If you are here because you want to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage sneakers, you are in the right place.
We have created this real vs fake Yeezy Desert Sage legit check guide with a few easy steps to analyze, which will definitely teach you how to spot fake Yeezy Desert Sage easily.
In this guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage sneakers, we have linked fake vs real Yeezy Desert Sage images in order for you to understand the flaws on the fake Yeezys.
The fastest way to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage is to scan the barcode, the size tag, and the box label, as the replica manufacturers always manage to flaw these details, and never get them right.
With all of this being said, let’s move on to the fully detailed fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage legit check guide.
As for the first step, we are going to scan the barcode of the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage sneakers, in order to see the results shown up on the Internet.
Remember: The authentic Yeezy Desert Sage sneakers must show results of the matching model, colourway, size, and product ID number.
Luckily for you, the lack of research and effort in duplicating the barcode can help you avoid being scammed out of your money. To scan the barcode of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage, we recommend using the Legit Check App.
The Legit Check App works by checking the scanned barcode against the unique barcode of other Yeezy sneakers online.
Every Yeezy sneakers have a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:
First off, download and install the Legit Check App.
Next, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy V2 Desert Sage.
From the results, you will want to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your Yeezy Boost V2 Desert Sage.
If the results show a lot of confirmations on Google for that code like in the picture below, then you can be certain your box is real.
Now, it is important to note that a code can only match when the results align with the size-colorway combination on the box.
If either of the two matches, say the size matches but the colorway doesn’t or vice versa, then the box is not authentic.
The picture below shows an illustration of what a fake sneaker barcode scan looks like.
Remember, the barcode scan is not always a reliable tell of the authenticity of the sneakers because although the box might be authentic, the sneakers itself might have been swapped for fake ones by the fake manufacturers.
As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage sneakers, we will inspect the size tag on both the fake vs real Yeezy Desert Sage pairs.
Keep in mind that the size tag is absolutely the most reliable sign of a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage.
Now that you had a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage with the size tag above, let’s move on to the flaws on the fake Yeezys.
1 – The placement of the “MADE IN CHINA” text
In the fake vs real Yeezy Desert Sage image above, we have pointed out how the fake sneakers have their “MADE IN CHINA” text placed too low, meaning that it is placed too close to the line below.
On the other hand, the authentic sneakers have their “MADE IN CHIANA” printing placed higher than the fake shoes’.
2 – The date of manufacturing
Now, we will look at the date of manufacturing, which is “01/20”, which stands for December 2019.
If you look at the “19” text on the fake Yeezy Desert Sage, you can see how it is too thick and placed too far away from the slash (“/”) next to it, while the authentic Yeezys have their text thinner and placed a further away from the slash.
3 – The Appearance of the MALE/MÂLE
Both the real and fake Yeezy Boost V2 Desert Sage 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 Desert Sage.
4 – The last line of text
Looking at the last line of text on the real vs fake Yeezy Desert Sage, you can easily notice how the fake sneakers have the same usual font-weight flaw.
In fact, the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage’s size tag has the last line of text looking too thin compared to the text on the legit Desert Sage Yeezys.
5 – The “adidas” text
If you look at the fake sneakers in the real vs fake Yeezy Desert Sage image above, you will notice how the fake Yeeys have their letter “s” looking too thick compared to the letter on the legit sneakers.
Since we are here, keep in mind that the (R) registered trademark symbol must have some distance between it and the “adidas” text.
We are saying this because the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage sneakers are common to have their registered trademark symbol placed too close to the “adidas” text.
6 – The factory of producing text
In this case, for both the fake vs real Desert Sage Yeezys, there is the “EVN” print, which stands for the EVN factory where the legit Yeezys have been produced.
On the fake Yeezys, you can notice how the “EVN” text is too thin, while the legit Yeezy Desert Sage sneakers have their text looking thicker.
As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Desert Sage sneakers.
When inspecting the label, there are two things you should look out for – the size and the serial number on the box.
First off, all sneakers in the Yeezy V2 line are released in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version features three sizes on the label – US, UK, and F. While the US size are in large print, the other two are in smaller prints under it.
The international version of the sneakers displays 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and all 6 of them are in equal prints on the label.
Now regarding the serial number, if it is a US version, the serial number is supposed to end with a V02 or V03. However, the international (Canadian/European) versions end with a V10.
Any deviation from this pattern is an obvious sign that you are dealing with a fake product.
