How To Spot Fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat (Fake Vs Real)

Ch David
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Looking to learn how to authenticate Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat sneakers? If so, you are in the right place do to so.

In this fake vs real Yeezy 380 Blue Oat legit check guide, we are going to teach you how to spot fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat Reflective and Non-Reflective.

As mentioned above, this fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat legit check guide applies both to the Reflective and the Non-Reflective versions of the 380s.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat sneakers is to check the size tag inside each shoe, as the fake shoes never have their inscriptions on the little piece of paper properly font-weighted, while the authentic Yeezy Blue Oat pairs always have their text perfectly printed.

Along with each step of our guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 380 Blue Oat shoes, we are going to link reference real vs fake Blue Oat Yeezy 380 images so that each piece of information will be clear and easily understandable.

How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat

Step 1: Fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat barcode scan

As for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Blue Oat sneakers, we are going to scan the barcode, found on the box of the fake vs real Blue Oat 380 Yeezys.

how to spot fake yeezy 380 blue oat

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 Blue Oat, 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 – Blue Oat (Non-Reflective: Q47306, Reflective: FX9847)
  • Style – 380
  • Size – From 4 to 17 (US)

How do you scan your Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat using the Legit Check App?

First of all, in order to scan the barcode of your Yeezy, you will need to install the Legit Check App By Ch 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 380 Blue Oats.

Legit Check Barcode Scan Sneakers

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 Blue Oat.

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.

yeezy 380 legit check guide

As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat 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.

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 380 Blue Oat’s box label in the fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat image above.

Please keep in mind that if there are no results shown for your pair, that is because the 380 Blue Oats is a newer release, and it takes time until the results of the barcodes are generated on the internet.

yeezy blue oat authenticity check

Also, 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.

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 380 Blue Oat for authenticity, read our article here.

Step 2: Real vs fake Yeezy 380 Blue Oat size tag

For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Blue Oat, we are going to have a look at the size tag on both the fake vs real Blue Oat 380 Yeezys.

As we’ve mentioned at the top of the article, the size tag is the most reliable sign of authenticity. Therefore, we do recommend that you always check the size tag on your shoes.

First of all, let’s check out the reference fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat image below, in order to easily visualise the differences between the two pairs.

yeezy blue oat authenticity check

Now that you’ve had a look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat image above, let’s proceed to explain the flaws on the fake Yeezys.

1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” text

Beginning with the print at the top of the size tag on the real vs fake Yeezy Blue Oats, you can see how the fake shoes have their letters looking too thick.

On the other hand, the legit Yeezy Blue Oats have their “MADE IN CHINA” text looking thinner than what it looks like on the fake shoes.

2 – The size number print

The size number is the row of text that indicates the size of the shoes in different measurements, according to different countries.

The main flaw on the replica 380 Blue Oats is that they have their size number print looking too thick, while the authentic Yeezys have their row of text looking thinner.

3 – The date of manufacturing the shoes

Going one line lower in the middle-right side of the size tag, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat’s date number print.

Most of the time, the fake Blue Oats have their print with the month and the year of manufacturing of the shoes looking too thick as well.

And then, once again, the authentic shoes have their “04/20” manufacturing date looking thinner than the one found on the fake Yeezys’ size tag.

4 – The hashtag “#” print

Going lower on the size tag of the fake vs real 380 Blue Oat Yeezys’ size tags, we will have a look at the hashtag “#” print.

As you can see in the image with the real vs fake Yeezy Blue Oats above, the replica Yeezys have their hashtag once again looking too thick, but also too big when compared to the authentic shoes’ hashtag.

5 – The APE/CLU/EVN number print

Please note that CLU, APE or EVN inscriptions might be found here and you should not worry if you’ve got any of them.

All three inscriptions can be found on an authentic or a fake pair, so we do not consider this area to be a reliable spot for identifying a fake Yeezy 380 Blue Oat.

However, what you need to pay attention to is the quality of printing here. Look out for ink blotting, fuzzy lines, and other signs of poor quality of printing.

6 – The half size “1/2” print

Proceeding to the sixth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat size tags, we will have a look at the fake vs real 380 Blue Oats for the half size print.

In the image with the real vs fake Yeezy 380 Blue Oat sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake Blue Oat 380s have their “1/2” text looking too big and also too thick.

The authentic Yeezy 380s have their “1/2” text smaller and also thinner than the fake shoes’ print.

7 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text

Up next, looking at the “US UK FR JP CHN” text on the fake Yeezy Blue Oat’s size tag, you can notice how the replica shoes have their row of text looking thick.

On the other hand, speaking of the authentic Blue Oat 380s, you ca notice in the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat image above how they have their text looking thiner than the fake shoes’ text.

Step 3: Verify the box label of your 380 Blue Oat Yeezys

As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 380 Blue Oat sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat pairs.

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

First off, all sneakers in the Yeezy 380 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: Inspect the lacing style of your Blue Oat 380 Yeezys

Going to the fourth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat shoes, we will have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat pairs for the method in which they were laced.

Bear in mind that all of the authentic Yeezy Boost 380 sneakers have the same pattern in which their laces have to be attached.

In order to properly see this detail, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat image below.

yeezy blue oat authentication

In the image containing the fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oats above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have the flaw which we call the “reverted lacing”.

By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their laces improperly attached to the shoes.

The authentic Yeezy Boost 380s must have their right lace from the wearer’s view placed below the left lace, while most of the times, the fake Yeezys have a randomised way in which they are laced.

