How To Spot Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen FY5158

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If you are here because you want to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen sneakers, you are in the right place.

We have created this fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen legit check guide with linked fake vs real Yeezy Linen images in order for you to understand the flaws on the fake Yeezys easier.

With this being said, let’s move on to the proper fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen legit check guide.

How to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Linen

The quickest way to spot a fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen is to inspect the size tag on both the left and the right sneakers because the quality of the replica Linens never compares to the authentic Yeezy Linen’s quality.

Besides the size tag, we have a few other spots to inspect on the 350 V2 Linen, which will confirm the authenticity of your Yeezys too.

Step 1: Scan the barcode of your Linens

As for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 350 V2 Linen sneakers, we are going to check the fake vs real Yeezy Linens for the barcode, found on the box label.

fake vs real yeezy linen

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 Linen, 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:

  • Colorway – LINEN (FY5158)
  • Style – 350 V2
  • Size – From 4 to 16

How do you scan your Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen 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 Linen.

Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

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 Linen.

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 Linen’s box label in the fake vs real Yeezy Linen 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.

fake yeezy linen barcode

As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen’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 Linen for authenticity, read our article here.

Step 2: Fake vs real Yeezy Linen FY5158 size tag

As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy boost 350 V2 Linen sneakers, we are going to check the fake vs real Yeezy Linen FY5158 on the interior side, on the size tag.

As we said previously, the quickest way to spot fake Yeezy Linen trainers is to check the size tag, since there are major differences between the real vs fake Yeezy Linen pairs.

yeezy linen legit check

Now that you had a look at the fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Linen image above, we are going to explain every flaw, counted, met on the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen shoes.

1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” label

Looking at the top of the size tag, you can see the “MADE IN CHINA” text. First of all, the replica Yeezy Linens have their letter “M” looking too thick, and second of all, the same letter is placed a little bit higher than the rest of the letters, making it look like it is floating.

On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linens have all of their letters at the same font-weight and placement.

2 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” printing

Looking at the second main row of text at the top of the fake vs real Yeezy Linen sneakers, you can see how the fake shoes have their “US” text looking thicker than the rest of the letters.

Not only that but all of the text on the fake Yeezy 350 V2 Linens is also too thick compared to the text on the authentic Yeezy Linens.

3 – The “adidas ®” text at the bottom

This is one of the most blatant flaws met on the counterfeit Yeezys. Most of the time, the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linens have their “adidas” text and the registered trademark “®” symbol placed too close to each other, as to make contact.

The authentic Yeezy Linens will never have their “®” character placed as close to the “adidas” text as shown in the fake vs real Yeezy Linen image above.

4 – The last two rows of text

Looking at the last two rows of text on the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 350 Linen’s, you can see how the last two rows of text are too thin compared to the text met on the authentic Yeezy Linen’s size tag.

5 – The appearance of the MALE/MÂLE text

Both the real and fake Yeezy Boost V2 Linen 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 Linen.

6 – The date of manufacturing text

This refers to the “01/20” text, which you can see in the middle right side of the real vs fake Yeezy Linen’s size tag.

Looking at the replica Yeezy Linens, you can notice how the text is really thin while looking at the authentic Yeezys, the text is thicker.

Besides, you can also notice how the fake Linen Yeezys have their “01” and “20” numbers are placed too far away from the slash between these.

7 – The size number text

Lastly, looking at the last size number text, it is visible how the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen sneakers have their text looking too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic Yeezys have their text looking thicker.

Step 3: Real vs fake Yeezy Linen box label

As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Linen sneakers.

When inspecting the label, there are two things you should look out for – the size and the serial number on the box.

Yeezy Clay Box Label

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. 

Step 4: Check the lacing style of your Yeezy Linen

As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen sneakers, we are going to see the real vs fake Yeezy Linen shoes for the lacing pattern.

how to spot fake yeezy linen

From the wearer’s view, on the right shoe, the right laces must be placed below the left laces.

Moving to the left shoe, from the wearer’s view, the left laces have to be placed beneath the right laces.

Here, let’s have a zoomed-in view in order for you to understand this flaw easier on the replica Yeezy Linens.

legit check yeezy linen

As you can see, in the fake vs real Yeezy Linen image above, we gave you the explaining once again, in order to make it clearer.

And as we said on the right side of the real vs fake Yeezy Linen image above, it is true that the shoelaces can be replaced, and so, we don’t consider this a reliable sign of authenticity.

