If you are here because you want to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mist on both the Reflective and Non-Reflective versions of the sneakers, you are in the right place.
We have created this fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Mist legit check guide with linked fake vs real Yeezy 380 Mist images in order for you to understand the flaws of the fake Yeezy 380 Mist easier.
With this being said, let’s move on to the proper fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Mist legit check guide.
The fastest way to spot fake Yeezy 380 Mist (NRF and RF) is to inspect the size tag and the insole print. Most of the time, the fake 380 Mist pairs have their text on the size tag and all over the insoles improperly printed, and the quality of the replica Yeezy Mist never compares to the retail quality
As for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 380 Mist NRF+RF sneakers, we are going to check the fake vs real Yeezy Mist for the barcode, found on the box label.
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 380 Mist, 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:
Download and install the Legit Check App 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 Mist.
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 380 Mist.
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.
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 Mist’s box label in the fake vs real Yeezy Mist image above.
Please keep in mind that if there are no results shown for your pair, that is because the 350 V2 Mist is a newer release, and it takes time until the results of the barcodes are generated on the internet.
Please 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.
As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy 380 Mist’s barcode does not match the colourway, size, and product ID, while the authentic Yeezy does.
Please note that the barcode scanning can only be considered a perfect match when the size and colourway combination on the results match the one on the box.
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 Mist for authenticity, read our article here.
As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy boost 380 Mist sneakers, we are going to check the fake vs real Yeezy Mist on the interior side, on the size tag.
We said it at least once, and we are going to repeat it because it’s valuable information – the size tag is the quickest way to spot fake Yeezy 380 Mist pairs.
Now that you had a look at the real vs fake Yeezy 380 Mist image above, let’s move on to the flaws on the fake Yeezys.
1 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
Looking at the second main row of text at the top of the fake vs real Yeezy Mist sneakers, you can see how the fake shoes have their “CHN” text looking thicker than the rest of the letters.
Not only that but all of the text on the fake Yeezy 380 Mist is also too thick compared to the text on the authentic Yeezy Mist.
2 – The date of manufacturing
This print is present on the middle-right side of the size tag on both the real and fake Yeezy 380 Mist.
On the fake Mists, you can notice how the text is too thick and improperly positioned because the 2 is lower than the 0 in the “20” text.
Besides, you can also notice how the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mists have their 01 and the 20 printings placed too far away from the slash (“/”) in the middle, while the authentic sneakers have their text closer to the slash.
One thing to mention here is that the 1 in the “12”, which stands for December, is bigger than the 2 on the authentic shoes too, so don’t get scared if you see improper shaping there, on your size tag.
3 – The appearance of the MALE/MÂLE text
Both the real and fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mist may or may not have MALE/MÂLE inscriptions. So whether your sneakers feature the text or not, it is perfectly fine.
Therefore, we do not consider this specific inscription as a way of spotting the fake Yeezy 380 Mist.
4 – The “adidas ®” text at the bottom
This is one of the most blatant flaws met on the counterfeit Yeezys. Most of the time, the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mist has their “adidas” text and the registered trademark “®” symbol placed too close to each other, as to make contact.
The authentic Yeezy Mist will never have their “®” character placed as close to the “adidas” text as shown in the fake vs real Yeezy 380 Mist image above.
In the fake vs real Yeezy 380 Mist image above, you can also notice how the letter “s” in the “adidas” text is too thin compared to the letter on the legit Yeezys.
5 – The “APE” text
The “APE”, “EVN” and the rest of the printings on the middle-left side of the size tags stand for the factories in which the authentic Yeezys have been produced.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Mist image above, you can notice how the fake Yeezy Mists have their “APE” text looking too thin compared to the text on the retail Yeezy 380 Mists.
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As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mist sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy 380 sneakers.
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 is 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.
As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 380 Mist, we are going to see the fake vs real Yeezy Mist’s lacing styles.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Mist image above, we have pointed out how the main flaw on the laces is what we call the “reverted lacing” style.
