Yeezy 380 Calcite Glow Real Vs Fake (Expert Guide)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Topic of the day: Yeezy Boost 380 Calcite Glow.

Let’s teach you how to spot some fakes.

It’s easy!

How to spot fake Yeezy 380 Calcite Glow

The simplest method to identify spot Yeezy 380 Calcite Glow is by examining the size tag inside each shoe.

Authentic Yeezys will consistently feature perfectly detailed inscriptions.

1. Barcode

Every authentic Yeezy 380 has the following unique combination:

  • Style – 380
  • Size – From 4 to 17 (US)

Remember those. You’ll need to look for them in a bit.

1.1. How to scan

  1. Download the Legit Check App
  2. Open the barcode scanner
  3. Look up your Yeezy Calcite Glow barcode.
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Get ready for the results.

1.2. Authentic

Authentic because:

  • All the results show us what we need:
  • Yeezy Boost 380, Calcite Glow, GZ8668, Size US8.
  • You can see the size in the grey text in the results.

Now it’s time for the fake barcode.

1.3. Fake

Fake because:

  • The results don’t show us what we need.
  • No Yeezy Calcite Glow comes up.
  • Especially no colorway/style/size combination.

Not sure you got it? See our Yeezy barcode tutorial.

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

2. Size tag

  • 1 – “MADE IN CHINA” Text:
    • Authentic: Font is less thick.
    • Fake: Exhibits a thicker font, especially noticeable on the “N” in “IN.”
  • 2 – Date of Manufacturing Print:
    • Authentic: The text (e.g., “07/20”) is thinner.
    • Fake: “07/20” (or other date) text is too thick.
    • Note: The actual date may vary between pairs as it represents the manufacturing date.
  • 3 – “MALE/MÂLE” Text:
    • Both the authentic and fake pairs may or may not have the “MALE/MÂLE” inscription, and thus it is not considered a reliable authenticity indicator.
  • 4 – The Last Line of Text:
    • Authentic: The “F” is smaller and boxier.
    • Fake: The letter “F” uses a different, taller, and narrower font.
  • 5 – “LHG/APE/CLU/EVN” Print:
    • Both authentic and fake pairs may feature any of these inscriptions (LHG, CLU, APE, or EVN), so it’s not a definitive determinant of authenticity.
    • Attention should be paid to the quality of printing, watching for ink blotting or fuzzy lines, as poor quality may indicate a fake pair.
  • 6 – “US UK FR JP CHN” Text:
    • Authentic: The text is thinner.
    • Fake: The text is printed too thick.

3. Boost sole

3.1. Best fake

  • Authentic: The “boost” text appears thinner and is not embossed as deeply into the foam, offering a subtler appearance.
  • Fake: The “boost” text is notably thicker due to it being embossed too deeply into the foam.

3.2. Mid fake

  • Authentic: The pellets and the “boost” text are noticeably thinner, providing a more subtle and refined appearance.
  • Fake: Both the pellets and the “boost” sole text are too thick, differing from the genuine pair’s sleeker design.

3.3. Low fake

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. Lacing

  • Authentic:
    • Left shoe: From the wearer’s perspective, the left side’s lace should go under the right lace.
    • Right shoe: From the wearer’s perspective, the right side’s lace should go under the left lace.

This pattern is the same for all authentic Yeezys.

Let’s look closer:

  • Fake:
    • Laces are improperly positioned, exhibiting what is known as the “inverted laces” flaw.
    • This mistake is due to insufficient attention to detail during the manufacturing process of replica Yeezys.

Below you can see the spare laces in authentic packaging:

You’ll find this envelope with the laces inside your Yeezy box.

5. Box label

  • US Version:
    • The label shows three sizes: US (in large print), UK, and F (both in smaller prints).
    • The serial number should end with a V02 or V03.
  • International Version:
    • The label exhibits six sizes from different countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN), all presented in equal print size.
    • The serial number should end with a V10.

Didn’t understand this? See our in-depth Yeezy box guide.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic:
    • Toe box appears bulkier.
    • Exhibits a less curvy shape.
  • Fake:
    • Toe box looks noticeably smaller and thinner.
    • Displays a more prominently curved upward shape.

7. Glow

To see this:

  • You need to turn the lights off.
  • Use something that has UV rays…
  • So the GITD material can be revealed.
  • Authentic:
    • Material shines brighter and is not overly concentrated.
  • Fake:
    • Material appears too dark, lacking the bright sheen of authentic pairs.

Short checklist

  1. Scan the barcode: Fake Yeezys often show up with results for different pairs, colorways, and sizes.
  2. Check the size tag: Counterfeit Yeezy 380 Calcite Glow pairs typically have improperly weighted and placed text on the size tag.
  3. Verify the box label: Authentic European box labels should have 6 sizes and the “V10” inscription, while American boxes should have 3 sizes and a “V02” or “V03” inscription. Fake boxes often have twisted inscriptions.
  4. Inspect the laces: Ensure that on the right shoe, the right side of the lace goes underneath, and on the left shoe, the left side goes underneath, assuming a top-down view.
  5. Analyze the boost sole: Fake Yeezy pellets often have an incorrect shape.
  6. Examine the toe box: Fake Yeezys often have a toe box that is too arched and curvy.
  7. Verify the GITD (Glow in the Dark) effect: The green shade on fake pairs may be too dark.

This quick checklist should help you determine the authenticity of your Adidas sneakers.

Expert Yeezy 380 Calcite Glow authentication

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

  • Easily send us high-quality photos of your Yeezy Boost 380 Calcite Glow.
  • Within 24 to 48 hours, we’ll provide you with results…
  • And a comprehensive report explaining whether we believe your sneakers are genuine or fake.

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Thank you for reading this,

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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