Yeezy 380 Legit Check: The Definitive Guide (2024)

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Last Updated on April 8, 2024 by Ch David

This guide is just what you’re looking for. We’ll take you through every step.

Any colorway of the 380s can be legit checked here.

We have many Yeezy 380 colorway-specific guides. Visit our library if you’re looking for something more precise.

How to spot real vs fake Yeezy 380

The best way to spot real vs fake Yeezy 380 at first glance is to check the lacing. The lace on the side of the shoe with the stripe should be above the other one.

1. Lacing

Yeezy 380 Lacing

From the wearer’s perspective:

  • Authentic:
    • Right shoe – Right lace goes under the left.
    • Left shoe – Left lace goes under the right.
  • Fake above:
    • It’s a left shoe with the left lace over the right one.

For that shoe to have the authentic lacing pattern, the left lace should’ve gone below the right one.

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2. Size tag

Real vs Fake Yeezy 380 Yecoraite labels
  1. “MADE IN CHINA” Labeling
    • Authentic: Characterized by a bolder, more pronounced font.
    • Fake: Features more slender, compressed, and fine letters.
  2. Measurement Systems Text (“US UK FR JP CHN”)
    • Authentic: Noticeably thicker text.
    • Fake: Excessively thin lettering.
  3. Date of Manufacturing (“10/20”)
    • Authentic: Boasts thicker and more distinct text.
    • Fake: Exhibits overly thin inscription.
  4. “MALE/MÂLE” Text Appearance
    • Note: Presence or absence of this text is not a reliable indicator for authenticity in Yeezy Ash Blue pairs.
  5. “adidas ®” Text
    • Authentic: The inscription is more robust and fuller.
    • Fake: The lettering appears too slim.
  6. “APE/CLU/EVN” Inscription
    • Authentic: Presents a more substantial text.
    • Fake: The text is notably thinner.

3. Stitching

Yeezy 380 Stitching
  • Authentic: Thinner stitching, creating a less visible dent/gap.
  • Fake: Deeper, thicker stitching — more noticeable gap.

4. Shape

Yeezy 380 Shape
  • Authentic: Toe box is higher, further away from the ground.
  • Fake: The toe box is closer to the ground.

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. Midsole

Yeezy 380 Midsole
  • Authentic: Smooth midsole.
  • Fake: Glue stains at the top and an extra pattern at the bottom.

6. Boost

Yeezy 380 Boost Sole
  • Authentic: Thinner inscription.
  • Fake: “boost” is too thick.

The fake “boost” logo is too deep into the foam, hence why it looks so thick.

7. Reflectiveness

Real vs Fake Yeezy 380 Yecoraite
  • Authentic: Powerful shine.
  • Fake: Poorer, less shiny fabric.

8. UV Glowing

Yeezy Boost 380 Calcite Glow Fake Vs Real Difference
  • Authentic: Powerful light shine all over the shoe.
  • Fake: Darker shine.


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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

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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