As you can see, we took the right shoe for both the fake vs real Yeezy Mist, but the same flaw applies to the left shoe too, in the mirror.
What you need to understand is that, from the wearer’s view, the left lace has to go underneath the right lace.
On the authentic Yeezys, this pattern is respected, but the fake sneakers don’t respect it, and they are reverted.
Let’s have a look at the zoomed-in real vs fake Yeezy 380 Mist image in order to understand this easier.
As you can see, in the fake vs real Yeezy Mist image above, we gave you the explanation once again, in order to make it clearer.
And as we said on the right side of the real vs fake Yeezy 380 Mist image above, it is true that the shoelaces can be replaced, and so, we don’t consider this a reliable sign of authenticity.
Of course, that’s unless the sneakers are deadstock (pristine condition, never used, in the same condition as from the factory).
For the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 38 Mist sneakers, we are going to see the real vs fake Yeezy Mist’s boost soles.
The fake soles have common flaws from the other Yeezy Boost releases, but in order to see these, let’s have a look at the fake vs real Yeezy Mist image.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Mist image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their boost sole looking sharper than the sole of the authentic Yeezy Mists – this is the most visible on the pellets.
On the other hand, the pellets on the authentic Yeezy Mist are less sharp and they look better defined than the ones on the fake Yeezys.
Looking at the “boost” text, you can see how the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mist shoes have their text looking poorly stamped into the boost sole, while the authentic Yeezys have their text deeply stamped, and more visible.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Mist image above, we have pointed out how the “boost” text is not stamped as deep as the one met on the authentic Yeezys.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezys have their text looking more defined and centred in the middle of the shape where the white boost sole is visible, while the fake shoes don’t have their text centred.
As you can see in the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mist sole image above, the same flaws from the previous fake Yeezy Mist’s boost flaws apply to this one as well.
As for the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy 380 Mist sneakers, we are going to check the fake vs real Yeezy Mist’s front block, which is the brown little patch in the front of the sneakers, where the sole ends.
The main problem with the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 380 Mist front block is that it has its corners less curvy and angled than the authentic one.
On the other hand, the legit Yeezys have their front block a lot smaller and the corners of this block are curvier.
Keep in mind that the problem on the fake Yeezys could be the other way too so that the corners could be too curvy.
For the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mist sneakers, we are going to check the middle stitching on both the real vs fake Yeezy Mist pairs.
In the real vs fake Yeezy 380 Mist image above, we have pointed out how the stitching on the fake Yeezys is too thin and less deep compared to the stitching on the retail Yeezys.
The authentic Yeezys have their stitching looking deeper and thicker, and yet, this flaw hasn’t been mastered by the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 380 Mist manufacturers.
For the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mist pairs, we are going to check the toe box.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Mist image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their toe box looking curvier than the toe box on the authentic Yeezys.
Besides, you can also notice how the fake Yeezy 380 Mist pair has its toe box looking thicker and more inflated than the toe box of the authentic Yeezys.
For the ninth step, you will have to turn the lights off and take a picture with the flashlight on your Yeezy Mists in order to check the quality of the 3M material.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Mist image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezy Mists have their 3M reflecting material shining poorly compared to the 3M material used for the authentic Mists.
In fact, the authentic Yeezy 380 Mists shine more and better than how the fake Yeezys shine.
The insole of the Yeezy 380 Mist features three indicators with small details which can help you confirm the authenticity status of your sneakers.
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.
Here, the main flaw of the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Mist sneakers is that they have a dot for the letter “i” instead of having a square, just like the authentic Yeezys.
Trying to do the fake vs real Yeezy Mist comparison will definitely be difficult for you if you do not have both the authentic and fake pair together.
That is we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this fake vs real Yeezy Mist information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast.
The 10 real vs fake Yeezy Mist 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 Mist.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 10 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or the real deal.
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.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David