Wondering how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien FB6878? This is a complete Yeezy Alien real vs fake comparison that shows you how to authenticate Kanye’s sneakers — from the sole to the laces, all details are included.
The short answer on how to spot fake Yeezy Aliens is: you need to keep an eye out for inconsistent text on the size tag, pay close attention to the way the shoes are laced and observe the overall shape. This might be a tad difficult to achieve and this is why you need the detailed comparisons with images that we have put together for you.
We’ve written hundreds of guides on fake vs real sneaker comparisons _ this written piece is our most complete guide on how to legit check Yeezy 380 Alien.
Our guide is easy to understand and very detailed to ensure you don’t miss a thing. Let’s jump into the comparison.
We just mention the key on how to spot the fake Yeezy 380 Alien before, but we’d like to let you know that there are more spots to look at in order to spot the real vs fake Yeezy 380 Alien, and we are about to tell these to you.
When fake manufacturers produce these replicas, they spend so much time trying to make the product look as authentic as possible and in the process, they neglect barcode found on the sneaker’s box label.
This is why scanning barcode is our first tip on how to spot the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien and it should weed out 95% of the fakes.
We have a detailed article explaining the barcode test for your perusal, but we will summarize it in this post with authentic and fake Yeezy 380 Alien examples.
Every colourway and size has an accompanying unique barcode.
This means that the barcode attached to Yeezy Boost 380 Alien in size 11 will be different from the barcode assigned to a size 10 of the same product.
What happens is that fake manufacturers do not spend precious time and money trying to get the barcode right for every shoe they replicate. Instead, they are always more focused on trying to make the sneakers as identical as they possibly can and this is why this test is almost always fool-proof.
Our app has an in-built barcode scanner but you will still have to use your judgment. Here’s how the test works.
But before that, there’s a very important caveat we need to highlight as our words have sadly been manipulated by those who sell fakes as authentic pairs:
Scanning a barcode and noticing the same colourway in the results does not automatically mean the sneaker is authentic. Moreover, simply finding the same size and colourway does not mean the sneaker is authentic — a broken clock is right twice a day. The purpose of this test is to quickly weed out fakes.
Let us highlight this again: the purpose of this test is to weed out the 95% fakes and nothing more.
Here’s a fake vs real comparison for the box label found on the Yeezy 380 Alien.
No big difference can be seen but the first thing you will want to do is use our app.
If you haven’t downloaded it so far, you have to get it now — we’ve organised all our real vs fake comparisons over there.
Regardless of whether you’re authenticating Aliens or any other colourway of a Yeezy sneaker, the guides are there.
Use the button we’ve highlighted in the picture below. After that, point the camera to the barcode.
Next, the app will pull up a Google search with that specific barcode.
What you need to do next is to see if there are “confirmations” in the environment. What’s a confirmation point?
As we’ve mentioned, a barcode is unique for a size+colourway combination. A confirmation point means that somewhere else, someone hopefully had this barcode attributed rightly to this size+colourway combination you’ve got in front of you.
Take a look at the images below. This is what happens when we’re analysing an authentic pair’s barcode.
As you can see, there have to be numerous points showing us that indeed other people have attributed this code to the Yeezy Alien (not another colourway) in size 10 1/2 (and not another size).
But, this is a special case at this moment, since the Yeezy Boost 380 Alien sneakers are a really new released model, we can only see the name and the product code of these sneakers only a few times, and just some pictures.
That’s because not a lot of people scanned the barcode of these sneakers until this moment, and in time, when people will scan this barcode, a lot of relevant numbers and letters will be shown up on Google.
What happens when we scan a fake barcode? Let’s have a look:
From these images, the difference is clear. The original barcode shows links of the exact product number and colourway of the product being tested.
These serve as confirmation points while the search on the fake barcode basically shows nothing but a tracking link.
Pay close attention: simply finding the same colourway does not automatically mean the sneaker is authentic. Moreover, simply finding the same *size and colourway* does not mean the sneaker is authentic — a broken clock is right twice a day. The purpose of this test is to quickly weed out fakes
The purpose of this test is to quickly weed out fakes: if any anomaly occurs, such as:
The purpose of this test is to quickly weed out fakes: if any anomaly occurs, such as:
Then you’re looking at a fake. If that’s not the case, keep on using our further comparisons in this guide.
From fuzzy lines to ink blotting, the size tag of the Yeezy Boost 380 Alien spots 4 inconsistencies in total which can help you determine the authenticity of your sneakers.
It is important to understand that the size tags of each colorway in the Yeezy Boost 380 Alien line have its misprints and as such, what constitutes an inconsistency on the size tags differ from colorway to colorway.
First of all, let’s have a quick look at the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien image.
On the first row of the label is the Made In China print which indicates the country where the sneakers were manufactured.
Here, you will notice that on the fake size tag, the text is not as sharply printed compared to the well-defined characters on the authentic size tag.
