Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE Fake Vs Real Guide (Reflective And Non-Reflective)

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Want to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE? Afraid of being scammed with a fake pair of 380s?

If that’s true, then fear not, you’ve come into the right place, as only by reading this post you are going to easily know how to differentiate between the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Lemon Tea pairs.

Before we begin, we’d like to mention that all of the step highlighted in this fake vs real Yeezy 380 LMNTE legit check guide apply to both the Reflective and to the Non-Reflective 380s.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to authenticate the Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE sneakers is by checking the size tag, as the fake Yeezys never have their text at the ring font-weight. Keep in mind that the authentic 38- LMNTE pairs must be flawless when it comes to their size tags, and they are all supposed to look pretty much the same.

How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE

Step 1: Authentic vs fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE size tag comparison

The first step will bring us inside the shoes, at the size tags, because as we’ve said it before, we consider these little pieces of fabric as the easiest, yet the best ways to tell a fake pair of 380 LMNTEs.

First of all, let’s have a look at the image with the fake vs real Yeezy LMNTE sneakers below, and after that, we’ll explain everything there is to be said about the two pairs.

yeezy boost 380 lmnte lemon tea authentication

This picture with the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTEs shows you four main flaws on the fake Yeezy LMNTEs, and let us take each one of these individually.

1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” text

The very first flaw on the fake shoes locates on the very first line of text from the top. The fake pair’s “MADE IN CHINA” text looks too thin, while the real pair has its text looking thicker and more defined.

Speaking of the real pair, since their letters are thicker, they are automatically placed closer to each other, while the kerning in-between the fake pair’s letters is wrong – the letters on the fake shoes are placed too far away from each other.

2 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text

The second inscription which is flawed on the fake Yeezy 380s is exactly the next line of text, and the “US UK FR JP CHN” text looks too thin as well, except for the letter “N” in the “CHN” inscription, because that one is actually too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Boost 380s have their “US UK FR JP CHN” text looking thicker than the fake one, and while the letter “N” on the real shoes’ “CHN” text looks thinner than the fake one, we need to bear in mind that the real shoes have the same thickness for all of their letters.

3 – The date of manufacturing the 380s

For the third flaw on the size tag of the fake 380s, you can see how their month and the year of manufacturing’s print looks too thin.

On the other hand, the real 380 LMNTEs have their same “06/20” text looking thicker and more defined.

4 – The “APE/CLU/EVN” inscription

As a fun fact, the “APE” text and the rest of the inscriptions that appear in this side of the size tag indicate the factory assigned to manufacture your Yeezy 380 pair.

Observing the fake pair’s “APE” inscription, you can see how the text looks too thin, and how the authentic has its text thicker.

Step 2: Verify the boost sole on your Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE

Going to the second method of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE (RF and NRF), we are going to flip the shoes upside down.

We’re doing that because there we want to have a look at the “boost” text and at the pellets that are all over the real vs fake Yeezy 380 LMNTE’s boost soles.

yeezy lmnte fake vs real guide

In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy 380 LMNTE shoes above, you can see how the fake pair’s “boost” text looks too sharp as it is basically too visible.

On the other hand, the real Yeezys have their “boost” text looking less sharp, as it looks smoother and pretty much just less visible than the fake LMNTE pair’s boost sole.

At the same time, the fake LMNTE 380s have theri boost sole’s pellets too sharp and too visible, while the authentic ones are exactly the opposite: smoother, less sharp and less visible.

real vs fake lmnte yeezy 380

In the image with the image with these LMNTE sneakers above, you can see another example of a fake boost sole.

Step 3: Look at the laces of your Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE

Going to the third way on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE sneakers, we are now going to look at the real vs fake Yeezy LMNTE for their laces.

The genuine Adidas x Kanye west Yeezy sneakers have a specific pattern for their laces, and all of the genuine shoes that present laces came out of the factory with this specific pattern, including the 380 LMNTE.

how to spot fake yeezy 380 lmnte

In the picture with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s laces inverted, as we call this flaw on the fake shoes.

So as to understand what’s wrong with the laces of the fake LMNTEs, let’s have a look at the pattern on of the authentic sneakers:

On the left shoe, the shoelace that comes from the left side must go below the one that comes from the right side, and on the right shoelace that comes from the right side has to go below the lace from the left side.

Looking at the image above, there we have highlighted the left shoe which has the left lace going above the one on the right side, instead of going below it.

No worries if that wasn’t so clear, as we have this image below with the same fake vs real Yeezy LMNTE shoes, and you can see how this is explained better.

how to spot a fake yeezy 380 lemon tea

The image with the fake vs real Yeezy 380 LMNTE shoes above is a little bit more detailed and explained in a simpler way so that everything would be understood easier.

This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to lace their sneakers to mimic the authentic pattern although it is a replica.

Thus, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.

The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 4: Authenticate the toe box of your Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE

For the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE sneakers, we are now going to have a quick look at the shoes for their toe boxes.

In order to do so, let’s focus on the front side of the fake vs real 380 LMNTE pairs, but from their profile sides.

fake vs real yeezy 380 lemon tea

In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its toe box too little inflated, as it looks too thin and too short.

On the other hand, the real Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTEs have their toe box inflated more than the fake one ,as the real toe box is thicker and higher/taller than the fake one.

Step 5: Have a look at your Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE from the back

Moving to the fifth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE sneakers, we are now going to have a quick look at these shoes for their rear side’s details.

Precisely, what we care about here is the middle stitching’s depth, meaning how deep was it fit inside the fabric of the 380s.

how to spot fake yeezy 380 lemon tea

In this image above with the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE pairs, we have pointed out how the fake 380s have their stitching fit too deep, as the gape of where the fabric of the shoes from the left and from the right profile side meet together is too deep.

On the other hand, you can see how the fabric on the left and on the right sides of the authentic shoes meets in the middle without being as deep as the fake pair’s.

Basically, the gap in the middle of the real shoes is less deep than the fake one.

How can I spot a fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE in 60 seconds?

The 5 real vs fake Yeezy Hylte steps outlined above are well detailed and it will be time demanding to perform each authentication step when you need to confirm the originality of your 380s.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 5 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or the real deal.

  1. Check the size tag. The counterfeit Yeezy 380 pairs are most common to have improperly font-weight and placement for the text on the size tag
  2. Analyze the boost sole of your sneakers. The fake pellets are usually off the needed shape
  3. 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.
  4. The toe box of the fake Yeezys is usually too thin and too flat
  5. Examine the gap on the back of the shoes – the middle stitching. That part of the shoes usually looks too deep on the fake pairs

Where can I get my Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE authenticated? The Adidas Yeezy 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 Yeezy Boost 380s and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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