As seen in the image below, the authentic label which is an international version has a serial number that ends with V10 as opposed to the fake one which ends with a V10 despite being a US version.
For the fourth step of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage authenticity check process, we are going to look at the lacing style of the real vs fake Yeezy Desert Sage.
What you need to understand about the laces is that, from the wearer’s view, on the left shoe, the left lace has to go underneath the right lace, and on the right shoe, the right lace has to go underneath the left lace.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Desert Sage image above, you can notice how both the fake vs real Yeezys are on the right shoe.
The authentic shoe has the laces correctly attached, while the fake shoes have their laces “reverted”.
In order to understand this easier, we have placed another real vs fake Yeezy Desert Sage image with a zoomed-in view here:
However, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to relace their sneakers following the authentic pattern such that they look exactly alike which may trick unsuspecting buyers into believing a fake is original.
As for the fifth step of the guide on how to legit check any Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage pair, we are going to flip the sneakers upside-down and check the boost sole of the real vs fake Yeezy Desert Sage.
On the authentic pair, the boost is usually quite bubbly compared to the slightly stiffer boost on the sole of the fakes.
As you may notice in the image above, there is also a difference on the pellets placed on the boost, between the authentic and the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert sage pairs.
However, regarding the striped circles on the boost sole, if you are looking at a fake, you will notice that the replicas always have a “mathematical” pattern to the circles, compared to the more randomized pattern on the real sneakers.
As for the last element on the fifth step on how to spot fake boost soles on the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage sneakers, let’s also have a quick look at another example of a fake Yeezy Boost sole.
As you can see in the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert sage sole image above, the same flaws from the previous fake Yeezy Desert Sage’s boost flaws apply to this one as well.
Now, you will have to go to the front side of your Yeezys, and inspect the toe box.
The toe box is basically the front side of the shoes, where the toes fit into the sneakers. Most of the time, the fake sneakers have this part looking too bulky.
As you can see in the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage image above, the fake Yeezys have their toe box looking over-inflated, with a thicker look than the toe box the authentic sneakers.
On the other hand, the legit Yeezy Desert Sage shoes will never have their toe box looking as thick and inflated as the toe box of the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage pair shown up in the real vs fake Yeezy Desert Sage image above.
For the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Desert Sage pairs, we are going to inspect the fake vs real Yeezy Desert Sage’s shape on the tongue area, especially around the opening.
On the fake pair of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage, this difference can be spotted in the opening. The opening is wider on fake Yeezys, and the authentic pairs appear to have a different structure.
So if your sneakers appear to have a wider opening than normal, then you could be looking at a fake Desert Sage Yeezy.
For the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Desert Sage sneakers, you will have to turn the lights off and inspect the sneakers with the flashlight, on the 3M Reflective stripe.
If you look at the fake Yeezys in the image above, you can easily notice how they have poorer reflective quality than the materials used for the authentic Yeezy’s reflective stripe.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezys will always have a better reflecting quality than the fake Yeezys.
The fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Desert Sage pairs are most common to have a poorer shining than the shining level of the authentic Yeezy Desert Sage’s stripe.
The insole of the Yeezy V2 Desert Sage features three indicators with small details which can help you confirm the authenticity status of your sneakers.
On the rear of the insole is the Adidas Trefoil logo. Here, you should be looking to spot any differences between the Adidas Trefoil logo and the outline emboss of the logo.
You will notice that the print is significantly deeper on the authentic insole, this is especially evident in the way shadows create depth in the picture.
Also, you will spot an exaggerated distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake sneakers, whereas the outline and the text are more closely embossed in the authentic logo.
Still, in the text, the characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the fake insole than it appears to be on the real sneakers.
The Adidas trefoil logo stripes are also thicker while the ® engraving is currently smaller on the fake insole.
This time on the inside of the insole, you will notice that the text is thinner on the fake insole, this indicator is highlighted on the second letter Y which is visibly bigger than what is on the insole of the original pair of the sneakers.
As a result of the bolder letters, the space between the letters on the fake insole is shorter compared to the more even spacing on the real insole.
On the side of the Yeezy V2 Desert Sage insole is a serial number. On the fakes, the text is considerably thicker than it appears to be on the original and as a consequence, there’s less space 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.
You will not always have the time or patience to go through all 12 detailed authentication steps when you need to authenticate your V2 Desert Sage.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 12 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or the real deal.
If you need help with the authentication of your Yeezy Boost V2 Desert Sage, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your V2 Desert Sage 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 Desert Sage guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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