezy

The indentation of the hexagon pellets on the bottom of the sneaker will appear more prominently on the fake sneaker than on the authentic.

This indentation gives the appearance of a more defined ‘bubble’ look at the bottom of the replicas.

legit check yeezy cinder

Step 6: Verify the shape of your Yeezys

As for the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder sneakers, we are going to inspect the shape of the real vs fake Yeezy Cinders.

As usual, let’s have a quick look at the real vs fake Yeezy Cinder image in order to understand this easier.

fake vs real yeezy cinder

On the replica of the V2 Cinder pair, 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.

Step 7: Real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder 3M reflectiveness (FY2903 & FY4176)

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder design utilises the high-quality Adidas Primeknit technology which incorporates flat knitting and synthetic yarns that fuses to create the shape and material design of the sneaker.

With the reflective FY4176, the 3M material that bounces off light is more abundant in the authentic sneaker, and with less thought and technique creating the fakes, the differences are not hard to spot.

how to spot fake yeezy cinder

In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezy Cinders are lees shiny into the light, while the authentic Yeezys reflect more light.

Step 8: Fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder toe box

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.

real vs fake yeezy cinder

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.

Step 9: Inspect the insole of your Cinders

The insole of your sneakers features several inconsistencies that can help you differentiate a fake from an original.

  • Adidas Trefoil Logo Outline

The letters on the fake pair are slightly thinner than the text on the original pair. The text on the fake pair is also more rounded than they should be, as especially noticeable on the “i” letter which have rounded corners, whereas authentic pairs have sharply printed square edges.

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  • Adidas Trefoil Logo Outline

The Adidas Trefoil logo is no exception, spotting small inconsistencies you can use to identify a replica of the V2 Cinder. On the replica, the trefoil logo has rounded corners on the bottom while the authentic trefoil logo has sharp edges.

You will notice a serial number printed on the side of the Yeezy Boost V2 Cinder insole. On the authentic pair, this text is thinner and the letters are evenly spaced out, giving it a well defined and sharp look. However, on the fake, the text is significantly bolder and bigger than the original.

  • Side Text on the Insole

In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder image above, you can notice how the side text on the insole is thicker and wider than the text n the side of the authentic Yeezy’s insole.

  • Print on the rear side of the insole

On the rear side of the insole, we can notice a few things that stand out on the fake Yeezy Cinder insole:

  1. Highlighted with the top and left emojis — there’s more space between the Adidas trefoil logo and the hexagonal pattern on the authentic insole
  2. Highlighted on the bottom — the Adidas text is slightly different in shape and size
  3. Highlighted on the right — the ® character is not fully printed on the fake insole print

How can I spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder in 60 seconds?

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. Firstly, look at the shape of the shoe and make sure the tongue isn’t too long.
  2. Look at the laces and make sure that on the right shoe, the right side of the lace goes underneath, and on the left shoe, the left side goes underneath. Note: this assumes a top-down view, as if you’re wearing the shoes.
  3. Have a close look at the size tag so see if you can spot out any inconsistencies, like the ones described in this article’s fake vs real Yeezy Cinder comparison.
  4. Scan the barcode of the Yeezy Cinder. The authentic barcodes will be in tune with the following things that match the exact pair of sneakers in the box: colourway, size, product id.
  5. Check the reflectiveness of the 3M sides. Usually, the fake shoes are less shiny.
  6. The toe box of the fake Yeezys is usually too arched and curvy
  7. Inspect the overall shape of the Yeezys. Most of the time, the fake Yeezys are less curved or too curved on the tongue area
  8. Analyze the boost sole of your sneakers. The fake pellets are usually off the needed shape
  9. Analyze the insole of your Yeezys. Mostly, the fake insoles have the rear logo looking out of shape because it is usually too arched and the “R” character is too close to the Adidas logo. Then, the “adidas YEEZY” text is usually too thick, curvy and out of shape, and the serial number text on the side of the insole is too thin

Where can I get my Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cinder authenticated? The Yeezy Cinder authentication service

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 Cinder 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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