So as to properly understand this, let’s have a look at the more detailed fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat image below.

real vs fak eyeezy 380 blue oat

In the fake vs real Yeezy 380 Blue Oat image above, we have pointed out how, once again, the fake Yeezys have their laces “inverted”, and we call them like that because they do not follow the correct pattern.

Bear in mind that if the shoelaces have been replaced, this step goes off the table as being a reliable sign of authenticity.

With this being said, we only consider this spot reliable when speaking of the pairs where we are 100% certain that they didn’t have their laces replaced.

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

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

Step 5: Check the boost sole of your Yeezy Boost 380 sneakers

Up next, for the fifth method on how to spot fake Yeezy 380 Blue Oat, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Blue Oat 380s for the boost sole’s pattern by flipping the shoes upside down.

First of all, let’s have a look at the usual reference fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat image below.

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In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat shoes above, we have pointed out the main flaw visible on the pellets.

The replica Blue Oats don’t have their pellets looking as sharp and defined as the authentic shoes’ pellets.

In fact, the authentic pellets are also more visible than the fake shoes’ pellets which are too little opaque.

Now, let’s move on to another comparison of the Yeezy Blue Oat real vs fake pairs in order to see another set of shoes.

fake vs real 380 blue oat

In the fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat image above, we have pointed out how the fake Blue Oats have their “boost” text on the boost sole looking too little opaque, as well ass the pellets.

On the other hand, the genuine Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat shoes have their “boost” text more opaque, stamped deeper into the boost material, and also more defined than the fake shoes’ text.

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Lastly, in the image above, we have illustrated an example of only a fake pair in order for you to compare your Yeezys along with it.

Once again, in the image above, you can notice how the fake pair has its “boost” text and its pellets looking too little opaque when compared to the legit shoes’ sole.

Step 6: Inspect the middle stitching on the rear side of your shoes

Moving on to the sixth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Blue Oat shoes, we will have a look at the fake vs real Blue Oat pairs for the middle stitching on the rear side.

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In the image with the fake vs real Blue Oat 380s above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stitching fit too little deep into the shoes.

On the other hand, the authentic 380 Blue Oats have their stitching fit deeper into the shoes, as well as it is looking thicker than the fake shoes’ stitching.

Step 7: Check the toe box of your Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oats

For the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake 380 Blue Oats, we will have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Blue Oat pairs for the toe box.

Keep in mind that such little details as the toe box matter in the process of the Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat authentication.

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In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 image above, we have pointed out how the replica Blue Oats have their toe box looking over-inflated, as it is too chunky.

On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy 380 Blue Oat shoes have their toe box thinner and with a deflated look when compared side-by-side with the fake Yeezys.

Step 8: Inspect the insoles of your Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat shoes

As for the eighth step of the Yeezy Boost 380 authenticity check process, we will have to go inside the shoes once again, and check out the print on the insoles of the fake vs real Yeezy 380 Blue Oats.

Now, as you may know already, we will first have a look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy 380 Blue Oat image below, and then, we’ll proceed to explain the flaws on the fake shoes.

  • Adidas Trefoil Logo Outline

On the rear of the insole is the Adidas Trefoil logo. Here, you should be looking to spot any differences between the Adidas Trefoil logo and the outline emboss of the logo.

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

Also, you will spot an exaggerated distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake sneakers, whereas the outline and the text are more closely embossed in the authentic logo. 

Still, in the text, the characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the fake insole than it appears to be on the real sneakers.

The Adidas trefoil logo stripes are also thicker while the ® engraving is currently smaller on the fake insole.

  • Adidas Yeezy Text
how to spot fake yeezy 380 blue oat

In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “adidas” and the “YEEZY” text improperly font-weighted.

In fact, the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat shoes have their two words looking too thick when compared to the text found on the legit shoes, which is thinner.

Step 9: Real vs fake Yeezy 380 Blue Oat 3M Reflectiveness

Proceeding to the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to authenticate the Yeezy 380 Blue Oat shoes, we will have a look at the shoes with the lights turned off, and only with the flashlight put on top of the shoes.

how to spot fake yeezy blue oat

In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat sneakers above, we have pointed out how the replica shoes have their 3M reflective material shining poorer than the one found on the legit shoes.

The authentic Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oats have their 3M reflective material shining more powerful and defined than the fake shoes’ material.

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

The 9 real vs fake Yeezy Blue Oat 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 380 Blue Oat.

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 the real deal.

  1. Scan the barcode. Mostly, the fake Yeezys show up results for different pairs, colourways, and sizes
  2. Check the size tag. The counterfeit Yeezy 380 Blue Oat pairs are most common to have improperly font-weight and placement for the text on the size tag
  3. Verify the box label. The authentic European box label must have 6 sizes and the “V10” inscription, and the authentic American boxes must have 3 sizes and a “V02” or a “V03” inscription. The fake boxes are usually twisted with the inscriptions
  4. 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.
  5. Analyze the boost sole of your sneakers. The fake pellets are usually off the needed shape
  6. Verify the middle stitching. The counterfeit Yeezys are most common to have their stitching looking too thin and less deep stamped into the shoes
  7. The toe box of the fake Yeezys is usually too arched and curvy
  8. 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
  9. Verify the 3M shininess of the Yeezys. Most of the time, the fake shoes are less shiny than needed

Where can I get my Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat authenticated? The Yeezy 380 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 380 Blue Oat 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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Ch Daniel and Ch David