Yeezy 380 Mist: How To Legit Check Yours (2024)

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Last Updated on February 2, 2024 by Ch David

Learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 “Mist”.

We’ll look at the 10 ways to help you understand why your shoes are real or fake.

This guide works for both Reflectives & Non-Reflectives.

Our team of expert Yeezy authenticators mad sure you get the best assistance.

How to spot fake Yeezy 380 Mist

The quickest method to identify fake Yeezy 380 Mist is to closely examine the size tag and the insole print.

In many cases, counterfeit Yeezys will have inaccurately printed text.

1. Barcode

Every original Yeezy 380 has unique information:

  • Colorway – MIST (Non-Reflective: FX9764 & Reflective: FX9846)
  • Style – 380
  • Size – From 4 to 17

Remember these matches and look for them in the scanning process.

1.1. How to scan

  • Install the Legit Check App
  • Open & Select “Barcode scanner”
  • Then, look for your Yeezy Mist’s barcode.
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Once you’ve done that, check the results.

1.2. If authentic

Authentic because:

  • The right combination comes up.
  • Yeezy Boost 380, Mist, Reflective, FX9846, Size US11.

Let’s go to the fake results too.

1.3. If fake

Fake because:

  • We see US 11.5 results
  • The box said these are size US 5.5

Remember: If just one factor isn’t checking out, the box is 100% fake.

For a pair to be authentic, all must check out. No exception!

Not sure you got it? See our full barcode guide.

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

2. Size tag

  1. “US UK FR JP CHN” Text:
    • Authentic: Text is uniform in thickness.
    • Fake: “CHN” text is thicker, and overall, the text on the fake shoe is too thick.
  2. Manufacturing Date Text:
    • Authentic: Text is well-positioned with correct spacing and alignment.
    • Fake: Text is too thick, misaligned, and improperly spaced (e.g., the “2” in “20” is lower).
  3. MALE/MÂLE Text:
    • Note: Presence or absence of this text isn’t a reliable indicator of authenticity.
  4. “adidas ®” Text:
    • Authentic: Adequate spacing between “adidas” and the “®”, with correct thickness for each character.
    • Fake: Text and “®” symbol are too close, often touching. The letter ‘s’ in “adidas” is too thin on fake versions.
  5. “APE” Text:
    • Authentic: Proper thickness of the letters.
    • Fake: Letters are too thin.

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.

3. Box label

  • Authentic:
    • Yeezy 380 sneakers have US and International versions.
    • US labels display US (large print), UK, and F sizes.
    • International labels equally print sizes for US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN.
    • Serial numbers for US versions end in V02 or V03, International versions in V10.
  • Fake:
    • Deviations in size prints or serial number endings from the authentic versions indicate fakes.
    • For example, a US version ending in V10 is a sign of a counterfeit product.

4. Lacing

  • Authentic:
    • Lacing pattern follows the correct sequence with the left lace going underneath the right lace.
    • Present on both left and right shoes.
  • Fake:
    • Exhibits a “reverted lacing” style, not consistent with authentic versions.

Have a better look right:

  • It’s worth noting that shoelaces can be replaced.
  • We do not consider this a reliable indicator of authenticity unless the sneakers are in deadstock condition (pristine, never worn, and maintained in factory-like condition).

5. Boost sole

5.1. Best fake

Authentic Yeezy Mists:

  • The boost sole has pellets that are less sharp and better defined.
  • The “boost” text is deeply stamped and more visible on the sole.

Fake Yeezy Mists:

  • The boost sole looks sharper, especially on the pellets.
  • The “boost” text appears poorly stamped into the boost sole.

5.2. Mid fake

Authentic Yeezys:

  • The “boost” text is stamped deeper.
  • The text is more defined and centered in the middle of the shape where the white boost sole is visible.

Fake Yeezys:

  • The “boost” text is not stamped as deep.
  • The text is not centered as well as the authentic ones.

5.3. Low fake

Above is another fake example.

6. Front block

Authentic Yeezys:

  • The front block is smaller.
  • The corners of this block are curvier.

Fake Yeezys:

  • The front block has less curvy corners and is angled differently.
  • Please note that this could vary on fake Yeezys, and some may have overly curvy corners.

7. Stitching

Authentic Yeezys:

  • The stitching is deeper and thicker.

Fake Yeezys:

  • The stitching is too thin and less deep compared to the authentic ones.

8. Toe box

Authentic Yeezys:

  • Does not appear as curvy.
  • Is thinner and less inflated compared to the fake ones.

Fake Yeezys:

  • The toe box looks curvier.
  • The toe box looks thicker and more inflated.

9. Reflectiveness

Authentic Yeezys:

  • The 3M reflective material shines more and better.

Fake Yeezys:

  • The 3M reflective material shines poorly.

10. Insole

We’ll look at Adidas‘ text logo.

  • Authentic:
    • The letter “i” in Yeezy Boost 380 Mist is represented by a square.
  • Fake:
    • The letter “i” is depicted as a dot instead of a square.

Shortlist: Legit check Yeezys

  1. Scan the Barcode: Authenticate by scanning the barcode. Fake Yeezys often display results for different pairs, colorways, and sizes.
  2. Check the Size Tag: Examine the size tag. Counterfeit Yeezy 380 Mist pairs commonly have inaccurately weighted and placed text on the size tag.
  3. Verify the Box Label: Inspect the box label. Authentic European boxes should have 6 sizes and a “V10” inscription, while American boxes should have 3 sizes and a “V02” or “V03” inscription. Fake boxes may have twisted inscriptions.
  4. Lace Placement: Check the lace placement. On the right shoe, the right side of the lace should go underneath, and on the left shoe, the left side should go underneath, assuming a top-down view as if you’re wearing the shoes.
  5. Examine the Boost Sole: Analyze the boost sole. Fake pellets often have an incorrect shape.
  6. Front Block: Check the front block of your Yeezys. Fake Yeezys may have a less curvy appearance compared to authentic sneakers.
  7. Verify Middle Stitching: Examine the middle stitching. Counterfeit Yeezys may have thin and less deeply stamped stitching.
  8. Toe Box: The toe box of fake Yeezys is typically too arched and curvy.
  9. 3M Reflective Shininess: Verify the 3M shininess of the Yeezys. Fake shoes are often less shiny than authentic ones.
  10. Analyze the Insole: Examine the insole. Fake insoles may have a rear logo that is out of shape, with the “R” character too close to the Adidas logo. The “adidas YEEZY” text is usually too thick, curvy, and misshapen, and the serial number text on the side of the insole may be too thin.

This quick guide should help you make a faster assessment of the authenticity of your Yeezy 380 Mist sneakers, especially when you’re in a hurry or shopping online.

Expert Yeezy Mist authentication

If you’ve gone through this guide and still have doubts about the authenticity of your Yeezy Mist:

  • Send us high-quality pictures of your Yeezy Boost 380 Mist.
  • We will provide you with our assessment within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our response will include a detailed report explaining why we believe your sneakers are either fake or authentic.

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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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