How To Spot Fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte And Hylte Glow

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Trying to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte? Don’t want to get scammed?

If so, then you are in the right place, as today we are going to teach you what to look for in order to easily spot fake Yeezy Hylte and Hylte Glow!

In order to make the Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow authentication job easier, we are going to link reference real vs fake Yeezy Hylte Glow images within each step.

These fake vs real Yeezy Hylte Glow images will help you easily differentiate between the two pairs, and to also see the flaws on the fake shoes

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte and Hylte Glow, you have to look at the size tag inside each shoe, as the replica items never have their letters, numbers and symbols at the correct thickness, while the genuine Yeezys are always flawless.

How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow

Step 1: Run the barcode test on your Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow sneakers

For the first method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glows, we are going to look at the barcode of the fake vs real Yeezy Hylte Glows.

The barcode can be found on the box’s label, as well as on the extra white label that comes alongside with the Yeezy Hylte Glow pairs.

But, for now, we are going to only analyze the boxes of the authentic vs replica Yeezy 380 Hylte Glows with the help of the image from below.

yeezy hylte real vs fake guide

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 Hylte, 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:

  • Colorway – HYLTE (Non-Glowing: FZ4990); HYLTEGW (Glowing: FZ4994)
  • Style – 380
  • Size – From 4 to 17 (US)

How do you scan your Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow  using the Legit Check App?

The first thing you’ll have to is to download and install the Legit Check App on your device. Our app is yet available on iOS and on Android running devices.

Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy Hylte .

Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

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 Hylte .

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. 

legit yeezy hylte barcode

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 Hylte GLow’s ’s box label in the fake vs real Hylte Glow Yeezy 380 image above.

Please keep in mind that if there are no results shown for your pair, that is because the Yeezy Hylte  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.

fake yeezy hylte barcode

As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte ’s barcode does not match with the colourway, size, and product ID, while the authentic Yeezy does.

Funnily, you can see how the fake barcode actually leads to other fake barcodes that we’ve previously analyzed!

In fact, here’s an example: the fake barcode from the Hylte Glow 380s above is the same one as the fake barcode on the Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow that we’ve previously analyzed here.

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.

For the full story on how to scan the barcode on the box or your Yeezy 380s for authenticity, read our article here.

Step 2: Look at the size tag inside your Hylte Glow 380s

Going to the second method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow sneakers, we are now going to have a look at the size tags.

You may remember or not, but we’ve mentioned it previously as well. The size tag is the very best way on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow, as no fake Hylte Glows have this detail on point.

how to spot fake hylte glow yeezys

Now that you’ve had a look at the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow shoes from above, let us explain he flaws on the fake shoes.

1 – The “MADE IN CHINA” text

The first thing you see when you look at the size tag of the Yeezy Hylte Glows is the “MADE IN CHINA” text at the top.

In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy 380 Hylte Glow shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their “MADE IN CHINA” inscription looking too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic Hylte Glow Yeezys have their “MADE IN CHINA” text looking thicker and bigger than the fake pair’s text.

2 – The date of manufacturing the shoes’ print

The second print which we are going to look at can be found in the middle-right side of the size tag, and that is the month and the year of when the shoes were crafted.

Looking at the fake Yeezy Hylte Glow pair’s size tag, you can see how the “07/20” is once again too thin.

Back to the authentic Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow pair’s size tag, it is visible how the same “07/20” text is yet again thicker than the fake pair’s inscription.

3 – The LHG/APE/CLU/EVN print

Please note that LHG, CLU, APE, or EVN inscriptions might be found here and you should not worry if you’ve got any of them.

All three inscriptions can be found on an authentic or a fake pair, so we do not consider this area to be a reliable spot for identifying a fake Yeezy 380 Hylte Glow pair.

However, what you need to pay attention to is the quality of printing here. Look out for ink blotting, fuzzy lines, and other signs of poor quality of printing.

4 – The size of the shoes’ text

Lastly, moving our eyes to the text which indicates the size of the shoes, you can see how the whole line of text with the numbers is yet again too thin on the fake Yeezy Hyltes.

Back to the genuine Hylte Glows, we have pointed out how they have their line of text wiht the size of the shoes being thicker than the fake pair’s text.

Step 3: Verify the boost sole of your Yeezy Hylte Glows

Proceeding to the third method on how to see fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte shoes, we are now going to have a look at the boost sole of the two pairs.

The boost sole is what we consider another reliable authenticity factor for the Yeezy Boost 380, so we recommend that you never skip this step.

fake vs real yeezy hylte glow

In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow shoes above, we have pointed out two main flaws on the fake pair’s boost sole.