Also, you will notice that the spacing between the characters on the fake pair is not even whereas, the letters on the original label are evenly spaced out.
On the authentic size tag, you will notice that the ® character is well spaced out from the Adidas text.
However, this is not the case for the fake size tag where the ® character is sitting on top of the “s” in “Adidas”. This is as a result of ink pooling, a sign of poor print quality on fakes.
This refers to the serial number on the last row of the size tag. Pay attention to how the numbers are smaller than the letters on both authentic and fake tags.
The main problem with this row is the number “5” is a lot thinner and it looks boxier, while the authentic size tag has the number “5” bigger and wider.
Now to the sizes in terms of regions is that the letters are deformed. That is because the letters have placement problems. In fact, you can see how the “35” numbers have a lot more distance from the “2” next to them.
About the lacing pattern of the Yeezy Boost 380 Alien, the important thing you should know here is that all sneakers in the Adidas-Yeezy collection have one unique lacing style.
This lacing style simply follows a pattern where the right lace goes under the left lace in the right shoe and the left lace goes under the right lace in the left shoe.
Thus, if on unboxing your new sneakers you realize that it has a different lacing style from the one explained above, then it is most likely because it is a replica of the original.
Nonetheless, your sneakers could still be fake even if they were unboxed with the original lacing pattern in place.
This is because fake manufacturers might copy this lacing pattern on their fake sneakers.
Therefore, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
For this step, you will have to flip your sneakers over to the back to inspect the boost in the sole.
On the real Yeezy Boost 380 Alien, the boost sole is bubbly, however, if you have a fake, you will notice that there is almost no bubbliness to the boost of the sneakers.
In this picture above you can see how the “boost” text is a lot less visible and it is harder to read on the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien sole.
On the other hand, the authentic text is fully visible and it has better printing quality.
Now let’s have a look at another real vs fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien boost sole comparison.
In this real vs fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien comparison you can see how the pellets are less visible and a lot thinner on the fake sole.
Then, on the authentic Yeezy Boost 380 Alien pellets are thicker and a lot more visible than the fake pellets.
Lastly, let’s see another fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien boost sole example.
For this comparison, we have included two pictures with the real vs fake Yeezy Aliens to give you a better view of the middle stitching.
For the first image, you will first need to flip the shoe to the other side. As you can see, the middle stitching is significantly narrower on the replicas, whereas on the authentic pairs, the structure is noticeably different.
For the second picture which is a front view of the middle stitching, you can see the same flaw that was displayed at the back of the sneakers is here albeit present to a lesser degree.
Once again, the stitching is weaker and less dense on the fake sneaker.
The toe box of the Yeezy Alien is a good indicator of authenticity because of how it is structured in the real and fake sneakers.
On the replica of the Yeezy 380 Alien, as shown in the picture below, the toe box is more “inflated”, thus leading to a different structure of the sneaker.
So, if your toe box can bend easily, then you likely have the original Yeezy 380 Alien.
On the other hand, if you have a problem bending the toe box of your sneakers, then the lack of flexibility is your confirmation that you are dealing with a counterfeit.
All the sneakers in the Yeezy Boost 380 collection have one unique shape and while it may be difficult to tell a replica from a fake at first glance, the difference is definitely there.
On the fake pair of the 380 Alien, this difference can be spotted in the opening. The opening is wider on fakes and the authentic pairs appear to have a different structure.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Alien image above, you can notice how in the rear side of the sneakers, the top of the authentic Yeeyzs is arched and angled a bit to the back.
On the replica Yeezy Boost 380 Alien, the top of the rear side is straight and not curved. The main problem with the fake 380 Aliens is that they have a straighter shape.
As for the ninth step of the Yeezy Boost 380 Alien authentication process, we are going to look at the front block of the real vs fake Yeezy 380 Alines.
First of all, we are going to check out the reference fake vs real Yeezy 380 Alien image.
Mentioning “front block”, we are talking about the little transparent tab that’s located at the front of the sneakers.
The main problem with the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 380 Alien front block is that it has its corners a lot curvier and angled than the authentic one. At the same time, it is a lot wider than it has to be, which is visible in the real vs fake Yeezy Alien image above.
On the other hand, the legit Yeezys have their front block a lot smaller and the corners of this block are less curvy.
As for the last step outside the Yeezy Boost 380 Alien sneakers, we are going to flip the sneakers to the rear side and analyze the little tab on the rear heel side on both the real vs fake Yeezy 380 Alien.
The exact same flaw from the front block applies here too. In fact, the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien’s rear heel tab has its corner a lot more arched and angled than the have to be. The authentic tab has less angled corners.
The insole of the Yeezy 380 Alien 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 on the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien sneakers is that they have a dot for the letter “i” instead of having a square, just as the authentic Yeezys.
Trying to do the fake vs real Yeezy Alien 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 Alien 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 Alien 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 Alien.
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 need help with the authentication of your Yeezy Boost 380 Alien, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your 380 Alien 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.
That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien White guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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