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2. Size tag
“MADE IN CHINA” Text:
Authentic: The text is thicker and more defined.
Fake: The text appears too thin.
Manufacturing Date Print:
Authentic: Displays “07/20” text with consistent thickness and spacing between characters.
Fake: Shows “07” text too thin, “20” text too thick, and incorrect spacing between characters.
Last Line of Text:
Authentic: The text is thicker with uniform thickness across all characters.
Fake: The text is too thick and inconsistent.
Note: LHG, CLU, APE, or EVN inscriptions can be found on both authentic and fake pairs, and are not reliable indicators of authenticity. Pay attention to the quality of printing, looking out for ink blotting, fuzzy lines, and other signs of poor printing quality.
Authentic: Middle stitching is not deeply set, resulting in a thinner appearance.
Fake: Stitching is embedded deeply, making it appear thicker than it should.
Below are the top 6 indicators to help legit check your Yeezy 380 Onyx:
Scan the barcode: Fake Yeezys often yield results for different pairs, colorways, and sizes when scanned.
Check the size tag: Counterfeit Yeezy 380 Onyx pairs frequently have inaccuracies in the font-weight and placement of text on the size tag.
Verify the box label: Authentic European box labels should have 6 sizes and the “V10” inscription, while authentic American boxes must have 3 sizes and either a “V02” or “V03” inscription. Fake boxes often have twisted inscriptions.
Examine the laces: Ensure that on the right shoe, the right side of the lace goes underneath, and on the left shoe, the left side goes underneath. This observation should be made from a top-down view, as if you’re wearing the shoes.
Analyze the boost sole: Fake Yeezy 380 Onyx sneakers typically have pellets that deviate from the required shape.
Inspect the middle stitching: Many fake pairs feature stitching that is excessively thick along the middle of the Yeezy Boost 380 Onyx.
These indicators can help you quickly assess the authenticity of your Yeezy Onyx sneakers.
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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.