Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax: How To Spot Real VS Fake

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

This guide focuses on the Yeezy 350 “Flax”.

Together, we’ll look at 8 of the best ways to spot fakes.

Let’s go.

How to spot fake Yeezy 350 Flax

You can spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Flax through the size tag. It is the #1 authenticity teller.

However, there’s more to it…

1. Barcode

All authentic Yeezy 350 V2s have unique data:

  • Colorway Flax FX9017
  • Style – 350 V2
  • Size – From 4 to 16 (US)

Look for those in a second, after scanning.

1.1. How to scan

Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Then, look at the results.

1.2. Original

  • All the results are helpful.
  • We see exactly the same pair:
  • Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax US8.5


1.3. Fake

  • The wrong shoe comes uip
  • We see the Yeezy 350 Static in the pictures.
  • A result also mentions “EF2367” → Style-code for the Static colorwayu.
  • Definitely not Yeezy Flaw.

This barcode is, therefore, confirmed 100% fake.

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2. Size tag

  1. “MADE IN CHINA” Text Placement
    • Authentic: Positioned higher on the tag.
    • Fake: Positioned too low, nearing the line below.
  2. Size Number Print (e.g., “255”)
    • Authentic: Characters are proportional and utilize the correct font.
    • Fake: Characters are too thick and large, with a dissimilar font.
  3. Date of Manufacturing (e.g., “01/20”)
    • Authentic: The text is slimmer and adequately spaced from the “/” symbol.
    • Fake: “20” text is too thick and positioned too close to the “/” symbol.
  4. Hashtag Number
    • Authentic: Numbers are standard in size and thickness.
    • Fake: Numbers appear overly large and thick.
  5. Distance between “adidas” and “®” Symbol
    • Authentic: Adequate spacing, ensuring no touch between the text and symbol.
    • Fake: The “®” symbol may touch the “adidas” text or is placed too close.
  6. Half-Size “1/2” Text
    • Authentic: Elements are proportionally sized and spaced.
    • Fake: The “1/2” text is too large and elements are thick.
  7. “US UK FR JP CHN” Text
    • Authentic: Characters have consistent and accurate thickness.
    • Fake: Letters can be inconsistently thick or thin, such as a too-thin “U” in “US”.

3. Box label

  • Authentic Yeezy Flax:
    • International Version (6 sizes): Serial number concludes with “V10.”
    • Asian Release: Exclusively available, never possessing a US box label with 3 sizes.
  • Fake Yeezy Flax:
    • US Version Label: Incorrectly uses a serial number ending in “V10” instead of “V02” or “V03.”

Notably, observing any variation from the established serial number norms (e.g., a US version ending in “V10”) unmistakably indicates a counterfeit Yeezy V2 Flax.

4. Lacing

  • Authentic Yeezy Flax Lacing:
    • Right Shoe: Observing from a top-down view (as if you’re wearing the sneakers), the right lace should always be underneath. Similarly, the left lace should also be underneath.
  • Fake Yeezy Flax Lacing:
    • May exhibit incorrect lace positioning, as detailed in the comparison image above.

Have a closer look:

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. Boost sole

5.1. Best-quality fake

  • Authentic Yeezy Flax:
    • Boost Sole Pellets: Exhibit well-defined and sharp appearances.
  • Fake Yeezy Flax:
    • Boost Sole Pellets: Appear less defined and exhibit a less sharp look, as demonstrated in the comparison image above.

5.2. Mid-quality fake

  • Authentic Yeezy Flax:
    • Hexagon Pellet Indentation: Subtle and less pronounced.
  • Fake Yeezy Flax:
    • Hexagon Pellet Indentation: Notably more prominent, creating a distinct ‘bubble’ appearance at the bottom of the sneaker.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic Yeezy Flax:
    • Toe Box: Exhibits a thinner, more deflated appearance.
  • Fake Yeezy Flax:
    • Toe Box: Appears noticeably thicker and overly inflated, as indicated in the comparative image above.

7. Tongue

  • Authentic Yeezy Flax:
    • Tongue Opening: Has a specific width, which can be referenced in the provided image comparison.
  • Fake Yeezy Flax:
    • Tongue Opening: Can either appear less wide or, in some instances, too wide in contrast to the genuine pair.

Simple checklist

Here are the top 8 indicators to help you determine the authenticity of your sneakers:

  1. Examine the shoe’s shape, ensuring the tongue isn’t too long.
  2. Check the laces: On the right shoe, the right side of the lace should go underneath, and on the left shoe, the left side should go underneath (assuming a top-down view).
  3. Inspect the box label, as fake Yeezy Flax sneakers often have a “V10” European label instead of the authentic US versions “V02” or “V03.”
  4. Carefully examine the size tag for any inconsistencies mentioned in this guide’s fake vs real Yeezy Flax comparison.
  5. Scan the barcode, ensuring it matches the specific pair of sneakers in the box in terms of colorway, size, and product ID.
  6. Look at the toe box, as fake Yeezys tend to have an improperly arched and curvy toe box.
  7. Analyze the overall shape, noting that fake Yeezys may have a less curved or overly curved tongue area.

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  • We’ll promptly respond with the results within 24 to 48 hours…
  • Along with a detailed report explaining why we believe your sneakers are either fake or authentic.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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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