First of all, looking at the word “boost” engraved deep into the foam of the fake Yeezy Hylte Glows, you can see how the text is barely visible.

Back to the authentic shoes, their “boost” text looks thicker and easily visible thanks to how deep it was engraved into the foam.

Then, then next flaw on the fake Yeezys is that the same as the one from the “boost” text, and for pellets are also too little visible, while the genuine Yeezys have their pellets thinner.

fake yeezy hylte boost sole 380

Lastly, in the image above, we have highlighted another fake Yeezy 380 Hylte Glow boost sole for your reference.

Step 4: Look at the lacing style of your Yeezy Hylte Glow 380s

Proceeding to the fourth method on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow shoes, we are going to look at the lacing style of the shoes.

Each and every Adidas Yeezy pair, including the 380s, has a unique lacing pattern that applies to every shoe that comes with laces.

how to spot fake yeezy 380 hlye glow

In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Hylte Glow shoes above, we have highlighted how the fake shoes have their laces attached to the shoes in the wrong manner.

To put it shortly and so as to properly understand this: from the wearer’s view with the shoes on, the lace that comes form the exterior profile side of the shoes must go under the one from the interior profile side of the shoes.

That means that if you have the right shoe on, from your point of view, the right lace should go below the one from the left side, and vice-versa for the left shoe.

If that wasn’t clear enough or if you just want to be sure that you got it right, let’s have a looked at the more detailed real vs fake Yeezy Hylte Glow 380 image from below.

yeezy hylte glow real vs fake

In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte shoes above, we have highlighted how the authentic shoes once again have the correct lacing pattern, and how the fake shoes have their laces inverted.

Bear in mind that this flaw applies only to the deadstock pairs (unworn, in the factory condition) and to the pairs where we are 100% certain that they didn’t have their laces swapped.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.

The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 5: Fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow box label

As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy 380

pairs.

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 are in large print, the other two are in smaller prints under it.

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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.

Step 6: Brief the toe box of your Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow

As for the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow sneakers, we are going to have a look at the toe box of the fake vs real Hylte Glow Yeezy 380 shoes.

As always, let’s first have a look at the authentic vs fake Yeezy Hylte Glow image linked below, and after that, we are going to explain the situation with the two pairs.

authentic vs replica yeezy hylte

In the image with the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their toe box improperly inflated.

That is because the replica 380 Hylte Glows have their toe box too little inflated and too little arching, while the genuine shoes are the opposite.

In fact, the authentic Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow shoes have their toe box curvier and arched more than the fake shoes’ toe box, as the genuine shoe have their toe box inflated more than the fake pair’s toe box.

Step 7: Analyze the insole of your Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow

The insole of the Yeezy 380 Hylte Glow features three indicators with small details which can help you confirm the authenticity status of your sneakers.

  • Adidas Trefoil Logo Outline
Yeezy Clay Insole Rear

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.

  • Adidas Yeezy Text
how to spot fake yeezy hylte

Here, the main flaw on the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow 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 Hylte Glow 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 Boost 380 Hylte Glow 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.

How can I spot a fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow in 60 seconds?

The 7 real vs fake Yeezy Hylte 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 Hylte Glow Yeezys.

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.

  1. Scan the barcode. Mostly, the fake Yeezys show up results for different pairs, colourways, and sizes
  2. Check the size tag. The counterfeit Yeezy 380 Hylte Glow pairs are most common to have improperly font-weight and placement for the text on the size tag
  3. Analyze the boost sole of your sneakers. The fake pellets are usually off the needed shape
  4. Look at the laces and make sure that on the right shoe, the right side of the lace goes underneath, and on the left shoe, the left side goes underneath. Note: this assumes a top-down view, as if you’re wearing the shoes.
  5. Verify the box label. The authentic European box label must have 6 sizes and the “V10” inscription, and the authentic American boxes must have 3 sizes and a “V02” or a “V03” inscription. The fake boxes are usually twisted with the inscriptions
  6. The toe box of the fake Yeezys is usually too arched and curvy
  7. Analyze the insole of your Yeezys. Mostly, the fake insoles have the rear logo looking out of shape because it is usually too arched and the “R” character is too close to the Adidas logo. Then, the “adidas YEEZY” text is usually too thick, curvy and out of shape, and the serial number text on the side of the insole is too thin

Where can I get my Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow authenticated? The Adidas Yeezy authentication service

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.

Should you either not be confident in your ability to follow this guide or are simply lacking time, all you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Yeezy Boost 380s and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.

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About the Author
Ch David is the co-founder and CEO of Legit Check By Ch. Ch David is in charge of the Legit Check By Ch Library of real vs fake authentication guides, where hundreds (soon thousands!) of free guides on how to authenticate various items are published under his supervision.
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