Yeezy 380 Blue Oat: How To Spot Real Vs Fake

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Welcome to the ultimate real vs fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat guide.

Reflective & Non-Reflective can both be legit checked here.

Let’s see the comparison!

How to spot fake Yeezy 380 Blue Oat

To tell if your Yeezy 380 Blue Oat are fake, start by examining the size tag inside the left and the right shoes.

Fakes have the wrong thickness for their text.

Guaranteed, even on the best replica 380s.

1. Barcode

Every authentic adidas x YEEZY shoe has special info:

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

1.1. How to scan

Follow these steps:

  1. Get the Legit Check App
  2. Open the barcode scanner
  3. Test yours
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1.2. Original

Authentic because:

  • All of the results match our shoes:
  • Yeezy Boost 380, Blue Oat, Non-Reflective, Size US 10.5


Now, let’s go to the fake barcode.

1.3. Fake

Fake because:

  • No results are beings hown.
  • No sign of the right: style, colorway, size.

Hence, this is a 100% fake barcode.

Read the full barcode story in our separate guide.

Finding it too hard? Legit check your Yeezys with our experts:

2. Size tag

1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” text

  • Authentic: Features slender lettering.
  • Fake: Exhibits overly thick letters.

2 – The size number print

  • Authentic: Displays thinner text for the various size measurements.
  • Fake: Has noticeably thicker size number print.

3 – The date of manufacturing the shoes

  • Authentic: Bears a finer “04/20” manufacturing date print.
  • Fake: Typically showcases a bolder manufacturing date text.

4 – The hashtag “#” print

  • Authentic: The hashtag symbol is finer and proportionally smaller.
  • Fake: The hashtag appears too bold and slightly larger.

5 – The APE/CLU/EVN number print

  • Note: Presence of CLU, APE, or EVN is normal for both authentic and fake pairs. Focus on print quality.
  • Check for ink blotting and poor printing indicative of replicas.

6 – The half size “1/2” print

  • Authentic: Has a modest, thin “1/2” print.
  • Fake: Shows a larger, thicker “1/2” print.

7 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text

  • Authentic: Possesses thinner and refined lettering.
  • Fake: Presents a thicker version of the size type text.

3. Box label

Firstly, it’s important to note that all sneakers in the Yeezy 380 line are released in two versions: the US version and the international version.

  • US Version: Features three sizes on the label – US, UK, and F. The US size is printed largely, while the other two are smaller underneath it.
  • International Version: Displays sizes for 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) with all six being of equal print size on the label.

Paying attention to the serial number is also crucial:

  • US Version: Should end with a V02 or V03.
  • International (Canadian/European) Versions: Should end with a V10.

Any deviation from these patterns can signal that you’re dealing with a counterfeit product.

For instance:

  • An international version’s label must have a serial number that ends with V10.
  • If a US version is spotted with a V10 ending, as noted in the example below, it’s 100% fake.

Read the full Yeezy box story in our separate, dedicated guide.

4. Lacing

  • Authentic: Lacing method has the right lace (wearer’s view) positioned under the left lace.
  • Fake: Often exhibits a random, non-standardized lacing pattern, contrary to the authentic method.

Here’s a better look:

  • Authentic: The Yeezy 380 Blue Oat should exhibit a consistent lacing pattern.
  • Fake: Often displays an “inverted” or incorrect lacing pattern.

Note: The lacing pattern is a valid authenticity check only when certain that the laces haven’t been re-tied or replaced.

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.

5. Boost sole

5.1. Best fake

  • Authentic: Pellets are sharp, defined, and notably visible.
  • Fake: Exhibits pellets that are less defined, lacking in sharpness, and appear slightly opaque.

5.2. Mid fake

  • Authentic: The “boost” text and pellets are notably more opaque, deeply embedded in the boost material, and exhibit greater definition.
  • Fake: The “boost” text and pellets appear less opaque, with a shallower imprint on the boost material and reduced definition.

5.3. Low fake

  • Authentic: The genuine pair has more defined “boost” text and pellets on the sole.
  • Fake: The counterfeit pair has less defined “boost” text and pellets on the sole.

6. Stitching

  • Authentic: The authentic Blue Oats have deeper and thicker stitching.
  • Fake: The fake Blue Oats have shallower and thinner stitching.

7. Toe box

  • Authentic: The authentic Yeezy 380 Blue Oats have a thinner and deflated toe box.
  • Fake: The fake Yeezy 380 Blue Oats have a chunkier and over-inflated toe box.

8. Insole

  • Authentic: The authentic Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oats have thinner “adidas” and “YEEZY” text.
  • Fake: The fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oats have thicker “adidas” and “YEEZY” text.

9. Reflectiveness

  • Authentic: The authentic Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oats have a more powerful and defined 3M reflective material.
  • Fake: The fake Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oats have a poorer-quality 3M reflective material that shines less.

Authenticity checklist

To quickly authenticate Yeezy Boost 380 Blue Oat sneakers, follow these 9 indicators:

  1. Scan the barcode and ensure it matches the correct pair.
  2. Check the size tag for proper font-weight and placement.
  3. Verify the box label: European boxes should have 6 sizes with a “V10” inscription, American boxes should have 3 sizes with “V02” or “V03.”
  4. Examine the laces: The right lace should go underneath on the right shoe, and vice versa.
  5. Analyze the boost sole for correct pellet shape.
  6. Check the middle stitching for proper thickness and depth.
  7. Verify the toe box shape for authenticity.
  8. Inspect the insole for logo placement, text thickness, and serial number.
  9. Confirm the 3M shininess of the sneakers, as authentic pairs have the correct level of shine.

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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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