How To Spot & Identify The Fake Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Zebra

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As sneakerheads know, Adidas has released a number of different editions of the popular Yeezy 350 v2 sneakers. They recently announced that the return of  the Zebra edition ( scheduled for April 9,2022), which caused a frenzy among fans who want to get their hands on a pair. Unfortunately, this also drew out some scammers who are now selling fake versions of the shoes. So how can you tell if you’re buying the real thing or not? In this post, I’ll quickly show you some tips on how to spot a fake Adidas Yeezy 350 v2 Zebra. I leaned on a thorough video courtesy of Batchfloss that I’ll also strongly encourage you to watch.

Box Color

Real vs fake adidas yeezy 350 v2 zebra

This might be a difficult thing to spot without an authentic pair’s box on hand, but it is worth mentioning. The fake box appears to be of a darker shade of brown than the real one.

Box Label

Real vs fake adidas yeezy 350 v2 zebra box label
The UPC codes don’t match, they should be the same

The fake label is wider ( see red line) and the font and size of the letters are also bolder and slightly larger on the replica pair’s label.

Real vs fake adidas yeezy 350 v2 zebra UPC
The size 11 has a completely wrong UPC code, it doesn’t even match the one on the box


Back Tab

eal vs fake adidas yeezy 350 v2 zebra tab

The fake pair’s tab is much wider than the authentic pair’s one. Moreover the tongue is very flimsy on the replica pair ( see yellow arrow).


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The “SPLY 350” text is slightly of  a lighter shade of red on the authentic pair, it’s hard to see but a closer inspection reveals it.


eal vs fake adidas yeezy 350 v2 zebra insole

The font of the letters is bolder on the fake pair’s insole.

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This is a very critical thing to look at, behind the insole the diamond shapes have hard edges on the fake pair, and softer edges on the authentic one. A closer look at the pattern will highlight it.

Black Light Test

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The black light reveals a several stamps on the fake pair’s label, see red circles.


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The black stitching extends to the edge of the tab on the authentic pair, but only goes half-way on the fakes.

There you have it folks, I hope with these quick tips, you’ll be able to bust the Fake Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Zebra. I’ll update the post as soon as I come up with additional flaws. You can also watch the video below for additional tips. I tried to give you a summary of the key points that were mentioned.

Where To Buy Legit Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Zebra Sneakers

You can buy it on eBay from our featured sellers via authenticity guaranteed, CLICK HERE

or on StockX, CLICK HERE

You can check out our other real vs fake comparisons via the Legit Check page. If you need additional help, feel free to reach out  by emailing me at or fill out the form below


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