Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE: Real Vs Fake (Expert Guide)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

In this guide, we’l teach you how to spot fake:

  • Yeezy 380 LMNTE Non-Reflective
  • Yeezy £80 LMNTE Reflective

This guide works for both versions, in all sizes.

Let’s get going with these!

How to spot fake Yeezy 380 LMNTE

To spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 LMNTE, inspect the size tag.

Fake Yeezys typically have inconsistencies in the font weight of the text on the size tag.

1. Size tag

  • Authentic:
    1. “MADE IN CHINA” text is thicker and well-defined.
    2. “US UK FR JP CHN” text is thicker, and all letters have consistent thickness.
    3. Date of manufacturing (“06/20”) has thicker print.
    4. “APE/CLU/EVN” inscription indicating the factory is thicker.
  • Fake:
    1. “MADE IN CHINA” text is too thin with incorrect letter spacing.
    2. “US UK FR JP CHN” text is thinner, except for the letter “N” in “CHN,” which is too thick.
    3. Date of manufacturing has a thin print.
    4. “APE/CLU/EVN” inscription is thinner than the authentic version.

2. Boost sole

  • Authentic:
    • “Boost” text is less sharp and smoother.
    • Boost sole’s pellets are smoother, less sharp, and less visible.
  • Fake:
    • “Boost” text is too sharp and highly visible.
    • Boost sole’s pellets are too sharp and highly visible.

Below is another fake example:

3. Lacing

Authentic adidas x YEEZY shoes have a unique lacing pattern.

This guides for the Yeezy 380 Lemon Tea as well.

  • Authentic: The left shoelace goes below the right lace.
  • Fake: The left shoelace goes above the right lace.

Check out this better-explaining picture:

While comparing the lacing pattern can be helpful, it’s not always a foolproof indicator of authenticity because some fake manufacturers may mimic the authentic pattern.

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.

4. Toe box

  • Authentic: Thicker and taller toe box.
  • Fake: Thinner and shorter toe box.

5. Back

  • Authentic: Shallower gap where the fabric from the left and right sides of the shoes meet in the middle.
  • Fake: Deeper gap, making the stitching look too deep.

Authenticity checklist

  1. Check the size tag, as fake Yeezy 380 pairs often have improperly weighted and placed text on the size tag.
  2. Analyze the boost sole, paying attention to the shape of the pellets, as fake ones may deviate from the authentic shape.
  3. Examine the laces, ensuring that on the right shoe, the right side of the lace goes underneath, and on the left shoe, the left side goes underneath (assuming a top-down view).
  4. Inspect the toe box, as fake Yeezys often have a thinner and flatter toe box compared to genuine pairs.
  5. Review the gap on the back of the shoes, particularly the middle stitching, which may appear too deep on fake pairs.

These indicators can help you quickly determine whether you have a genuine or fake pair of Yeezy 380 sneakers.

Expert Yeezy 380 LMNTE Legit Check

You can easily resolve your doubts by:

  • Sending us pictures of your Yeezy Boost 380s LMNTE.
  • We will promptly respond with the results, typically within 24 to 48 hours.
  • This comprehensive assessment will include a report explaining why we believe your sneakers are either authentic or fake.

That’s it for this comparison!

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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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