Of course, that’s unless the sneakers are deadstock (pristine condition, never used, in the same condition as from the factory).

Step 5: Fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Linen boost sole

As for the fifth step fo the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen sneakers, we are going to flip the sneakers to the rear side, and check the real vs fake Yeezy Linens for the boost sole.

fake vs real yeezy boost linen

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 Linen pairs.

legit check yeezy boost linen

In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen image above, you can easily notice how the fake Linens have their pellets on the boost looking rougher than the pellets on the authentic Yeezys.

It is another common flaw for the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 sneakers to have their pellets mathematically aligned.

The authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linens have a more “randomized” placement of the pellets on the boost sole.

fake yeezy linens

As you can see in the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen sole image above, the same flaws from the previous fake Yeezy Linen’s boost flaws apply to this one as well.

Step 6: Real vs fake Yeezy 350 Linen shape

For the sixth step of the Yeezy Linen authenticity-check process, we are going to see the real vs fake Yeezy 350 Linen shoes on the overall shape, looking at the tongue.

As usual, we are first going to check the real vs fake Yeezy Linen images in order to understand the flaw better on the fake Linens.

real vs fake yeezy linen

In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their tongue’s opening looking a lot longer and wider compared to the tongue of the legit Yeezys.

On the other hand, if you take a quick look back at the authentic 350 V2 Linens, you can notice how the opening of the tongue shows up being less wide and smaller.

Step 7: Verify the toe box area of your Linen

For the seventh step of the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen legit check guide, we are going to remain on the side of the fake vs real Yeezy Linens, and we will check the toe box area, which is in the front.

fake vs real yeezy linen

In the fake vs real Yeezy Linen image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their toe box looking too thick, which makes them be over-inflated.

That being said, you can see how the replica Yeezy 350 V2 Linen have their toe box looking more massive and less curvy than the toe box met on the authentic Yeezys.

Moving to the authentic 350 V2 Linen, it is easily noticeable how the toe box is slimmer, thinner, and curvier than the toe box of the counterfeit Yeezy Linen.

Step 8: Fake vs real Yeezy Linen stripe 3M Reflectiveness

As you may know, the Yeezy Linens have their stripe equipped with 3M material, which makes them shine when in the dark, with the flashlight on.

yeezy linen legit check

In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Linen image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their stripe looking less defined, as the 3M material is more chaotic placed due to the fact that it is placed even on the outside of the stripe.

Besides, you can also notice how the fake Yeezys have their 3M stripe looking shinier and too powerful compared to the stripe of the authentic Yeezys.

Keep in mind that there are also fakes that shine less than the authentic Yeezy Linen’s stripe.

Step 9: Examine the insole of your Linen

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

  • Adidas Trefoil Logo Outline
fake vs real yeezys

On the rear of the insole is the Adidas Trefoil logo. Here, the first thing you should pay attention to is the embossment of the logo.

You will notice that the print is significantly deeper on the authentic insole, as evident in the way shadows create depth.

Also, the characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the replicas when compared to the thinner prints on the authentic.

You will also observe that there is more distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake size tag as opposed to the more compact style on the logo.

Lastly, on the authentic pair, the ® engraving is significantly deeper like the other characters. However, on the fake insole, the letter R is bigger than necessary.

  • Adidas Yeezy Text
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As you can see in the fake vs real Yeezy Linen images above, the fake shoes have the letters “d” looking too arched and too curvy than they have to look like.

Besides, an instant callout would be the dot of the letter “i”. The fake shoes have the letter “i” with a circle dot instead of being a square, as on the legit shoes.

  • Insole Serial Number
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The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy V2 Linen. Like in the Adidas-Yeezy text, on the fake insole, the text is slightly thicker than it is on the original and as a result, you will notice reduced spacing 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.

How can I spot fake Yeezy 350 Linen sneakers 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 Linen.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Linen.

  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 Linen comparison.
  4. Check the reflectiveness of the 3M sides. Usually, the fake shoes are less shiny.
  5. The toe box of the fake Yeezys is usually too arched and curvy
  6. Inspect the overall shape of the Yeezys. Most of the time, the fake Yeezys are less curved or too curved on the tongue area
  7. Analyze the boost sole of your sneakers. The fake pellets are usually off the needed shape
  8. Verify the 3M shininess of the Yeezys. Most of the time, the fake shoes are less shiny than needed
  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 Linen authenticated? The Yeezy Linen 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 Linen 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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