Yeezy 380 Alien Real Vs Fake: How To Legit Check (2024)

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Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Ch David

Let’s get you up to speed on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien.

Today’s real vs fake topic is the OG Yeezy 380 colorway.

No time to waste!

How to spot fake Yeezy 380 Alien

The key to spotting fake Yeezy Aliens is to watch for inconsistencies in the text on the size tag and the lacing pattern.

Refer to our real vs fake Yeezy 380 image comparisons below.

1. Barcode

All of the legit Yeezy 380 models come with unique data:

  • Model: Yeezy Boost 380
  • Style-code: FV3260
  • US Size: 10.5

You’ll need to look for those 4 factors to match in the barcode scanning process.

1.1. How to scan

  1. Get the Legit Check App
  2. Open the “Barcode scanner”
  3. Look up your Yeezy Alien’s barcode
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Let’s peep the results.

  • Once again, now you need to look for the 4 matches.
  • The more results, the better.

1.2. Authentic

Authentic because:

  • Enough results match our exact Yeezys:
    • Yeezy Boost 380, Alien, FV3260, Size US 10.5
  • The authentic barcode itself shows up a couple of times.

Everything checks out just right.

Pay attention: Legit barcodes don’t indicate legit pairs.

Remember that authentic boxes can be swapped with fake shoes!

Things brings us to…

1.3. Fake

Fake because:

  • Nothing comes up
  • No sign of the right model, colorway, style code, or size.
  • Safe to say this is a 100% fake barcode.

Things left unclear? See our detailed Yeezy barcode guide.

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

2. Size tag

  1. “MADE IN CHINA CHINA” Label Print:
    • Authentic:
      • Sharp and well-defined print for “Made In China.”
      • Characters are evenly spaced.
    • Fake:
      • Print appears blurry or not sharply defined.
      • Uneven spacing between the characters.
  2. Adidas Copyright ®:
    • Authentic:
      • The ® character is appropriately spaced from the “Adidas” text.
    • Fake:
      • The ® character sits too close or on top of the “s” in “Adidas,” indicative of poor print quality.
  3. Serial Number:
    • Authentic:
      • Characters are appropriately sized with the number “5” appearing bigger and wider.
    • Fake:
      • The number “5” in the serial number is notably thinner and boxier.
  4. Size Number:
    • Authentic:
      • Size numbers and letters are appropriately spaced and aligned.
    • Fake:
      • Letters and numbers may appear deformed or misaligned.
      • Notable distance issues, like between “35” and “2”.

3. Lacing

All genuine adidas x YEEZY sneakers follow this lacing pattern.

  • Authentic:
    • Right shoe: right lace is threaded under the left lace.
    • Left shoe: left lace is threaded under the right lace.
  • Fake:
    • Does not follow the specific lacing pattern described for authentic shoes.

Let’s look closer:

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.

4. Boost sole

4.1. Best fake

  • Authentic:
    • “Boost” text on sole is clear and visible with high-quality printing.
  • Fake:
    • “Boost” text on sole is harder to read and less visible due to inferior printing quality.

4.2. Medium fake

  • Authentic: Sole pellets are thicker and more visible.
  • Fake: Sole pellets are thinner and less visible.

4.3. Low fake

Above is what a lower-quality fake may look like.

5. Stitching

5.1. Back

  • Authentic: Middle stitching on the shoe is wider with a distinct structure.
  • Fake: Stitching is noticeably narrower.

5.2. Front

  • Authentic:
    • Front view of middle stitching maintains the distinct structure seen at the back.
    • Tough it is slightly less pronounced.
  • Fake:
    • The stitching flaw observed at the back of the shoe is also present at the front.
    • To a lesser degree.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box can bend easily, indicating flexibility typical of original Yeezy 380 Alien.
  • Fake: Toe box is rigid and hard to bend, signaling a likely counterfeit product.

7. Shape

  • Authentic:
    • The opening of the 380 Alien is narrower, with a distinctive structure.
    • The top rear side of the sneakers is arched and angled backward slightly.
  • Fake:
    • The opening is wider.
    • The top of the rear side is straight…
    • Lacking the curved arch seen in authentic pairs, leading to a straighter overall shape.

8. Front block

This is the transparent tab at the front.

  • Authentic: The front block is smaller with less curved corners.
  • Fake: The front block is wider with corners that are noticeably curvier and angled.

9. Heel tab

  • Authentic: Tab has corners that are less angled.
  • Fake: The tab displays corners that are more arched and angled than they should be.

10. Insole

10.1. Rear

  • Authentic:
    1. The Adidas Trefoil logo on the insole has deeper print, creating visible shadows in the picture.
    2. The “Adidas” text and its outline are closely embossed, with thinner characters.
    3. The Trefoil logo stripes are proportional, with the ® engraving appropriately sized.
  • Fake:
    1. The print is shallower with an exaggerated distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline.
    2. Characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the insole.
    3. Trefoil logo stripes appear thicker, and the ® engraving is noticeably smaller.

10.2. Front

  • Authentic: The letter “i” in the text is represented with a square dot.
  • Fake: The fake sneakers display a traditional dot for the letter “i” instead of a square.

Authenticity checklist: Verify your Yeezy Alien

  1. Scan the barcode using the Legit Check App.
  2. Check the size tag for inconsistencies in the printing quality.
  3. Ensure the lacing style follows the correct pattern, with the right lace under the right shoe and the left lace under the left shoe.
  4. Examine the boost sole for any signs of bubbliness.
  5. Check for inconsistencies in the middle stitching on the back of the sneakers.
  6. Ensure that the toe box is not inflated and is easily bendable.
  7. Verify if the toe box is not too high.
  8. Inspect the shape of your sneakers. Genuine ones are typically curvier on the rear side.
  9. Analyze the front block of the sneakers. Fake Yeezy Boost 380 Alien sneakers often have a front block that appears too wide, large, and has overly curvy corners.
  10. Examine the rear heel tab. Fake tabs often have overly curvy corners.
  11. Check for inconsistencies in the insole, particularly regarding the Adidas text and trefoil logo.

These indicators can help you quickly understand if you have real or fake Yeezy 380 Alien.

Expert Yeezy 380 Alien authentication

If you require assistance with authenticating your Yeezy Boost 380 Alien:

  • Simply provide us with high-quality images of your Yeezys.
  • We will promptly provide you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our assessment will include an authenticity report.

This concludes our guide on authenticating Yeezy Boost 380 Alien.

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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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