Wondering how to spot fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax?
Whether you are a sneakerhead or not, you want to ensure that when buying the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax, you know whether you are looking at an authentic or a fake Yeezy Flax pair.
The quickest way to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax sneakers is to inspect the size tag, the barcode, and the box label.
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.
Although the size tag and the box label are the two main indicators of authenticity that you would find on the Yeezy Flax, they are not the only indicators present on the sneakers.
That is why we have created this comparison guide, featuring 8 indicators embedded with images to help you identify how authentic your sneakers are.
When fake manufacturers try to replicate the Yeezy V2 Flax, 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 Flax, 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 Flax.
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 Flax.
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.
As you can see in the image above, all of the results match with the colourway, size and product ID with the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax’s box label in the fake vs real Yeezy Flax image above.
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.
As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax’s barcode does not match with the colourway, size and product ID, while the authentic Yeezy do.
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 Flax for authenticity, read our article here.
As for the second step of our guide on how to spot a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax, we are going to look at the top indicator of authenticity: the size tag.
First of all, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax image in order to spot the flaws on the fake Yeezys easier.
Now that you had a look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Flax image above, let’s move on to the flaws on the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax.
1 – The placement of the ‘MADE IN CHINA” text
In the fake vs real Yeezy Flax 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 size number print
Looking at the “255” text, which is the last size number print on the size tag (right below CHN), you can see how the characters on the fake Yeezy Flax sneakers are too thick, too big, and they use a different font than the one used on the retail sneakers.
3 – The date of manufacturing
Now, we will look at the date of manufacturing, which is “01/20”, which stands for January 2020.
If you look at the “20” text on the fake Yeezy Flax, 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.
4 – The hashtag number of the Yeezys
This is basically the second last line of text on the size tag. On the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax, you can notice how the numbers are obviously too big and too thick.
5 – The distance between the “adidas” and the “®” symbol
This is one of the most reliable signs of authenticity on the size tag, due to the placement of the “®” registered trademark symbol.
On the replica sneakers, you can notice how the ® is placed too close to the “adidas” text, and sometimes, the fake sneakers even have these two elements in touch, which the authentic sneakers will never have them this way.
6 – The half-size “1/2” text
Looking ad the half-size number on the replica Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax sneakers, you can notice how the elements are thicker than the ones on the authentic sneakers, and not only that but even how the fake Yeezys have their “1/2” text too big.
7 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
This line of text represents different ways of saying the size in which your Yeezy Flax sneakers are.
Most of the time, the letters are too thick on the fake Yeezy 350 V2 Flax sneakers, and in this case, you can see in the fake vs real Yeezy Flax image above how the letter “U” in the “US” is too thin on the fake Yeezy Flax.
Next, you will proceed to inspect the box label of your V2 Flax. On the box label, there are two main confirmation points you should look out for; the country size code and the serial number.
Please keep in mind that the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax has been released only in the European type of label – it has 6 sizes. It has to end in “V10”.
The Yeezy Flax has been released in Asian only, and it will never have the US box labels with 3 sizes.
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 (European), 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 Flax.
As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax sneakers, we are going to look at the lacing style of the real vs fake Yeezy Flax shoes.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax image above, we have pointed out how the fake sneakers have their laces attached in the wrong manner.
From the fake vs real Yeezy Flax image above, you can see that for the original pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax, the right lace of the right shoe (imagine a top-down view, as if you’re wearing the sneakers) should always be underneath.
On the other hand, the left lace of the right shoe should be underneath as well.
However, although this tell is somewhat easy to spot, it is easy for anyone to switch up the lacing of a pair of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax.
Therefore, keep in mind that this flaw will apply mostly to unworn pairs since, during the lifetime of a worn pair, the wearer(s) might take the laces off and relace the sneakers in the wrong way at one point.
As for the fifth step on how to spot fake Yeezy Flax sneakers, we are going to look at the real vs fake Yeezy 350 V2 Flax’s boost sole.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Flax image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax’s boost sole has its pellets looking less defined than the ones on the authentic Yeezys, and they look less sharp on the fake shoes.
Let’s have a look at another example of the real vs fake Yeezy Flax’s boost sole in order to understand this better.
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.
For the sixth step of the guide on how to legit check any Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Flax sneakers, we are going to inspect the front side of the sneakers, on the toe box.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax image above, you can notice easily how the fake Yeezy Flax sneakers have their toe box looking too thick and over-inflated compared to the toe box of the authentic Yeezys.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezys have their toe box looking thinner with a deflated look, unlike the replicas which are exactly the opposite.
As for the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Flax sneakers, we are going to look at the shape of the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax sneakers.
As usual, let’s first have a quick look at the Yeezy Flax real vs fake image in order to get this better.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezy Flax sneakers have their opening on the tongue area looking less wide than the opening of the authentic Yeezys.
On the other hand, be careful, because there are noticeable fake Yeezys which have their tongue’s opening looking too wide.
That’s why we recommend you to refer to our real vs fake Yeezy Flax images, in order for your Yeezy Flax legit checking to be easier.
The insole of your sneakers features several inconsistencies that can help you differentiate a fake from an original.
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.
The Adidas Trefoil logo is no exception, spotting small inconsistencies you can use to identify a replica of the V2 Flax. 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 Flax 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.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Flax 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.
On the rear side of the insole, we can notice a few things that stand out on the fake Yeezy Flax insole:
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 Flax.
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 Flax.
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 Flax 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.
Need our opinion over your item’s authenticity? It’s a service we provide.
Thank you for reading this,
Ch Daniel and Ch David